Watch John Oliver Hilariously Try to Guess If Soccer Players’ Names Are Real


GQ decided to challenge Last Week Tonight host John Oliver — who happens to be a die-hard soccer fan — to a little World Cup test. They presented him with a list of players and asked him to determine whether their names were real or fake. You’d think he’d do pretty well, but he actually stumbles quite a bit, and the results are hilarious.

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World Cup TV schedule: What and how to watch Friday, June 20

For The Win

The beautiful game’s biggest tournament is under way in Brazil. Here is the schedule and TV listings for today.

Friday, June 20

Noon ET
Italy (1-0-0) vs. Costa Rica (1-0-0)
ESPN, Univision, WatchESPN (app)
Stakes: Group D supremacy!

3 p.m. ET
Switzerland (1-0-0) vs. France (1-0-0)
ESPN, Univision, WatchESPN (app)
Stakes: The top of Group E.

6 p.m. ET
Honduras (0-1-0) vs. Ecuador (0-1-0)
ESPN, Univision, WatchESPN (app)
Stakes: Staying relevant in Group E.

At work with no TV? No problem. Stream all the games at WatchESPN.

Today’s must-watch game:

The early game between Italy and Costa Rica will be a thriller. Costa Rica shocked the world by beating Uruguay in the opener, and will look to build on that taking on a confident Italy team.

With Uruguay grabbing a win yesterday, though, neither of these two teams feel safe at the top of the group. This…

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WATCH: U.S. Fans At Red Bull Arena Go Bonkers For Game-Winner

I was watching last night myself and I did get caught up in the U.S. fever of excitement! #GOUSA

CBS New York

NATAL, Brazil (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two hours after opening the World Cup, the United States could dream about defeating Portugal and world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Americans’ confidence is soaring from Monday’s 2-1 win over Ghana, the team that knocked them out of the last two World Cups.

“Anything is possible in football,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said.

Trying to reach the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, the Americans went ahead when Clint Dempsey scored 29 seconds in. The night ended with another adrenaline rush on 21-year-old John Brooks’ 86th-minute goal, just four minutes after Andre Ayew had scored for Ghana.

The U.S. gave fans quite a show back home, where World Cup fever seems to finally be catching on.

Some flocked to their local bars. In New Jersey, the Red Bulls hosted a viewing party as a few thousand fans…

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World Cup Day 2: What You Need to Know

Deepak verma

The first day of the World Cup was but an appetizer: the opening ceremony and just one match, won relatively easily by overwhelming favorite Brazil after the host country gave up a cringeworthy own goal to Croatia, the first score of the tournament.
On Friday, we really get cookin’.
June 13, 2014 at 05:21PM
By Deepak verma

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5 Things You Need To Know About The 2014 World Cup In Brazil


The World Cup, possibly the most popular international sporting event, starts this week in Brazil. The world is abuzz as many of soccer’s best players, representing 32 countries, seek to dethrone Spain, the reigning champion.

The World Cup is held every four years in a different country. National teams qualify through a series of regional games; the host country gets an automatic bid. The actual tournament, unfolding over the course of a month, includes a group stage and a knockout stage. In the group stage, each team plays the other three teams in its group. The top two finishers from each group move on to the knockout stage, which eventually determines the champion.

The United States men’s national soccer team has qualified for every World Cup since 1990. Not a traditional powerhouse, the U.S. enters this tournament ranked thirteenth in the world. The team is not expected to make it…

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