World Cup 2014

Every 4 years, the world watches.  America should too.

Every 4 years, the world watches. America should too.

World Cup 2014 begins June 12, 2014, in Brazil.  I’ve written about this extensively.  Blog posts are one thing, web pages are another.  Write the blog posts and then build a web page that ties it all together.  Add a nice picture.

Soccer, or football as it’s known around the world, is a very popular sport when you think globally.  This is the Olympics of Soccer, The World Cup.  Every 4 years, 32 nations get together in a previously designated country and have a tournament to decide the best soccer team in the world.  America made this tournament in a very difficult Group D.  Remember, the more you click on the links and read, the more you learn, that’s the way this website works.

20 years ago, the World Cup came to America, in 1994.  Soccer is immensely more popular than it was and the Americans are sending their best team in history to this international competition.  Give America another 20 years and we may actually be considered to make the Final 4.  In 2014, there is no hope for the Americans, just advancing out of Group D will be an achievement.

I made Predictions for each group.

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Group E

Group F

Group G

Group H

How insightful are these predictions?  No clue, I don’t know a lot about the game of soccer, never played.  I just pay attention year round to World Soccer.  Football.  Probably more than you do.

The knockout stage.  This is the sweet 16 of world soccer.  The quarterfinals, this is the Elite 8 of soccer.  The Semi Finals, this is the Final 4.  And the finals, my prediction is Germany v. Argentina and the Germans fulfill their destiny, wave their flag proudly, and not immediately put their flag away, because it’s okay Germany, the world has forgiven you for the past.  It’s time for you to hold your head high as the world leader you’ve become and the younger generation, especially the ones who love this tournament, the World Cup, you do not need to feel responsible for the sins of your great grandfathers.

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