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World Cup: 25 stunning moments … No11: Austria's Wunderteam go close
The Guardian (blog)
The story of football in Austria goes back to the late 19th century and the European expansion of British trade. As Willy Meisl, whose brother Hugo was the managerial mastermind behind the Wunderteam, points out in his seminal Soccer Revolution, the ...
Klinsmann Close to Finalizing Pre-World Cup Roster
Klinsmann Close to Finalizing Pre-World Cup Roster. April 24, 2014 (AP). By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer. Associated ... Klinsmann said in an interview posted on the U.S. Soccer Federation website that he doesn't think someone could play his way off the ...
Star Players Missing Out on The 2014 World Cup
90 Minutes Soccer Magazine
As with Sweden, Austria lost out in qualification Group C, coming third behind Germany and Sweden. Alaba is currently a crucial part of the defensive line as a left back at Champions League cup holders Bayern Munich, having previously played for SV ...
Klinsmann close to finalizing US's pre-World Cup roster
Klinsmann close to finalizing U.S.'s pre-World Cup roster. FILE - In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann watches his team warm before a World Cup qualifying soccer match against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio. (AP ...
The U.S. soccer team at the 1990 World Cup
In all, some 14 internationals were played that year but Colin Jose and Roger Allaway note in The United States and World Cup Soccer Competition that "in only four did the U.S. field what could be considered its full international team" seeding the ...
Will Benzema Leave His Mark In Brazil?
In this week's Golden Boot Contenders feature Soccer Laduma analyses whether Karim Benzema could leave his mark at the Brazil World Cup. The French striker is only 26 and has been flourishing at Real Madrid this season. Played as the lonely striker ...
Countdown to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Day 54
New York Times
The 1950 tournament, the first after the end of World War II, failed to attract some top European teams, most notably France, Austria and Belgium, which cited the expense and length of travel as reasons not to participate. To this day, the conventional ...
'We Call Him Putler': For Ukrainians, the Enemy Is Obvious
By sending soldiers into Crimea on the pretense of concern for the Russian speakers and ethnic Russians there, Putin adopted — almost exactly — Hitler's justification for his occupation and annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany in 1938. "We call ...
Ron in race to be fit for Bayern tie
... instilling more belief into his performances on the pitch. "I have gained even more confidence on the ball. I do whatever the coach demands of me. I am involved in more attacking situations down the wing and through the middle," the Austrian ...