Meet the YG World Cup Bloggers: Steffan Pedersen

by Steffan Pedersen In just under one month the 2014 World Cup will begin in Brazil.  To celebrate, we've invited bloggers from around the world to talk about their experiences during the Cup.  Today we'd like to introduce one of those bloggers, a Danish-American who works in marketing.  Take it away Steffan: I am a [...]

By |May 22nd, 2014|FIFA World Cup 2014, Football, General, Soccer|Comments Off on Meet the YG World Cup Bloggers: Steffan Pedersen

Meet the YG World Cup Bloggers: Matt Lines

by Matt Lines In just under one month the 2014 World Cup will begin in Brazil.  To celebrate, we've invited bloggers from around the world to talk about their experiences during the Cup.  Today we'd like to introduce one of those bloggers, a soccer podcaster from the UK.  Take it away Matt: I'm currently a [...]

By |May 21st, 2014|FIFA World Cup 2014, Football, General, Soccer|1 Comment

Meet the YG World Cup Bloggers: Julia Paterson

by Julia Paterson In just under one month the 2014 World Cup will begin in Brazil.  To celebrate, we've invited bloggers from around the world to talk about their experiences during the Cup.  Today we'd like to introduce one of those bloggers, a soccer playing Scot who is currently studying in Germany.  Take it away [...]

By |May 20th, 2014|FIFA World Cup 2014, Football, General, Soccer|1 Comment

Italy, what is going on?

Did you know that the Italian national football team is viewed more positively abroad than at home this year? This is evident in the earlier post by fellow Young Germany World Cup Blogger Philip, an enthusiastic and confident believer in an Italy "double-double". But after the 1-1 draw in their debut with Paraguay, the [...]

Starting the day off right in Cape Town

The World Cup has kicked off, and our entire country has a severe case of ‘Football Fever.’ People that have never watched a game of football in their lives are suddenly glued to their television sets; the talk on the streets is all about football. The net result: South Africa is a great [...]

By |June 21st, 2010|Football World Cup 2010, General, Sports in Germany|Comments Off on Starting the day off right in Cape Town

Pakistan and the World Cup

Last week I found myself shocked by the news: Younus Khan--former captain of the Pakistani national cricket team--had been named "ambassador of football" for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in South Africa by the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF).  But why a cricket player as the ambassador of football? During a recent visit to Lahore's cricket team camp, former [...]

By |June 16th, 2010|Football World Cup 2010, General|10 Comments

The yellow tricot and the goalie

Yellow tricots are in - at least with the goalkeepers of France (Hugo Lloris), Uruguay (Fernando Muslera) and the South African team. Will this be a World Cup of yellow goalkeepers? Or is this just the beginning of a kind of fashionable extroversion? For those goalies, who don’t wear yellow, one wonders, if [...]