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  • Controversial penalty a good lesson for U.S. World Cup team

    Controversial penalty a good lesson for U.S. World Cup team
    SAO PAULO — The U.S. soccer team gathered in a meeting room at the team hotel Thursday afternoon to watch the opening game of a World Cup it won't officially become part of until Monday, when it meets Ghana in the northeastern coastal city of Natal....
  • A look at 'Hand of God' and other controversial World Cup calls

    A controversial call may have spoiled Thursday’s World Cup opener between Brazil and Croatia for many fans across the globe. Referee Yuichi Nishimura called a penalty kick against Croatia in the 69th minute when Brazilian forward Fred fell...
  • World Cup: Brazil tied with Croatia at halftime, 1-1, despite own goal

    During warmups, a host nation gasped at the sight of -- or getting word about -- Neymar wincing and limping. At a Monday practice, the young man who carries the two-ton mantle of Brazil's soccer savior rolled his ankle. If these Brazilians lean more...
  • World Cup schedule: When to watch the group-play games on TV

    World Cup schedule: When to watch the group-play games on TV
    The 2014 World Cup officially gets underway Thursday in Brazil when the host country takes on Croatia at 1 p.m. PDT on ESPN. But what about the rest of the games? Are you trying to plan your days so you can watch all the matches? Below is the entire...
  • Brazil opens World Cup with heavy expectations of a nation

    His full name is Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, an unmanageable mouthful he has thankfully shortened to Neymar. And though he stands just 5 feet 9 on his tippy-toes and weighs 142 pounds dripping wet, for the next month the unpretentious 22-year-old...
  • Brazil beats Croatia 3-1 in World Cup opener

    Brazil beats Croatia 3-1 in World Cup opener
    SAO PAULO — Thiago Silva fought back tears as he led his Brazilian teammates out of the tunnel and onto the field Thursday to welcome a World Cup many here thought would never come. Star striker Neymar, who at just 22 carries the burden of his...
  • Brazil opens World Cup with a win and some controversy

    Day 1 at the World Cup was a good one for conspiracy theorists and Brazil forward Neymar. For referee Yuichi Nishimura and tournament organizers, not so much. The Brazilians were tied with Croatia in the 69th minute when Croatian defender Dejan Lovren...
  • Brazil overcomes pressure and Croatia in World Cup opener

    Brazil overcomes pressure and Croatia in World Cup opener
    Thiago Silva fought back tears as he led his Brazilian teammates out of the tunnel and onto the field Thursday to welcome a World Cup many here thought would never come. Star striker Neymar, who, at just 22, is carrying the burden of his country's...
  • World Cup 2014 Is Already Bigger on Facebook, Twitter than Oscars

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup has just kicked off, and after the opening match it's already a bigger phenom than this year's Academy Awards on social networks. According to Facebook, the opening match Thursday -- Brazil's 3-1 defeat of Croatia -- generated...
  • World Cup round-up: Brazil wins opener, Spain-Netherlands 2010 rematch on tap

    World Cup round-up: Brazil wins opener, Spain-Netherlands 2010 rematch on tap
    The result was as expected. The path to victory...not so much. Brazil needed the aid of a controversial penalty kick to overcome Croatia, 3-1, in the World Cup opener on Thursday. After falling behind, 1-0, on Marcelo's own goal, it was Neymar who...
  • World Cup: Brazil should eke out a victory over Croatia in the opener

    If, as they say, the past is prelude, Brazil should win today's World Cup blastoff, 1-0. The host with the most — talent, charisma, verve — cannot count on oodles of goals. Because the Brazilians are the only squad among 32 for which...
  • A primer for Americans on how to watch the World Cup

    A primer for Americans on how to watch the World Cup
    This week sports fans around the globe will turn their attention to the most watched athletic event in the world — the soccer World Cup. In remote villages and urban centers, close to 1 billion fans will stop what they are doing and find the nearest...