Pages tagged with Fifa World Cup

With the FIFA World Cup less than three months away, I look back and reminisce on the experience of attending a World Cup match. To the fans going to Russia, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
The finals of the FIFA World Cup include 32 teams, with an unequal number from the various continents. A good number more teams attempt to qualify for the World Cup, but in the end only 32 qualify for the finals. Overall, FIFA has variable World Cup qualification formats for the vario...
In the 2000s, some of the best soccer players made a big impact in the game. Be it in the World Cup, or at club level in the Champions League. So, here are a few of the best players to have played in the period.
Like most sports, soccer is entertainment. The game has attracted many fans, who do not really play soccer, but simply prefer to spectate and support their local or not so local soccer team. Overall, soccer games with many goals can be very exciting and entertaining.
Heroes in soccer are those unforgettable players that win soccer matches. There have been a number of great soccer heroes who have been inspirational players for their clubs and country. So here are a few soccer heroes.
Few will doubt that the 1960s was a golden era for English football, at both club and national level. It was a decade that had some great teams and players.
The origins of soccer, or football as it is beyond the US, can be traced back to England in the 19th century. Although the US have their own name for the sport, soccer is an English sport and England is considered to be the 'home of football' that has since become established as one o...
When was the golden era of English soccer? Many fans will likely say it was the period when England won the World Cup. Overall, a period from 1966 to 1970 where English teams had success at both club and national level. Equally, there were some fantastic English players who played in ...
This article covers some of the great soccer goals scored.
The 2010 World Cup, like any World Cup, had some refereeing controversy in a few games. This was largely down to controversial goals that have since been called into question. Here are a few of the controversial refereeing moments in the 2010 World Cup.
Last-minute goals are those scored in the 90th minute, or stoppage time, of a game. A late goal can have a big impact on the match, as the other team will probably have little more than a minute or two to score again. Last-minute goals have won a number of finals in various cups such ...
Soccer was most probably the biggest sport of the 20th century. This was in no small part down to some of the great games played at both club and national level. These are a few of the great soccer games of the 20th century.
While Spain won the World Cup, it was not the only trophy of this World Cup. In fact, FIFA have a few player awards of the World Cup. These awards are the following: Golden Boot, Golden Ball, Golden Glove and Best Young Player Award. The following players were the winners of the 2010 ...
England have had a few great players. Most notably from the '66 generation but there are, of course, a good few more since. Here are a few of the great England players.
This article compares club soccer with the international soccer.
There have been some great soccer games at both international and club level. There are a few that are worth recounting.
A brief postwar history of the FIFA World Cup tournament.
The FIFA Dream Team is a selection of eleven of the best players to have played football. A poll on the FIFA website selected the team, and it certainly does have some interesting player selections. The poll selected the following players.
While there have been a number of FIFA World Cups, not all World Cup winning teams were that great. Most recently, Italy maybe is not the best World Cup winning team since 1930. Then, however, there has been some great football teams, which have lifted the World Cup.
The FIFA World Cup is perhaps the best football championship. It has featured great teams and players, from past and present generations. Here are a few great World Cup players.
A brief history of the Brazil soccer team in the FIFA World Cup.
In the FIFA World Cup, forwards are often considered the best players. However, goalkeepers are also key players for teams. There have been some great goalkeepers in the World Cup who have made some terrific saves and kept a number of clean sheets. The Lev Yashin award is now given to...
Soccer playmakers can be key players in a team. They provide a link between midfield and attack, thus making chances for the forward players. As such, soccer playmakers are usually attacking midfield players who have creativity, flair, and an eye for goal. Here are a few of the great ...
The game of soccer has championships of various formats. Essentially, they are really league or cups. However, some of the best soccer championships actually include more of a mix of the two formats. Great soccer championships such as the World Cup, European Championship and Champions...
It is difficult to say which are the five best goals scored in the FIFA World Cup. Given the number of great goals scored, it is certainly something open to debate. Fans have their favorites, although there are a few goals that have been scored in the FIFA World Cup that had the pundi...
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