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June 20, 2010 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
At Picanha Grill, a Northeast Philadelphia restaurant serving South American barbecue alongside wide-screen World Cup futbol , Brazilian immigrant Vania Schock nervously nibbled the fingernails she had painted lime green to honor her native country's team. "Go! Go!" she exhorted in Portuguese, as if the players could hear her as they overran North Korea Tuesday in the South Africa soccer spectacle. "They are playing in the middle. They need to work the sides!" In Norristown two days after Brazil's 2-1 victory, Mexican-born bartender Damien Guerrero, 35, passed a Dos Equis beer to a customer at Restaurante la Michoacana.
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June 27, 1986
If Philadelphia is an "international city," why do I have to look through the snow on Channel 35 in order to watch the World Cup soccer games? In international terms, the World Cup is second only to the Olympics in importance. Why are we not given the chance to see it well? I can only hope that four years from now Philadelphia will have joined the world community and we can all see prime-time local television coverage of this tremendously exciting sports event. If the militia members in the streets of Beirut can watch during spontaneous game-time cease-fires, surely we should be able to get some coverage here where the obstacles are not nearly so formidable.
SPORTS
July 3, 2010 | by Frank Bertucci
Argentina vs. Germany   What: Quarterfinal game When: Today, 10 a.m. Where: Green Point Stadium, Cape Town TV: 6ABC, Univision For kicks: You have to love it: A World Cup game where there will be no kissing afterward. Players from these teams fought in the tunnel under the stands after Germany's shootout win in a quarterfinal 4 years ago sent Argentina out. Germany's Bastien Schweinsteiger: "When you look at their body language and gesticulations, the way they try to influence the referees, they have no respect.
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June 29, 2010 | by Frank Bertucci
Japan vs. Paraguay   What: Second-round game When: Today, 10 a.m. Where: Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria TV: ESPN For kicks: Japan was impressive in eliminating Denmark, 3-1, in last game of Group E, also beat Cameroon . . . Like South Korea, Japan has advanced out of World Cup first round for first time other than 2002, when the countries were joint hosts . . . Midfielder Keisuke Honda (CSKA Moscow) would make first-round All-Star team . . . Paraguay won GroupF, where Italy finished last, without one player standing out, scoring only three goals in three games . . . Roque Santa Cruz (Manchester City)
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August 18, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
ABC and ESPN will broadcast their fourth straight World Cup next year and will televise all 64 games in high definition. The networks will not decide until after the draw on Dec. 9 how to split the games among ABC, ESPN and ESPN2, they said yesterday. All games of the tournament, which will be played in Germany from June 9 to July 9, will be broadcast live. For the 2002 World Cup, in Japan and South Korea, 58 games were televised live, with the final on ABC, 16 on ESPN and the rest on ESPN2.
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June 17, 1994 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The event that stops the world arrives in the United States today, almost quietly, in the middle of a heat wave. After Diana Ross sings and President Clinton makes a speech, after Philadelphia's Daryl Hall introduces the official World Cup '94 jingle, titleholder Germany and overjoyed-to-be-here Bolivia will kick off a month of World Cup soccer by slogging around sweaty Soldier Field under the midday sun. Most World Cup games will be held...
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May 18, 1994 | by Frank Bertucci, Special to the Daily News
Three months ago, Jorge Solari was coaching a soccer team named Newell's Old Boys in Rosario, Argentina, with a temperamental star named Diego Maradona. Yesterday, Solari arrived at the Atlantic City International Airport, the coach of Saudi Arabia, a team with four guys named Mohammed but no Diegos. If you wanted an event to mark the opening of the 1994 World Cup, it happened yesterday afternoon when the Saudi team arrived, the first of the 23 nations that will join the host United States in the 24-team field.
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March 12, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Two French-made, portable land-to-air missiles will be deployed outside South Korean stadiums during World Cup games to prevent possible terrorist attacks. Military jets will patrol the skies over the stadiums during the tournament, air force spokesman 1st Lt. Kim Ki-ho said yesterday. The air force will make sure jet noise does not affect matches, he said. The security plans are the latest in a series of measures being planned by South Korea officials to safeguard their portion of the tournament, to be played from May 31 to June 30. Five French special police-force members arrived in Seoul yesterday for five days of joint training with their South Korean counterparts.
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July 30, 1993 | by Frank Bertucci, Special to the Daily News
By this time next year, we'll be reminiscing about that great 1994 World Cup, the one played in the United States with 52 sellout crowds in nine stadiums, all of which will be used as home fields for that soon-to-be great American professional soccer league. Not really. But by this time next year, Argentina will have won its third World Cup out of the last six played and the U.S. Soccer Federation will be looking for leadership after all of the World Cup honchos, including the non-English- speaking head coach of the national team, jump ship.
