As World Cup 2014 approaches, America's soccer-fans-in-training are looking for an excuse to either emotionally invest in a national squad with the odds stacked against it, or in foreign teams full of pretty-boy savants and shameless floppers. Soccer fandom is complicated, but this year's tournament is making it easier to enjoy the competition. There are grudge matches right out of the gate, must-win games for would-be worldbeaters, and home town crowds looking for an excuse to riot. Welcome to Brazil.
The Slickest Passer Looks Like an Accountant
His midfield partner Xavi gets more attention, but it's Iniesta, nicknamed "El Ilusionista," who makes the slickest passes in the game. Watching him distribute the ball is a master class in warfare and trigonometry.
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