Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer/FIFA World Cup 2014’ Category

CBC FIFA World Cup watched by Canadians in record numbers

Monday, July 14th, 2014

CBC FIFA World Cup coverage from Brazil set new records for television and online viewing, it was announced Monday.

Diego Maradona: Lionel Messi didn’t deserve Golden Ball

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Not even Diego Maradona, an ardent Argentina supporter and the country's greatest player in history, supports giving the Golden Ball award to Messi.

Who won World Cup of stupid?

Monday, July 14th, 2014
Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, World Cup

In one of the closest, most competitive tournaments in history, there were many contenders for the World Cup of Stupid.

Luiz Scolari resigns as Brazilian coach

Monday, July 14th, 2014
Luiz Felipe Scolari

Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned as Brazil's head coach after the team's failure to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Monday.

World Cup immortality eludes Lionel Messi

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

After a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat to Germany in the World Cup final, Argentina star Lionel Messi leaves with a heavy heart in the knowledge his professional career resume may forever remain incomplete, writes CBC soccer analyst Nigel Reed.

Germans take hard road to World Cup glory

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

This is one of the all time great World Cup triumphs. Germany is the first European side to triumph in South America, and they have done it the hard way, writes Tim Vickery.

Mario Götze ties World Cup record with extra-time goal

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Mario Götze's winning goal for Germany in the World Cup final was the 171st scored in Brazil, equaling the tournament record.

James Rodriguez hangs on to win Golden Boot prize

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Despite having his team eliminated in the quarter-finals, Colombia's James Rodriguez still wins the Golden Boot as the top scorer at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Christoph Kramer continued playing despite head injury

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer's head injury in the World Cup final has revived concern about the way football deals with concussion.

Shakira headlines fairly normal World Cup closing ceremony

Sunday, July 13th, 2014
Shakira, World Cup

Shakira took her rightful place as the songstress of the World Cup, headlining a closing ceremony that was fairly normal in its execution and style on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro.