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Report: Mexico’s Javier Aguirre to Coach Japan’s National Team

Report: Mexico’s Javier Aguirre to Coach Japan’s National Team

Mexico's Javier Aguirre has agreed to coach the Japanese national soccer team through the 2018 World Cup, Nikkan Sports newspaper said Monday. continue reading »

8 Die in Colombia in World Cup Celebrations

8 Die in Colombia in World Cup Celebrations

The celebration of Colombia's 2-0 World Cup victory over Uruguay, a win that earned the nation a berth in the quarterfinals of the soccer tourney in Brazil, took the lives of eight people in Bogota, Mayor Gustavo Petro said Sunday. continue reading »

Colombia Defeats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

Colombia Defeats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

A pair of goals by emerging superstar James Rodriguez gave Colombia a 2-0 victory Saturday over Uruguay and earned the South American country its first-ever World Cup quarterfinal berth. continue reading »

Brazil Knocks Out Chile in Penalty Kicks Following Draw

Brazil Knocks Out Chile in Penalty Kicks Following Draw

Goalkeeper Julio Cesar emerged as the hero Saturday for Brazil's national team, which squeaked past Chile 3-2 in a penalty shootout to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Documentary To Premiere July 2 in Rio

Lionel Messi Documentary To Premiere July 2 in Rio

The world premiere of Alex de la Iglesia's documentary about Argentine soccer great Lionel Messi is set for next Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro. continue reading »

FIFA Gives Luis Suarez 9-Match Ban For Biting Italian Player

FIFA Gives Luis Suarez 9-Match Ban For Biting Italian Player

FIFA's Disciplinary Committee on Thursday suspended Uruguayan star striker Luis Suarez for nine matches after he bit an Italian player during World Cup Group D action this week, ending his participation in soccer's main international showcase. continue reading »

Ecuador’s Tie With France Not Enough to Advance at World Cup

Ecuador’s Tie With France Not Enough to Advance at World Cup

Ecuador was eliminated from the World Cup Wednesday after a scoreless draw with Group E winner France in front of nearly 74,000 spectators at Rio's Maracana stadium. continue reading »

Uruguay’s Suarez Faces Disciplinary Action After Biting Accusation

Uruguay’s Suarez Faces Disciplinary Action After Biting Accusation

FIFA confirmed that it has launched disciplinary action against Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez over an apparent biting incident during his team's World Cup Group D match against Italy, and it has given the player and the national squad until late Wednesday afternoon to present their side of the story. continue reading »

Colombia Beats Japan 4-1 in Brazil

Colombia Beats Japan 4-1 in Brazil

Colombia beat Japan 4-1 in Cuiaba on Tuesday to end the group phase of the 2014 World Cup with a perfect 3-0 record. With his team already assured of a place in the round of 16, coach Jose Pekerman fielded a lineup including eight substitutes, including 43-year-old backup goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon, who became the oldest player to compete in a World Cup. continue reading »

Uruguay Eliminates Italy From World Cup

Uruguay Eliminates Italy From World Cup

Diego Godin's goal in the last 10 minutes of regulation gave Uruguay a 1-0 victory over Italy here Tuesday to guarantee the South American team a berth in the knockout stage and shatter the Azzurri's dream of a fifth World Cup title. continue reading »