Archive for the ‘FIFA World Cup’ Category

Why Do Toronto Dutch Fans Gather at Betty’s on King East?

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Dutch soccer fans in Toronto have gathered at Betty’s bar on King Street East for years now — to watch the Oranje in World Cup and Euro soccer matches.

Twitter Hashflags List: Flags in Your Tweets

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

The World Cup is here!… and Twitter announced that you can tweet using certain hashtags that will then include the country flag beside the hashtag. They’re calling them hashflags. These won’t appear in embedded tweets, but will appear in the usual Twitter feed display.

FIFA Bribery Scandal BBC Documentary: Video

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

The BBC’s Panorama documentary ‘FIFA’s Dirty Secrets’ reports on alleged bribes paid to senior executive (and World Cup voting) FIFA officials in exchange for World Cup host votes. Sports marketing company ISL is at the heart of the corruption and its folding has shed more light on payments allegedly made to FIFA executive members. (more…)

Football Dives: World Cup 2010 and Beyond

Friday, June 25th, 2010

One thing many fans can’t stand is diving (and by football, we’re talking ‘soccer‘!). Diving has become some what of an art form – and one that tarnishes the ‘beautiful game’ for sure. Even in World Cup 2010 we’re seeing some ‘incredible’ dives. (more…)

How are World Cup Groups Decided?

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Watching the World Cup, I’ve been wondering how the groups are decided. The way it ended up it seems that each group has one or two strong teams, with two lesser teams. With this, I figured it couldn’t be a total random draw. Imagine if Brazil, Spain, Italy and the Dutch made up one group? It never happens. Why is that? How are the World Cup groups decided? (more…)

What Does Caps Mean in Soccer?

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

If you’re watching the World Cup and are not a regular soccer watcher, you may be wondering what ‘caps’ means. As in, each player has so many caps. I had no idea so had to look this up. (more…)

Rob Green Fumble – Lego Version

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Yeah, we’re a little late to get to this, but if you haven’t seen it, check it out below. I was a huge lego fan as a kid (still am, just don’t partake!), so I absolutely love this. Enjoy. (more…)

Dutch Supporter Bars in Toronto for World Cup

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

Toronto, being hugely multi-cultural, is a fun city to be in during the FIFA World Cup. Most call it ‘football’ – Canadians call it ‘soccer‘ and the Dutch call is ‘voetbal’ – but no matter what you call it there’s a bar in Toronto that is home base for the country you are cheering for. (more…)

Watch the World Cup South Africa 2010 Online – Live Streaming

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa starts on June 11, 2010 to much excitement around the world including here in Toronto where it can be sometimes classified as a frenzy. There is a 6 hour time difference between Toronto and South Africa so a majority of us soccer (futbol) fans are supposed to be at work during most of the games. (more…)