Archive for the 'World Cup' Category

March 24th, 2015

Brazuca named “Best in Sports” Winner at the SHORTY AWARDS

At the last World Cup, the footballing world hated the ball. For the 2014 tournament, World Cup sponsor adidas had the perfect ball. But we didn't just want people to like it, or even love it - we wanted them to idolise it. So, it was time to bring adidas's World Cup hero product to life; for football fans, media, and influencers, ...
March 19th, 2015

FIFA confirms November/December Qatar World Cup and December 18th, 2022 FINAL

image via FIFA The Executive Committee today confirmed that the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ will be staged in November/December with the Final to be on 18 December 2022, Qatar’s National Day. In principle, it was agreed that the tournament should be played over a reduced timeframe, for instance 28 days. The working group for the international ...
December 6th, 2014

WWC Draw Alert :: US WNT Selected to Play in Group D(eath)

The U.S. Women’s National Team will face Australia, Nigeria and Sweden in Group D at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, taking place from June 6-July 5 in Canada. The Final Draw took place today at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa. Group A: Canada, China PR, New Zealand, Netherlands Group B: Germany, Côte d'Ivoire, Norway, Thailand ...
December 6th, 2014

Mario Gotze’s “Unwashed” World Cup-winning Nike Magista raises €2m ($2.5m USD)

A dream come true ???? thanks for your support!! ???? #partofgoetze A photo posted by Mario Götze ???? (@gotzemario) on Jul 7, 2014 at 4:21am PDT Whoa. Reports are coming in that during an auction for a German charity called 'A Heart for Children', Mario Gotze's game winning left boot from the World Cup win over Argentina was put up for auction ...
November 19th, 2014

The FIFA Chronicles :: Qatar Bid Whistleblower Offered FBI Protection

Earlier today, Beans wrote a piece called The FIFA Chronicles that offers a pretty good perspective and asks some good questions that I'm sure a lot of us were thinking or a lot of the TOW readers have amongst themselves much like we discuss it over adult bevys. I happened to be doing a little thumb surfing on the twitter and saw this pop up ...
October 16th, 2014

Must Watch :: “The Finish Line: Landon Donovan” Episode 1

In the first episode of the Grantland Features series chronicling the twilight of Landon Donovan’s career, we follow the American legend during his farewell game as a member of the U.S. national team while he discusses the most memorable moments playing for his country. "Leading up to the World Cup, there was a tiny piece of me that had some ...
September 25th, 2014

World Cup Gear Helps Nike Top Profit Estimates … By A Lot

NIKE, INC. announced their fiscal 2015 first quarter results today and they were good. And by good, I mean effing phenomenal. The financial talk is that their net income in the quarter ended Aug. 31 rose 23 percent to $962 million, or $1.09 a share, up from $779 million, or 86 cents, a year earlier, the Beaverton, Oregon-based company said today in a ...
September 12th, 2014

Summer’s End

Summer is officially over. With the passing of Labor day, we officially have summer in our rear view mirrors. It might not feel anything like that in this blistering heat here in LA, but it's officially over. This wasn't just any summer. This was the summer that hosted the best World Cup I can remember. The summer that saw the US team get out of the ...