1. 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...

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  2. 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 5 days ago 9,862 reads 16 comments

  3. 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 5 days ago 34,661 reads 53 comments

  4. 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.....

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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...

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  7. 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 5 days ago 1,180 reads 1 comments

  8. 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...

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  9. 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 5 days ago 20,831 reads 59 comments

  10. 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 5 days ago 11,208 reads 30 comments

  11. 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 5 days ago 1,040 reads 2 comments

  12. 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 5 days ago 1,966 reads 9 comments

  13. 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 5 days ago 2,329 reads 3 comments

  14. 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 5 days ago 11,815 reads 43 comments

  15. 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 5 days ago 5,068 reads 10 comments

  16. 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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  17. 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 5 days ago 547,127 reads 89 comments

  18. 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 ...

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  19. 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 5 days ago 1,059 reads 1 comments

  20. 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...

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  21. 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 5 days ago 301,903 reads 36 comments

  22. Efficiency Is the New Old Watchword as Germany Seek World Cup Success

    You're not a leopard, and it's not about spots. In Germany, they believe people can, indeed, change, albeit with considerable effort. One has to “jump over one's own shadow”, the saying goes...

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  23. Injured Neymar Says Dream Not over

    Brazil forward Neymar said his dream of being a world champion is not over, despite being ruled out for the rest of the World Cup because of a back injury...

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  24. Argentina Coach Alejandro Sabella and His Almost Fall Gets the Meme Treatment

    Alejandro Sabella, the Argentina coach, quickly gained Internet fame after he became so engrossed in a chance for his side during their World Cup quarter-final against Belgium that he almost fell over...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 5 days ago 64,411 reads 30 comments

  25. Jurgen Klinsmann's Facebook Message on US National Team World Cup Exit

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