Iranian President’s Lonely, World Cup All-By-His-Selfie

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Hassan Rouhani cut a forlorn figure when he posted a picture on Twitter of him watching the World Cup match between Iran and Nigeria. Much like the game, which ended 0-0, he doesn’t look terribly excited. 1. The Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is just like the rest of us. He knows he should be watching […]

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Nike’s Dystopian World Cup Ad is Like ‘Gattaca’ for Soccer

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If Wayne Rooney wasn’t a footballer, he’d probably be a fisherman. But the only way he wouldn’t be a footballer is if the clones took over. Nike’s latest ad, “The Last Game,” in support of World Cup fever takes on a similar premise to the latest dystopian sci-fi movie. It pits man vs. the “perfect” […]

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USA vs. Mexico: What You Need to Know for Wednesday’s World Cup Tuneup

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United States’ Landon Donovan, front, celebrates his goal against Mexico during the second half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match on Sept. 10, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. The United States won 2-0. Image: Jay LaPrete/Associated Press The United State Men’s National Team (USMNT) takes on Mexico on Wednesday night from Phoenix, Ariz., its final […]

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Soccer Thrives in Brazil, But Can Startups?

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A performer from the Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Image: Silvia Izquierdo/Associated Press In the run-up to Thursday’s opening match of World Cup 2014, host country Brazil, the alleged spiritual home of football, has seemed to be a nation in various […]

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