Italy defender Matteo Darmian challenges Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell for the ball - Italy 0-1 Costa Rica

2014 FIFA World Cup – Round of 16 Match Schedule for Sunday, June 29, 2014

 2014 FIFA World Cup Sun Jun 29, 2014 17:00 Mexico Netherlands Sun Jun 29, 2014 21:00 Costa Rica Greece Schedule courtesy of FIFA.com

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2014 Fifa World Cup - Luiz Suarez bites Italian player Giorgio Chiellini in the Uruguay vs. Italy

2014 FIFA World Cup – Luis Suárez suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football-related activity

The following decision reached by Fifa is certainly not sufficent for Luiz Suarez, especially with this offence being his third. In my opinion he should be either banned for no less than 1 year or for lifetime. It should also be required that he get a psychololgical analysis and at least 6 months worth of … Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup – Luis Suárez suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football-related activity

2014 Fifa World Cup – Luiz Suarez bites Italian player Giorgio Chiellini in the Uruguay vs. Italy match

2014 Fifa World Cup There seems to be a lot of misbehaving in the 2014 Fifa World Cup and the match between Uruguay and Italy was a prime example of this. It seems no one is surprised by the fact that Luiz Suarez bit a fellow player, Italian player Giorgio Chiellini; after all, this was … Continue reading 2014 Fifa World Cup – Luiz Suarez bites Italian player Giorgio Chiellini in the Uruguay vs. Italy match

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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