Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Brazil's soccer confederation will not renew the contract of national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, local media reported on Monday, after the five-time World Cup winners were mauled by Germany in a humiliating 7-1 defeat on home soil.
Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano said the pain of losing the World Cup final in extra time to Germany on Sunday would live with him forever.
Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer's head injury in the World Cup final on Sunday has revived concern about the way soccer deals with concussions.
Joachim Loew revealed he told Mario Goetze to “prove he's better than Lionel Messi” before Germany's “miracle boy” hit the extra-time goal to win Sunday's World Cup final.
Miroslav Klose has had a good week. Tuesday: Become the World Cup's all-time leading scorer.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Mario Goetze scored a superb extra-time winner as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to become the first European team to win a World Cup held in South America on Sunday.
Brazil's miserable World Cup campaign ended in a chorus of boos on Saturday as the hosts slumped to a 3-0 defeat against the Netherlands in the third place playoff match.
Goalkeeper Julio Cesar admitted on Saturday that his international career is over after Brazil's World Cup campaign ended in disappointment.
Despite being a tournament labeled as the return of attack-minded soccer after the caution shown in South Africa four years ago, Brazil 2014 has been a platform for the world's best goalkeepers to shine.
Louis van Gaal is hoping he can replicate the team spirit that took the Netherlands to third place at the World Cup when he arrives at Manchester United.