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Planning for a future US-hosted World Cup

​The 2014 World Cup has come and gone. In terms of staging the event, the whole affair has to be considered a success for Brazil and FIFA, as long as you don’t speak much about the tamped down civil unrest there. A chief concern going into this edition was that the venues wouldn’t be ready, […]

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Ten Best Goals of 2014 World Cup

64 games have been played and 171 goals have been scored. This has been one of the best overall World Cup’s we have ever seen.  We have seen world class performances, shocking upsets and things we have never seen before. On top of all that, we have seen some tremendous goals and in the words […]

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World Cup Final Preview: 5 Things to Watch in Sunday’s Game

The World Cup is drawing to a close after nearly one month of shocking upsets, tremendous finishes and breathtaking moments. And on Sunday, Germany take on Argentina for all the marbles, after demolishing host country Brazil, 7-1. We’re lucky to be treated to a matchup featuring two countries with superstar players that are no strangers […]

Updated FIFA Rankings – Semifinals

The FIFA rankings won’t be officially updated until after the World Cup but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun and figure out who currently is the best team in the world (according to FIFA). 1) Argentina – 1727 points currently – 1175 points before World Cup – 5th before WC 2) Germany […]

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Ranking every World Cup Final in history

The World Cup Final is upon us, but before a champion is named in the Maracana on Sunday it’s time for us to look back at the history of the game to end all games.  The World Cup Final is the single most important game on the sporting calendar and each one tells a different […]

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Germany embarrass Brazil 7-1, advance to World Cup final

It took just 11 minutes for Germany to open its account against host Brazil in Belo Horizonte, but few could’ve known it was just the beginning of the European side completely embarrassing the five-time World Cup champions. In the end, the 6-0 scoreline was Brazil’s worst defeat for 94 years — that’s how bad things […]

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5 Things to Watch For: Argentina vs Netherlands

While Brazil vs Germany may be drawing all the headlines with the host nation undergoing a national state of emergency thanks to Neymar’s injury, the “other” semifinal is equally as enthralling. Argentina and the Netherlands have a World Cup history of their own as both semifinal matchups in 2014 are rematches of World Cup Finals. […]

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5 Things to Watch For: Brazil vs. Germany

While Costa Rica and Belgium were nice stories, the World Cup has narrowed down to the final four and the cream has risen to the top. After all, getting Argentina, Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands in to the semifinals pretty much reads like a who’s who of international soccer. That also means some very juicy […]

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Updated FIFA Rankings – Quarterfinals

The FIFA rankings won’t be officially updated until after the World Cup but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun and figure out who currently is the best team in the world (according to FIFA). 1) Argentina – 1647 points currently – 1175 points before World Cup – 5th before WC 2) Germany […]

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World Cup Roundup – Day 22

Throughout the World Cup, we at 32 Flags will be giving you a complete recap of the action at the end of the day in our World Cup Roundup. Not only will we run down the biggest winners and losers, but the highlights and most talked about moments of each day and a look ahead […]

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Colombia and James Rodriguez are the real stars of this World Cup

Coming into the 2014 World Cup, the biggest question would be which world-renowned star finally grabbed hold of the brass ring on the biggest stage in soccer. Would it be the best player in the world – Lionel Messi.  A player who has set records for Barcelona, yet failed to produce his absolute best for […]

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Updated FIFA Rankings – Round of 16

The FIFA rankings won’t be officially updated until after the World Cup but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun and figure out who currently is the best team in the world (according to FIFA). T1) Colombia – 1555 points currently – 1137 points before World Cup - 8th before WC T1) Argentina – […]

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