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Alejandro Sabella: ‘Perfect game’ required against Germany

RIO DE JANEIRO – Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is looking for perfection against Germany in today’s World Cup final. Describing the Germans as “very powerful” physically, mentally and tactically, Sabella …


Dejected Brazilians watch another World Cup loss

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilians already downhearted at missing out on reaching the World Cup final watched in dismay Saturday as their national team lost to the Netherlands 3-0 in …


Germany and Argentina face off for World Cup title

RIO DE JANEIRO – The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet’s best player against the tournament’s best team. Lionel …


Argentines united in World Cup run

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Soccer has once again emerged as the patriotic touchstone that unites Argentines as they teeter on the precipice, this time threatened by a debt crisis, soaring …


Neymar speaks on his back injury, World Cup final

BRASILIA, Brazil – Neymar became emotional when talking Thursday about the injury that ruled him out of the World Cup, saying that if the knee to his back had been …


UPDATED: Wed., July 9, 2014, 5:40 p.m.

Argentina reaches FIFA World Cup final after penalties

The World Cup’s second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the …


World Cup notes: Argentina’s Alejandro Sabella says Lionel Messi is the ’best of them all’

SAO PAULO – Normally a reserved man who avoids hype, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella isn’t shy about declaring Lionel Messi to be the best player in the world. Comparing the …


World Cup hospitality executive released from jail in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO – A World Cup corporate hospitality executive suspected of involvement with a ticket-scalping ring was released from police custody early Tuesday and returned to work. Ray Whelan, …


UPDATED: Tue., July 8, 2014, 3:56 p.m.

Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.


UPDATED: Sat., July 5, 2014, 6:17 p.m.

Louis Van Gaal makes right moves, leads Netherlands into FIFA World Cup semifinals

Louis van Gaal made the call, and Tim Krul made the saves.


UPDATED: Sat., July 5, 2014, 1:49 p.m.

Gonzalo Higuain sends Argentina to FIFA World Cup semis, Belgium home

For once Lionel Messi didn’t carry Argentina on his shoulders.


Brazil wins, but Neymar ruled out of World Cup

FORTALEZA, Brazil – Not long after celebrating another all-important win at the World Cup, Brazil was jolted by the loss of Neymar. The tournament’s poster boy with the dyed-blonde fauxhawk …


Germany beats France, reaches World Cup semis

RIO DE JANEIRO – It just wouldn’t be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals. Harnessing all their big-game experience, the Germans delivered an efficient performance to hold off …


UPDATED: Fri., July 4, 2014, 5:57 p.m.

Brazil wins, but Neymar ruled out of FIFA World Cup

Not long after celebrating another all-important win at the World Cup, Brazil was jolted by the loss of Neymar.


UPDATED: Fri., July 4, 2014, 3:04 p.m.

Germany beats France, reaches FIFA World Cup semis

It just wouldn’t be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals.


Brazil expects fewer difficulties against Colombia

FORTALEZA, Brazil – Luiz Felipe Scolari thinks Brazil may be at an advantage by playing in the World Cup quarterfinals against a Colombia team that likes to attack often. Scolari …


A 1982 clash revived as France-Germany meet in FIFA World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO – When Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer embarked on a series of hair-raising dashes out of his area in the second-round win over Algeria, it would have struck …


World Cup notes: Colombia’s fun comes with duty

FORTALEZA, Brazil – Colombia has been playing the exciting brand of football that Brazilians believe their own team should be playing at this World Cup. They’ve also been dancing after …


Brazil ready for Colombia

Luiz Felipe Scolari thinks Brazil may be at an advantage by playing in the World Cup quarterfinals against a Colombia team that likes to attack often. Scolari said he knows …


Brazil overpass, World Cup project, collapses

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in a Brazilian World Cup host city, killing at least one person and trapping a commuter bus, two construction …


World Cup notes: Omar Gonzalez happy to rejoin U.S. soccer lineup

Landon Donovan is still playing a role for the U.S. World Cup team: supporting defender Omar Gonzalez, his Los Angeles Galaxy teammate. After injuring his left knee during a Major …


U.S. vs. Belgium on Tuesday in World Cup quarterfinals

MOGI DAS CRUZES, Brazil – Highly physical, probably defensive and anxiety-ridden for sure. Not exactly the kind of happy soccer that fans have enjoyed so far at the World Cup, …


James Rodriguez shines as Colombia eliminates Uruguay at FIFA World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO – With a spectacular swivel-and-strike, James Rodriguez provided one of the highlights of the World Cup and gave Brazil reason to worry. Rodriguez scored one of the …


Luis Suarez told FIFA panel bite at World Cup was not deliberate

Luis Suarez claimed to FIFA’s disciplinary panel that he did not deliberately bite Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. The Uruguay striker writes in Spanish that “in no way …


James Rodriguez shines as Colombia eliminates Uruguay at FIFA World Cup

With a spectacular swivel-and-strike, James Rodriguez provided one of the highlights of the World Cup and gave Brazil reason to worry.


Saved by the woodwork vs. Chile, Brazil lives another day at FIFA World Cup

Tight and tense as it was, it was enough to keep Brazil’s national obsession of winning the World Cup on home soil from taking a desperately disappointing turn.


No Suarez, no Falcao for Uruguay-Colombia FIFA World Cup match

RIO DE JANEIRO – Colombia was already without Radamel Falcao. Now Uruguay is without Luis Suarez. Instead of a matchup between two of the world’s top strikers, the round-of-16 match …


Brazil showing some nerves ahead of FIFA World Cup match vs. Chile

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil – There’s no denying it, the thought of sudden World Cup elimination is on the minds of Luiz Felipe Scolari and his Brazil squad. The veteran coach …


U.S. hopes to boost World Cup attack against Belgium

SAO PAULO – No wonder the United States is having problems scoring at the World Cup: The Americans are hardly attacking. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann is eager for the U.S. to …


Germany beats the United States at FIFA World Cup

RECIFE, Brazil – They heard about people back home watching during their lunch breaks, streaming on office computers or playing hooky with fellow fans. And then, as the bus pulled …