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Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group team up to bring select Premier League matches to select US movie theaters

American Fans to Get Front Row Experience of Soccer’s Greatest Players and Famed League Live in Theaters Starting Aug. 16
Soccer has taken root in the U.S. as never before and now new and longtime soccer fans alike will get a chance to witness the world’s best soccer on the big screen as Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group team up to present “Barclays Premier League LIVE" beginning Saturday, Aug. 16.  Americans will have the opportunity to see England’s best – league champions Manchester...

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Five reasons why Van Gaal's Netherlands lost to Argentina on penalties

The Netherlands, for a variety of reasons, failed to beat Argentina and thus, endured the heartbreak of a penalty shootout exit.
1) Lack of faith in attacking abilities

Whenever the Netherlands had the ball, they seemed satisfied to pass it back to Jasper Cillessen. It seems they did not trust their own abilities. While Argentina contained the Dutch very well, the Netherlands often slowed down play after receiving the ball. 

While this might have been down to their tiredness following extra time...

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Argentina vs Netherlands Top 5 World Cup stats & facts: Which team is favourite to win?

Argentina and the Netherlands have met eight other times, with the Dutch having the upper hand. Take a look at some other deciding factors that you may have not already known about.
The 2014 World Cup has been considered by many one of the best tournaments of all time. With a number of eye-catching goals and incredible performances, fans will be hoping for something similar on Wednesday evening.

Argentina will meet the Netherlands in São Paulo in the second semifinal match, with both looking to earn the right to take on Germany on Sunday. After what happened on Tuesday...

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Lionel Messi vs Arjen Robben and all key battles ahead of Argentina-Netherlands

A mouth watering semi-final clash will see Netherlands go against Argentina on the 8th of July, here we take a look at five key battles ahead of the tie.
Both teams are unbeaten in the competition so far having enjoyed perfect runs in the group stages picking up maximum points. However both the sides have not had the easiest of journeys having endured stiff battles in the Round of 16 and Quarter-Final stages. These two World Cup contenders have a number of individual talents who have heavily contributed to the success their respective sides have achieved...

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World Cup 2014: How likely is an all-South American Brazil vs Argentina final?

There have been only two all South American World Cup finals to date, however there is a big chance that two teams from the continent might make it to the final this time around.
Ironically last time two South American sides made it to the final of the World Cup, the illustrious tournament was held in Brazil back in 1950. However the format back then was very different from what it is now. Back in 1950, the winner of the competition was determined through a final group stage in which the final four competing teams had to go against one another to determine the eventual winner.


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Van Gaal will need players other than Persie and Robben to step up for Costa Rica tie

The formidable duo has been in exhilarating form in the World Cup but they will need support from other players in the squad if Netherlands are to progress further in the tournament.
Their opening match against Spain was a fine example of how teamwork can overpower quality as the Dutch side demolished Spain by a 5-1 score line. Much of Netherlands’ fine form has  also been down to some amazing tactics by Manchester United bound Louis Van Gaal who switched to a 5-3-2 formation from his traditional 4-3-3 and the strategy has worked wonders for his side so far.


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Spain thrashing not revenge for 2010, says Robben

The repeat of the 2010 World Cup final ended in an emphatic 5-1 win for Netherlands but according to Robben, it wasn't payback
Netherlands World Cup group stage fixture against the defending champions Spain gave the Dutch side a chance to avenge their cruel, extra time loss at the hands of La Roja at the 2010 final in South Africa.

Andres Iniesta's late strike at Soccer City broke the hearts of Netherlands as the three-time runner-up came up short yet again, finishing the competition in second place.

But payback...

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New Dr. Dre Beats Ad “the Game before the Game” is all about the World Cup

Dr. Dre's new add for Apple's Beats is inspired by the World Cup and it is truly incredible.
The latest commercial by Apple’s Dr. Dre Beats earphones is all about the upcoming tournament. The advertisement is simply incredible and features the major soccer-stars as well as some other celebrities.

The ad opens with Neymar Jr. on a very inspiring long distance phone call with his father. As the world starts getting ready for the Brazilian World Cup, the video focuses on how different...

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RVP and Sneijder lead Van Gaal’s final Netherlands squad – World Cup 2014

Leading Louis van Gaal’s provisional squad are Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder and Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben.
Louis van Gaal released a roster of 30 players before mid-May as strong speculations linked him to the Manchester United job. The ex-Bayern manager was later confirmed to become David Moyes' permanent replacement at Old Trafford.

While club football is on pause in England, the Oranje look forward to squeezing their opponents at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Four years ago, the Dutch...

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World Cup 2014: Netherlands profile, roster, matches, live stream and TV info

So often the bridesmaid and never the bride, the Dutch will look to fly under the radar to yet another World Cup Final.
History in World Cup:

The nation ranked fifteenth by FIFA and ninth by UEFA has finished runners up on three occasions. Only one nation, Germany, has suffered more heartbreak than them at the final hurdle. The Dutch finished runners up in 1974 when their version of total football forced Germany to grind out a 2-1 win. In 1978, the hosts Argentina defeated them in the final. Finally, in 2010...

