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  1. Top goalscorer in the 2014 World Cup – Four long shot futures that pay

    Jun 11, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

    Edin Dzeko

    Why not throw $10 down on a player to have the tournament of his life? If you hit it right the return could be oh so sweet.

  2. Yaya Toure struggling with injury, could be out for Ivory Coast’s opener

    Jun 11, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

    Is Yaya Toure perhaps the best midfielder in the Premier League?

    Toure underwent surgery in Qatar last month to repair an unspecified problem.

  3. Wayne Rooney hits out at critics: “I’m ready for this World Cup”

    Jun 11, 2014, 8:55 PM EDT

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    “I don’t care what anyone says, I’m ready for this World Cup,” Rooney said.

  4. WATCH: Richard Swarbrick’s animation of great World Cup goals

    Jun 11, 2014, 8:16 PM EDT

    Still photo from Richard Swarbrick animation

    If you’re into the beautiful game looking beautiful then take a gander of master animation artist Richard Swarbrick’s latest creation.

  5. Landon Donovan hired as ESPN pundit, disagrees with Jurgen Klinsmann’s World Cup comments

    Jun 11, 2014, 7:27 PM EDT

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    “This will come as a surprise to nobody, but I don’t agree with Jurgen,” Donovan said.

  6. PREVIEW: Everything you need to know about the World Cup in one beautiful post

    Jun 11, 2014, 6:58 PM EDT

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    It’s a mega bonanza of info divided into a few neat posts.

  7. Andrea Pirlo: ‘Italy can win the World Cup’

    Jun 11, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

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    We can win the World Cup,” Pirlo told reporters on Wednesday.

  8. Golden Ball and Golden Boot predictions

    Jun 11, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

    Golden

    Of all the superstars in Brazil, who are the most likely to make an impact on the individual level?

  9. Soccer’s Choose Your Own Adventure: Gareth Barry

    Jun 11, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

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    And now here you stand: 33-years old, out of contract and available on a free transfer. Choose wisely, my friend.

  10. Roy Hodgson’s starting XI against Italy – combinations and permutations

    Jun 11, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

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    Opting for a four man midfield with Liverpool connections may feel biased but it’s a proven commodity that sparks goals.

  11. Jurgen Klinsmann reiterates: USA can’t win World Cup

    Jun 11, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

    Turkey v United States

    “For us now talking about winning a World Cup, it is just not realistic.”

  12. Top 20 World Cup Moments: South Korea shocks Italy in 2002 — No. 3

    Jun 11, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

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    In the tournament of the Golden Goal, Ahn Jung-hwan headed home the winner in the 117th minute.

  13. U.S. – Belgium warmup match may be off

    Jun 11, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Nacer Chadli

    Marc Wilmots is worried that traffic and transport in Sao Paulo will unnecessarily delay his team.

  14. UEFA reduce home-grown player requirement for Manchester City

    Jun 11, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

    ManchesterCity

    The Citizens will now need just five home-grown players in next year’s European squad, as opposed to the eight originally required by UEFA.

  15. Scouting Portugal: Takeaways for the US from opponent’s final preparations

    Jun 11, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Nani, Eduardo

    The U.S. will get its chances vs. Portugal, but the dangers of their Group G opponent are readily apparent.

  16. Heat, travel times could be to the USMNT advantage

    Jun 11, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT

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    Many on the U.S. squad have plenty of experience with extremes in both weather and travel, which could benefit them in Brazil.

  17. Sepp Blatter believes FIFA has a responsibility to shape society

    Jun 11, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses the media in Zurich

    Soccer can be a positive force in the world, says the FIFA president. Yet is it any wonder that many are skeptical?

  18. Andrea Pirlo signs two-year extension with Juventus

    Jun 11, 2014, 10:13 AM EDT

    Andrea Pirlo in a Champions League match for Juventus.

    The 35-year-old is sure to remain a key figure in Antonio Conte’s side, just as he’ll be for Italy’s World Cup squad.

  19. Luis Suárez working overtime to be fit for the World Cup

    Jun 11, 2014, 9:23 AM EDT

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    Uruguay are hoping their star is available for Saturday’s match against Costa Rica, but they’ll really want him ready for England and Italy.%

  20. Manchester United considering play for Barcelona forward

    Jun 11, 2014, 8:35 AM EDT

    Alexis Sanchez

    Louis van Gaal is considering bringing in Alexis Sánchez, who may be moving away from Camp Nou this summer.