02:33 AM EDT 07/24/2014
Originally posted 07/13/2014 06:00PM
After a mostly scoreless game that kept spectators on the edge of their seats, Germany bested Argentina 1-0 to win the 2014 World Cup.
Originally posted 07/09/2014 02:20PM
It wasn't just a bad dream. Brazilians woke up Wednesday to dreadful headlines describing the shame and humiliation of their soccer team's historic defeat of 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup's semifinal.
The country's leading soccer publication stated simply: "A day to forget."
"It was the most shameful performance of all times," said Almir Rogelio, 32, who was waiting at a newspaper stand for a friend. "I honestly woke up and didn't even want to remember what happened."
Originally posted 07/03/2014 11:15AM
U.S.A. Soccer goalie Tim Howard might not be the Secretary of Defense any longer, but the World Cup hero still got to experience the thrill of a cabinet meeting Wednesday when he received a congratulatory call from President Barack Obama.
Originally posted 07/02/2014 12:05PM
If you're just looking at the scores, the United States' World Cup journey was a slow slide of disappointment: a win, then a draw, then a 1-0 loss, then finally a 2-1 loss to Belgium that knocked them out of the tournament in the Round of 16.
But that view doesn't quite tell the full story of the Americans' run through the World Cup, as an underdog team emerged from the Group of Death and hordes of passionate fans put lie to the old saying that the U.S. doesn't care about soccer. Even in defeat the American side earned the respect of soccer fans the world over, scoring a late goal in extra time and finding a national hero in goalie Tim Howard, whose valiant defense kept competitive what should have been a rout.
Originally posted 07/01/2014 11:15AM
World Cup fever has got its hold on the globe, creating an outbreak of crazed patriotism in every sports fan it touches. Americans are stocking up on their soccer know-how, and, as a result, are learning about all the hunky footballers who make up each country's team.
Originally posted 07/01/2014 11:30AM
World Cup fever has gripped the U.S., reaching into even the isolated heart of regional waffle chain Waffle House: The primarily Southern restaurant group has launched a campaign to boycott Belgian waffles as the U.S. prepares to play Belgium Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Originally posted 06/30/2014 07:00AM
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Originally posted 06/26/2014 06:25PM
American fans came out in full force, star-spangled banners waving, to support Team USA in the game against Germany on Thursday. Unfortunately, Clint Dempsey and co. didn't manage to best the competition, losing the match 1-0.
Originally posted 06/26/2014 03:35PM
Athletes aren't the only ones playing the field at the World Cup.
According to a report from Quartz, Brazil's influx of World Cup tourists are trying to do a bit of scoring on their own – mobile dating apps like Tinder and Grindr are seeing their numbers skyrocket in the South American nation.
Originally posted 06/26/2014 12:40PM
The actor shares a sweet pic of the pair wearing matching soccer jerseys
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