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Rodriguez fires Colombia by Uruguay, into last eight

Jun 29, 2014

Rodriguez fires Colombia by Uruguay, into last eight

A sensational display from James Rodriguez fired Colombia into the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time on Saturday with the attacking midfielder scoring twice in a 2-0 victory over Uruguay including a contender for goal of the tournament. Rodriguez became the World Cup’s ...

FIFA came down hard on Suarez for his lack of remorse

Jun 29, 2014

FIFA came down hard on Suarez for his lack of remorse

FIFA opted to punish Luis Suarez heavily for biting an opponent in a World Cup match because the Uruguayan showed no remorse for the incident and previous bans had not changed his behavior, according to an internal FIFA document. Suarez was hit on Thursday ...

Jun 29, 2014

Geiger gets knockout stage assignment

Mark Geiger will become the first American to referee a knockout stage match at the World Cup. The 39-year-old former math teacher was selected by FIFA to handle the France vs. Nigeria match on Monday in Brasilia. Geiger, a Major League Soccer referee from ...

Soccer reacts to Suarez ruling

Jun 28, 2014

Soccer reacts to Suarez ruling

The players’ union and soccer’s governing body agree on one thing in the wake of the heavy ban imposed on Luis Suarez for his third biting incident: the Uruguay and Liverpool striker needs help. Suarez returned to Montevideo early Friday, arriving too late to ...

Fans turn out to greet Japan team

Jun 28, 2014

Fans turn out to greet Japan team

Japan’s team, which bowed out in the group stage of the ongoing World Cup without winning a match, was greeted by about 1,000 well-wishers after arriving at Narita airport on Friday. Cheers rang out from the crowd as Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni and his ...

Stojkovic denies being approached about managing Japan

Jun 28, 2014

Stojkovic denies being approached about managing Japan

by Gus Fielding

Former Nagoya Grampus boss Dragan Stojkovic on Friday denied a report he has been approached by the Japan Football Association about the vacant national team coach’s job following the resignation of Italian Alberto Zaccheroni. But the 49-year-old Stojkovic, who steered Grampus to the J. ...

Jun 27, 2014

Chiellini says Suarez ban 'excessive'

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has said the ban FIFA handed down to Luis Suarez is “excessive” and that he feels no anger toward the controversial Uruguay striker. Suarez was given the longest sanction imposed at a World Cup by soccer’s governing body on Thursday, ...

Jun 27, 2014

Solo apologizes for domestic row

U.S. women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo has apologized to her fans via social media following her arrest for domestic violence last weekend. Solo, who also plays for the Seattle Reign of the National Women’s Soccer League, posted her apology on her Facebook page and also ...