ESPN Releases National Team Posters For All 32 Countries In The World Cup (Pictures Included)

(ESPN) ESPN hired Brazilian artist Cristiano Siqueira to make unique World Cup posters for all 32 teams in the tournament. They each feature the national team’s nickname and star player, and they all have a distinct style. Our favorites are Switzerland, Japan, and Greece. They’re fantastic. ALGERIA ARGENTINA   AUSTRALIA   BELGIUM   BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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2014 World Cup Tactics Board: Analysing Carlos Queiroz’s Iran

Sam Tighe (bleacherreport) – Welcome to the latest edition of our World Cup tactics board, where we look at each nation that has qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. This time around, we’ve studied Iran, led by former Real Madrid and Manchester United stalwart Carlos Queiroz and spearheaded by Fulham attacker Ashkan Dejagah.

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Lack of match practice no deterrent for Iran

(The Malta Independent) – Playing in a World Cup group containing Argentina, Nigeria and Bosnia was always going to be difficult, even before Iran’s lack of warm-up games factored into the equation. After qualifying last June, Iran played its first preparation game on March 5 against Guinea. On the same evening, South Korea was playing

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Twitter’s Quest to Have Iranian Players Registered

Lorenzo Franceschi (Mashable) – Three soccer players from Iran’s World Cup team joined Twitter and obtained verified accounts on Thursday, which might not sound like big news until you remember that Iran has a strange relationship with Twitter — it’s been blocked in the country since 2009. So how did this happen? The whole initiative,

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Enyeama: Nigeria will reach the semi-finals

(FIFA.com) – If all goes according to plan, Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama will play in his third FIFA World Cup™ next month. He is fresh off winning the Marc-Vivien Foe award given to the best African player in France’s Ligue 1, and following up on his impressive performances for the Super Eagles at South Africa

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