Category: International Sports

Scolari steps down as Brazil head coach

Scolari steps down as Brazil head coach

Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned as Brazil manager after the hosts finished their 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign with two embarrassing defeats against Germany and the Netherlands. Brazil’s home tournament ended disastrously with a 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands in the third-place playoff at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia on Saturday following the Selecao’s humiliating [&hellip

Messi wins Golden Ball of World Cup

Messi wins Golden Ball of World Cup

Argentina star Lionel Messi has won the FIFA Golden Ball for the best player of World Cup 2014 despite his side’s defeat versus Germans in the 2014 World Cup final. Following Argentina’s 1-0 defeat against Germany in the World Cup final in Brazil’s Rio de Janiro on Sunday, Messi won the Golden Ball, a prize [&hellip

Germany triumphs in World Cup final

Germany triumphs in World Cup final

​Germany has been crowned the world champion after a stunning extra time 1-0 victory over Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final showdown. On Sunday, the match at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro kicked off with Germany wearing its traditional white shirts and Argentina playing in dark blue. Despite dominant possession [&hellip

Suarez leaves Liverpool to Barcelona

Suarez leaves Liverpool to Barcelona

Luis Suarez, Uruguay’s national team striker, has left Liverpool club to join FC Barcelona following his four-month ban from soccer activities. Barcelona club confirmed on Friday morning that Liverpool has agreed to sell Suarez for a fee of about £75 million ($128 million). Suarez signed for Liverpool from Ajax in 2011 for £22.7 million ($38 [&hellip

Brazil to deploy 26k security forces for Cup final

Brazil to deploy 26k security forces for Cup final

Some 26,000 police and army troops are to be deployed to ensure a peaceful night for the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro. Police, soldiers and firefighters will be involved in security operations in Rio for the World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina on July 13. City officials plan to beef up [&hellip

Argentina turns finalist by Romero saves

Argentina turns finalist by Romero saves

Argentina has booked a final match against Germany by defeating the Netherlands in penalty shootout at Brazil’s 2014 FIFA World Cup. The scoreless semi ended 4-2 for the Albicelestes in the penalty shootout at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo on Wednesday. Argentine keeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties by Holland’s Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder [&hellip

Scolari apologizes for Brazil WCup loss

Scolari apologizes for Brazil WCup loss

Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has apologized to soccer enthusiasts for failing to lead the hosts to the 2014 FIFA World Cup final, saying the “catastrophic” 7-1 loss to Germany marked the “worst day” of his professional career. “I have to apologize for the negative result, for not being able to reach the final [&hellip

FIFA rejects appeal against Silva ban

FIFA rejects appeal against Silva ban

FIFA has refused to consider Brazil’s request to overturn a yellow card ban on star defender Thiago Silva for the World Cup semifinal versus Germany, saying that his suspension will stand. In a statement issued on Monday, the ruling soccer body rejected the appeal by the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) and said there was “no [&hellip

Brazil arrests World Cup tickets official

Brazil arrests World Cup tickets official

Brazilian police have arrested a senior executive with a FIFA ticket partner, accusing him of leading a network that illegally sold game tickets in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Ray Whelan, the director of Match Hospitality, was arrested in Rio de Janeiro at the Copacabana Palace Hotel, used by the FIFA as its headquarters during [&hellip

Brazil beats Colombia, makes semis

Brazil beats Colombia, makes semis

Powerhouse Brazil has edged past Colombia 2-1 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup to book a semi-final match against Germany. Colombia was eliminated after the quarter-finals match held at Estadio Castelao in Brazil’s northeastern city of Fortaleza on Friday. “This is a very tough moment for us,” Colombia’s coach Jose Pekerman said, adding, “We always [&hellip