Category Archives: World Cup Qualifiers

The Resurrection of the Pharaohs

  According to the US State Department, there are 194 countries in the world. FIFA, as an international organization, acknowledges even more countries than the US, honoring 209 different nations and peoples the distinct privilege of having their own national team to support and cherish. Of those 209 national teams, only 32 teams qualify for… Read More »

What’s Wrong with the English National Team?

Greg Dyke gave his first speech on Wednesday as chairman of the Football Association, the governing body of English football.  His remarks confirmed what most football fans and pundits already suspected – that England have a poor chance of winning next year’s World Cup in Brazil.  “I asked a bunch of journalists what would be… Read More »

Trending Down?

Five days ago, before the September qualifying games in the CONCACAF region, soccer fans everywhere were fairly confident that no matter how each of the last six teams finished their last four games, Mexico would easily qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.  Either Mexico would finish as one of the top three teams… Read More »