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FIFA World Cup
The U.S. Men's National Team heads to Estadio Azteca on Tuesday, March 26, to face Mexico in the Final Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying in Mexico City. The game kicks off at 10:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ESPN, WatchESPN and Univision. Fans can follow the match on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker and via Twitter @ussoccer.
Click HERE for ussoccer.com's match preview.
Will the Germans or the Uruguayans(?) come home with third place? Why do I love the German national anthem so much?
Wow! of all the problems to have... yes, now scientists have now proven that the Jabulani soccer ball being used at the World Cup is "too perfect".
Yup, you read correctly, "too perfect".
So I came across this website that allows you to input your own first name, last name and number and it generates what your Brazilian soccer jersey would look like.
So of course I decided to have some fun and see what some of Michigan's best athletes would look like in the World Cup. Some of them are pretty hilarious. Enjoy!
- Zack Novak - ZSON
- Darius Morris - MORRALDO
- Stu Douglass - STAO
- Evan Smotrycz - EVUNDO
- Denard Robinson - DENSON
- Tate Forcier - TATINHO DA COSTA
- Mike Martin - MIKILDO
- Steve Schilling - SHILLACA PERES
- Martavious Odoms - CLAUDIO ODEIRO
- Craig Roh - RAO
- Roy Roundtree - ROUNDTREUNDO
- Vincent Smith - SMEZO
- Fitzgerald Toussaint - FITZGERINHO PAU
And just for fun:
- Rich Rodriguez - RODRIGUISCO
- John Beilein - BEILEITO
- Charles Woodson - WOODSSON
- Desmond Howard - DESMISCO
- Jalen Rose - ROSITO
- Chris Webber - WENBBINHOSA
- Cazzie Russell - CAZZIISCO
- Glen Rice - GLAO
- Zia Combs - CINHO
Add any others you can come up with!
So last day before the Round of 16.
First game is the much anticipated Brazil vs. Portugal. Both teams are top 5 in FIFA rankings and both have looked good. Both teams are essentially in the next round so the outcome is more about seeding.
The 2nd morning game is North Korea Ivory Coast. Sadly Ivory Coast would need a Portugal loss and to make up like 9 points in goal diff to pass to the next round.
In the afternoon we start with Chile and Spain, both very good teams (Chile was #2 in the CONMEBOL conference). Spain needs a win as they currently sit tied with Switzerland with 3 points (and up 1 on goal difference). Chile needs at least a tie to pass first. If they lose then it all depends on the other game. If the Swiss beat Honduras and Spain wins you would have a 3 way tie with 6 points and it'll come down to goal difference.
Help me understand how allotments for each region is chosen. Or more to the point, how will this world cup results change the allotments for the next world cup? Does that fact that France and Italy bowed out so horribly cut down on the amount of European allotments next time around. South America has been kicking butts, does this mean they will get more slots in four years? If the U.S. and Mexico keep winning, does North Central America get more than three teams in the tournament? How does it work? Thanks