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Brazil's upside-down Cup: Bad soccer, well planned
For Brazil, it was the upside-down World Cup.
World Cup final: Magical Messi or united Germany?
The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet's best player against the tournament's best team.
Despite woes, Argentines united in World Cup run
Soccer has once again emerged as the patriotic touchstone that unites Argentines as they teeter on the precipice, this time threatened by a debt crisis, soaring inflation and the scandal-plagued end to a 12-year political dynasty that has polarized the nation.
Argentina soccer fans delight in WCup final berth
It's Argentina's greatest delight and Brazil's worst nightmare.
Brazil's World Cup dream shattered against Germany
It was a humiliating home defeat of record proportions that no Brazilian could have seen coming.
Brazil vs Germany: How do they compare?
Brazil and Germany are two of the most decorated teams in football, with eight World Cup titles between them. Both have their share of players among the all-time greats, and both entered this tournament being touted among the main favorites.
US World Cup ends with 2-1 overtime loss to Belgium
The U.S. captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the World Cup. But the end came at the exact same point as four years ago -- with an overtime loss in the round of 16.
Colombia mayors restrict World Cup merrymaking
Bans on liquor sales — and curfews for minors — will be back in place in several major Colombian cities for Saturday's big World Cup contest. And some mayors are adding new restrictions.
FIFA, players' union agree Suarez needs treatment
Uruguayan soccer star Luis Suarez needs treatment after a third suspension for biting in his career, according to FIFA's top World Cup official and the international players' union.
Soccer Fans Pack West 6th To Cheer On America
The U.S. took on Germany in the World Cup. The game started at noon, and people found different ways to get off work. Video Video
Nigeria coach saddened by mall explosion at home
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi said Wednesday that he is saddened by the deadly explosion at an Abuja shopping mall shortly before his team played at the World Cup -- and that his team's progression to the second round is unlikely to offer any solace.
Fans Hold USA Watch Party Downtown
USA Soccer fans came together under the Fifth Third Pavilion downtown to cheer on USA in the World Cup. Video Video
World Cup hits online streaming record, buzz soars
Moments after Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez sunk his teeth into an opposing Italian player during Tuesday's World Cup match-up, brands were using the incident to market burgers on Twitter.
Will Ferrell surprises fans at US soccer rally in Brazil
Comic actor Will Ferrell whipped U.S. soccer fans into a frenzy in Brazil on Wednesday by giving a surprise speech and poking fun at newly-banned Uruguayan player Luis Suarez, who got into trouble for biting an opposing player during the tournament.
Brazil sniper nearly shot police officer at World Cup game
Brazilian officials said Friday that a police sniper almost opened fire against an armed man seen approaching President Dilma Rousseff and other officials, as they watched the June 12 opening game of the World Cup in Sao Paulo.
Obama watches US in World Cup on board Air Force One
Air Force One gave President Obama an advantage that wasn't available to many other frequent flyers on Thursday -- the opportunity to watch some of the World Cup soccer match between the U.S. and Germany.
World Cup Viewing Party Planned in Downtown Lexington
Soccer fans can cheer on the U.S. men’s national team at a viewing party at Cheapside Park Tuesday afternoon.
De Niro stops film shoot to watch US World Cup match
Production on Robert De Niro's new movie The Intern ground to a halt on Thursday when the Hollywood veteran opted to join a group of strangers at a New York viewing party to cheer on the U.S. soccer team in the World Cup.
Colombia mayors ban liquor sales, instill curfews for World Cup
Colombian mayors who are skittish about World Cup-related excess banned liquor sales in the capital of Bogota and other major cities Tuesday, as the country's national team played Japan. Several cities also imposed game-day curfews for minors.
Coach says US wants win, not tie, against Germany
American players still were showering when the first questions about a possible conspiracy were asked -- Would the United States and Germany try to play to a tie Thursday, which would advance them both in the World Cup? But the team's coach has said "no."
FIFA opens case on bite incident involving Luis Suarez
The Uruguay player's alleged bite into the left shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, in a crucial group-stage game, has hit a raw nerve at a tournament -- which has been characterized by a high quality of football and entertainment.
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