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Chile Knocks Out Spain the Defending World Cup Champs

Chile Knocks Out Spain the Defending World Cup Champs

Spain saw its hopes of a second consecutive World Cup title shattered here Wednesday with a 2-0 loss to Chile that signaled La Roja's elimination from the 2014 tourney. continue reading »

World Cup City Hosting U.S. v Ghana Dealing with Torrential Flooding

World Cup City Hosting U.S. v Ghana Dealing with Torrential Flooding

The northeastern Brazilian city of Natal, site of Monday's World Cup match between the United States and Ghana, has turned into a disaster area due to the torrential rains flooding the municipality over the past few days. continue reading »

Colombia Beats Greece at 1st World Cup Appearance in 16 Years

Colombia Beats Greece at 1st World Cup Appearance in 16 Years

Colombia celebrated its return to the World Cup after a 16-year absence with a convincing 3-0 victory here Saturday afternoon over Greece. continue reading »

Costa Rica Delivers First World Cup Upset, Defeats Uruguay

Costa Rica Delivers First World Cup Upset, Defeats Uruguay

Costa Rica upset all expectations Saturday with a surprise 3-1 win over a stunned Uruguay in the Group D kickoff at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. continue reading »

Chile Wins First World Cup Match Against Australia

Chile Wins First World Cup Match Against Australia

Chile lost steam after scoring two goals in an electrifying first 15 minutes, but held on for a 3-1 victory over a tenacious Australian side in Group B action of the 2014 World Cup. continue reading »

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 »