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May 30, 2002 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When he was pinned down at his headquarters in Ramallah, Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat had a question: Was Romario going to the World Cup for Brazil? In Ireland, Prime Minister Bertie Ahern said he was under "enormous" pressure to broker a truce between Ireland's coach and its deposed captain, after the captain was sent packing for cursing out the coach. Ireland is also the country where a petition bearing thousands of signatures was offered, calling for the country to move its clock up by nine hours to accommodate World Cup games from halfway around the world.
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June 7, 2016 | By Jonathan Tannenwald, STAFF WRITER
CHICAGO - The Copa America may be a new thing to many American soccer fans, but it is not a new thing for the U.S. national team. One of the great chapters in American soccer history was written at the 1995 edition of the tournament. A team that included Union sporting director Earnie Stewart and assistant coach Mike Sorber shocked the world with a run to fourth place. Even though 21 years have gone by, both men have vivid memories of the history they made in the small Uruguay town of Paysandu, near the border with Argentina.
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June 4, 2016 | By Jonathan Tannenwald, STAFF WRITER
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - After all the hype, controversy and anticipation, the Copa América Centenario is finally here. But with just hours left until Friday's opening kickoff, one of the biggest questions about the tournament hasn't been answered. Just how big a deal is it, really? It's not the World Cup. It's not a traditional Copa América, the championship tournament for South American national teams. While that event usually has a few guest teams, this one has six from North and Central America and the Caribbean, and they're on equal footing.
SPORTS
May 27, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Claude Giroux and Shayne Gostisbehere seem connected. Both had outstanding chemistry on the Flyers' top power-play unit this season, and both recently underwent hip and abdominal surgeries on the same day. And both could be added to their respective World Cup of Hockey teams this week. The 23-man rosters must be finalized by Friday. The eight-team, two-week tournament will be held in Toronto from Sept. 17 to Oct 1. Each team will carry 20 skaters and three goalies. Teams announced their first 16 roster selections in March.
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April 18, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Columnist
It's one of those wouldn't-it-be-cool type of ideas that usually comes around the third beer. A Philly World Cup soccer tournament. Just like the real World Cup, with 32 teams and squads from across the city representing different countries. Citywide elimination games, and a championship game and festival at Citizens Bank Park. A way to bring neighborhoods together. To make the city feel a little smaller, a little tighter. It could become a tradition - with bragging rights all year.
SPORTS
April 11, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Carli Lloyd is a an international soccer icon, the reigning FIFA world women's player of the year, and somebody who has been to all parts of the globe plying her trade. Yet there is something about returning home, and for Lloyd that means the Philadelphia area. A two-time Inquirer South Jersey player of the year while attending Delran, Lloyd returned this weekend with the U.S. women's national team for a sold-out international friendly at 2 p.m. Sunday against Colombia at Chester's Talen Energy Stadium, home of the Union.
SPORTS
March 5, 2016
Claude Giroux and Shayne Gostisbehere took their early snubs from the World Cup of Hockey in stride, pointing out they can still be added. But some of their Flyers teammates took offense at their omissions - Giroux from Team Canada, Gostisbehere from Team North America. Teams picked their first 16 players Wednesday, and they will announce seven additions June 1. "The two of them both deserve to be playing in that tournament, no matter what," right winger Wayne Simmonds said before Thursday's game.
SPORTS
March 4, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
Five Flyers were named Wednesday to teams that will compete in the World Cup of Hockey. But captain Claude Giroux, who has more points than any NHL player over the last five seasons, was not one of them. Giroux, a center who is one of the NHL's best in the faceoff circle, was bypassed by Team Canada, though he could still be named when seven other players are added on June 1. "I'm not going to worry about it too much," Giroux said. ". . . It's something I can't really control.
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February 1, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
There was that girl who raced up the escalator at the Cherry Hill Mall to catch Carli Lloyd while she was Christmas shopping, starting an impromptu autograph session. The flight attendant who announced to the whole plane there was a special guest on the ride home from Las Vegas. Hitting Page Six of the New York Post merely for eating in a Manhattan restaurant. What happens when you score three goals in the first 16 minutes of the Women's World Cup final with more than 25 million Americans watching?
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January 13, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
A Delran High School graduate officially is the best women's soccer player in the world. Carli Lloyd received that honor Monday, winning the 2015 FIFA women's player of the year award. After Lloyd's heroics in last summer's World Cup, she was a lock to win it. Nobody had ever scored three goals in a Women's World Cup final. Lloyd did it in 16 minutes against Japan. Her third goal was the highlight that will stay with Lloyd forever. After juking a Japanese defender, Lloyd put her foot into the ball a step inside midfield.
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September 11, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a 12-year hiatus, the World Cup of Hockey will return next year, and it is expected to feature more than 150 NHL players, including several Flyers. The eight-team, two-week international tourney, a joint effort by the NHL and the league's players association, will be held just before the 2016-17 NHL season and will take place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The schedule was announced Wednesday, and the tournament could end as late as Oct. 1, 2016, about a week before the season starts.
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