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The Netherlands Slaughter Spain in First World Cup Match

The Netherlands Slaughter Spain in First World Cup Match

The Netherlands routed Spain 5-1 Friday in both teams' first match of the 2014 World Cup, as the Dutch avenged their loss to La Roja in the 2010 final. continue reading »

Mexico Defeats Cameroon 1-0 in Brazil

Mexico Defeats Cameroon 1-0 in Brazil

Oribe Peralta scored the only goal here Friday as Mexico topped Cameroon 1-0 to keep pace with host nation Brazil in Group A of the 2014 World Cup. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Trades Fabregas to Chelsea for $45 Million

FC Barcelona Trades Fabregas to Chelsea for $45 Million

FC Barcelona and Chelsea have reached an agreement for the transfer of Spanish international Cesc Fabregas to the London club for a fee of 33 million euros ($44.7 million). continue reading »

Brazil Kicks Off World Cup Play With Win Over Croatia

Brazil Kicks Off World Cup Play With Win Over Croatia

Brazil needed a big assist from the referee to pull out a 3-1 win over Croatia here Thursday in the opening match of the 2014 World Cup. continue reading »

2 Cuban Tennis Players Defect to U.S.

2 Cuban Tennis Players Defect to U.S.

Two members of Cuba's national tennis squad defected after taking part in a regional Davis Cup qualifying event in Puerto Rico and have already arrived in Miami, the news Web site Cafefuerte reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Only Half of the World Cup Stadiums Equipped with Wifi in Brazil

Only Half of the World Cup Stadiums Equipped with Wifi in Brazil

Only six of the 12 stadiums hosting World Cup matches in Brazil will have WiFi so fans can use the Internet, telecom industry trade association Sinditelebrasil said. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Could Face 54.6-Million-Euro Fine in Neymar Case

FC Barcelona Could Face 54.6-Million-Euro Fine in Neymar Case

FC Barcelona could face a maximum fine of 54.6 million euros ($74.4 million) related to last year's signing of Brazilian striker Neymar da Silva. continue reading »

Spanish Agency Reports Barça Dodged $12.5 Million in Taxes on Neymar Signing

Spanish Agency Reports Barça Dodged $12.5 Million in Taxes on Neymar Signing

FC Barcelona evaded 9.1 million euros ($12.5 million) in taxes on the deal that brought Brazilian striker Neymar da Silva to the club, according to a report from Spain's tax agency, judicial sources told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

Protest Over Expense of World Cup Continue in Brazil

Protest Over Expense of World Cup Continue in Brazil

Activists launched giant soccer balls here Tuesday to protest the amount of taxpayers' money Brazil is spending to host the World Cup soccer competition, which begins June 12. continue reading »

Marinho Chagas, Former Brazilian National Team Member, Dies at 62

Marinho Chagas, Former Brazilian National Team Member, Dies at 62

Marinho Chagas, who played left back for Brazil's 1974 World Cup team, has died from an intestinal hemorrhage, the Brazilian Soccer Federation, or CBF, said. He was 62. continue reading »

UEFA Sanctions Real Madrid for Fans’ Racism During Match

UEFA Sanctions Real Madrid for Fans’ Racism During Match

Real Madrid faces punishment for racist conduct by fans during an April 23 Champions League match between the Blancos and Bayern Munich, UEFA, European soccer's governing body, announced Friday. continue reading »

As World Cup Approaches, FBI Training Brazilian Police

As World Cup Approaches, FBI Training Brazilian Police

Fifty Sao Paulo state police officers took part in an FBI course on controlling disturbances as Brazil's largest city prepares to host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament, authorities said Monday. The five-day course provided training in crowd control strategies, the use of force, decision-making continue reading »

Real Madrid Takes Home Champions League Title

Real Madrid Takes Home Champions League Title

Real Madrid secured its long-awaited 10th Champions League title with a 4-1 overtime victory here Saturday over crosstown rival Atletico Madrid, which led 1-0 until the 93rd minute. continue reading »

Luis Enrique, Former Barca Player is New Head Coach of Team

Luis Enrique, Former Barca Player is New Head Coach of Team

Luis Enrique, who scored 109 goals for FC Barcelona as a player, is returning to the organization as head coach, the club said Monday. continue reading »

French Newspaper Says Colombia’s Falcao Will Miss World Cup Due to Injury

French Newspaper Says Colombia’s Falcao Will Miss World Cup Due to Injury

Colombian striker Radamel Falcao will not recover in time from a knee injury to play in this summer's World Cup in Brazil, according to French sports daily L'Equipe, which said the physician for the Andean country's national squad will make the official announcement in the coming days. continue reading »