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The Best Way to Follow the World Cup

It’s been four years since the last World Cup. Four years is a lifetime and technology has brought amazing new ways to engage with your favorite teams and players. We wanted to give you a unique 2014 World Cup experience. You love browsing the web, and as a diehard fan you never want to lose touch with your teams. Now you can do both at the same time. We’re proud to present the World Cup app for the U Browser. Once you’ve got it, you’ll never miss a live score again.

Just download the U Browser and then you’ll have:

o   Live World Cup scores in view as you browse

o   Countdowns to every kickoff

o   Final scores for all the World Cup games

U is available for Windows and Mac. Check it out! It’s browsing built for sports fans.

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The Best Companion to World Cup Brazil 2014

The World Cup 2014 is here. Four years and a long qualification round is now over. Brazil is here! How do you keep up to date with all 64 games? Where do you go for all the details of the teams and current statistics?

365Scores unleashes its World Cup Edition, primed for the great tournament in Brazil. Of course, 365Scores delivers the fastest notifications to your phone, keeping you updated on all the match events of the World Cup. But 365Scores is more than that, it is your World Cup companion, starting with the full schedule of all 64 matches. An interactive standings section shows all the groups as they are updated, so you can see how will qualify and who is heading home early. Track the progress of your team and see the road to the final in the standings section. Our Friendlies section allows to keep track of the preparation of your team and others before the tournament.

Our Squad section has all the 23 man squads and their coaches, with full player details including their career statistics and each player’s tournament statistics so you can track their World Cup performance. Goals, appearances, time played, yellow and red cards are all available for each player. Make sure you have all the stats when discussing important World Cup matters with your friends. Our statistics section provides the top scorers of the tournament, as well as who has the most yellow and red cards.

Another new feature for 365Scores is graphical lineups! As well as the starting lineup, you now get to see the formation of all the World Cup teams as well. The lineups are updated throughout the match so you can see key match events, like who scored a goal and who was substituted.

Make sure you check out the stadium section, with all the details and locations of the World Cup stadiums right at your fingertips. Each stadium has its own page, with all the games being played at that particular stadium available.

With Brazil 2014 four days away, 365Scores keeps you close to the World Cup fever. Download Now! Available on iPhone & Android

 

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Bayern: The German Beast

One of the most electrifying match ups in recent memory lies just hours away as Real Madrid and Bayern Munich wait to clash at the Santiago Bernabéu in the First Leg of the Champions League Semi Final. Bayern have looked virtually unbeatable this year, already clinching the 2014 Bundesliga title while holding an incredible 17 point lead over 2nd place Dortmund.

With former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola at the helm, Bayern are starting to play more and more like the Barca of old. The difference being, that this Tiki-Taka style of play has a different spin to it. With Pep’s Barcelona, there sometimes lacked that attacking spark, when teams would pack 8, 9, or even 10 defenders behind the ball. But with Pep’s Bayern, there seems to be a different dynamic. Just as they start to lull teams to sleep with the small precision passes, you see Robben and Ribery take off down the wings with electrifying speed. And just as they pick their heads up to whip in pinpoint crosses, they are met by Mandzukic and Muller (who have combined for 51 goals this season) who couldn’t seem to miss if they tried.

But as great as this attacking combination is, every top team only goes as far as their defensive rock. This is the player who usually sits just behind the attacking midfielders and in this case, you have Bastian Schweinsteiger. The Bayern Co-Captain is the key ingredient to Bayern’s success. Not only responsible for locking down the opposing teams best central midfielder, the Bayern #31 shows world class versatility with his long range goals and devastating through balls.

And just as you thought it couldn’t get better…it does. Between the pipes sits one of the world’s top goalkeepers, Manuel Neuer. And in front of him sits an unbelievably talented backline. Alaba, Dante, Boateng, and Lahm average a ridiculous 0.65 goals conceded per game in the German Bundesliga.

Real Madrid are no slouch, but they better come prepared, because they are about to face one of the most complete teams to ever have played in the Champions League.

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Is Moyes out the door? Not Just Yet

To say David Moyes has had a rough start to his tenure at Manchester United would be the understatement of the year. Moyes and United sit 6th in the Premier League.  The last time United had finished lower than 3rd in the Premier League was… never.

It has been a year of struggles for Moyes most recently with 3-nil losses to City and Liverpool. But what does this mean for United? Do they sack “The Chosen One” and just rebuild with a new Manager at the helm? Is this the end of the road for DM? Not so fast. A colossal opportunity lies in Wednesday’s fixture with Bayern Munich in the Champions League Quarter Final. Bayern are touted as the world’s current #1, having already clinched the Bundesliga title. The Bundesliga champions are heavy favorites in what should be another ‘easy win.’ But if United pull off the upset, it would surely give Moyes another year of safety.

