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  • World Cup: Lionel Messi capable of outshining Argentina's flaws

    And the winner of Biggest Sore Loser is . . . Marc Wilmots. "We were not impressed by Argentina," the Belgium coach spat after his team was drummed out of the World Cup quarterfinals. "They were just ordinary." Beneath the sour grapes is a kernel of...
  • World Cup final features best team versus best player

    After 31 days, 63 games and 170 goals, this World Cup finally will be decided Sunday in the tournament's most compelling matchup. Over the last month, players have had their shoulders bitten and their backs broken. Unsung players such as Colombia's...
  • Brazil fans stunned by lopsided World Cup defeat; some turn sarcastic

    Brazil fans stunned by lopsided World Cup defeat; some turn sarcastic
    The last time Brazil hosted soccer's World Cup, a humiliating 2-1 loss to Uruguay went down in history as a trauma that permanently damaged the country's psyche. Generations after that defeat in 1950, the national team was under enormous pressure not to...
  • Argentina coach says he hasn't decided to quit

    Sunday's World Cup final probably will be Alejandro Sabella's last game as coach of the Argentine national team, his agent said last week. But Saturday, Sabella deflected questions about his future, saying he wanted to focus on the game against Germany....
  • Argentina edges Netherlands on penalty kicks to advance to World Cup final

    Argentina edges Netherlands on penalty kicks to advance to World Cup final
    For all his individual brilliance, one of the knocks against Lionel Messi has always been that he's only as good as the players around him. Surround him with an all-star team like he has at Barcelona and he wins six La Liga titles, three Champions...
  • World Cup semifinal game Wednesday: Netherlands vs. Argentina

    World Cup semifinal game Wednesday: Netherlands vs. Argentina
    NETHERLANDS VS. ARGENTINA Where: Sao Paulo. Time: 1 p.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, Univision. The buzz: There's some history between these teams, not all of it good. The last time they met in the elimination round of a World Cup, the Netherlands won after...
  • Germany, Argentina World Cup fans in Chicago show their true colors

    Germany, Argentina World Cup fans in Chicago show their true colors
    Last August, Jeff Heil spent about $100,000 to buy new televisions and a sound system and break down a wall to make the ultimate World Cup viewing space in the Irving Park German restaurant his family has owned since 1977. His investment paid off Sunday,...
  • Germany damages its World Cup trophy during team celebrations

    Germany damages its World Cup trophy during team celebrations
    It took the Germans a month of grueling matches to win the World Cup, but it took them only about a week to damage their coveted trophy. The 2014 tournament winners chipped off a piece of their replica World Cup trophy during wild celebrations in the...
  • Messi did not deserve Golden Ball -- Maradona

    Messi did not deserve Golden Ball -- Maradona
    Argentina forward Lionel Messi did not deserve to win the World Cup “Golden Ball” as the tournament's best player, according to his compatriot and former great Diego Maradona. Messi received the award after Argentina lost 1-0 to Germany in...
  • U.S. falls behind Costa Rica, Mexico in soccer world rankings

    U.S. falls behind Costa Rica, Mexico in soccer world rankings
    In case there was any doubt, FIFA made it official Thursday: The U.S. is no longer the top soccer country in North and Central America. In fact, it's not even No. 2. In the latest world rankings released Thursday, soccer's global governing body...
  • World Cup championship: What Germany needs to do to win

    With the seven goals Germany scored against Brazil on Tuesday still playing on an endless loop in the minds of World Cup watchers, it might be tempting to begin and end a list on what the Germans must accomplish to win the whole shebang with this: 1....