Thursday, July 10, 2014
Brazil's record defeat at the hands of Germany in the World Cup semifinal sent social networks into overdrive, with Twitter and Facebook beating previous marks of activity for sporting events.
An anti-gambling advert that featured a man putting his son's life savings on Germany winning the World Cup was widely panned by Singaporeans online Wednesday after it was shown during Brazil's crushing defeat.
A considerable crowd of soccer fans and revelers braved the 4 a.m. World Cup live broadcast schedule on Wednesday morning at Wendel's German Bakery & Bistro to witness the humiliating and crushing 7-1 victory over Brazil by Germany.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Brazil's World Cup dream was smashed into oblivion Tuesday as majestic Germany ran riot to win an extraordinary semi-final 7-1, sending the hosts crashing to the worst defeat in their 100-year footballing history.1 Comment
Fuelled by decades of hurt, Lionel Messi's Argentina and Arjen Robben's Holland will carry competing motivations into Wednesday's tantalizing World Cup semifinal showdown at Sao Paulo's Corinthians Arena.
Win or lose Wednesday's semifinal against Argentina, Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal will leave the World Cup having firmly reinforced his reputation as a master tactician.
Brazilian police arrested on Monday a director from the FIFA partner company handling World Cup ticket packages, accusing him of leading a network that illegally sold game passes.
When Alejandro Sabella was handed the task of reviving Argentina's fortunes after a poor campaign at the 2011 Copa America, not everyone in his homeland was convinced he was the right man.
Real Madrid legend Alfredo di Stefano, considered of the greatest soccer players ever, died in a Spanish hospital on Monday aged 88, drawing tributes from around the sporting world.
It has been a common sight at World Cup games: huge lines of fans buying beer inside stadiums before returning home with stacks of empty souvenir cups in their hands.