The giants of world football vs. the struggling 6th place underachieving United side. Moyes has been given a truly golden opportunity. They are expected to lose, but if United come out inspired to save their bosses job, the result may tilt in their favor. This game may define David Moyes career, for the good or for the bad.

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El Clasico: Ronaldo Vs Messi

With Real Madrid sitting in first place and 4 points clear of Barcelona, you could say that this Sunday’s upcoming El Clasico is critical for both teams. But let’s be honest, this is a game of two players. Two of the best players that might ever walk this earth. Two players who are both in insane form.  But two players who couldn’t be more different if they tried.

First we have Cristiano Ronaldo. The recently crowned Balon D’Or winner and the leading scorer in La Liga has qualities never seen before in World Football. If one were to create a player in FIFA with a 99% in all categories, you’d virtually be creating Ronaldo. His 6’1 frame and incredible leaping ability make him an unstoppable aerial threat. His speed with the ball at his feet is incredibly impressive as is his speed without the ball. Ronaldo can score off the dribble with a series of fancy feet, or with one of his signature long distance strikes. The type of player that can get behind you with pure speed, can score goals from well over 30 yards out (with both feet), and can score off of a set piece both with his feet and in the air. Ronaldo might be the most versatile footballer to ever play the game.

Then there is Lionel Messi. The 4 time Balon D’Or winner and Barcelona’s all-time leading goal scorer with 371 goals (at the advanced age of 26). This 5’7 (and that’s being generous) spark plug with explosive quickness can break down any team off of the dribble. What really makes Messi so dangerous is his ability to not be dispossessed. Teams send 3, 4, 5 defenders to stop him, but he gracefully skates by them with ease.

While Ronaldo is known for his array of dazzling step-overs and tricks, Messi is a much simpler player that utilizes basic cuts and chops.

In addition, Ronaldo is one of the most emotional and charismatic players in Football, once even going as far as to push former Barca manager Pep Guardiola during a heated Clasico match. Messi shows very little emotion, even when players viciously hack and slide to take the ball from him.

We can argue who is the better player until the cows come home, but we cannot argue that we are witnessing history. So come Sunday, get your popcorn ready.

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New partnership with Conduit and 365Scores

365Scores has recently partnered with Conduit, and is privileged to be a part of the new U CrossOver browser. Conduit is a company that pioneers the bridging of people and technology, finding new ways to deepen the levels of interaction between the desktop and mobile environments.

With this comes the launch of U, a browser powered by Google Chrome, simplifying the ways in which individuals can cross over between the web, apps and phone. This is a useful prospect, as mobile users find themselves more split between different devices.

365Scores is now available on U, allowing users to continue their great app experience into the web browser. Our users are now able to continue to perform other activities but still make sure they are tracking the latest scores, using an elegant and easy to use interface.

365Scores will have the current match you have selected in the browser, which can be used without the need for a new tab or to switch tabs, providing a true companion to your web experience.

365Scores is excited about our presence in the U browser and look forward to the future partnership with Conduit.

Get the 365Scores U experience here: http://getu.com/365scores/

 

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World Cup: A Numbers Game?

With less than 100 days away (and counting), the excitement of the World Cup is starting to come to fruition.  Questions arise in the minds of the millions of Football fans worldwide who anxiously await for the games to begin. How will Spain’s Tiki Taka style of play (led by Barca midfielders Xavi and Iniesta) fair against organized and athletic sides like Germany and England? Or will the Seleção and young Barcelona star Neymar bring the Cup back to Brazil for the first time since 2002.

It is difficult to say who will end up taking home the grandest prize in World Football, but odds makers have coined the Brazilians as favourites with 3 to 1 odds for winning it all. This would be the first time in nearly 16 years that a host country would be crowned champions of the World Cup. The last to do so was an immensely talented French side in 1998, led by central midfielder, Zinedine Zidane. In addition, Las Vegas has given Argentina and 4 time Ballon D’Or winner Lionel Messi 9/2 odds, making them second favourites at obtaining the Cup.

The odds do not favour The United States though, who have much to prove with odds makers giving them a measly 100/1 chance in winning the World Cup. So what can we as fans take away from all of this? Should we just hand the trophy to Brazil, Spain, or Argentina? No. This is the one event in all of sports where the world holds its breath and consistently witnesses the David’s take down the Goliath’s. We have seen countries like South Korea take down Spain and Italy in the 2002 World Cup. In addition, we saw Australia beat Serbia (who were contenders to win it all), as well as Slovakia take down Italy (who also were favoured to make a strong run in the tournament). So in the end, we truly cannot say which country will end up hoisting the 2014 World Cup, but what we do know, is that come Thursday, June 12, the world will be watching.

