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Saturday, July 12, 2014
Argentina, Brazil overcoming rivalry, mostly
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.
Midfield general Mascherano makes final dream a reality
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
Penalties lead Argentina to World Cup final
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.
Romero struggles and emerges to become hero of Argentina
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.
Argentina in final; Brazil's Cup nightmare deepens
Brazilians might have thought that their World Cup nightmare couldn't possibly get any worse — and then bitter rivals Argentina reached the final in their own backyard Wednesday.
Soccer fans root for Argentina, the Netherlands in Taipei
Hundreds of football fans stayed up early Thursday to watch a World Cup semi-final and cheer for Argentina or the Netherlands at restaurants and bars in Taipei.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Argentina soccer fans celebrate cup final berth
It was Argentina's joy, and another sting for Brazil.
Germans rout Brazilians 7-1 in brilliant showing to enter final
With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany. Nobody ever expected this.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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