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  • World Cup Unfiltered: The future

    World Cup Unfiltered: The future

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-15 02:04:09 GMT
    Editor Zack tries to make sure soccer fever doesn't fizzle out.
    Editor Zack tries to make sure soccer fever doesn't fizzle out.
  • World Cup Unfiltered: The Final

    World Cup Unfiltered: The Final

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:51:19 GMT
    Editor Zack tackles the World Cup final of Argentina vs. Germany.
    Editor Zack tackles the World Cup final of Argentina vs. Germany.
  • Kicked around

    Kicked around

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-07-08 23:26:13 GMT
    Brazil conceded four goals in a seven-minute span, trailed 5-0 at half time and was routed 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semifinals on Tuesday.
    Brazil conceded four goals in a seven-minute span, trailed 5-0 at half time and was routed 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semifinals on Tuesday.
  • World Cup Unfiltered: Semifinal preview

    World Cup Unfiltered: Semifinal preview

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 12:59 AM EDT2014-07-08 04:59:35 GMT
    Resident soccer genius and Tucson News Now Video Editor Zack Hansen makes his semifinal picks.
    Resident soccer genius and Tucson News Now Video Editor Zack Hansen makes his semifinal picks.
  • Brazil moves onto the semis

    Brazil moves onto the semis

    Friday, July 4 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-04 22:28:47 GMT
    Silva and Luiz outshine Rodriguez in 2-1 win.
    Silva and Luiz outshine Rodriguez in 2-1 win.
  • Germany heads to the semis

    Germany heads to the semis

    Friday, July 4 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-07-04 20:53:55 GMT
    Germany defeats France 1-0 in World Cup quarters.
    Germany defeats France 1-0 in World Cup quarters.
  • World Cup Unfiltered: Quarterfinal preview

    World Cup Unfiltered: Quarterfinal preview

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-07-02 01:42:46 GMT
    Editor Zack breaks down the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
    Editor Zack breaks down the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
  • World Cup Preview: Belgium vs. USA

    World Cup Preview: Belgium vs. USA

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-01 19:20:02 GMT
    FC Tucson GM Jon Pearlman previews Belgium vs. USA.
    FC Tucson GM Jon Pearlman previews Belgium vs. USA.
  • Argentina heads to the quarters

    Argentina heads to the quarters

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-01 19:19:18 GMT
    Angel Di Maria's goal in extra time proves the difference over Switzerland.
    Angel Di Maria's goal in extra time proves the difference over Switzerland.
  • Altidore available to play

    Altidore available to play

    Monday, June 30 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-06-30 23:13:46 GMT
    US striker given green light to play.
    US striker given green light to play.
  • King James

    King James

    Saturday, June 28 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-06-29 03:50:11 GMT
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - James Rodriguez scored twice to put Colombia into the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in a 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Saturday. Colombia will play host Brazil in the
    James Rodriguez scored twice to put Colombia into the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time.
  • World Cup Unfiltered - Knockout Preview

    World Cup Unfiltered - Knockout Preview

    Friday, June 27 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-06-28 01:32:38 GMT
    Brazil - Chile   The first of two all South American match ups, and wow, what a fixture. Two explosive sides, full of stars, that really don't like each other. Neymar is proving to the world what he can
    Editor Zack previews the knockout stage.
  • Jones has broken nose

    Jones has broken nose

    Friday, June 27 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-06-27 21:45:35 GMT
    SAO PAULO (AP) - U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones has a broken nose as he expected after Thursday's game against Germany, but he is scheduled to play in the round of 16 against Belgium on Tuesday in Salvador.
    The US midfielders still scheduled to play vs. Belgium.
  • Belgium to face United States

    Belgium to face United States

    Thursday, June 26 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-06-26 22:14:46 GMT
    SAO PAULO (AP) - Defender Jan Vertonghen scored from a rebound in the 78th minute to give 10-man Belgium a 1-0 victory over South Korea on Thursday to clinch top spot in Group H at the World Cup.    It
    Yanks opponent is set.

