1. Angel Di Maria Injury Raises Tactical Questions for Argentina

    Argentina are back. After no less than 24 years out of the World Cup semi-finals, the Albiceleste took down Belgium 1-0 in Brasilia to book their place amongst the top four...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 7 days ago 12,514 reads 6 comments

  2. The Top 10 German Talents to Watch for at the 2018 World Cup

    The 2014 World Cup may be the last chance for some of the Mannschaft's current stars to become world champions. Miroslav Klose is 36 years old, Philipp Lahm turns 31 in November, Bastian Schweinsteiger 30 in August and Per Mertesacker 30 in September..

    Clark Whitney Written by Clark Whitney about 7 days ago 3,761 reads 22 comments

  3. Neymar 'Couldn't Feel His Legs'

    Amid reports Neymar was 2cm away from paralysis, Felipe Scolari reveals the Brazilian “couldn't feel his legs...

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 7 days ago 5,708 reads 0 comments

  4. Higuain: I Never Got Desperate About Scoring

    Argentina brought to an end nearly two-and-a-half decades of frustration on Saturday when they downed Belgium 1-0 to check into their first FIFA World Cup™ semi-final since Italy 1990...

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 7 days ago 523 reads 0 comments

  5. Hazard: We Need to Look to the Future

    It was always going to be tough for Belgium on Saturday versus two-time world champions Argentina and the imperious Lionel Messi, in front of a raucous, partisan crowd at Brasilia's Estadio Nacional...

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 7 days ago 92 reads 0 comments

  6. Louis Van Gaal's Decision-Making Through World Cup Quarter-Final Proves Decisive

    Ultimately, it was bringing on penalty-killing goalkeeper Tim Krul that changed the foundations of the Netherlands’ quarter-final effort against Costa Rica...

    Elko Born Written by Elko Born about 7 days ago 9,905 reads 16 comments

  7. 5 USMNT Players Whose Stock Fell at 2014 World Cup

    Now that the United States men's national team has been eliminated from the 2014 World Cup, much of the focus has turned to a number of USMNT players who are rumored to be gearing ...

    John D. Halloran Written by John D. Halloran about 7 days ago 35,274 reads 54 comments

  8. Joachim Low Says Foreigners in Premier League Are Damaging England

    Germany manager says Roy Hodgson's task is made impossible because of the large number of overseas players in the Premier League.....

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 7 days ago 541 reads 0 comments

  9. Debate: Should Tim Krul Start for Netherlands in World Cup Semi vs. Argentina?

    Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal took an amazing tactical gamble as his team prepared for a penalty shootout against Costa Rica in the World Cup quarter-finals...

    Ian Rodgers Written by Ian Rodgers about 7 days ago 5,296 reads 33 comments

  10. Krul: I Told Penalty Takers I Knew Their Plan

    It appeared as if a spell had been cast on the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador on Saturday, as the stadium that had been synonymous with free-scoring matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ suddenly provided the stage for a goalless encounter...

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 7 days ago 414 reads 1 comments

  11. Krul Delighted with World Cup Progress

    The Newcastle player came on late in extra time and produced two saves in a penalty shoot-out against Costa Rica after a goalless draw over 120 minutes in Saturday's quarter-final in Salvador...

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 7 days ago 1,185 reads 1 comments

  12. Navas: We Leave with Our Heads Held High

    Costa Rican international goalkeeper, Keylor Navas was gutted following his side's 2014 World Cup quarterfinal loss to Holland on Saturday evening, losing on penalties, but the Levante stopper was proud of how they represented the country...

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 7 days ago 60 reads 0 comments

  13. 5 USMNT Players Whose Stock Increased at 2014 World Cup

    The United States men's national team's performance in the 2014 World Cup was a living, breathing and sweating example of why sports are unpredictable...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 8 days ago 21,380 reads 59 comments

  14. 10 Things Mexico Learned from 2014 World Cup Campaign

    Mexico left the 2014 World Cup holding its head high and looking to the future. Like everything in life, there were good and bad moments, but all of them will turn into experience...

    Karla Villegas Gama Written by Karla Villegas Gama about 8 days ago 11,852 reads 31 comments

  15. 3 Key Themes of the Social Chatter from Netherlands vs. Costa Rica

    The Netherlands defeated Costa Rica after 120 minutes of scoreless soccer, but the drama hit a climax following a goalie switch before the penalty shootout ensued...

    Ashkan Kargaran Written by Ashkan Kargaran about 8 days ago 1,063 reads 2 comments

  16. Surprise Package Costa Rica Provided Thrills and a Bit of Panic

    Costa Rica were the surprise package of the 2014 World Cup. They also threatened to upset the applecart. Only once in tournament history had a CONCACAF nation progressed into the ...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 8 days ago 1,976 reads 9 comments

  17. Costa Rica Can Take Plenty of Positives from 2014 World Cup in Brazil

    This is just the beginning of a bright future for Costa Rica after Jorge Luis Pinto took them to the quarterfinals for the first time in their history...

    Karla Villegas Gama Written by Karla Villegas Gama about 8 days ago 2,371 reads 3 comments

  18. World Cup 2014: Best XI of Day 24 with Messi, Robben and Navas

    Day 24 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup featured a pair of cagey quarter-finals, some standout goalkeeping and the end of an extended goalscoring slump...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 8 days ago 11,855 reads 43 comments

  19. Louis van Gaal Goes All-In as Krul Saves the Netherlands vs. Costa Rica

    A "lottery," some people call them, the penalty shootouts that must ultimately decide knockout-stage matches that end in a draw. A sequence of events nearly impossible to influence, no matter how much you train, practice or theorise...

    Elko Born Written by Elko Born about 8 days ago 5,101 reads 10 comments

  20. Krul: 'I Worked on It'

    Dutch super-sub penalty shoot-out goalkeeper Tim Krul revealed he'd been “working on it for seven weeks...

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  21. Neymar's Message for Brazil, Interview Leaves TV Presenter, Audience in Tears

    Neymar was on television just a day after suffering a back injury that has ruled him out of the rest of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 8 days ago 556,381 reads 89 comments

  22. Germany Becomes 1st Team to Reach 4 Straight World Cup Semifinals

    With a hard-fought 1-0 win over France in the quarterfinals, Germany punched their ticket to the semifinals of the World Cup for the fourth consecutive time, becoming the first nation to ever achieve the feat, per ESPN Stats & Info ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 8 days ago 1,234 reads 4 comments

  23. Brazil Reaches 8th World Cup Semifinal, 2nd Most All-Time

    By beating Colombia 2-1 in the quarterfinals on Friday, Brazil reached the semifinals of the World Cup for the eighth time, which is the second-most appearances in the final four in the tournament's history, per ESPN Stats & Info (via ESPNFC )...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 8 days ago 1,088 reads 1 comments

  24. Messi Gives Us Water in Desert

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi gives the World Cup semi-finalists "water in the desert" when they are struggling, says coach Alejandro Sabella...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Emilio Gonzales about 8 days ago 1,245 reads 0 comments

  25. Lionel Messi's Mind-Blowing Skill, Close Control and Through Ball for Argentina

    You already know how good Lionel Messi is, but there's no harm him reminding you every once in a while...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 8 days ago 302,746 reads 36 comments