For World Cup 2014, ESPN engaged Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira to create a series of posters, one for each of the 32 nations playing in the tournament. For our money, Siqueira nailed it. We'd love to have every one of these hanging on the walls of The18 headquarters. The posters blur the line between graphic art and street art.
When news broke on Thursday that Landon Donovan had been left off the USMNT roster for World Cup 2014, the Internet basically had an aneurysm.
Twitter in particular exploded with every reaction imaginable, from name-calling, to whining, to anger, to applause for a decision well made. Depending on your point of view, Jurgen Klinsmann was either a national villain or hero.
At this year's World Cup in Brazil, Hyundai is bringing back a cool little campaign from the 2010 South African World Cup. Over the past several months, soccer fans have been able to submit slogans to the "Be There With Hyundai Contest." Ideas for World Cup slogans for fans' respective nations were submitted, voted on, and the winners will be placed on the side of each team's bus at the 2014 World Cup.
It’s been almost 24 hours since news broke about Landon Donovan being left off the 2014 USMNT World Cup squad. Reactions have been widespread throughout the soccer community and, on both sides, passionate to say the least. In case you've been living in a bunker for the past day (and, if you're Jürgen Klinsmann's son, you probably want to take cover in a bunker after dissing Donovan on Twitter), The18 lays out both sides of the argument.
The United States' all-time leading goal scorer will not be going to Brazil. Landon Donovan was left off Jurgen Klinsmann’s 23-man roster for the World Cup, coming as a shock to most.
Donovan took a hiatus from the USMNT during World Cup qualifying and hasn’t been in the best form ever since. Klinsmann said that he would have to earn his spot back, which most thought he did in helping the U.S. win the Gold Cup last year.
About a month ago, we wrote about Brazil’s struggling preparation for the World Cup. Now, a little more than three weeks from the first match in Sao Paulo, the host country is fighting to complete everything in time.
On Tuesday night, ESPN Films premiered the first of six episodes in its series entitled, “Inside: US Soccer’s March to Brazil.” The series provides an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the United States Men’s National Team as it prepares for the World Cup in Brazil. The first episode, directed by Men in Blazers’ Roger Bennett and narrated by 30 Rock’s Judah Friedlander, began with a brief, yet informative, look at the history of the USMNT’s previous performances in the World Cup. Specifically, the episode showed how after the U.S.’s historic upset victory over England in 1950, the U.S.
Need another reason to get excited about World Cup 2014? ESPN’s got one for you. Six of them actually, as ESPN Films will broadcast its six-episode series, "Inside: U.S. Soccer’s March to Brazil," in the weeks leading up to this year's World Cup in Brazil.
The World Cup favorite and host nation has set its 23 man roster to take the country to the promised land. Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari announced his squad in Rio de Janeiro and the event was broadcast throughout the country.
Scolari’s side will return 16 players that were on the team that won last year’s Confederations Cup, beating Spain 3-0 in the final.