  • USA loses...and still advances

    USA loses...and still advances

    Thursday, June 26 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-06-26 18:12:45 GMT
    RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Thomas Mueller scored his fourth goal of the World Cup on Friday as Germany defeated the United States 1-0 to win Group G ahead of the Americans, who also advanced to the knockout
    Yanks lose 1-0 but move on thanks to Portugal.
  • Ronaldo becomes USA ally

    Ronaldo becomes USA ally

    Thursday, June 26 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-06-26 18:03:23 GMT
    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo's first goal of the World Cup earned Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana but couldn't prevent his team being eliminated from the tournament along with the Africans on
    His game winning goal propels USA to knockout round.
  • World Cup Match Preview: USA vs. Germany

    World Cup Match Preview: USA vs. Germany

    Thursday, June 26 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-06-26 15:13:01 GMT
    Group G USA vs. Germany Thursday, June 26th 9:00am Arena Pernambuco Recife, Brazil   United States (The Yanks) Players to watch: -         Tim Howard, goalkeeper: Howard has been a stud in the first two
    FC Tucson Head Coach Rick Schantz previews USA vs. Germany.
  • Muntari, Boateng off Ghana squad

    Muntari, Boateng off Ghana squad

    Thursday, June 26 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-06-26 15:11:56 GMT
    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Ghana has thrown Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng off its World Cup squad for disciplinary reasons, plunging the team into further chaos ahead of the decisive group match
    Two Ghana stars kicked off squad as team prepares for Portugal.
  • Suarez suspended

    Suarez suspended

    Thursday, June 26 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-06-26 15:07:13 GMT
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA has banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months for biting an opponent at the World Cup, ruling him out of the rest of the tournament and
    FIFA throws the book at Suarez in biting incident.
  • World Cup Unfiltered Week 2

    World Cup Filtered Week 2

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-06-26 00:30:00 GMT
    World Cup UnfilteredWeek 2By Editor ZackSo far this World Cup there have been plenty of surprises and lots of disappointment.  traditional powers are falling, England has already been knocked out, Italy,
    Editor Zack gives his unfiltered take on week 2 of the World Cup.
  • France wins group E

    France wins group E

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-06-26 00:29:22 GMT
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - France drew 0-0 with 10-man Ecuador to advance to the second round of the World Cup on Wednesday, while the South Americans will be going home from the tournament.    In the other
    France draws with Ecuador but moves on anyway.
  • Hat trick for Shaqiri

    Hat trick for Shaqiri

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-06-26 00:25:30 GMT
    MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - Xherdan Shaqiri scored all three goals Wednesday to put Switzerland into the second round of the World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Honduras.    The Swiss will next face Lionel Messi
    Switzerland will face Argentina in knockout round.
  • Bosnia ends Iran's hopes

    Bosnia ends Iran's hopes

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-06-25 21:14:49 GMT
    SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - Bosnia-Herzegovina ended Iran's hopes of advancing to the knockout stages at the World Cup with a 3-1 victory in Group F on Wednesday.    Edin Dzeko opened the scoring in the 23rd
    3-1 Bosnia.
  • Messi brings the magic

    Messi brings the magic

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-06-25 21:12:30 GMT
    PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) - Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in their last World Cup group match on Wednesday, with Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa scoring two goals each before Marcos Rojo kneed in the winner.
    With Messi in the lead, Argentina wins group F
  • Greece surprises Ivory Coast

    Greece surprises Ivory Coast

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-06-24 22:10:26 GMT
    FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - Georgios Samaras scored an injury-time penalty to put Greece into the second round of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Ivory Coast.    Samaras was adjudged to have been brought
    Greece advances to the knockout state with 2-1 win over Ivory Coast.
  • The Sun sets on Japan

