Category: International Sports

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

‘Colombia relaxed about Brazil match’

‘Colombia relaxed about Brazil match’

Colombian star James Rodriguez says his side would feel “no pressure” in its historic FIFA World Cup quarterfinal showdown with Brazil later this week. “There’s no pressure. Obviously, we have to watch Brazil closely. They have very good players and they play good football, but they’ll have to watch us closely as well,” the 22-year-old [&hellip

Belgium advances, US returns home

Belgium advances, US returns home

Belgium has advanced to the quarterfinals of Brazil’s 2014 FIFA World Cup through a 2-1 victory against the United States. All the goals came in the extra time of the match, which was held at Arena Fonte Nova in the northeastern city of Salvador on Tuesday. “It was a game that just went to the [&hellip

Di Maria late winner saves Argentina

Di Maria late winner saves Argentina

Argentina has eliminated Switzerland through a late winner by Angel di Maria at Brazil’s 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Real Madrid attacking midfielder scored Argentina’s winner right before the end of the extra time of the Round of 16 match at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo on Tuesday. Switzerland managed to control the game, which [&hellip

Germany trudges its way into last eight

Germany trudges its way into last eight

Luckless in breaking through Algeria’s defense for the most part of the game, Germany finally scores twice against the fearsome Round of 16 first timers to go into quarterfinals. Algeria, more than willing to build on their unprecedented passage into the tournament’s knockout stage, managed to maintain a steely line of defense for the entire [&hellip