| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Colombia will mark two soccer milestones this week.
One is happy, the other tragic. One inspires pride, the other sorrow.
And chances are one doesn't happen without the other.
On Friday, Colombia plays in a World Cup quarterfinal for the first...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Don't be fooled by his given name. It reads "James" but is pronounced "HAH-mez."
Also, don't be fooled by his age (22) and dearth of World Cup experience (none before this one).
The baby-faced James Rodriguez brought some serious star power to a match...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:46 PM
A man from Uruguay who has been backpacking through North America and doing volunteer work along the way was trying to head to Canada on the last day of his U.S. visa — and ended up in a U.S. detention center instead.
Diego Farre Simonassi, 29,...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:54 PM
SAO PAULO -- 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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Luis Suarez's ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match has been upheld by soccer's international governing body.
So does that mean the Uruguay and Liverpool star is going to spend the next several months in quiet reflection on why it'...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:27 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO - Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, banned from all soccer activity for four months and nine competitive internationals for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match, has lost his appeal, FIFA said Thursday.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 1:30 PM
A look at the teams competing in Group G at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil:
WORLD CUP PREVIEW
FIFA world ranking: 2.
Last World Cup: 2010.
Best World Cup finish: Three-time champion (1954, '74, '90).
How qualified: UEFA Group C...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 8:14 AM
The Netherlands exacted some revenge and then some in a 5-1 bashing of defending World Cup champion Spain on Friday.
In a rematch of the final from South Africa, the Oranje broke out with four goals in the second half to embarrass Spain. It was a...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: Nobody needs me to remind them life is unfair, but the fact that we are judged as people on the same scale as Andrea Pirlo is terribly unfortunate for us all.
What’s on tap: Switzerland vs. Ecuador, 12 p.m., ABC;...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 4:41 PM
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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:06 PM
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...