    The Sun sets on Japan

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-06-24 22:04:38 GMT
    CUIABA, Brazil (AP) - Substitute James Rodriguez scored a brilliant goal and set up two more for Jackson Martinez as Colombia beat Japan 4-1 on Tuesday to confirm top spot in Group C and eliminate the
    Columbia advances with 4-1 win.
  • Costa Rica finishes atop Group D

    Costa Rica finishes atop Group D

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-06-24 19:02:14 GMT
    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Costa Rica has finished first in what many considered the World Cup's toughest group after a dour 0-0 draw against a second-string England side Tuesday.    Costa Rica only
    Draws with England 0-0.
  • Uruguay advances

    Uruguay advances

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-06-24 19:00:12 GMT
    NATAL, Brazil (AP) - Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 Tuesday to reach the second round of the World Cup.    Four-time champion Italy, meanwhile, is heading
    Italy sent home.
  • Altidore out against Germany

    Altidore out against Germany

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-06-24 16:28:25 GMT
    SAO PAULO (AP) - Jozy Altidore will miss the United States' World Cup game against Germany on Thursday because of his strained left hamstring.    The forward was injured in the Americans' opening 2-1 win
    Eyes return for knockout round.
  • El Tri advances to knockout stage

    El Tri advances to knockout stage

    Monday, June 23 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-06-23 22:49:39 GMT
    RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Mexico surged into the World Cup's knockout stage for a sixth-straight time Monday with a 3-1 win over Croatia.    Rafael Marquez, Andres Guardado and Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez
    Mexico wins 3-1 over Croatia.
  • Neymar leads Brazil

    Neymar leads Brazil

    Monday, June 23 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-06-23 22:47:30 GMT
    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Neymar scored twice in the first half to lead Brazil to a 4-1 win over Cameroon on Monday, helping the hosts secure a spot in the second round of the World Cup.    Fred and Fernandinho
    Neymar scores twice to lead Brazil over Cameroon.
  • The Dutch blank Chile

    The Dutch blank Chile

    Monday, June 23 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-06-23 20:53:43 GMT
    SAO PAULO (AP) - Leroy Fer scored a minute after coming on as a substitute to help give the Netherlands a 2-0 victory over Chile on Monday and top Group B at the World Cup with three consecutive wins.
    Both teams still advance.
  • Spain finally gets one

    Spain finally gets one

    Monday, June 23 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-06-23 20:49:13 GMT
    CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) - Defending champion Spain salvaged some World Cup pride on Monday with a convincing 3-0 victory over Australia in its last match at the tournament.    After losing their previous
    Defending champ gets 3-0 win over the Aussies.
  • Portugal spoils the party

    Portugal spoils the party

    Sunday, June 22 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-06-23 01:09:32 GMT
    MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - Varela headed in an equalizer in injury time to salvage a 2-2 draw for Portugal against the United States at the World Cup on Sunday and deny the Americans a spot in the second round.
    Varela headed in an equalizer in injury time to salvage a 2-2 draw for Portugal against the United States at the World Cup on Sunday.
  • World Cup Match Preview: USA vs. Portugal

    World Cup Match Preview: USA vs. Portugal

    Sunday, June 22 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-06-22 18:12:00 GMT
    Group G USA vs. Portugal Sunday, June 22nd 3:00pm Arena Amazonia Manaus, Brazil   United States (The Yanks) Players to watch: -         Aron Jóhannsson, forward: Assuming Jozy Altidore is out, Jóhannsson
    FC Tucson Head Coach Rick Schantz previews USA vs. Portugal.
  • A Viewer's Guide To The World Cup by Editor Zack

    A Viewer's Guide To The World Cup by Editor Zack

    Sunday, June 22 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-06-22 18:11:08 GMT
    A Viewers Guide To The World CupBy Editor Zack 1. The injuries. There are a ton of world class players that won't see the field in Brazil, we're talking super stars that can't be replaced easily. Players
    Tucson News Now editor and soccer super fan Zack Hansen on the 10 most important things to know about the 2014 World Cup.
  • US can clinch advancement with win over Portugal

