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  • All eyes on Arjen Robben in Netherlands-Costa Rica World Cup game

    All eyes on Arjen Robben in Netherlands-Costa Rica World Cup game
    Arjen Robben made a mistake. No, not diving -- a habitual act of folly perpetrated by  the fast Netherlands forward -- against Mexico. It was Robben, while casting himself as an honest man, acknowledging afterward that he dove. (Which literally makes it...
  • The Dutch, Argentines aren't only ones saying adios to Costa Rica

    The Dutch, Argentines aren't only ones saying adios to Costa Rica
    Viewers with no dog in the fight between the Netherlands and Costa Rica might have asked themselves: Do we pull for the big, bad favorite that ascribes to a delightful brand of soccer or root for the heartwarming Cinderella whose ultra-defensive...
  • Costa Rica fight back to stun Uruguay 3-1

    Costa Rica fight back to stun Uruguay 3-1
    Two goals in four dramatic second-half minutes set lowly Costa Rica on their way to a deserved 3-1 victory over Uruguay on Saturday in the biggest upset of the World Cup so far. The Uruguayans took the lead in the Group D clash thanks to a disputed...
  • 2014 World Cup: Full TV Schedule

    All 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup from Brazil will be broadcast live on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 in English and on Univision Communications broadcast and cable nets in Spanish. The tournament kicks off June 12, culminating with the championship game July 13...
  • As Brazil sputters, World Cup still waits for dominant team to emerge

    As Brazil sputters, World Cup still waits for dominant team to emerge
    Three weeks ago, Juergen Klinsmann predicted his U.S. team wouldn't win the World Cup. And he was right. So who is he picking in the final? "Brazil is the No. 1 name to mention," Klinsmann said Wednesday, "because of their talent [and] their home...
  • World Cup round-up: Spain eliminated from World Cup

    World Cup round-up: Spain eliminated from World Cup
    It is a stunning end to one of the most dominant eras in international soccer. Spain, which won two European championships and the 2010 World Cup, was eliminated from the World Cup after two games and two losses. An undeniable dynasty, Spain was the...
  • France and Italy, busts at last World Cup, make strong recoveries

    The unwanted distinction of biggest bust at the previous World Cup boiled down to two longtime heavyweights, France and Italy. Neither won a single match. France (0-2-1), torn apart by infighting, eked out just one goal. Italy (0-1-2) did marginally...
  • World Cup round-up: Argentina-Belgium, Holland-Costa Rica square off

    World Cup round-up: Argentina-Belgium, Holland-Costa Rica square off
    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...
  • World Cup round-up: England is eliminated

    World Cup round-up: England is eliminated
    UPDATE: Costa Rica pulled off its second shock win, defeating Italy 1-0 on a Bryan Ruiz header in the 44th minute. The Ticos advanced to the second round with the victory and left England disappointed at another World Cup. England and Costa Rica...
  • Costa Rica, en octavos por segunda vez en su historia tras ganar a Italia

    Costa Rica, en octavos por segunda vez en su historia tras ganar a Italia
    La selección de fútbol de Costa Rica se clasificó el viernes para octavos de final del Mundial por segunda vez en su historia tras derrotar por 1-0 a Italia, resultado que además dejó a Inglaterra sin posibilidades de avanzar en el Grupo D. La selección...
  • Another happy day for Costa Ricans in Southland: a victory over Italy

    Another happy day for Costa Ricans in Southland: a victory over Italy
    As time wound down against Italy, people from one of the world's happiest countries broke down in tears. Happy tears. Costa Rica had made it to the knockout round of the World Cup. Costa Rica may be some 2,800 miles from Southern California but at the...
  • World Cup: Costa Rica stuns Italy

    World Cup: Costa Rica stuns Italy
    Costa Rica beat Italy 1-0 on Friday to secure their progress to the World Cup knockout stage from a Group D containing three previous winners and guarantee England's first-round exit. Captain Bryan Ruiz met Junior Diaz's cross from the left with a...