From 64 teams and 62 matches, the 2014 FIFA World Cup is now down to two, Argentina and Germany. This World Cup has featured unlikely superstars like James Rodriguez and Guillermo Ochoa, a record number of goals, and a few Cinderellas that advanced much further than anyone could have expected. With just one match (and a useless 3rd place game) to go, it’s time to take a look back on the six most unbelievable results of the 2014 World Cup.
The popularity of the World Cup in the United States was not a reflection on the countries newfound love for a game they’ve never cared about before, it was a direct representation of how much the people of the United States love cheering for a team that plays for the United States.
These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:
You’ll notice the ratings for this World Cup are highest in the Northeast, where folks try rather hard to look most enlightened. And you may also notice by the time the U.S. team lost to Belgium, some of them had already jumped ship.
Now that the U.S. has been knocked out of the World Cup, Americans need a new reason to drink.
Belgium defeated the U.S. 2-1 in full time and deflated the American hype and furor around our new favorite sport-of-the-moment. Although we won’t see the USMNT contend for the title, good times and camaraderie were had by all.
Here are the top eleven #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave we found on Twitter.
With his mouth doing most of the talking thus far, let’s look at the many faces of Jurgen Klinsmann and get to know the USMNT’s head soccer coach a little bit better …
Joachim Loew didn’t just battle the U.S., he did so while dealing with his nemesis…rain. Here’s the 8 times Germany’s head coach Joachim Loew was over the rain in Recife, Brazil…
The U.S. need a win or draw to guarantee a spot in the next round. Here are five ways the U.S. can get it done.