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Shifting Focus To World Cup 2014: Eight Teams To Watch For In Brazil

It's four years until the next World Cup, but the hype will begin shortly. SB Nation Soccer editor Richard Farley looks at eight nations who have a head-start on competing for the 2014 World Cup.

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A somber day for fans of the Dutch game

I was 12 years old when I paid attention to my first World Cup. It was the summer of 1978 and I was finishing every hot evening playing soccer with neighborhood friends. We lived in the city, in an...

World Cup 2010 Final, Spain Vs. Netherlands Preview: Spain's Attack, And A Curious Dismissal Of German Success

Spain is coming off a 1-0 win over Germany in the semifinals where they failed to score and open-play goal. Luckily for them, their opponents in Sunday's World Cup final, the Netherlands, is...

World Cup Best XI

Some of the choices for my World Cup Best XI are pretty obvious. But it gets tough in some spots, too. Here are the choices ...

World Cup 2010 Final, Netherlands Preview: Risking What History's Earned - World's Second Favorite Team

Few countries have soccer styles so distinct as to be named, but Total Football belongs to the Dutch. It is part of a legacy that is one hundred years in the making. The team for World Cup 2010,...

World Cup 2010 Final, Spain Preview: Red Armada Tries To Sink History's Disappointments

Spain is one of the nations grouped with the soccer world's traditional powers, but the Spanish history in World Cup play make that status generous. On Sunday, La Roja have their chance to take a...

SBNhanced Power Rankings: Major League Soccer, Week 14

There is a lead three in Major League Soccer, and with it, still a lead one. Los Angeles continues to lead the top group in SB Nation Soccer's Enhanced Power Rankings, with Columbus and Real Salt...

Last World Cup winner as a non-host? Anybody? Anybody?

The blue-blooded, highly exclusive club of World Cup champions is about to get a new member. We all know that. But here’s a little additional perspective on how particularly restrictive admittance...

Bob Bradley's future with U.S. soccer: I see a change ahead

I’m putting out some calls today to see if this Bob Bradley-to-Fulham talk has any legs. So, stay tuned. Along those lines, should Bradley be active in exploring other options? I’d say the answer...

How many South American spots for Brazil 2014?

The South American bus was motoring down Highway 2010 early in the tournament. All five teams from South America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay) advanced into the World Cup second...

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