Monday, July 7, 2014
Neymar battled back tears as he urged his Brazil teammates to win the World Cup without him after suffering a fractured vertebra in the quarterfinal win over Colombia.
Real Madrid legend Alfredo di Stefano remained in a “serious but stable” condition in a Madrid hospital on Sunday, a day after he went into a coma after suffering a heart attack, the hospital said.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
The Argentines didn't need a late winner from Lionel Messi this time, settling in to protect a 1-0 margin against Belgium that earned them a first trip to the World Cup semifinals in 24 years.
Neymar returned to Brazil's training camp in an ambulance after being ruled out of the World Cup because of a broken vertebra that will sideline him for four weeks.
A sensational David Luiz free kick took Brazil into the World Cup semifinals with a 2-1 victory over Colombia but the tournament hosts saw star striker Neymar carried off in agony.
It just wouldn't be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals.
Brazil exploded into collective celebration Friday night after its soccer team won a hard-fought World Cup quarterfinal match against Colombia, 2-1.
Germany captain Philipp Lahm is desperate to avoid his side becoming the eternal third place team as they plot how to beat Brazil in the World Cup semifinal.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Brazil striker Neymar was ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup on Friday, dealing the hosts a crushing blow just hours after they battled through to a semi-final showdown with Germany.
Since Day 1, when Brazil put three past Croatia, the World Cup has enjoyed a goal deluge as sustained as an Amazon forest downpour.