France's Giroud celebrates scoring the opener and his country's 100th World Cup goal. - Switzerland 0-3 France

2014 Fifa World Cup – Group Standings

2014 Fifa World Cup   Group A Teams P W D L F A +/- Pts 1  Brazil 3 2 1 0 7 2 5 7 1  Mexico 3 2 1 0 4 1 3 7 3  Croatia 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 3 4  Cameroon 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8 … Continue reading 2014 Fifa World Cup – Group Standings

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2014 FIFA World Cup - Belgium's Eden Hazard (L) vies for the ball with Russia's defender Aleksei Kozlov.

2014 FIFA World Cup – Match Results for Monday, June 23, 2014

 2014 FIFA World Cup Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:00 a.m. Australia  0  3 Spain Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:00 a.m. Netherlands  2  0 Chile Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:00 p.m. Cameroon  1  4 Brazil Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:00 p.m. Croatia  1  3 Mexico     Schedule courtesy of FIFA.com

2014 Fifa World Cup – How Brazil’s traditional food vendors took on FIFA and won | Al Jazeera America

The 2014 Fifa World Cup organizers have had to amend their policy of allowing only sponsors’ wares to be sold at stadiums On the cobbled streets of Salvador, in the shadow of faded pastel buildings that date from Brazil’s colonial era, an army of ladies in flowing white cotton dresses sell the local delicacy acarajé. … Continue reading 2014 Fifa World Cup – How Brazil’s traditional food vendors took on FIFA and won | Al Jazeera America

2014 Fifa World Cup – The Crazy Rules Some Teams Have About Pre-Game Sex

Science says that sex can actually help, not hurt, athletic performance. But wary coaches disagree

When you’re competing in the world’s most-watched sporting event – 2014 Fifa World Cup – you don’t take any chances with your body. So while experts may disagree about whether having sex before a game can affect a player’s performance, many teams at this year’s World Cup have implemented sex bans.

“There will be no sex in Brazil. They can find another solution, they can even masturbate if they want. I am not interested what the other coaches do, this is not a holiday trip, we are there to play football at the World Cup,” Safet Susic, the coach of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s national soccer team told reporters of his team’s ban in April.

On Tuesday, Quartz broke down the sex rules for the 2014 Fifa World Cup teams. To sum up:

Sex is permitted on these teams: Germany, Spain, the United States, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Uruguay and England

Sex is banned on these teams: Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile and Mexico

And the rules are complicated on these teams:

  • France (you can have sex but not all night),
  • Brazil (you can have sex, but not “acrobatic” sex),
  • Costa Rica (can’t have sex until the second round) and
  • Nigeria (can sleep with wives but not girlfriends)

The rules for the remaining teams are unknown.

Are some sex rules excessive? Probably. The two most common concerns about pre-game sex are that intercourse might make a player tired and weak or it could affect him psychologically. Studies have shown that the former is a myth.

Read more at http://time.com/2894263/world-cup-sex-soccer/

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When you’re competing in the world’s most-watched sporting event, you don’t take any chances with your body. So while experts may disagree about whether having sex before a game can affect a player’s performance, many teams at this year’s World Cup have implemented sex bans.

“There will be no sex in Brazil. They can find another solution, they can even masturbate if they want. I am not interested what the other coaches do, this is not a holiday trip, we are there to play football at the World Cup,” Safet Susic, the coach of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s national soccer team told reporters of his team’s ban in April.

On Tuesday, Quartz broke down the sex rules for the World Cup teams. To sum up:

Sex is permitted on these teams: Germany, Spain, the United States, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Uruguay and England

Sex is banned on these teams: Russia, Bosnia and…

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