Sunday, July 13, 2014
Brazil captain Thiago Silva on Friday spoke out in defense of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who has come in for a barrage of criticism in the wake of the World Cup hosts' embarrassing semifinal defeat to Germany.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard paid an emotional tribute to Luis Suarez as the Uruguay striker's move to Barcelona was confirmed on Friday.
Italian striker Mario Balotelli was at the center of fresh controversy on Friday after posting a picture of himself on social media apparently posing with a shotgun.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Argentina and Brazil, South America's rival giants, have been getting over their mutual mistrust in recent years, but their newfound spirit of friendship definitely does not extend to soccer.
Crocked Brazilian star Neymar declared Thursday he wants Lionel Messi to lead fierce rivals Argentina to victory over Germany as the countdown to the World Cup final began.
Argentina had to rely upon their leader and Barcelona star to squeeze past the Netherlands and reach their first World Cup final for 24 years, but it wasn't the one they expected.
The head of Asian soccer has told AFP he will seek re-election next year as he tries to revamp regional soccer after previous scandals and a disappointing World Cup.
Friday, July 11, 2014
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 show.
Having spent most of the last 12 months out of favor at club level, Sergio Romero has emerged from the shadows at the World Cup to star in Argentina's run to the final.