    US can clinch advancement with win over Portugal

    Sunday, June 22 2014 3:55 AM EDT2014-06-22 07:55:34 GMT
    Moths and mosquitoes circled when the United States took the field for practice Saturday evening at Arena da Amazonia, a 40,000-seat stadium built in a remote area of the rainforest where the Rio Negro
    With a win over the Portuguese the U.S. would accomplish a pair of American firsts: reaching the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups and advancing with a game to spare.
  • Germany & Ghana draw

    Germany & Ghana draw

    Saturday, June 21 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-06-22 03:18:30 GMT
    FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - Ghana held Germany 0-0 at halftime of their World Cup match on Saturday and wasted the better chances.    In the sweltering heat and humidity of the Arena Castelao, Germany goalkeeper
    Ghana held Germany 0-0 at halftime of their World Cup match on Saturday and wasted the better chances.
  • Ronaldo to wear brace

    Ronaldo to wear brace

    Friday, June 20 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-06-20 23:35:09 GMT
    CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo is wearing a brace on his troublesome left knee as his Portugal team holds its final World Cup training session before departing for a crucial game against the
    Left knee still an issue as he prepares for US.
  • France blows past Switzerland

    France blows past Switzerland

    Friday, June 20 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-06-20 23:34:19 GMT
    SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - Forwards Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema each scored one goal and created another as rampant France blew Switzerland away 5-2 Friday to take control of Group E and all but seal
    The French dominate 5-2.
  • Do not mess with CONCACAF

    Do not mess with CONCACAF

    Friday, June 20 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-06-20 23:33:43 GMT
    RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Costa Rica followed up its surprise win over Uruguay with another World Cup stunner on Friday, beating four-time champion Italy 1-0 to secure a spot in the next round and eliminate
    Costa Rica defeats 4 time champ Italy, 1-0.
  • World Cup Unfiltered Week 1

    World Cup Unfiltered Week 1

    Thursday, June 19 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-06-20 02:37:36 GMT
    World Cup Unfiltered By Editor Zack   First things first we need to talk about Spain. World Cup champions, European champions, synonymous with beautiful football in the last 8 years. They were absolutely demolished
    Editor Zack gives his unfiltered take on week 1 of the World Cup.
  • Japan, Greece draw 0-0

    Japan, Greece draw 0-0

    Thursday, June 19 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-06-20 02:37:00 GMT
    NATAL, Brazil (AP) - Reduced to 10 men after captain Costas Katsouranis was sent off in the 38th minute with his second booking, Greece held on for a 0-0 draw with Japan on Thursday that keeps both alive
    Despite Greece down a man, Japan can't take advantage.
  • Altidore out against Portugal

    Altidore out against Portugal

    Thursday, June 19 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-06-19 22:39:21 GMT
    SAO PAULO (AP) - U.S. forward Jozy Altidore will miss Sunday's World Cup game against Portugal because of his strained left hamstring.    Altidore was hurt during the first half of Monday's win over Ghana.
    U.S. striker to miss Sunday's match due to strained left hamstring.
  • Not Wayne's World

    Not Wayne's World

    Thursday, June 19 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-06-19 22:26:30 GMT
    SAO PAULO (AP) - Luis Suarez scored twice to give Uruguay a 2-1 victory over England at the World Cup on Thursday, making an instant impact on his return from injury.    The striker lashed in the winner
    It's Uruguay's Luis Suarez, not England's Wayne Rooney, who stands up and stands out.
  • 2 in 6

    2 in 6

    Thursday, June 19 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-06-19 22:23:13 GMT
    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Colombia scored twice in six minutes in a lively second half to beat Ivory Coast 2-1 at the World Cup on Thursday and move to the brink of the knockout stage.    James Rodriguez's
    Colombia scores twice in six minutes to beat the Ivory Coast.
  • Croatia blanks Cameroon

