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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: Brazil's weaknesses exposed in 7-1 loss to Germany

    Had they lost with effort and dignity, all might have been forgiven. With Neymar and Thiago Silva missing in action, the Brazilians had a built-in excuse against Germany. Lose 1-0 or 2-1, and Brazil's players get some attaboys, back pats and, "We'll get...
  • World Cup odds: Argentina suddenly an underdog to Germany in final

    World Cup odds: Argentina suddenly an underdog to Germany in final
    From the what-a-difference-a-day-makes category, Argentina has gone from a narrow overall favorite among the World Cup's final four to a sizable underdog in the championship game against Germany. Actually, it took two days for the downgrade to...
  • Germany crushes Brazil in World Cup semifinal, 7-1

    Maybe Brazil wasn't that good to begin with. Or maybe Germany really is that much better. Or, perhaps, the pressure on a young, inexperienced Brazilian team was simply too much to bear. There were almost as many explanations for Brazil's historic...
  • 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...
  • Brazilians try to cope with lopsided loss to Germany

    Brazil was still in mourning Wednesday, the day after its World Cup team suffered the most one-sided semifinal defeat in tournament history. "Massacre" was the banner headline in one newspaper. Two others went with "Humiliation." Another popular...
  • Brazil's World Cup setbacks: It's out of final, Argentina is in it

    Brazil's World Cup setbacks: It's out of final, Argentina is in it
    This hasn't been a very good week for Brazil. First its national team got spanked by Germany, 7-1, in the most lopsided semifinal in World Cup history. Then, 24 hours later, Brazilian soccer fans had to watch hated rival Argentina advance to the final...
  • Shame and humiliation in Brazil

    Shame and humiliation in Brazil
    Here is a sampling of Brazil newspaper front pages after the 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semifinals Tuesday. (For four more front pages, go to related items.) Vergonha means shame. vHEXAme plays off a word for humiliation (vexame) and the...
  • Germany devastates Brazil, 7-1, in World Cup semifinal

    It’s unlikely any team has played a World Cup under more pressure than Brazil faced this summer. But it’s certain no team unraveled more quickly or more completely than Brazil, which was blown out in the World Cup it is hosting in a 7-1...
  • Brazil cries, Twitter laughs as Germany explodes with goals

    Germany came out swinging against Brazil in Tuesday's World Cup semifinal. Forward Thomas Müller opened up the scoring in the 11th minute. Then his team mates followed with four more goals. Not 30 minutes into the game Brazil was already in deep...
  • River cruising may be the ticket for bored ocean cruisers

    River cruising may be the ticket for bored ocean cruisers
    It was a chilly, rainy afternoon when my husband and I boarded the Viking Freya in Budapest, Hungary, for an eight-day cruise along the Danube River to Nuremberg, Germany. After arriving from the U.S. a few days earlier to tour the city, we finally had...