Monthly Archives: June 2014

Netherlands’ Robben Absolved of Wrongdoing

At the end of each day of action at the 2014 World Cup, our writers weigh in on what we learned from each match. France 2, Nigeria 0 France advances, but it was hardly a simple task: France won 2-0, … Continue reading

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Emotional Julio Cesar Revels in Changed Fortunes

Labelled the villain after Brazil bowed out of the 2010 World Cup, Julio Cesar broke down in tears as he was toasted as a nation’s saviour after the hosts scraped past Chile on Saturday. The 34-year-old goalkeeper saved penalties from … Continue reading

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USA advances despite 0-1 loss to Germany

Two wins and guaranteed advancing would have been nice, of course. But every Team USA fan would have taken four points from the Ghana and Portugal matches with a chance to advance against Germany, and the main consequence of the … Continue reading

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Uruguay defends Luis Suarez as FIFA scrambles

Rio de Janeiro • As the world was judging Uruguay’s Luis Suarez for biting a player in the World Cup, his teammates, coaches and fans in his soccer-crazy country defended the star, blaming the foreign media, his Italian opponents and … Continue reading

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FIFA World Cup Group F: Iran Can Still Make Second Round

The FIFA World Cup’s second round is approaching, and the fate of many teams in group play has yet to be decided. While some fans will put their team’s fate in fickle officiating, others might be able see their teams … Continue reading

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Italy look to shackle Suarez in Uruguay showdown

Italy must find a way to shut down Uruguay striker Luis Suarez when the teams clash at the Dunas arena on Tuesday in a World Cup showdown which FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Coins will decide who goes through to the … Continue reading

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France Routs Switzerland

France has been at the World Cup for two games now and, so far, there has been no locker room explosion. The players haven’t gone on strike. And no one has been sent home for insulting the coach’s mother. For … Continue reading

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FIFA World Cup 2014 Match Preview: Colombia v/s Ivory Coast

With Radamel Falcao missing the tournament, the South Americans have been dealt another blow as Sevilla forward Carlos Bacca took a knock in training and is now suffering from a first degree muscle strain. The treatment period will be 8-10 … Continue reading

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5 Questions Americans Have About the World Cup but Are Too Embarrassed to Ask

The World Cup is a week old and you still have questions about what’s going on. You’re not alone. For many American sports fans — some who are new to the game following the U.S.’s epic 2-1 win over Ghana … Continue reading

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FIFA World Cup 2014: Injured Coentrao out of World Cup

Rio De Janeiro: Portugal fullback Fabio Coentrao is out of the World Cup after suffering a thigh injury dealing another blow to the already fragile morale of the team, the Portuguese Federation (FPF) said Tuesday. Coentrao was forced off after … Continue reading

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