Author Archives: Carl Setterlund

Germany ousts Argentina in extra time for fourth World Cup title

A Mario Götze wonder strike in the second period of extra time gave Germany a 1-0 victory over Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final Continue reading »

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Amarikwa’s early tally sends Fire to victory against reeling Revs

By CARL SETTERLUND The Chicago Fire might still be near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, but Frank Yallop’s men have started to show signs of life lately. A positive stretch for the Fire continued Saturday night at Gillette … Continue reading »

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Brazil ends World Cup in free fall as Netherlands rolls in third place game

Brazil was unable to save face in the match for third place of the World Cup, continuing their free fall as the Netherlands netted an easy win. Continue reading »

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SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Javier Mascherano

Photo by ISIPhotos.com By CARL SETTERLUND Facing the likes of Arjen Robben, Robin Van Persie, and Wesley Sneijder in the World Cup semifinals, Argentina needed a special performance to keep those three away from goal. While the back line was … Continue reading »

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Germany dismantles Brazil to eliminate hosts in shocking lopsided semifinal

In a shocking defeat, Brazil is out of contention for the World Cup after a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany. Continue reading »

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Netherlands nips historic Costa Rica run in penalty kicks

The Dutch beat Costa Rica in a thrilling penalty kick shootout to end the CONCACAF nation’s dreams. Continue reading »

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Brazil holds off Colombia in quarterfinal thriller

Thiago Silva and David Luiz both scored as a struggling Brazil side held off a late rush from Colombia to win, 2-1, and advance to the World Cup semifinals. Continue reading »

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SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Mats Hummels

Mats Hummels scored the lone goal of the match and helped preserve a clean sheet as Germany defeated France. Continue reading »

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