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2014 FIFA World Cup

Paul Pogba wins the World Cup's Young Player Award

A year after being named the player of the tournament at the Under-20 World Cup, Juventus' Paul Pogba was honored yet again, this time at the big fella's gathering in Brazil. Pogba was named the top young player at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

World Cup Final Game Thread: Argentina vs. Germany

Messi vs. The Machine. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday.

Pogba nominated for World Cup's Young Player Award

Juveuts' Paul Pogba has been one of three players nominated for the Young Player Award at the 2014 World Cup, joining France teammate and Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane and Memphis Depay from the Netherlands and PSV Eindhoven.

Pogba's France KO'ed; all Juve players wiped out

Paul Pogba was completely anonymous in the second half as France meekly bowed out of the World Cup against Germany.

World Cup Game Time Thread: Matchday 21

It's time for more Paul Pogba to take the field once again — which should be declared a national holiday.

Lichtsteiner's Swiss Army knifed late by Argentina

No matter how hard Lichtsteiner huffed and puffed down the right wing, his Swiss side was unable to score against Argentina.

World Cup Game Time Thread: Gameday No. 20

It's Stephan Lichtsteiner and Switzerland vs. the world today as they face Argentina.

Pogba's goal propels France into the quarterfinals

Paul Pogba did Paul Pogba things against Nigeria on Monday. To top off a typical Pogba performance, the 21-year-old dynamo scored the game-winning goal to help France advance to the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup.

Three more Juventus players head home from Brazil

And then there were two. Paul Pogba and Stephan Lichtsteiner, you're all us folks with Juventus-centric minds have left in the 2014 World Cup.

World Cup Game Time Thread: Matchday No. 16

Arturo Vidal vs. Brazil. Martin Cáceres vs. Colombia. Even with Italy going home early, there's still a solid Juventus representation in the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup.

Asamoah, Ghana ousted from World Cup by Portugal

#BOH :(

World Cup Game Time Thread: Matchday No. 14


Uruguay bites, chews up Italy's World Cup chances

Italy's end result at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was just like that in 2010 — on a plane home after just three games.

World Cup Game Time Thread: Italy vs. Uruguay

It's win-or-go-home day for Cesare Prandelli and Italy. They win or draw, they go on to the knockout round. They lose to Uruguay, it will be a long summer full of questions waiting to be answered.

Who's in the mood for Italy to roll out a 3-5-2?

After his team's flat performance against Costa Rica on Friday, Italy manager Cesare Prandelli is set to shake things up and use a 3-5-2 formantion with the Azzurri's World Cup lives on the line. Good move? Bad move? Let's investigate!

World Cup Game Time Thread: Matchday No. 11


Five takeaways from Italy's 1-0 loss to Costa Rica

That was fun, wasn't it? (Hint: No, no it wasn't.)

World Cup Game Time Thread: Matchday No. 10

RUH ROH. #BOH vs. Ze Germans. What could possibly go wrong?

World Cup Game Time Thread: Italy vs. Costa Rica

Talk amongst yourselves. But don't forget the game going on.

Cáceres, Uruguay able to claim 2-1 win vs. England

Martín Caceres and the rest of the Uruguay defense owe Luis Suarez a hug. Or 10. Whatever's necessary.

World Cup Game Time Thread: Matchday No. 8

Do you want there to be more high socks at the World Cup? Of course you do. Root Uruguay, root Martin Cáceres.

Arturo Vidal and Chile send Spain packing

Adios, amigos. Arturo Vidal and Chile made sure the defending world champions will be heading home early from Brazil.

World Cup Game Time Thread: Matchday No. 7


Buffon returns to training, status still uncertain

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has returned to training four days after suffering a sprained ankle in a training session last Friday. While he took part in all exercises, Buffon getting back into the starting lineup hasn't been decided just yet.

World Cup Game Time Thread: Matchday No. 6

Another day, another four teams get their first chance to make an impression. And then there's Brazil taking the field once more. Oh what fun we will have.

Asamoah impresses at left back, but Ghana lose 2-1

Juventus' Kwadwo Asamoah was deployed in a relatively new left back role for Ghana against the United States on Monday. While he was arguably Ghana's best player against the U.S., the Black Stars fell 2-1 to the Americans in their World Cup opener.

World Cup Game Time Thread: Matchday No. 5


Five takeaways from Italy's 2-1 win over England

What went well for Italy in their win over England? What still needs improvement going forward? We put on our Azzurri-colored glasses and take a look at a few things from Saturday's Group D clash between Italy and England.

World Cup Game Time Thread: Matchday No. 4

While Italy opened up their World Cup campaign with a win, a pair of Juventus players, France's Paul Pogba and Switzerland's Stephan Lichtsteiner, begin things when their respective countries take the field on Sunday.

Italy 2 - England 1: Initial reaction

Thanks to goals from Claudio Marchisio and Mario Balotelli, Italy began the 2014 World Cup with a solid win over England in the amazon.

World Cup Game Time Thread: Matchday No. 3

Today is the day that Italy opens their 2014 World Cup against everybody's favorite disappointment, England. Gli Azzurri against the Three Lions. Style, grace and Dolce & Gabbana suits against ... I don't know what. exactly.

Gigi Buffon's status uncertain after ankle injury

Uh oh.


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