Saturday, July 5, 2014
Move over Chuck Norris, the Internet crowned a new hero this week — that's U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard. The 35-year-old player became a Twitter sensation after an astounding 16 saves in the U.S. team's match against Belgium, as the knockout stage of the World Cup continued to play out online this week.
A Danish teenager has claimed the virtual World Cup by beating his English rival in the final of the online Playstation gaming competition, overcoming a field of almost two million entrants.
Friday, July 4, 2014
FIFA expressed “substantial doubts” Wednesday about a German magazine's claims that a World Cup game could have been fixed and asked the publication to provide evidence to back up its report that a renowned match-fixer accurately predicted details of the match hours before it kicked off.
FIFA's number two official has said he's “amazed” by the levels of drunkenness in Brazil's World Cup stadiums, reviving a debate over whether alcohol sales should have been allowed at matches in the first place.
U.S. President Barack Obama commended the U.S. men's soccer team Wednesday for making their country proud in the World Cup tournament in Brazil, during an Oval Office phone call with two of the team's most celebrated players.
Pop star Shakira will perform before the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, headlining a closing ceremony that includes guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana and rapper Wyclef Jean.
France defender Mamadou Sakho and his teammates will be filled with “rage” when they take on Germany in the World Cup quarterfinals.
Brazil and Colombia enter the World Cup quarterfinals with totally different mindsets.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
They captured the hearts of America — from coast to coast, big towns and small, all the way to the White House.
Argentina's theme at this World Cup seems to be scrappy wins with Lionel Messi pulling through at the last minute to save the day.