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

Argentina will be tougher challenge for Germany

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
 Javier Mascherano Argentina

With three consecutive shutouts, including a stifling semifinal victory over the Netherlands, Argentina's resolute defence must concern Germany when the two sides square off for the biggest prize in world football on Sunday.

Arjen Robben’s miss shades of 2010 World Cup final

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

In two consecutive World Cup tournaments, Arjen Robben has had the chance to play hero for the Netherlands. Instead, his two excruciating misses at the most tenuous of moments have cost his nation.

FIFA suspends Nigerian soccer federation

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
Nigeria, World Cup

Nigeria was suspended from international football on Wednesday because of government interference, FIFA said in a statement.

World Cup 2014: Brazil’s meltdown caught us by surprise

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

No one in their right mind could possibly have predicted such a meltdown for a country so rightly proud of its football tradition, writes Nigel Reed.

Miroslav Klose becomes all-time World Cup scoring leader

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

On a night when Germany routed the host nation 7-1 in the World Cup semifinals, Miroslav Klose also became the tournament's all-time record scorer — surpassing Brazil great Ronaldo.

Which team suffered the most humiliating big-event loss?

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Brazil’s 7-1 loss to Germany at the 2014 World Cup semifinal on Tuesday was shocking to say the least. But this isn’t the first time a big-time team has looked downright dreadful during an event in front a nationally televised audience.

Brazil fans stunned after World Cup loss

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Brazil WCup Soccer Germany

The tears started flowing before half time, and by the end of a 7-1 shellacking in the World Cup semifinal, millions across Brazil were in dazed, damp-eyed disbelief.

CBC FIFA World Cup app exceeds 1 million downloads

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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The CBC FIFA World Cup app has surpassed one million downloads, as Canadians seem keen on watching the action from Brazil on the go.

Robin van Persie could be out of World Cup semifinal

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Dutch captain and all-time top scorer Robin van Persie is in doubt for the World Cup semifinal against Argentina after succumbing to a stomach problem.

Penalty master Krul ushers in World Cup’s revenge of the goalkeepers

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Brazil's 2014 World Cup started with a binge of goals. There were too many to count. But lo and behold, we have arrived at the moment of the keeper's revenge, Andrew Davidson writes.