World Cup

WATCH: England Supporter Trains His Parrot to Sing Famous Football Anthem

England fan Fran Sheridan, 42, from Worcester, England, has trained his pet parrot Slipmatt to whistle the tune to “The Great Escape” and chant, “England,” and “Come on Rooney,” at the end, reports the U.K. Express.

Watch: Men in Shorts (U.K. Players Show Off New Uniforms for the World Cup)

Who doesn’t love a man in white? Certainly British soccer fans–or football fans, if you’re from anywhere else but America–will soon be rooting for men wearing the palest of shades.

10 Things to Look Forward to in 2014

2013 was a pretty good year to be interested in British culture, was it not? Doctor Who fans in particular had more than enough to keep them occupied, with some enormously high profile entrances and exits, a 50th anniversary special and ...

World Cup Wrap-Up: Spain vs. the Netherlands Final

It’s the Dutch vs. the Spanish: who will rule? Guest blogger Michael Cree is back with a preview of Sunday’s World Cup final. – KW

World Cup Week 3 Wrap-Up: Who’ll Win It All?

by Michael Cree

We’re heading into the last week of World Cup. Anglophenia blogger Michael Cree dares to predict who’ll come out on top in the final July 11. – KW

World Cup Week 2 Wrap Up: France’s Shame, America’s Triumph

by Michael Cree

France bowed out in disgrace, but the U.S. pulled off an astonishing victory that sends them to the next round. Guest blogger Michael Cree wraps up the electrifying second week of the World Cup. – KW

World Cup Week 1 Wrap Up: Spain Gets Spanked

by Michael Cree

Guest blogger Michael Cree looks back at the first week of the World Cup. For more coverage of the tournament, go to BBC.com/sport. – KW

World Cup 2010: From the Ground in South Africa

Sound your vuvuzelas! World Cup fever has hit the Motherland, and Gustavo Schneiderhoff is on the ground in South Africa, documenting the sights of the tournament.

World Cup 2010 Preview: Spain, Switzerland, Honduras, and Chile

by Michael Cree

All bets are on Spain to win this year’s World Cup, with Switzerland, Honduras, and Chile jockeying for second place within the final group of the draw. Michael Cree predicts where the chips will fall.

World Cup 2010 Preview: Brazil, North Korea, Ivory Coast, and Portugal

by Michael Cree

Does Brazil have a shot at extending its World Cup record to six trophies? And could the Ivory Coast be the first African team to win a title, fittingly in the first tournament hosted on African soil?