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  • Dutch proved Messi can be shackled, says Germany's Flick

    Dutch proved Messi can be shackled, says Germany's Flick
    SANTO ANDRE, Brazil, July 10 (Reuters) — The German camp were keen observers of Wednesday's World Cup semi-final between Argentina and the Netherlands, and watched with interest as the Dutch defenders were able to subdue Lionel Messi for most of the...
  • In Brazil, reality sets in day after debacle

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil The sun came up over this hilly, dejected city Wednesday morning, and 200 million Brazilians across the nation awoke to the realization that, no, what happened at Estadio Mineirao on Tuesday night was not just a horrible nightmare....
  • Manaus waits to see if the World Cup sows future benefits

    MANAUS, Brazil The World Cup game between Honduras and Switzerland last week wasn't a particularly glamorous matchup, but it may have been historic nonetheless. It was the fourth and final FIFA World Cup match played at Manaus' new Arena da Amazonia,...
  • How cop cams can help ordinary citizens

    How cop cams can help ordinary citizens
    When Amarildo de Souza, an unemployed bricklayer who lived in Rio de Janeiro's largest favela, left home one evening last July, his intention was simply to pick up a few things at the market. Instead, he was caught up in a drug sweep and taken to the...
  • Brazil fans stunned by lopsided World Cup defeat

    Brazil fans stunned by lopsided World Cup defeat
    SAO PAULO -- The last time Brazil hosted soccer's World Cup, a humiliating 2-1 loss to Uruguay went down in history as a trauma that permanently damaged the country's psyche. Generations after that defeat in 1950, the national team was under enormous...
  • Coach has right touch for the Dutch

    Perhaps it was a joke. Or more mind games from a man who has become a master at them. Either way, Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal — better known as Louis to friends and family — caused quite a stir last spring when he said the only job he...
  • In disbelief, Germans, Brazilians see history made

    SAO PAULO/BERLIN (Reuters) - Divided by a scoreline as wide as the Atlantic, Germans and Brazilians united after the World Cup hosts' 7-1 humiliation in writing the game into the history of both nations, well beyond the realm of football. For Brazil,...
  • Brazil fans stunned by lopsided World Cup defeat; some turn sarcastic

    Brazil fans stunned by lopsided World Cup defeat; some turn sarcastic
    The last time Brazil hosted soccer's World Cup, a humiliating 2-1 loss to Uruguay went down in history as a trauma that permanently damaged the country's psyche. Generations after that defeat in 1950, the national team was under enormous pressure not to...
  • Argentina, Netherlands set for duel while Brazil wonders what happened

    RIO DE JANEIRO, July 9 — Argentina and the Netherlands were getting ready to play on Wednesday for the right to join Germany in the World Cup final as the inquisition into Brazil's humiliating exit gathered pace. The hopes of a South America winner...
  • World Cup world-wide party underway as semifinals loom

    World Cup world-wide party underway as semifinals loom
    RIO DE JANEIRO, July 8 (Reuters) — From the Brandenburg Gate to the beach at Copacabana, the World Cup party was in full swing ahead of Tuesday's semi-final between soccer giants Brazil and Germany. Millions of people around the globe were getting...
  • For Brazil fans, a debacle even worse than 1950

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - For many Brazilians, Tuesday's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany accomplished the unthinkable - a disaster even worse than the last time the country hosted the World Cup, in 1950. Back then, it was a 2-1 loss to tiny Uruguay in the...
  • Ruthless Germany leave Brazil heart-broken

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The nation whose attacking soccer has thrilled the world for generations was left heart-broken on Tuesday after Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals. Brazil has hosted one of the most...