Category Archives: FIFA World Cup

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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SBI 2014 World Cup Diary: Entry 5

Photo by Kieran McManus/ISIphotos.com By FRANCO PANIZO SALVADOR, Brazil — The group stage was over, but the experience of a lifetime continued. After making it to the airport in Recife and booking our flights to Salvador, Ives and I took … Continue reading »

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Argentina rides defense to first World Cup semifinal since 1990

Argentina reached the semifinals of the World Cup for the first time since 1990 after Gonzalo Higuain scored in the eighth minutes and its defense held firm in a 1-0 quarterfinals win vs. Belgium on Saturday. Continue reading »

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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

Marouane Fellaini and Belgium are ready to take on Lionel Messi and Argentina in a crucial World Cup quarterfinals match. Continue reading »

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World Cup quarterfinals: A Look Ahead

Argentina look to get beyond the quarterfinal round for the first time since 1990, but will need a big performance from Messi and Co. when they face Belgium. Continue reading »

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Neymar ruled out of the World Cup

Brazilian star Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup with a fracture in his back, sending shockwaves across Brazil and the world. Continue reading »

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SBI World Cup Man of the Match: David Luiz

With a free kick in the 69th minute, David Luiz scored the goal that put Brazil in the World Cup semifinals. 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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World Cup and MLS: Your Running Commentary

The World Cup quarterfinals begin and a full night of MLS action is on tap on a soccer-filled Fourth of July. 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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Germany defeats France to advance to 4th straight World Cup semifinal

Mats Hummels goal was the difference as Germany defeated France to progress to its fourth straight World Cup semifinal. Continue reading »

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World Cup quarterfinals: A Look Ahead

Friday marks the kickoff of the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals, as hosts Brazil take on Colombia, while European powers France and Germany clash. Continue reading »

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