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  • Ecuador sees red at World Cup in scoreless draw with France

    Ecuador sees red at World Cup in scoreless draw with France
    Play was stopped, but the suspense was palpable. France fullback Lucas Digne lay on the turf, shaken up when Ecuador midfielder Antonio Valencia left cleat marks on his leg while they fought for the ball. How would Noumandiez Doue adjudicate the matter?...
  • Scoreless draw gives France top Group E spot

    Scoreless draw gives France top Group E spot
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- France secured the top spot in Group E on Wednesday by getting a 0-0 draw against 10-man Ecuador at the Maracana. Les Bleus, who entered the final match of the group stage with six points from their first two matches, were a virtual...
  • Xherdan Shaqiri's hat trick lifts Switzerland

    Xherdan Shaqiri's hat trick lifts Switzerland
    MANAUS, Brazil -- Switzerland advanced to the second round at the World Cup on Wednesday as the team notched a 3-0 win over Honduras courtesy of Xherdan Shaqiri's hat trick, allowing the Swiss to finish in second place in Group E. Switzerland entered...
  • France, Argentina look to clinch top seeds in World Cup Groups E and F

    France, Argentina look to clinch top seeds in World Cup Groups E and F
    Yesterday in one sentence: Luis Suarez really bit someone again, England bored us again, Greece went through on a soft late penalty and there might not be a more enjoyable team in the tournament than Colombia. What’s on tap: Bosnia and Herzegovina...
  • France, Switzerland, Nigeria on edge of advancing at World Cup

    Half of the sweet 16 cast is complete. Raise your hand if you had Mexico, Chile, Greece and Costa Rica, who represent half of the qualifiers so far. With your other hand, reach into your pocket and dig out cash to buy a lottery ticket -- because you are...
  • Wednesday's World Cup matchups: Nigeria looks to upset Argentina

    GROUP F: NIGERIA VS. ARGENTINA Where: Porto Alegre. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, Univision. The buzz: Thanks to a pair of game-winning goals from Lionel Messi, Argentina has already qualified for the second round and could win the group with anything...
  • Ecuador edges Honduras, 2-1, in World Cup Group E game

    Ecuador edges Honduras, 2-1, in World Cup Group E game
    Honduras avoided a dubious distinction. Alas, the lightly regarded World Cup squad also will avoid the World Cup knockout round. The Hondurans got a Costly goal, but a costly infraction that negated another score as Ecuador eked out a 2-1 win in a group...
  • Costa Rica looks to finish off England's chances as France, Switzerland square off

    Costa Rica looks to finish off England's chances as France, Switzerland square off
    Yesterday in one sentence: I'm glad I write for an American newspaper and not a British one, because with the controversial Luis Suarez causing the inevitable downfall of the disappointing English national team, I don't think I'd sleep until Tuesday....
  • France and Italy, busts at last World Cup, make strong recoveries

    The unwanted distinction of biggest bust at the previous World Cup boiled down to two longtime heavyweights, France and Italy. Neither won a single match. France (0-2-1), torn apart by infighting, eked out just one goal. Italy (0-1-2) did marginally...
  • World Cup games for Friday TV

    TODAY'S GAMES Group D: ITALY VS. COSTA RICA Where: Recife. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, Univision. The buzz: Both teams won their openers, Italy downing England on Mario Balotelli's goal in the 50th minute and Costa Rica stunning Uruguay behind...
  • World Cup 2014: Switzerland scores in final minute to edge Ecuador, 2-1

    Last summer, Christian Benitez, the premier scorer on Ecuador's budding World Cup squad, entered the hospital with stomach pains after a match and never left. He died at 27 of heart failure from an undetected congenital ailment. No teammate was more...