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LIVE streaming: France vs Netherlands - Watch Benzema, RVP on March 5

History slightly favours the Oranje, who have defeated les Bleus 10 out of the 22 times the two sides have met.
Preview: Deschamps drops some big names as his side welcomes a familiar foe

The two sides have faced off on numerous occasions, with the Netherlands enjoying the better head-to-head record as the last meeting ended as a 4-1 victory in their favour during the group stages in the EURO 2008 tournament.

However, a lot has changed since then, and with both teams having already qualified for...

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Is there anything to salvage for Manchester United this season?

It may be now or never for David Moyes to rescue any sort of pride from his first season as Manchester United boss.
The Theatre of Dreams was seen as a palace for the red half of Manchester and a dark and uncomfortable dungeon for it's visitors.  Players would walk out of the tunnel with their crimson shirts with an air of confidence, a cocky strut but also they were the team to beat and no one would attempt to question it.

Iconic figures including the Charlton's, Best, Cantona, Beckham had created a...

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Liverpool vs Man United: Sturridge vs RVP, De Gea vs Mignolet and all key battles

As Manchester United get ready to take on Liverpool at Anfield, here’s a look at some of the key battles that could define this fixture.
Sturridge vs RVP

The Manchester United striker has carried on where he left off last season and pretty much the same goes for Daniel Sturridge who since making the move to Liverpool from Chelsea earlier this January, has shown just why he is so highly rated by Brendan Rodgers. Both men are free-scoring players and a lot will fall on these two to deliver the goods for their respective teams.


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Top five EPL goals – Matchday 1: Classic strikes from RVP, Welbeck and Sturridge

The EPL kick-off provided jubilation for David Moyes but embarrassment for Gooners. We take a look at the five best goals scored on Saturday, August 17, 2013.
The Premier League new season has finally arrived and delivered fans with some fantastic action, paving the way for next nine months of intense EPL football.  With new managerial selections alongside an abundance of new faces and the introduction of the new Hawk-Eye goal-line technology, 2013-14 may prove to be one of the most significant seasons in the English game.

David Moyes began on...

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EPL star striker tops Barcelona’s Messi in July’s Social Media popularity chart

Van Persie and Sergio Ramos were the newcomers, while Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho dropped places in the social media popularity chart for July 2013
There were big gains for some players and heavy losses for others during the course of the month on social networks. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United were the teams with the most candidates, and in this article, we bring you information on seven of the footballers in the Top 10 chart – from the occupant of the fourth place to the spot 10 owner.

Messi goes down, Van Persie arises


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How Arsenal fans would view a Fabregas transfer from Barca to Man United

The rumor mill rolls on as Cesc Fabregas is linked with Manchester United amongst the latest dramas.
Arsenal fans have seen too many of their heroes depart in recent years. Robin Van Persie famously switched from the Red of London to the Red of Manchester. The switch caused uproar amongst Arsenal fans of course. However, the Arsenal fans moved on as they have after losing their big players to teams with bigger ambitions.

They saw Samir Nasri, Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor depart for the...

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Messi, Ronaldo or a Germany based star- who will claim the 2013 UEFA Best Player gong?

There is a fifty percent chance that the best player of Europe will be Germany based. However, often bias stands in the way of the journalists and could do so once again.
Ideally, there should be no question about which league the winner should come from. Both the sides in the UEFA Champions League finale represented the Deutsche Fussball League of which one went on to become only the seventh side in history to win the coveted treble and the fourth side to win five European Cups.

Yet, football is dominated by media bias. The media loves La Liga. It is surprising...

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Arsenal vs Manchester United Preview

After wrapping up his first Premier League title, Robin van Persie returns to the Emirates after a summer transfer to Manchester United.
Although Manchester United already locked up their 20th title, Sunday's match will still have more than enough meaning behind it. A rivalry that for years was incredibly intense, not only between the players on the pitch, but also between the managers.

Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger were far from friends, but as the years have passed and the Gunners have fallen out of title contention, the...

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Arsenal and Manchester United rivalry much more than Robin Van Persie

Saturday April 27 2013,

Tags: Van Nistelrooy, Patrick Vieira, Roy Keane, Martin Keown

With Van Persie stealing most of the headlines, ahead of the clash between rivals Arsenal and Man United, the Dutchman is expected to be the centre of attraction as he faces the Emirates crowd for the first time since his summer move.
His reception at the Emirates is expected to be harsh, but older followers of the game are well aware of the fact that this clash is a lot more than the Dutchman.

The rivalry between Arsenal and Manchester United is one of the most fierce rivalries in English football, and although it has somewhat softened over the past few years, the truth remains that whenever the two sides clash, the stadium...

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Arsenal vs. Manchester United: Why Gunners must offer Robin Van Persie a Warm Welcome

Saturday April 27 2013,

Tags: Arsenal, Manchester United

Former Arsenal captain, Robin Van Persie, will head to his former ground on Sunday, hoping for a good reception.
A brilliant goal in the FA Cup against Blackburn Rovers for Arsenal set him up for a brilliant career with the Gunners. Unfortunately, his eight year career was marred by injuries and lack of trophies. Arsenal fans and management could not let go of him easily. He was after all, their talisman, their rescuer, their hero.

Van Persie wrote an open letter before heading to Manchester United. The...

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