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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...
  • MUNDIAL-Meticuloso DT Pinto ya planifica el plan de Costa Rica ante Holanda

    RECIFE (Reuters) - Organización, preparación y deseo. Lo que puede ser un simple mantra tiene a la selección de fútbol de Costa Rica en cuartos de final de una Copa del Mundo. La victoria por penales frente a Grecia, después de haber jugado casi una hora...
  • 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,...
  • Costa Rica clear underdog in World Cup clash with the Netherlands

    Costa Rica clear underdog in World Cup clash with the Netherlands
    World Cup watchers have endured a long wait for a quarterfinals standard: a member of the bourgeoisie versus one from the proletariat. Now the two days of doubleheaders conclude with a face-off of teams from different soccer strata. By any name, the...
  • 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...
  • Costa Rica y Grecia se miden en octavos con un ojo puesto en histórico logro

    RECIFE Brasil (Reuters) - Las selecciones de Costa Rica y Grecia, dos sorprendentes protagonistas de la segunda ronda del Mundial, se medirán el domingo por los octavos de final inevitablemente con un ojo puesto en lo que sería un logro histórico: estar...