Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The United States of America vs. Belgium

Today's Schedule

Today is the day, peeps! The Yanks take on The Waffles down in Salvador. Before we dive into all those previews, however, we must address yesterday's action. Here:

France 2 - 0 Nigeria

Germany 2 - 1 Algeria

Ready? OK. Go.

Switzerland vs. Argentina

USA vs. Belgium
Chris Jones: Do you believe?
Doug McIntire: Beasley resurrected under Klinsmann (includes interview)

Let's take a moment to look back at the Group Stage. Jonathan Wilson has his Top XI by position and Jermaine Jones makes the team!

We've not heard from Marcela Mora y Araujo in a while so it's nice to see she's got an article out today. She's reporting on an Argentinian paper that's reporting on the World Cup from the favelas. Have a read.

The Mill. Plus One. And Liverpool have purchased Lallana from Southampton for for £25m.

African football is still just can't get over the hump. The talent is there, but, as filmmaker and columnist Farai Sevenzo writes, African football remains bedevilled by the perennial problems of poor organisation, tactical indiscipline and rows over money.

And finally...we know this World Cup has been good. It's easily the best anyone at SSN Headquarters has ever seen. The Telegraph's Henry Winter has been to seven World Cups, and agrees that this has been the most magnificent.



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