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Articles Tagged 'World Cup'

Singing Parrot

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. But, now that England has been knocked out of the World Cup, the African grey parrot is just rubbing […]


Preview: How Will England, U.S.A. Fare in Their World Cup Groups?

As far as World Cup draws go, both England and the U.S. have been dealt tough hands.  Here’s a team-by-team guide to the two nations’ groups: Group D: England, Italy, Uruguay, Costa Rica England: There is little doubt that Group D will be a tough test for England. Coach Roy Hodgson has selected a youthful, […]


World Cup 2014 Watch Guide: Why You Won’t Miss a Kick

It has often been said that “Americans don’t care about real football.” Thankfully, this assertion continues to carry less and less weight these days. NBC’s successful live coverage of every game during the 2013/14 Premier League season proved that football’s reputation is growing in the United States. Thankfully for British expat soccer fans, an even […]

Men in Shorts

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. That’s because the new monochromatic uniforms, or “kit” as they’re called on the other side of the big pond, for England’s World Cup team feature […]


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 a dramatization of the show’s earliest days to boot. And David Bowie came back […]

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 Sunday’s World Cup Final promises to be an exciting one. The first final to be held on African soil will also herald a new name to the coveted trophy – […]

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 And we’re down to the final 8! Instead of re-capping, lets be progressive. Let’s look forward. Lets outline the chances of the 8 remaining […]

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 Our resident Argentinian Gustavo trades in his blue stripes for Yankee red, white, and blue. Well […]

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 – KW Well, has everyone enjoyed the first week of World Cup 2010? Or has the constant drone of the vuvuzelas driven you to drink? Whatever your view, I’m […]

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. Gustavo, who hails from Argentina, isn’t a journalist or photographer. He actually works in sales here. He also happens to be on his vacation at the World Cup, so […]

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