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Neymar’s Agent Posts Sarcastic Rant About Brazil Coach Scolari

Neymar’s Agent Posts Sarcastic Rant About Brazil Coach Scolari

The agent who represents star Brazilian striker Neymar took to social media to blast the manager of Brazil's national squad, Luiz Felipe Scolari, calling him an "arrogant and ridiculous old fool." continue reading »

Argentina Defeats the Dutch, Heads for 5th World Cup Final

Argentina Defeats the Dutch, Heads for 5th World Cup Final

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero was the hero for Argentina in São Paulo Wednesday in the World Cup semifinal against the Netherlands, stopping the Dutch twice in a 4-2 penalty shootout to give his team a shot at winning its third championship. continue reading »

Brazil Stumbles Against Germany, Loses 7-1

Brazil Stumbles Against Germany, Loses 7-1

Five-time World Cup champion Brazil was overwhelmed here Tuesday, losing 7-1 to Germany in the most lopsided semifinal in the history of the competition. continue reading »

FIFA Will Not Take Action on Brazil’s Neymar Injury

FIFA Will Not Take Action on Brazil’s Neymar Injury

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee announced Monday that it cannot take action to punish Colombian soccer player Camilo Zuñiga for kneeing Brazil's Neymar in the back and fracturing a vertebra, and rejected the request by the Brazilian Soccer Confederation, or CBF, to rescind the yellow card for Brazilian captain Thiago Silva. continue reading »

Real Madrid Soccer Legend and Honorary Club President Alfredo di Stefano Dies

Real Madrid Soccer Legend and Honorary Club President Alfredo di Stefano Dies

Alfredo di Stefano, honorary president of the Spanish soccer club Real Madrid, died at Madrid's Gregorio Marañon hospital on Monday, three days after suffering cardiac arrest as he was leaving a restaurant, his family told Efe. He was 88. continue reading »

The Netherlands Head to Semifinals, Knock Out Costa Rica in Penalties

The Netherlands Head to Semifinals, Knock Out Costa Rica in Penalties

The Netherlands prevailed over Costa Rica 4-3 on penalties here Saturday in their World Cup quarterfinal after a scoreless 120-plus minutes that featured an epic performance by Ticos' goalkeeper Keylor Navas. continue reading »

Argentina Advances to Semis After Defeating Belgium

Argentina Advances to Semis After Defeating Belgium

Gonzalo Higuain's first goal of the 2014 World Cup was the margin of victory here Saturday as Argentina beat Belgium 1-0 in their quarterfinal match. continue reading »

Brazil Advances to Semifinals, Colombia Out of World Cup

Brazil Advances to Semifinals, Colombia Out of World Cup

Both of Brazil's goals came on set pieces in a 2-1 win here Friday over scrappy Colombia, raising questions about how the five-time World Cup champions will fare in next week's semifinal against Germany. continue reading »

Poor Fred! Brazil Votes Him Weakest Player

Poor Fred! Brazil Votes Him Weakest Player

His compatriots regard Fred as the worst player on the Brazilian national side set to square off Friday against Colombia in a World Cup quarterfinal, according to a Datafolha poll. continue reading »

Brazil Looks Forward to World Cup Quarterfinals

Brazil Looks Forward to World Cup Quarterfinals

Brazil will face Colombia Friday for a spot in the World Cup semi-final. Everybody expects a tough game for Brazil, which is hosting the tournament. In a country where soccer is king, every Brazilian has an opinion on the national team. In Flamengo, one can see the majestic Sugar Loaf mountain, but nobody really pays attention to one of the most iconic sights continue reading »