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Football: We tried, but we’re slipping — Brazil’s Neymar

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Football: We tried, but we’re slipping — Brazil’s Neymar RIO DE JANEIRO- Sifting through the ruins of Brazil’s World Cup campaign, star player Neymar says his team strove hard for glory, but other countries have moved ahead and they must catch up. While refusing to pin the blame on former handler Luiz Felipe Scolari, Neymar also warned young players to beware the damage some...


Football: Barcelona’s Adriano out with ‘heart anomaly’

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Football: Barcelona’s Adriano out with ‘heart anomaly’ MADRID: Brazilian defender Adriano will be sidelined for up to six weeks after an irregular heartbeat was detected in a routine medical check, a setback likely to halt a move away from the Spanish giants. “The medical staff informed us that Adriano Correia underwent an electrocardiogram which revealed an abnormal heart rhythm,” said the club...


Football: Brazil in mass cull of backroom staff

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Football: Brazil in mass cull of backroom staff fRIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil continued a mass clearout of their World Cup backroom staff on Tuesday following the resignation of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. Team doctor Jose Luis Runco and head of communications Rodrigo Paiva became the latest casualties of a campaign that turned on its head with the 7-1 semi-final mauling at the hands...


Victory celebrations-Germany welcomes the World Cup Champions

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Victory celebrations-Germany welcomes the World Cup Champions BERLIN: The victorious world cup champions’ warm arrival in Berlin as they landed and welcomed by huge joyous masses of German football fans. To welcome their World-Cup-winning team after return from Brazil over thousands of German football fans in Berlin have gathered since daybreak. On Tuesday morning the flight bringing the victorious players to Berlin...


ESPN, Univision set audience records for men’s World Cup final

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ESPN, Univision set audience records for men’s World Cup final LOS ANGELES: Germany’s victory over Argentina in soccer’s World Cup final drew record audiences,broadcasters ESPN and Univision said on Monday. About 26.5 million U.S. viewers on both networks watched Mario Goetze’s extra time volley push Germany past Argentina,1-0, on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro for its fourth World Cup title. Walt Disney Co’s ESPN said...


Football: Mix of tears, cheers and violence in Argentina

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Football: Mix of tears, cheers and violence in Argentina BUENOS AIRES- Argentinians reacted with tears, cheers and violence after the dream of a third World Cup title slipped through their fingers Sunday, as clashes between hooligans and police ended a massive street party. Tens of thousands of people flocked to the Obelisk in Buenos Aires, the iconic monument where the country traditionally celebrates and...


Soccer-Germany replacement Kramer lasts half an hour

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Soccer-Germany replacement Kramer lasts half an hour RIO DE JANEIRO: Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer, called into the side for the World Cup final against Argentina minutes before kick off following an injury to Sami Khedira, was himself substituted after 31 minutes on Sunday. The 23-year-old Kramer got a nasty blow to the head in a challenge with Argentina’s Ezequiel Garay in the...


Football: World Cup history for Germany as Goetze sinks Argentina

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Football: World Cup history for Germany as Goetze sinks Argentina RIO DE JANEIRO- Mario Goetze scored a superb extra-time winner as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to become the first European team to win a World Cup held in South America on Sunday. Bayern Munich star Goetze struck in the 113th minute of a gripping battle at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium as Argentina superstar Lionel...


Brazil fires national football coach Felipe Scolari: report

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Brazil fires national football coach Felipe Scolari: report RIO DE JANEIRO:  Brazil’s  football confederation (CBF) will not renew national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari’s contract, local media reported early Monday, just hours after Germany defeated Argentina to win the 2014 World Cup. Scolari said that he would let the CBF decide his fate after his team lost the game for third place 3-0 to...


Brazil fires national football coach Felipe Scolari: report

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Brazil fires national football coach Felipe Scolari: report RIO DE JANEIRO- Brazil’s football confederation (CBF) will not renew national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari’s contract, local media reported early Monday, just hours after Germany defeated Argentina to win the 2014 World Cup. Scolari said that he would let the CBF decide his fate after his team lost the game for third place 3-0 to...


Football: Gerrard salutes departing Suarez

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Football: Gerrard salutes departing Suarez LONDON: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard paid an emotional tribute to Luis Suarez as the Uruguay striker’s move to Barcelona was confirmed on Friday. Suarez will make a £75 million switch to the Nou Camp after agreeing a five-year contract with the Spanish club. The 27-year-old’s transfer brings an end to his controversial stay at Anfield,...


Football: Scolari hails Robben as star of World Cup

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Football: Scolari hails Robben as star of World Cup BRASoLIA: Netherlands winger Arjen Robben has been the standout performer of this year’s World Cup in the eyes of Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. Brazil and the Netherlands meet in Saturday’s third-place play-off in Brasilia and Scolari indicated that he will be making a special effort to stop Robben from hurting his side as they...


Neymar wants Messi to beat Germans in World Cup final

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Neymar wants Messi to beat Germans in World Cup final TERESuPOLIS: Brazilian superstar Neymar said Thursday he wants Argentina and Lionel Messi to win the World Cup final against Germany. At an emotional press conference, Neymar broke down in tears as he relived the challenge which broke a vertebrae in his back and left him fearing he would be paralyzed. With Brazil’s dream of winning...


