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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 »

Ecuador Wins Word Cup Match Against Honduras 2-1

Ecuador Wins Word Cup Match Against Honduras 2-1

Ecuador got a pair of goals from striker Enner Valencia in a 2-1 victory over Honduras, which now will need a miracle to reach the World Cup knockout stage. continue reading »

Costa Rica Beats Italy, Secures Spot in Next Round

Costa Rica Beats Italy, Secures Spot in Next Round

Surprising Costa Rica upset Italy 1-0 in Recife Friday to guarantee themselves a berth in the World Cup round of 16 for only the second time. continue reading »

Colombia Into Knockout Stage After Japan Ties With Greece

Colombia Into Knockout Stage After Japan Ties With Greece

Japan had a one-man advantage for nearly an hour of their World Cup Group C match against Greece but had to settle for a 0-0 draw, a result that sent Colombia into the tournament's knockout stage. continue reading »

Colombia Looks to Advance After Defeating Ivory Coast 2-1

Colombia Looks to Advance After Defeating Ivory Coast 2-1

Colombia beat Ivory Coast 2-1 here Thursday to vault to the top of Group C in the 2014 World Cup, leaving the Andean squad all but assured of a berth in the knockout phase. continue reading »

Luis Suarez Leads Uruguay to 2-1 Victory Over England

Luis Suarez Leads Uruguay to 2-1 Victory Over England

Just weeks after undergoing knee surgery, Luis Suarez scored both of Uruguay's goals here Thursday in a 2-1 victory over England. The result leaves Uruguay with three points after two matches and a chance of advancing to the knockout stage. continue reading »