Monthly Archives: July 2013


Confederations Cup

When you represent Brazil in an international soccer tournament, scrutiny comes with every selection, every pass and every blade of glass. Winning or losing is the difference between deification and humiliation from your compatriots. Coming into the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013, the host nation was piled with even more pressure that usual. Home fans…

Nike Incyte Ball

At the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930, South American sides Uruguay and Argentina emerged from a field of 13 to play the final in Montevideo. Deciding the best two teams was easy. Each squad won convincingly 6-1 in the semifinals. Deciding what ball to use in the championship match? Not so much. The countries…