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USA’s run ends as Belgium win 2-1, despite Howard 16 saves

For a full 90 minutes, Belgium’s almost relentless attack added up to nothing in the face of Tim Howard, who made 16 saves for a World Cup Record in a game. Only in extra time was the superb United States goalkeeper finally beaten. Kevin De Bruyne turned Howard’s heroic night into defeat on Tuesday when he scored an extra-time goal and then set up...

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Argentina wins on late Di Maria goal over Switzerland, 1-0

Argentina is through to the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup after the most dramatic finish imaginable in Sao Paulo. Despite a dry game, with both teams taking turns playing defensively, it came to life in the last few moments of extra time. A mesmerizing Lionel Messi run set up Angel di Maria to score the winner after 117 minutes. After the goal went...

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France edges out win over Nigeria, 2-0

It was closer than perhaps expected, but in the end France overcame underdogs Nigeria with a 2-0 win in the Round of 16 to advance to a quarterfinal matchup against either Germany or Algeria. It is the third quarterfinal appearance in the last five World Cups for France, who won the 1998 championship on home soil and lost on penalty kicks in the 2006...

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Costa Rica edges Greece in PK’s to Continue Dream Run

There always seems to be enough time for heartbreak at the 2014 World Cup. Occasionally, there is enough time for two teams to have their hearts broken in the same game. Costa Rica overcame a late equalizer from Greece in second-half stoppage time and ultimately prevailed 5-3 in penalty shootout in a Round of 16 clash at Arena Pernambuco in Recife on Sunday. The...

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Uruguay ‘bites’ their ticket to the Round of 16

Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 Tuesday to reach the second round of the World Cup, although the victory was overshadowed by a biting incident involving the South American side’s star forward Luis Suarez. Four-time champion Italy, meanwhile, is heading home after the group phase for the second time in four years. Godin rose above a...

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Costa Rica stun Italy, 1-0

Costa Rica does it again. With a gritty performance and a clear strategy that they executed for perfection, los Ticos have gone on top of one of the tournament’s most difficult groups and guaranteed themselves a spot in the knock-out rounds. In a group with Italy, England and Uruguay, it would have been considered out of this world to predict that Costa Rica would...

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USA pull off stunner to beat Ghana

The Americans came to the World Cup with a plan to dictate the game, to dominate with speed. Instead on a breezy evening on Brazil’s northeast coast, it took every ounce of sweat and effort for them merely to survive a battle for the ages with their unlikely arch-nemesis, Ghana’s Black Stars. It was an incredible finish, and the U.S. scraped together three vital...

Columbia picks up big win from lowly Greece 1

Columbia picks up big win from lowly Greece

Colombia’s World Cup campaign got off to a roaring start thanks to a thorough 3-0 dismantling of Greece in their Group C opener. Pablo Armero gave Colombia an early lead with a strike in the fifth minute. Juan Cuadrado did fine work on the right wing, hitting a low cross that fell to Armero, who fired past Orestis Karnezis. The shot deflected off the...

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