    Croatia blanks Cameroon

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-06-19 02:22:47 GMT
    MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - Mario Mandzukic scored two goals Wednesday to keep Croatia in the mix at the World Cup with a 4-0 win over 10-man Cameroon, which cannot now advance from the group stage.    Mandzukic,
    4-0 in favor of Croatia.
  • Goodbye Spain

    Goodbye Spain

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-06-18 21:42:11 GMT
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Defending champion Spain, the dominant global football power for the past six years, was eliminated from World Cup contention Wednesday with a 2-0 loss to Chile.    Spain's famed
    The defending champs go bye-bye after 2-0 loss to Chile.
  • The Dutch dance on

    The Dutch dance on

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-06-18 21:20:11 GMT
    PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) - A second-half by strike by substitute Memphis Depay gave Netherlands a 3-2 comeback victory over Australia in an absorbing World Cup Group B match on Wednesday.    The result
    The Netherlands advance to the knockout round with the help of 3-2 win over Australia.
  • Oh. Cho.A.

    Oh. Cho.A.

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-06-18 04:01:31 GMT
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican soccer fans have a new hero in goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who made a series of key saves in a tie with Brazil that stoked hopes that their team can advance in the World Cup.
    Fans in Tucson cheer goalkeeper Ocha's historic performance.
  • Portugal's Coentrao out of the World Cup

    Portugal's Coentrao out of the World Cup

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-06-18 02:21:28 GMT
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Portugal left back Fabio Coentrao has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a muscle strain.    The Portuguese football federation said Tuesday that the Real Madrid defender
    Portugal defender ruled out with muscle strain.
  • The Best of Brooks

    The Best of Brooks

    Monday, June 16 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-06-17 00:32:09 GMT
    NATAL, Brazil (AP) - Clint Dempsey scored one of fastest goals in World Cup history, knocking in a low shot just 32 seconds into the match to give the U.S. a 1-0 halftime lead over Ghana.    Dempsey' goal
    John Brooks comes off the bench and wins the game.
  • Iran and Nigeria stalemate

    Iran and Nigeria stalemate

    Monday, June 16 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-06-16 22:38:07 GMT
    CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) - Nigeria and Iran delivered the first draw of the World Cup on Monday as they ground out a scrappy 0-0 stalemate in their opening match in Group F.    The draw at the Arena da Baixada
    0-0 beatifull uneventful match.
  • Mueller? Mueller?

    Mueller? Mueller?

    Monday, June 16 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-06-16 22:32:37 GMT
    SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - Thomas Mueller scored twice on either side of Mats Hummels's headed goal as Germany took a 3-0 lead at halftime of its opening World Cup Group G match against 10-man Portugal on
    Germany wins 4-0 with the help of Thomas Mueller.
  • Get Hyped For U.S. men's soccer

    Get Hyped For U.S. men's soccer

    Monday, June 16 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-06-16 20:29:52 GMT
    As the 2014 World Cup gets underway, fans of the United States should probably watch this video. When you're finished, if you feel like painting your face red, white, and blue, and putting on an Uncle
    Watch and prepare.


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USA results and schedule

Monday, June 16
USA 2, Ghana 1 (G)

Sunday, June 22
USA 2, Portugal 2 (G)

Thursday, June 26
Germany 1, USA 0 (G)

Tuesday, July 1
Belgium 2, USA 1

Results and Schedule (Knockout Round)
(All times Tucson time)

