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Riots in Buenos Aires following Argentina's World Cup heartache

Buenos Aires - All day on Sunday, excitement had been building up to a fever pitch in Buenos Aires. It seemed that every fan who had not made the journey north into Brazil and onto Rio had gathered on the Plaza San Martin in the heart of the Argentine capital.

Lionel Messi's legacy remains intact despite World Cup loss

Social media went haywire when Lionel Messi was awarded the Golden Ball winner of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil over James Rodriguez and Arjen Robben.

Germany edges the battle in wide areas to sink Argentina

Germany defeated Argentina to claim their fourth World Cup, in what was expected to be a tight affair between two sides that adopt contrasting styles of football.

World Cup 2014 Final Preview: Germany - Argentina

Over the past 30 years, Germany and Argentina have developed into familiar foes at the World Cup. The international powerhouses split triumphs in 1986 and 1990, but the Germans have proved their superiority over the Argentines in the last two World Cups.

Sabella's Argentina wins the battle of caution against Holland

In a tight, slow-burning affair, that offered very few legitimate goal-scoring chances, Argentina snuck past Holland and secured a berth in their first World Cup final in 24 years.

Joachim Low outwits Scolari as Germany batters Brazil

Germany’s victory over Brazil will be remembered for years to come in what proved to be a straightforward tactical battle.

World Cup 2014 Preview: Brazil vs Germany

The last time Brazil and Germany met in the World Cup, Luiz Felipe Scolari guided the hosts to their fifth triumph in Japan.

Algeria's World Cup team will donate $9m salary to Gaza

The Algerian national football team has announced that it will donate the salary earned from the World Cup to the people of the Gaza Strip.

World Cup 2014 Tactical Preview: France - Germany

Arguably the biggest fixture in the quarterfinal round is between two elite European sides. Germany has reached the semifinals in their last four major international tournaments, while France is aiming to improve on their Euro 2012 campaign.

Waffle House calls for boycott of Belgium Waffles

World Cup fever is alive and well in the United States, as evidenced by a popular restaurant chain's decision to request a boycott of a well known and loved breakfast staple.

United States v Belgium — brief preview

Salvador - Just over 24 hours from now, the United States Men's National Team will stare down the barrel of elimination for the first time at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

USA advances to next round in the World Cup

Recife - The United States has survived the so called "group of death" and will advance to the round of 16 in the World Cup. The US didn't perform their best on Thursday, but it was enough to advance.

Op-Ed: World Cup 2014—A story of love and hate

Few things in human history have demonstrated an ability to transcend the barriers of time, culture, race and class as effectively as competitive sport.

USA's Fabian Johnson dominates right flank against Portugal

One of the few pieces of criticism Paulo Bento has received during his tenure as Portuguese manager is his reluctance to adapt.

Defensive errors dominate Germany's draw with Ghana

James Kwesi Appiah watched his side suffer a heartbreaking defeat against the USA despite dominating possession, and a tilt against Germany saw Ghana’s World Cup dreams hanging in the balance.

Op-Ed: England still clinging to miracles to qualify in World Cup

If you read one newspaper in the UK this morning, it will actually scream the headlines — "We're Through!" But closer inspection points out a number of ifs and unlikely outcomes.

Chile's pressing sends Spain crashing out of the World Cup

Jorge Sampaoli’s sole alteration to his starting lineup against Spain identified the Chilean manager’s approach against the reigning world champions.

World Cup 2014: How far will the Italian team spirit take them?

Manaus - England lost to Italy in Brazil's Amazon on Saturday after the Azzurri team won 2-1 in their first Group D match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Just how far will the Italian team spirit take Italy in this year's World Cup matches?

James Rodriguez leads Colombia to goal against Greece

Of the many differences between Colombia and Greece both stylistically and tactically, it’s difficult to ignore the contrast between their main strengths.

Holland's direct approach sinks Spain in World Cup final rematch

It would be difficult to solely blame Vicente del Bosque for Spain loss against Holland, but the drubbing the reigning champions received was surely preventable.

Op-Ed: World Cup 2014 - Teams capable of overachieving in Brazil

Over the past week, I’ve provided in-depth previews of the legitimate favourites heading into the World Cup, but the great thing about this sport is the element of surprise.

Op-Ed: Hodgson's sprightly England squad could surprise many in Brazil

Optimism has filtered throughout England over the past few months. There was never a dull moment in the Premier League as young promising English talent blossomed in a season where anything was possible.

Op-Ed: Lionel Messi and Argentina face pressure to deliver in Brazil

Lifting the World Cup in the Maracana would exceed Argentina’s previous triumphs on the international stage. It would surpass Diego Maradona’s world-renowned display in 1986, and Mario Kempes’ goals in 1978 would be a distant afterthought.

Op-Ed: Why Joachim Low's Germany need to win the World Cup

It’s now or never for Joachim Low. Low’s German squad –– that now boasts an average age of 24.6 years –– need to lift their fourth World Cup in the Maracana on July 13.
 

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2014 FIFA World Cup goes to Brazil
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