Friday, July 18, 2014
Toni Kroos on Thursday became Real Madrid's first high profile signing for the new season, moving from Bayern Munich on a six-year deal just days after winning the World Cup with Germany.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
A crestfallen Lionel Messi kept a low profile as thousands welcomed the Argentina squad home Monday after a World Cup Final defeat to Germany.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Germany basked in the glory of their fourth World Cup on Monday after a nail-biting 1-0 victory against Argentina crowned them the first European team to win soccer's top tournament in South America.
United they stand, right at the top of the soccer world. And right on South American soil.
Mario Goetze lived up to the billing of being Germany's wunderkind by scoring the goal that ensured Germany became the first European team to win the World Cup title in South America.
Lionel Messi's final act in the 2014 World Cup was lifting a free kick high over the bar, wasting Argentina's last chance to equalize in the final against Germany.
Germany erupted in ecstasy Sunday, with fans dancing the night away, after the World Cup final win against Argentina that handed the country its historic fourth title.
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.