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Seventh heaven; Germany crushes Brazil 7-1

Didn’t see that coming, did you? Neither did the Brazilian side which was destroyed by Germany on Tuesday June 8 in the World Cup semifinal. Stunned Brazilian fans wept openly at the historic loss by their beloved team. How historic? It was the largest margin of victory in World Cup semifinal history. No World Cup […]

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Germany defeats Algeria 2-1 in extra time

  In a tournament full of brave performances by plucky underdogs, Algeria turned in one of the best yet. They battled Germany with all they had and it took extra time for the favored Germans to put away Algeria 2-1. The crowd was raucous and very pro-Algeria. They cheered wildly when the Algerians attacked and […]

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Brazil defeats Chile on penalty kicks

World Cup host Brazil is one of the world’s most passionate soccer strongholds. The country demands excellence from its team and expectations always run high. It was no different in a very tense game on Saturday June 28, 2014 as Brazil defeated Chile on penalty kicks. It was a cold way to end a game […]

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Colombia downs Uruguay 2-0, reaches quarterfinals for first time

The chase for a nation’s first World Cup can be an exhilarating ride. When that nation hasn’t even been in the tournament for twelve years, the thrills grow and the hunger deepens. Such is the case for the long shot Colombian team. With their win over Uruguay, they have now reached the World Cup quarterfinals […]

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Portugal defeats Ghana 2-1

Earlier this week, US soccer fans were cursing Cristiano Ronaldo. After all, he set up the tying goal in the USA vs. Portugal game. But on Thursday June 26, 2014, Ronaldo became a U.S. hero as he scored the decisive second goal in the Portuguese victory over Ghana. With that victory, the U.S. squad was […]

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US advances despite 1-0 loss to Germany

Was this the match we have all been waiting to see? Not really. Did the US show it can stand on the pitch with a world power like Germany and show it can be competitive? I don’t think so. Did the U.S. advance to the elimination round? Yes, that did happen today. The U.S. team […]

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Swiss make it to Round of 16 with victory over Honduras

The Swiss needed a victory over Honduras to advance to the Round of 16 in the World Cup. Thanks to a hat trick by Xherdan Shaqiri the Swiss had more than enough scoring to make it out of the preliminary rounds. Shaqiri scored at 4 minutes, 30 minutes and 71 minutes. The first goal was […]

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Bosnia Herzegovina vs. Iran

Bosnia Herzegovina was making its first appearance in the World Cup in its short history. And its team can go home knowing that it won its last game. The Bosnians throttled the Iranian team 3-1 in a game that eliminated Iran from the knockout round. The Iranians on paper looked to have an advantage. They […]

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England and Costa Rica play to a scoreless tie

If someone wanted to make a bet with you at the beginning of the World Cup that England would not make the knockout round and that Costa Rica would be on top of its group, you would have taken that bet. And if you had taken that bet, today you would be a bit poorer. […]