The World Cup….Its Just begun!

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Brazilian soccer football player wears 2014 shirt


(Buckner) After Monday’s World Cups soccer victory in game one for team USA, its pretty easy to see our country is on board to watch some……SOCCER!!!!  This apparently is nothing new for the state of Utah.  

Has been a powerhouse since their introduction to the MLS back in 2004. Two players from Real Salt Lake are playing for team USA this year, Captain Kyle Beckerman & Goalie Nick Rimando.

But what If you are like me & have not really watched a whole bunch of soccer since the LAST world cup….in 2010! I’ve got some quick stats & sites that will have you caught up in no time!!!!

This is the official theme song of World Cup 2014

FOX Sports is a great place to get your world cup scores & updates

 The next game for team USA is this Sunday (4 p.m. MT) against team Portugal.

The World Cup is going on now thru July 13th! Yes!!!!

About 3.2 billion people around the world (roughly 46% of the global population) watched at least a minute of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

To Host the world cup FIFA recommended eight venues, but Brazil built twelve. Brazil is believed to have spent $11 billion getting ready for the World Cup.

Its fascinating  to see all the attention on Brazil right now. Some are arguing that the country’s infrastructure can’t handle all the world cup traffic. I’m trying to see this in a positive light. With all of the international attention on what is known as “The beautiful Game” tourism dollars will flourish! And all the new venues will be utilized once again when Brazil Hosts the Summer Olympics in Rio in 2016.

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