Saturday, June 28
Brazil (3) 1, Chile (2) 1
Columbia 2, Uruguay 0

Sunday, June 29
Netherlands 2, Mexico 1
Costa Rica (5) 1, Greece (3) 1

Monday, June 30
France 2, Nigeria 0
Germany 2, Algeria 1

Tuesday, July 1
Argentina 1, Switzerland 0
Belgium 2, United States 1

Friday, July 4
Germany 1, France 0
Brazil 2, Columbia 1

Saturday, July 5
Argentina 1, Belgium 0
Netherlands (4) 0, Costa Rica (3) 0

Tuesday, July 8
Germany 7, Brazil 1

Wednesday, July 9
Argentina (4) 0, Netherlands (2) 0

Saturday, July 12
Brazil vs. Netherlands, 1:00pm

Sunday, July 13
Germany vs. Argentina, 12:00pm

  • KOLD Now FeaturingMore>>

  • Group A preview

    Group A preview

    Saturday, June 14 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-06-14 22:15:32 GMT
    Group A BRAZIL Federation: CONMEBOL FIFA World Rank: 3 Nickname: Selecao Coach: Luis Felipe Scolari Player to know: Neymar, forward.
    (preview by FC Tucson Head Coach Rick Schantz)
  • Group B preview

    Group B preview

    Saturday, June 14 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-06-14 22:16:15 GMT
    Group B AUSTRALIA Federation: AFC FIFA World Rank: 62 Nickname: Socceroos Coach: Ange Postecoglou Player to know: Mile Jedinak, midfielder. Australia's new captain isn't afraid to go straight through the
    (preview by FC Tucson General Manager Jon Pearlman)
  • Group C preview

    Group C preview

    Saturday, June 14 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-06-14 22:14:29 GMT
    Group C COLUMBIA Federation: CONMEBOL FIFA World Rank: 8 Nickname: Los Cafeteros Coach: José Pékerman Player to know: Teófilo Gutiérrez, forward. No Radamel Facao thanks to a torn ACL means Gutiérrez gets
    (preview by FC Tucson Head Coach Rick Schantz)
  • Group D preview

    Group D preview

    Saturday, June 14 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-06-14 22:21:29 GMT
    Group D COSTA RICA Federation: CONCACAF FIFA World Rank: 28 Nickname: Los Ticos Coach: Jorge Luis Pinto Player to know: Keylor Nevas, goalkeeper. Has absolutely no fear of getting up, down, out, and in
    (preview by FC Tucson General Manager Jon Pearlman)
  • Group E preview

    WC Group Preview: E

    Saturday, June 14 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-06-14 22:26:33 GMT
    Group E ECUADOR Federation: CONMEBOL FIFA World Rank: 26 Nickname: La Tri Coach: Reinaldo Rueda Player to know: Jefferson Montero, midfielder. Great one-on-one player who has already made 40 appearances
    (preview by FC Tucson Head Coach Rick Schantz)
  • Group F preview

    Group F preview

    Saturday, June 14 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-06-14 22:35:53 GMT
    Group F ARGENTINA Federation: CONMEBOL FIFA World Rank: 5 Nickname: La Albiceleste (The White and Sky Blue) Coach: Alejandro Sabella Player to know: Lionel Messi, forward. Simply put, he won World Player
    (preview by FC Tucson General Manager Jon Pearlman)
  • Group G preview

    Group G preview

    Saturday, June 14 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-06-14 22:42:47 GMT
    Group G GERMANY Federation: UEFA FIFA World Rank: 2 Nickname: Die Mannschaft Coach: Jogi Lowe Player to know: Bastian Schweinsteiger, midfielder. Makes goals look way too easy. PORTUGAL Federation:  UEFA FIFA
    (preview by FC Tucson Head Coach Rick Schantz)
  • Group H preview

    Group H preview

    Saturday, June 14 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-06-14 22:49:46 GMT
    Group H ALGERIA Federation: CAF FIFA World Rank: 22 Nickname: Les Fennecs (The Desert Foxes) Coach: Vahid Halilhodžić Player to know: Islam Slimani, forward. Went from bench to starter for Sporting Lisbon
    (preview by FC Tucson General Manager Jon Pearlman)

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