Download  365Scores, where you can get PERSONALIZED World Cup scores, aggregated news, alerts and videos in real time!

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365Scores proudly presents Cricket as the newest sport

Howzat!!! 365Scores proudly presents Cricket as the newest sport to our ever-growing list on 365Scores!

We are bringing cricket fans a unique and premium experience straight to their mobile. Our application will give our users up-to-date results and scores, live notifications and all the latest news from around the globe for all International Test, One Day and Twenty20 Cricket tournaments and Major Domestic tournaments.

From the World Cup in England in 2015, the Indian Premier League to the Test Matches in Australia we’ll make sure you don’t miss a game. We will deliver live scores from New Zealand, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, England, The West Indies and more.

When your team is in action, check in to the match to discuss the game with friends and with cricket fans worldwide. Never miss a batting milestone or a wicket with push notifications as soon as the action unfolds.

Download the 365Scores application and share it among your friends to get the best sporting experience.

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365Scores joins Instagram

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new Instagram account. Now you can view your favorite sports photos and videos all in one place.

Our page includes posts of the weeks biggest games, game recaps, quotes, table updates, fan pics, and more!

See photos of your favorite players and teams and even tag yourself watching your favorite games from all around the globe.

Just got a notification about that awesome goal? Let the world know where you were! Watching the game at the stadium? Take a picture and share it with us!

Check it out! http://instagram.com/365scores

Thank you for your support and stay tuned for more posts from 365Scores!

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Qantas Wallabies: Year in Review

After 15 International Test matches in 2013 for the Qantas Wallabies the Rugby season has come to an end. It was always going to be a tough year for the Wallabies facing the top three teams in the world but then again if they want to be the best they have to compete against the best.

First up was the British and Irish Lions Tour in June and July. This was the first time the Lions would be in Australia since 2001 and having lost that series 2-1 to the Wallabies they would have been out for revenge. The Lions went into the first match in red hot form having only narrowly lost one out of six games prior to the test series against the super rugby franchise teams in Australia. The Wallabies had the chance to win the first game with a penalty kick on the siren however Kurtley Beale slipped over and the ball went dead much to the satisfaction of the tourists and their fans. The second test was very similar to the first however the situation was reversed and it was the Lions who had the chance to win it after the siren with Leigh Halfpenny coming up short with his penalty kick leaving it to the third and final game to identify the winner.

The Lions put the Wallabies in their place in the final game and finally lifted the Tom Richards Trophy for the first time since 1997 with a convincing win in Sydney. Unfortunately for the home fans it was the same boring rugby that was seen game after game, year after year. This was the end of the road for Coach Robbie Deans who had been in charge of the Wallabies for 6 years, of which included only winning one trophy, a poor winning rate of 58% and an embarrassing record against the neighbours across the Tasman, 3-15.

In came Ewen McKenzie, the former coach of the QLD Reds, the Super Rugby Champions in 2011. Without much time to work with the team before The Rugby Championship, McKenzie had a tough job ahead of him to pick the team let alone coach them to play attacking and exciting rugby. McKenzie was the right man for the job to get Quade Cooper delivering his magic that had escaped him for the national team having worked together at the Reds for many years but was Cooper the man for the no. 10 jersey.

The Wallabies’ miserable form continued having lost the first three tests to the New Zealand All Blacks and the South African Springboks and almost choked against the Argentinian Pumas holding onto a one point win. The Springboks then gave the Australians a hiding again by 20 points in South Africa which ensured the Aussies would have to wait another year to challenge for the trophy. Australia finished the tournament with a win in the return leg against Argentina with new boy Israel Folau grabbing three tries.

The Wallabies had a lot of work to do with McKenzie before the European Spring Tour and a great opportunity for some redemption and gain some reputation before the 2014 International fixtures. Firstly, a loss to England ruined their chances of completing the grand slam since 1984 but four wins on the trot was much needed and was the first in five seasons.

After a miserable year, victory against Italy, Ireland, Scotland and Wales showed the  fans a sign of exciting times ahead. A total of 36 tries scored in 2013 compared to 15 in 2012 are markings that  McKenzie is providing progress and improving the attacking style of the Wallabies however without any wins against the Springboks and the All Blacks there is a lot of work and discipline on and off the field that needs to improve before Australia can mix with the best.