Faa…faa, faa, faa, faa, faa, FIFA!

Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 9.55.17¡!¡!¡!¡!ATTN¡!¡!¡!¡! fans of soccer, Футбол, futebol, voetbal, football, calcio, fútbol, Fußball, fotbaloví, piłka nożna, 足球, sokker, فٹ بال, and all the rest…the grand tournament we’ve all been waiting for is finally upon us: THE 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP. The United States drew a rather tough grouping this time around: Group G, alongside Germany, Portugal, and Ghana. But it looks like they have a decent team again this year and, who knows, perhaps they’ll muster up some magic.

Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 9.53.11The games start this Thursday, 12 June, when Brazil takes on Croatia (16h00 US est). The US begins their bid for the cup on Monday, 16 June  (18h00 US est) against Ghana.

Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 9.54.43The question now for all of EMP’s fair readers is, where does one go online to see the games (the local tavern will surely get some business this month during the games)? This is tricky for those of us without a cable television subscription. Any and all suggestions for making the games come home in real time will be greatly appreciated.

Now go bust out your classic Stiga table soccer game (by far the greatest game ever made), and get psyched for the Cup. Game on!

And this wonderful 13min14sec clip from “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” brought to my attention by EMP’s own SMersy, is a must-see. Hilarious yet tragic and still, somehow, capable of motivating the masses for the games.

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3 thoughts on “Faa…faa, faa, faa, faa, faa, FIFA!

  1. andykorki

    No clue where to watch, i’m annoyed Poland isn’t in it and the US…well we all know they won’t get past the first group. I think they will need something more than magic….

    Signed,
    Debbie Downer

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    1. peashoot Post author

      Dear Debbie, Yeah, it’s tough Cup for the folks from Polska. The Czech Republic didn’t make it this time either, nor did Sweden. I’d been hoping to support both of those teams. Maybe we put our energies behind a small country like Belgium. It’s been a while since they’ve been in the Cup. But imagine what a serious run in the tournament by the US would do for soccer in the country, or even the reactions it would evoke around the globe. I think the US team was ranked fairly decently for this tournament, 13th maybe. That’s respectable.

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  2. peashoot Post author

    Re the question in the orig. post, “where does one go online to watch the games?” – Univision has been airing the first round of games free on their website, and will continue to air them up to 04 July. After that time, one needs a cable TV subscription (e.g., Time Warner) or some other large network account (e.g., Verizon) to get the games on one’s computer.

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