The United States Women's National Team is coming into the 2019 FIFA World Cup as the defending champions from four years ago, and the clear favorites to hoist the cup again this year. The main leadership of this team is all returning with even more experience than last time. With the spotlight focused on them, now more than ever, will they be able to secure what they believe is rightfully theirs.
You know the team, you know the story, you even know their names. Names like Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan are no foreigners to the American household.
It is estimated that 3.4 billion viewers worldwide watched the 2018 World Cup, and it really comes as no surprise. Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, and the World Cup is a quadrennial matchup where countries come together to compete for the title of best international soccer team in men’s soccer. Books about the World Cup have been written to commemorate this historical event, give knowledge on how it all works, and inspire fans and novices alike to get involved in the camaraderie that the World Cup can create. If you’re looking for a soccer book to read, these books are excellent choices.
Every four years, the world comes together to watch a sport known to most around the world as football, but known in the United States as soccer, to continue the tradition that has been kept alive for 88 years. Since the FIFA World Cup was formed in 1930, there have been 21 world soccer tournaments held, meaning 21 teams have been crowned after getting that final victory. Unless you are a serious die-hard fan of the FIFA World Cup final, many fans of the sport wonder which countries have won the most world cups.
The World Cup is over. The 2018 World Cup jerseys have all been hung up, and France is going home with the Golden Trophy. One of the biggest spectacles in sports lasted for over a month. It attracted millions of fans from all over the world, and hundreds of sexy footballers with some of the hottest bods.
Lambasted by the German media and DFB (German Football Association) President Reinhard Grindel over his Turkish ancestry, Mesut Özil has retired from International football.
FIFA World Cup—Europe's triumph: What does it mean for the rest of the world?
A total of 736 players represented 32 nations at the recently concluded World Cup. There were a lot of familiar names in the mix, while some became famous over the course of the tournament.
Wow... wow... WOW! What an amazing World Cup! I mean they're all amazing, who am I kidding, but this one was one for the books. You saw Croatia make it to the finals for the first time ever, Peru back in the World Cup after a 36 year absence, some bracket busters early on, and a home team that proved they deserved to be in this Cup, regardless of their automatic qualification due to them being the host nation. Let's talk about some of the moments that will make this Cup memorable!
As the 2018 World Cup draws to a close, we often realize that the heart of a champion often doesn't just reside in the realm of sports. Some Zagreb, Croatia firefighters demonstrated this first hand as they were watching the penalty kick to see whether their home country of Croatia would be able to advance to the final match last week. The tension was palpable in the air as these men cheered on their home team. However, as they were enmeshed in the football match, the fire siren went off and no one even hesitated: they all bolted right out of their chairs and immediately sprang to action and rushed to the call, regardless of how the penalty-kick went. At the end, there was only a small handful of people to see that Croatia made a game-winning kick and was able to advance to play against France. There is no questioning the fact this tells us something really interesting about the mindset of first-responders the world over. Here are some points to consider:
At the time of writing it is the 15th July, 2018; the day of the final match of the 2018 world cup, which will take place between France and Croatia. The past 25 days have been filled with tension, tears and a whole lot of extra time, and along with this, the country of England has been united in a way like no other, for the cause of supporting their country.
So it’s happened again, England have once more not returned with the world cup held aloft. All that money you spent on the shirts and flags gone to waste and we resort to the beer and chocolate to comfort ourselves. The pubs and sports shops have made their profits for the summer and we can now all go back to our normal lives. But this time we can have a few pints with a small smile on our faces.