World Cup 2014 & Soccer’s Unique Language

Tomorrow officially kicks off World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

However, American sports fans may need a dictionary, a thesaurus and a basic Soccer for Dummies book to understand the nuances of this beloved global sport.

Known as football throughout the non-American sports universe, soccer boasts its own unique language, eccentric expressions and unparalleled personalities.

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ESPN’s Ian Darke: The Velvet Voice of the 2014 World Cup

The velvet voice of international football’s (soccer’s) Ian Darke may still not be as universally popular in the United States as in other parts of the globe.

However, thanks to a new ESPN commercial, filmed in collaboration with the creative agency The Vault, Darke should immediately become better known in scores of American households in time for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil this June.

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Brazil’s Neymar Enraptures FIFA Soccer Fans with Goals and Hairstyles

This brilliant Brazilian and FC Barcelona striker may be better known for his assortment of eclectic hairstyles than his remarkable ability to put the soccer ball in the back of the net.

Oft compared to Brazilian soccer icons Pele and Ronaldinho, Neymar da Silva Santos, or simply Neymar, has tempted the tabloids and worldwide sports sites with more than tantalizing athleticism and surreal soccer skill.

Neymar has also captivated an international audience that eagerly awaits his next sensational goal as much as it does for his latest creative haircut.

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