Tuesday Jul 15
Editorial - July 15, 2014
Never underestimate how much Canadians hate cheaters. And never underestimate how willing people are to cash in on other people's misdeeds.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Sport24.co.za | Germany basks in SWC win
Germany basked in the glory of their fourth Soccer World Cup on Monday after a nail-biting 1-0 victory against Argentina crowned them the first European team to win football's top tournament held in South America.
Wall Street Journal
A Late Volley by Gotze Is the Winning Strike
Deep into extra-time, Sunday's World Cup final was still locked in a scoreless tie and the outcome of the biggest event in international sports was in the balance.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Inside Bay Area
World Cup: Germany's dramatic win caps riveting tournament
The soccer gods aligned perfectly to ensure the best team won the magnificent spectacle that began June 12 and showcased 32 teams, 64 games and a record-tying 171 goals, none bigger than Super Mario Goetze's dream-crushing 113th minute score in Germany's 1-0 victory over formidable Argentina.
Lionel Messi should not be Argentina's scapegoat after World Cup...
Portuguese coach highlighted Chelsea attacker Andre Schurrle's role in Germany's win, and said the whole 'Chelsea family is very proud of him' Jose Mourinho says Lionel Messi should not be considered the scapegoat after Argentina's World Cup final defeat to Germany.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
The Washington Post
Soccer royalty in search of new crowns
Only eight countries have won the World Cup , and with Germany and Argentina colliding in Sunday's title match at Maracana stadium, the club will remain locked to outsiders.
The 'little boss' comes to Argentina's rescue
Back in 2007 when Javier Mascherano joined Liverpool, the midfielder was astonished to find out that some of his team-mates attached little importance to playing for their national team.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
World Cup Roundup: Final preview
In Sunday's final, Germany will look to stop Argentina's Lionel Messi, arguably the best soccer player in the world.
LIVE! Tsunami alert after 6.8 earthquake rattles Japan's Fukushima
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Japan, with its epicenter located some 150 kilometers from the city of Namie in Fukushima prefecture triggering a tsunami alert, RT News reports.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
The Daily Herald
Defender out of position comfortable facing Messi
For a man about to face one of the game's most prolific scorers, Benedikt Hoewedes is remarkably calm and composed ahead of the World Cup final.
The Globe and Mail
Brazil face must-win game the Dutch want no part of playing
After Brazil's utter humiliation against Germany, anything less than a win in Saturday's third-place match against an indifferent Netherlands team would deepen the gloom hanging over the World Cup hosts.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Lionel Messi has the stage to secure his place among the World Cup greats
Goalkeeper Sergio Romero the hero for Argentina after they progress to the World Cup final by beating the Netherlands in a penalty shootout.
Louis van Gaal says he taught Sergio Romero how to save penalties
Louis van Gaal claims he 'taught Sergio Romero how to save penalties' when he managed the Argentina goalkeeper at AZ Alkmaar - and now the stopper's shoot-out saves have seen Holland knocked out of the World Cup.
The Globe and Mail
Images from the World Cup semi-final
Netherlands and Argentina players stand for the anthem before the 2014 World Cup semi-finals between Argentina and the Netherlands at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
U.S. soccer set to face familiar Germans
Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in the last World Cup Group F match on Wednesday, with Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa scoring two goals each before Marcos Rojo kneed in the winner.