| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:13 PM
The greatest sporting event on the planet, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, begins Thursday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the host country and favorite, Brazil, taking on a competitive Croatian team. I believe this World Cup will leave many of the traditional powers...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 6:54 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Lionel Messi finally made his mark on the World Cup and lit up the Maracana with his first goal in the finals for eight years but Argentina had to battle hard for a 2-1 win over debutantes Bosnia in their opening Group F match on...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 11:25 AM
The soccer bar in Iran is so low that national team supporters have suggested its historical apex occurred last week when the team played to a scoreless draw in its World Cup opener.
It was clear Saturday that Iran's strategy against Argentina was to...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:09 PM
SALVADOR, Brazil -- Bosnia-Herzegovina exited its inaugural World Cup on a high note on Wednesday, notching a 3-1 win over Iran at the Arena Fonte Nova.
Bosnia was a bit unlucky to lose a pair of one-goal games to start the tournament, but the team goes...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:19 PM
CURRITIBA, Brazil -- Opening play in Group F, Nigeria and Iran played to a listless, 0-0 draw, the first of its kind in the 2014 World Cup at the Arena de Baixada.
Despite a few early chances for the Super Eagles, there was nothing to split the teams on...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:04 PM
As we all know, the United States' World Cup hopes ended Tuesday with a 2-1 overtime loss to Belgium.
Belgium clearly dominated the game and if not for the play of goalkeeper Tim Howard this game would have ended in regulation time. Howard had a record-...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Three weeks ago, Juergen Klinsmann predicted his U.S. team wouldn't win the World Cup. And he was right.
So who is he picking in the final?
"Brazil is the No. 1 name to mention," Klinsmann said Wednesday, "because of their talent [and] their home...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 7:42 PM
When the final whistle sounded, Mario Goetze disappeared under a dog pile of German teammates in the middle of the field.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi, meanwhile, ran his left hand over his face and hair, sidestepped the celebration and joined his...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Whether a megastar at the World Cup finals ultimately qualifies for the Mt. Rushmore of his sport will be influenced in part by how many championships he collects. Though his skill and will surpass that of any peer, the rings are the thing for most juries...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Never before have the World Cup finalists met in the opening round of the succeeding tournament.
From the first-time-for-everything department, it's defending champion Spain versus runner-up Netherlands -- on just the second lap of the 4 1/2-week soccer...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:17 PM
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil went from having a high rate of scoring to a quarterfinal round that produced five goals in four games.
However, as the last week of the competition unfolds, traditional powers Brazil, Germany, Argentina and the...