Category: International Sports

‘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

Suarez sorry for biting Chiellini

Suarez sorry for biting Chiellini

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has apologized to Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini for biting him in a World Cup game last week, a move which led to his four-month, nine-game suspension. In a statement posted on his Facebook and Twitter accounts on Monday, the Uruguayan player issued a public apology to Chiellini and the entire soccer [&hellip

Costa Rica routs Greece in penalty kicks

Costa Rica routs Greece in penalty kicks

Costa Rica national football team has downed Greece in a penalty shootout to clinch a spot in the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals for the first time. On Sunday night, the Costa Rican squad downed the Greeks 5-3 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife. Both teams opened the [&hellip

Netherlands comes back to beat Mexico

Netherlands comes back to beat Mexico

The Netherlands national soccer team has gone from being sent home to advancing to the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals in Brazil after a stunning late 2-1 victory against Mexico. On Sunday, the Mexicans dominated the match played at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza for much of the first half. They had the first sight of [&hellip

Barca and Real Madrid still want Suarez

Barca and Real Madrid still want Suarez

Barcelona and Real Madrid still want Luis Suarez and negotiations have already begun over a move from Liverpool to Spain, according to Spanish football pundit Guillem Balague. The Uruguayan’s Liverpool contract is rumoured to contain a buyout clause and Suarez was heavily linked with a move to both clubs at the start of the World [&hellip

Angry Tabarez quits FIFA role

Angry Tabarez quits FIFA role

​Uruguay boss Oscar Tabarez has accused FIFA of making Luis Suarez a “scapegoat” and resigned from his role within football’s governing body in protest over the striker’s punishment. Suarez was banned on Thursday for nine international matches and suspended from any involvement in football for four months after biting an opponent in Uruguay’s 1-0 World [&hellip

US falls to Germany 1-0

US falls to Germany 1-0

The US national soccer team has reached to the knockout stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup despite a 1-0 defeat against Germany. Thomas Muller scored in 55th minute for Germany in a Group G match at Arena Pernambuco in Recife on Thursday, but it could not eliminate the Americans thanks to Portugal’s win over [&hellip