Friday, June 13, 2014

The World Cup Has Begun - All You Never Needed to Know about 2014's World Stopping Event

 

Goooooooooooooooaaalll! For fùtbol fans around the world (that's soccer for you yanks), it's the global celebration of the beautiful game (per Pelé).

According to Vox, there are 10 things American's need to know about the World Cup:
1. The World Cup is the pinnacle of soccer
2. The World Cup finals are a multi-stage tournament
3. The US team is in the "group of death"
4. Brazil and Spain are two of the favorites
5. Soccer is a complex game
6. There are millions of dollars at stake
7. Many Brazilians are protesting the World Cup
8. The matches are spread thousands of miles apart
9. Many teams ban their players from having sex during the World Cup
10. You can watch on the matches on ESPN and Univision
Of course, Vox goes into more detail on each of those. These links come from Bookforum's Omnivore blog.

The World Cup Is About to Begin

Jun 12 2014
3:00PM



1. The World Cup is the pinnacle of soccer
2. The World Cup finals are a multi-stage tournament
3. The US team is in the "group of death"
4. Brazil and Spain are two of the favorites
5. Soccer is a complex game
6. There are millions of dollars at stake
7. Many Brazilians are protesting the World Cup
8. The matches are spread thousands of miles apart
9. Many teams ban their players from having sex during the World Cup
10. You can watch on the matches on ESPN and Univision

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