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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 »

Spanish National Team Returns Home and Avoids Press

Spanish National Team Returns Home and Avoids Press

The Spanish national soccer team returned to Madrid from Brazil around noon on Tuesday, avoiding reporters and not greeting the fans who showed up to express their support. continue reading »

Messi Leads Argentina to 1-0 Victory Over Iran

Messi Leads Argentina to 1-0 Victory Over Iran

Lionel Messi curled a long-distance shot into the top-left corner of the goal in stoppage time to give Argentina a 1-0 victory here Saturday over Iran in Group F action and send the South American squad into the World Cup's knockout stage. continue reading »

Diego Luna Denounces Homophobic Slurs at Soccer Matches

Diego Luna Denounces Homophobic Slurs at Soccer Matches

Mexican actor and producer Diego Luna says it is regrettable that homophobic terms like "puto," a common cry heard at Mexico's soccer stadiums, are used to insult players during the games. continue reading »