26,000 police and soldiers to provide World Cup final security

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26,000 police and soldiers to provide World Cup final security SAO PAULO: Some 26,000 police and soldiers will provide security Sunday for the World Cup final in Rio between Argentina and Germany, the Brazilian justice minister said Thursday. After a meeting with FIFA and the federal government in Rio, minister Jose Eduardo Cardozo said that force has not been increased despite a flood of Argentines...


Images of a Brazilian fan handing over the winning trophy to a German fan

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Images of a Brazilian fan handing over the winning trophy to a German fan A Brazilian fan after watching such devastating and heart broken defeat ran into tears. All the articles, newspapers, websites posted his picture with tears running out from his eyes, but no one tried showing the gesture of him accepting the defeat and congratulating the victory, the Germany team had possessed. The Brazilian fan was though...


Brazil’s defence goes missing in embarrassing defeat

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Brazil’s defence goes missing in embarrassing defeat SAO PAULO: Brazil have been blamed for not being attacking enough since the World Cup started but it was their once admired defence that will carry the can for Tuesday’s incredible 7-1 loss to Germany. Brazil have never conceded seven goals in a game and it took them the last year and 16 previous matches...


Germany defeats Brazil, the most discussed topic on Twitter

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Germany defeats Brazil, the most discussed topic on Twitter The Twitter data reveals that the catastrophic defeat of Brazil by Germany has now become the most discussed topic on the social media website, Twitter, after collecting 35.6m tweets. The Twitter data reveals that up till now 35.6 million tweets have been posted on the website. The match forced the fans to tear out. All...


FIFA World Cup: Brazil faces catastrophic defeat from Germany in 1st semi-final

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FIFA World Cup: Brazil faces catastrophic defeat from Germany in 1st semi-final The first FIFA World Cup semi-final held between Germany and Brazil is claimed to be the worst defeat for the Brazilian team, in which they were thrown down by seven goals by the Germany team players. FIFA World Cup 2014 held in Belo Horizonte changed the perspectives of many fans at the start of the...


FIFA dismiss Silva plea, slam leniency claim

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FIFA dismiss Silva plea, slam leniency claim RIO DE JANEIRO: FIFA rejected Brazil’s request to allow suspended captain Thiago Silva to face Germany in the World Cup semi-finals on Monday as they angrily hit back at claims referees had been ordered to take a lenient approach to foul play. A statement from FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee dismissed Brazil’s plea for Silva out of...


Real Madrid great Di Stefano dies – media

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Real Madrid great Di Stefano dies – media MADRID: Former Real Madrid soccer star Alfredo Di Stefano, 88, has died in a Madrid hospital two days after suffering a heart attack, Spanish newspapers reported on Monday. Argentina-born Di Stefano, who helped turn Real Madrid into a leading side in the 1950s and is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, was...


Football: Brazil players ready to cope in Neymar absence

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Football: Brazil players ready to cope in Neymar absence TERESõPOLIS, Brazil- Willian and Bernard, the two leading contenders to replace Neymar in Brazil’s World Cup semi-final line-up against Germany insisted on Sunday that the team can still win the competition without their star player. “Neymar sets the standard for us. He is capable of deciding any game, so playing without him will be difficult,”...


France bemoan finishing in World Cup defeat

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France bemoan finishing in World Cup defeat RIO DE JANEIRO: France suffered from poor finishing in their 1-0 World Cup quarter-final defeat by Germany on Friday, midfielder Mathieu Valbuena said. “It was tough this evening, we lacked sharpness,” Valbuena said. “They (Germany) did not have an enormous number of chances, they had a lot of success with one free kick,” he said...


Colombia bans foam to avoid World Cup close shaves

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Colombia bans foam to avoid World Cup close shaves BOGOTA: Colombia will ban the sale of flour and shaving foam in Bogota for Friday’s quarter-final World clash with hosts Brazil, with thousands expected on the streets and passions running high in the football-mad country. Colombians often celebrate by dousing people in shaving cream or making flour “bombs,” but police, who will be out in...


Brazil police break up World Cup-related protest

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Brazil police break up World Cup-related protest SAO PAULO- Brazilian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a protest Tuesday by some 300 people demanding the release of demonstrators arrested in early protests against the World Cup, news reports said. Police confirmed some 300 people took part in the protest in downtown Sao Paulo but gave no further details....


Suarez apologize for biting the Italian football player on the field

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Suarez apologize for biting the Italian football player on the field RIO DE JANEIRO: Suarez apologized to the Italian player for biting him during the match held in Brazil between Uruguay and Italy. Suarez on a social media website, Twitter apologized to the Italian player to whom he contradicted during the match and bit him on the field. He in is his Twitter message said that...


Football: Mexican Aguirre set to become Japan coach: reports

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Football: Mexican Aguirre set to become Japan coach: reports TOKYO- Mexican Javier Aguirre has agreed to become Japan’s new coach following the resignation of Alberto Zaccheroni after his side’s World Cup flop, local media reported on Monday. The 55-year-old Aguirre, who led Mexico to the last 16 of the World Cup in 2002 and 2010, will reportedly pocket around $2.45 million a year —...


 
 
 



 
 



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