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  • Cry for Argentina? It played Germany evenly and could have won

    Cry for Argentina? It played Germany evenly and could have won
    The Argentines couldn't have asked for anything more. They engineered a pair of shots near enough to feel the goalkeeper's breath, both of which an adult league rec player might have converted. Their transcendent star found the open spaces he craves,...
  • Messi, Rojo lead Argentina past Nigeria

    PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil -- Lionel Messi continued his scoring tear with two goals at the Estadio Beira-Rio on Wednesday, but it was Marcos Rojo's second-half strike that gave Argentina a 3-2 victory over Nigeria. Messi opened the scoring in the third...
  • Coach has right touch for the Dutch

    Perhaps it was a joke. Or more mind games from a man who has become a master at them. Either way, Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal — better known as Louis to friends and family — caused quite a stir last spring when he said the only job he...
  • 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...