Maradona says Messi didn't deserve Golden Ball

/ Jul 15, 2014

Maradona says Messi didn't deserve Golden Ball

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona said compatriot Lionel Messi did not deserve to be named best player of the World Cup, arguing it should have gone to Colombia’s James Rodriguez.“I would give Lio the sky, but when it’s not deserved and it’s just marketers ...

Germans savor return to soccer summit

/ Jul 14, 2014

Germans savor return to soccer summit

United they stand, right at the top of the football world.And right on South American soil. Germany won its fourth World Cup title on Sunday, but its first since a country torn apart by political divisions at the end of World War II was ...

Tournament finishes on sour note for Messi

/ Jul 14, 2014

Tournament finishes on sour note for Messi

Lionel Messi’s final act in the 2014 World Cup was lifting a free kick high over the bar, wasting Argentina’s last chance to equalize in the final against Germany.It was far from a fitting finish for the four-time world player of the year. This ...

Zico says Brazil should replace Scolari following debacle

/ Jul 11, 2014

Zico says Brazil should replace Scolari following debacle

Brazil soccer legend Zico says coach Luiz Felipe Scolari must be replaced if his country is to move past its disappointing World Cup performance.“We should thank him (Scolari) and thank (assistant coach Carlos Alberto) Parriera too. But we need to choose new people with ...

Argentina advances to final with dramatic shootout win

/ Jul 10, 2014

Argentina advances to final with dramatic shootout win

Argentina’s Sergio Romero launched himself left and right to save two penalties in a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands on Wednesday that sealed the South Americans’ first World Cup final appearance in 24 years.After the teams battled to a 0-0 draw in the ...

Exhausted Dutch unable to find right formula in loss

/ Jul 10, 2014

Exhausted Dutch unable to find right formula in loss

Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie came up empty again.The Netherlands forwards, and the rest of the team, essentially ran out of steam Wednesday in the World Cup semifinals, losing to Argentina in a penalty shootout following a 0-0 draw. How different to a ...

Brazilians left heartbroken following defeat

/ Jul 9, 2014

Brazilians left heartbroken following defeat

The tears started flowing before halftime, and by the end of a 7-1 shellacking in the World Cup semifinal, millions across Brazil were in dazed, damp-eyed disbelief.The national team wasn’t just defeated by a powerful German team. It was routed in front of the ...