| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:43 AM
The World Cup round of 16 is set, and the tournament now changes as every team begins its win or go home mentality.
The U.S. and Algeria joined group winners Germany and Belgium as the final four teams to move out of the group stage and into the...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:45 AM
There have been eight teams to win a World Cup. Costa Rica drew three of those teams in its group. The Ticos have now beaten two of those countries.
Costa Rica has officially become the Cinderella of the World Cup.
The Ticos, expected to be just a...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 7:44 AM
The U.S. is in control of its World Cup destiny.
Ghana shocked many by holding World Cup favorites Germany to a 2-2 draw on Saturday, giving the U.S. a window to advance to the knockout stages with a win over Portugal on Sunday evening.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:47 AM
France left it late but managed to get past upset-minded Nigeria with a 2-0 win in the second round of the World Cup.
Paul Pogba broke the scoreless tie with a goal in the 79th minute and Joseph Yobo finished the match off with a goal two minutes into...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Xherdan Shaqiri netted the second hat trick of the tournament to send Switzerland through to the Round of 16 in the World Cup.
The Swiss were joined by Nigeria, who moved out of Group F despite a loss to Argentina and Lionel Messi, who scored two more...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:18 AM
The joy of Brazil advancing to the World Cup semifinals on Friday was tempered by the loss of its star, Neymar.
The 22-year-old playmaker suffered a fractured vertebra in his lower back when he was kneed in the back by Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:12 AM
FIFA has charged Luis Suarez for the biting incident in Tuesday's World Cup win over Uruguay.
It is the third such incident in Suarez's career, and if the panel finds Suarez guilty of the assault, he can be banned for between two matches and 24 months....
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Brazil is still coping with the agony of a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinal.
Sure the Brazilians figured they were a long shot to win the Cup after losing so many key players, but no one expected Germany to set a record for goals in a...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Will this finally be Argentina star striker Lionel Messi's magical World Cup?
After so many quiet World Cup appearances, few seemed to expect much from Messi.
FC Barcelona, a European soccer team with deep pockets to pay for all-star talent, put Messi...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:20 PM
WASHINGTON Argentina officials met Tuesday with a mediator in New York in a last-ditch move to resolve a dispute with American creditors that has the South American nation on the brink of default, a development that would have dire consequences for the...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:20 PM
WASHINGTON Argentina and a group of American hedge funds that own Argentine bonds were negotiating Tuesday seeking an agreement on repayment of Argentina's debt. If no agreement is reached and Argentina doesn't repay the bondholders by Wednesday, it...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:05 PM
WASHINGTON Standard & Poor's declared Argentina in selective default Wednesday afternoon after it failed to reach an agreement with American holdout creditors in the final hours of negotiations Wednesday. It marked Argentina's second default in 13 years....