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  • MUNDIAL-Colombia es un equipo de temer, dice DT argentino Sabella

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - La campaña de la selección colombiana de fútbol no debería sorprender a nadie ya que es un equipo "de temer", dijo el lunes el técnico de Argentina, Alejandro Sabella. "Lo de Colombia no me sorprendió, porque tiene muy buenos...
  • Costa Rica hangs on to beat Greece in shootout

     Costa Rica hangs on to beat Greece in shootout
    With his team down to 10 men for nearly an hour, Keylor Navas made sure Costa Rica's last line of defense held firm. The goalkeeper came through with a string of stops in regulation and extra time and then made the only save in a penalty shootout to...
  • Argentina take on Belgium, Netherlands face Costa Rica

    BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - Twice champions Argentina take on in-form Belgium in the World Cup quarter-finals before the Netherlands face surprise packages Costa Rica later on Saturday. The South Americans, who have yet to hit top form in Brazil,...
  • 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...
  • Neymar's break is a bad one for Brazil

    Neymar's break is a bad one for Brazil
    He was a big part of the team's spine, the backbone of a high-energy attack that had Brazil poised to win a record sixth World Cup in next weekend's final. But now that Neymar's own backbone has been fractured, Brazil's title chances may be broken as...
  • Grecia es rival inesperado para Costa Rica, dice Tejeda

    SANTOS Brasil (Reuters) - La selección de fútbol de Costa Rica no esperaba enfrentar a Grecia en los octavos de final del Mundial, dijo el miércoles Yeltsin Tejeda, quien agregó que el equipo estaba pensando más en un choque con Colombia o Costa de...
  • World Cup: Costa Rica advances by defeating Greece on penalty kicks

    World Cup: Costa Rica advances by defeating Greece on penalty kicks
    Until the past few weeks, Costa Rica was noted largely for such charms as its butterflies (more than 1,000 species), life expectancy (79 years) and standing army (non-existent). Add soccer to the list. The team from a nation of fewer than five million...
  • On The Fly: Mexico, Greece Feel The Pain

    Mexico exited the World Cup in a most painful way, losing to Netherlands despite holding the lead into the 88th minute. The Dutch won 2-1 to advance to the quarterfinals, receiving the tying goal from Wesley Sneijder and the winner from Klaas-Jan...
  • Costa Rica gets past Greece on penalties

    Costa Rica gets past Greece on penalties
    RECIFE, Brazil -- Costa Rica's magical World Cup journey continued in dramatic fashion on Sunday as Los Ticos advanced to their first-ever quarterfinals after knocking off Greece, 5-3, on penalty kicks after the sides played to a 1-1 draw after extra time...
  • Costa Rica hace historia, gana 5-3 por penales a Grecia y clasifica a cuartos

    RECIFE, Brasil, (Reuters) - La selección de fútbol de Costa Rica hizo historia el domingo al alcanzar los cuartos de final del Mundial después de vencer 5-3 en definición por penales a Grecia, luego de igualar 1-1 en los 90 minutos reglamentarios. El...
  • After the first round, time for group therapy in Brazil

    After the first round, time for group therapy in Brazil
    The first round of a World Cup is a lot like a circus: There are clowns and high-wire acts, wild animals and magicians. And with 48 games in 14 days, it's hard to watch everything. So as the tournament paused Friday to bid arrivederci to Italy and the...
  • 2014 World Cup Group Stage superlatives

    2014 World Cup Group Stage superlatives
    The knockout rounds begin today at noon, but before we dive into the Round of 16, let’s take a look at some awards as they might stand through the group stages. Golden Ball: Given to the tournament’s top player, there are plenty of strong...