FIFA World Cup 2014 – Opening Ceremony, Brazil vs Croatia

Hi Streema (and Soccer) Fans,

The day has finally arrived! In just a few hours, at 4pm in São Paulo-time – or 3pm Eastern Time if you live in the US – the FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony will get started. It will be a festive time and, to get you in the mood, here’s the music video of the Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song, featuring Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Leitte, and the brazilian cultural group Olodum:

We Are One (Ole Ola)

 

Following the Opening Ceremony, the hosts Brazil will play Croatia and the biggest sporting event in the world will get rolling!

Here at Streema we’ve been working hard to provide you with a way to watch and listen to World Cup games on our more than 70,000 radio stations and 8,000 tv stations in our directory. And to make your life easier, we just wanted to let you know of what’s coming up for the next few days:

Day 1 June 12th
5pm Brazil vs Croatia

Day 2 June 13th
1pm Mexico vs Cameroon
4pm Spain vs Netherlands
7pm Chile vs Australia

Day 3 June 14th
1pm Colombia vs Greece
4pm Uruguay vs Costa Rica
7pm England vs Italy
10pm Ivory Coast vs Japan

Day 4 June 15th
1pm Switzerland vs Ecuador
4pm France vs Honduras
7pm Argentina vs Bosnia Herzegovina

Hope you’ll enjoy the World Cup as much as we do. 🙂 Stay tuned!

The Streema Team

Best of the World Cup 2014

Here’s a short list of the best resources, numbers, visualizations and more that we’ve found around the web. Hope you enjoy them!

– To start off, want to feel the hype of the World Cup 2014?

– Here’s the World Cup 2014 in Numbers (in less than 2 minutes).

– Would you love to visit Brazil’s stadiums from the comfort of your own home?

– Big fan of football? The FIFA Weekly has EVERYTHING!

– Finally, want a summary of the matches, teams, locations and groups all in one place?

That’s all for now. Stay tuned to Streema as we’ll be covering more news about the World Cup 2014!

The Streema Team

World Cup 2014 – Less than 10 Days Away, Teams of 23 Have Been Announced

One phrase from a very known Latin American country goes like this: “there are 40 million national team coaches here”. This in a country that has a population of 40 million! So, you can guess that as the final list of 23 players came out yesterday, there were millions of fans around the world that disagreed with their respective national coaches. Even when the preliminary list of 30 players came out a few weeks ago, there was controversy.

As for the players themselves, there has been talk around the web about the awesome ones that have been left out in the successive series of cuts. Here’s just a short list that would make one cry… Ashley Cole (England), Carlos Tevez (Argentina), Kaká (Brazil), Mario Gomez (Germany), Nasri (France), Radamel Falcão (Colombia), Ever Banega (Argentina), Jean Armel Kana-Biyik (Cameroon), and Luke Wilkshire (Australia), to name a few. Of course, this is in addition to those players that aren’t coming to the World Cup because their teams didn’t qualify – again you will be missed Zlatan!

With less than 10 days left until the start of the tournament, you must be wondering where to watch the World Cup games on internet TV or how to listen to them via online radio. As we mentioned recently, we had a small announcement to make regarding the World Cup. Get ready as there is now a section specifically for World Cup 2014 Radio and TV at Streema, where you can watch live games on TV or listen to each match via hand picked radio stations. Check it out!

The Streema Team

World Cup 2014 – Less Than 30 Days Away

Hi Streema Fans,

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is right around the corner! Less than a month left before kickoff, all over the globe people are getting ready for the FIFA 2014 World Cup. The Copa do Mundo is arguably the biggest sporting event in the world and it will be held in Brazil which is arguably the country with the most hardcore soccer fans in the world – quite the combination!

It is true that the World Cup Qualifiers produced some surprises – you will be missed Zlatan! – we can all agree that this coming Copa do Mundo will be one of the most exciting ever. Plus, this is the first time in 64 years that Brazil has held a World Cup, the last time being in 1950.

In this edition, it’s likely that Ronaldo and Messi will be vying for the top scorer title, but also Neymar, Samuel Eto’o to Didier Drogba, to name a few household names, will likely not be far behind. And while the popular saying “With age comes wisdom” will be repeated during the event thanks to some of the veterans present, we also have some young guns like English players Luke Shaw (18) and Raheem Sterling (19), among the youngest in this event, coming for the first time to the World Cup.

Anyway, we didn’t want to finish this post before giving you guys a heads up that something related to the World Cup 2014 is coming at Streema. Stay tuned!

The Streema Team

The 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections – Listen to the Debates on Radio

At the Streema Blog we generally cover major events, so this time we want to bring the 2012 U.S. Presidential Debates.

The Presidential Debates in the U.S. are usually held at large halls (in a university, for example) with citizens in the audience and journalists as moderators. It’s important to remark that although the Debates are not constitutionally mandated, they are already part of the election process. The topics are usually the most relevant of the current agenda, and the Presidential Debates this year are particularly more interesting globally since one of the main topics is foreign policy. Before the elections there will be a total of four debates, three of them between presidential candidates and one of them between their respective vice presidential candidates.

So, tomorrow Tuesday 16, at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, the 3rd debate is happening and it’s between the US President Barack Obama (Democrat Party) and the former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (Republican Party). To listen to it on radio, most of the Public Radios in the US will broadcast the event, but you can particularly try the following ones:

WNBF – AM 1290

WVTF – FM 89.7

Fox News Radio

In case you’ve missed the previous debates, during the first half of October we already had two of them, the first on Oct 3rd between the presidential candidates and the last on 11th between the Vice Presidents – current Vice President Joe Biden (Democrat) and Wisconsin U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (Republican).

So, tomorrow October 16th will be the third and the next (and last) one will be on October 22 (also 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time). Be sure to listen (or see) to them if you get the chance!

After that, the elections will happen on November 6 and we hope you follow them on radio too. 😀

Stay tuned!

The Streema Team