The World Cup might be one of the most watched sporting events in the world, but it’s amazing how many things aren’t known about it. Most people know it’s football (or soccer to some), but a lot of people don’t know it’s played every four years. Or what FIFA stands for: Fédération Internationale de Football Association (English: International Federation of Association Football). What makes the World Cup such a mystery? If you’re in the United States, it’s probably because soccer isn’t very popular. Even though the games do not get enough attention, the U.S. holds the record for hosting one of the most watched games in World Cup history (with over 3 billion total viewers in 1994). Regardless, the games are becoming more popular stateside, with Fox paying over $400 million for broadcasting rights to this year’s games. (They’re probably pretty bummed that the U.S. team didn’t qualify to compete in 2018. Oh well, … [Read more...] about FIFA World Cup 2018 In Russia: 50 Things To Know
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Jim Reineking USA TODAY Published 1:40 p.m. UTC Jun 12, 2018 The U.S. men's national soccer team's mid-October defeat to Trinidad and Tobago is a startling failure many U.S. soccer fans are struggling to come to grips with, and they likely won't until after the 2018 World Cup is completed. This is happening elsewhere, too. And as shocking as it was for the USMNT to not qualify for this year's World Cup, it was far from being the most shocking World Cup qualifying failure of them all. These are the "Holy (bleep)! These teams aren't going to the World Cup?" teams of 2018. United States Sports fans of a certain age will remember a time when the World Cup was a complete afterthought in the U.S. In 1986, the last time the USMNT did not play in a World Cup, U.S. sports fans weren't pondering which team to root for in that summer's tournament in Mexico after the USMNT failed to qualify for the ninth consecutive World Cup. Instead, sports fans were wondering about the … [Read more...] about FIFA World Cup 2018: Notable teams that failed to qualify
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off in Russia on June 14 in Russia. Thirty-two teams from around the world are competing in the month-long tournament that concludes on July 15. The FIFA World Cup, often just called the World Cup, is considered the biggest sporting competition in the world. Like the Olympics, it is held every four years at a different host nation selected by the FIFA Executive Committee. For 2018, Russia is the host nation. Qatar will be the next host nation in 2022, a highly contested choice. Watch the World Cup - Watch Online stream and on TV Dates: June 14 through July 15 TV (English): Fox and Fox Sports 1 TV (Spanish): Telemundo and NBC Universo Online streaming: FoxSports.com, TelemundoDeportes.com, Fubo, iPhone / Android Apps: CBS Sports, Fox Sports, Fox Soccer Match Pass, Telemundo Deportes en Vivo 2018 World Cup Standings After the opening two days of play, the standings are as follows. Teams are awarded three … [Read more...] about 2018 FIFA World Cup: How to watch every team, every game
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest FC Cincinnati notebook: 4 games in 11 days? Former player in FIFA World Cup? If FC Cincinnati beats Detroit City FC on Wednesday, the club would play four games in 11 days. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Charlie Hatch, [email protected] Published 3:16 p.m. ET May 15, 2018 | Updated 3:21 p.m. ET May 15, 2018 CLOSE FC Cincinnati's Goalkeeper Mitch Hildebrandt talks about his thought process on dealing with penalty kicks. The Enquirer/Phil Didion CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE On … [Read more...] about FC Cincinnati notebook: 4 games in 11 days? Former player in FIFA World Cup?
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