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32 players to watch during the World Cup

Klinsmann must deliver fifth game in 2018

The former child prodigy talks to Goal about mental health in football, drawing upon a past in which he went from stardom at 12 to burned out by 18<p>Sonny Pike shifts uncomfortably in his chair. “If you'd asked me to do this even five years ago, there wouldn’t have been any chance,” he confesses. …

Brazil manager calls in psychotherapist because the players are stressed

The Brazilians are stressed. Head coach Luis Felipe Scolari has called in the help of a psychotherapist, Regina Brandão, to help the players ahead of their quarterfinal match with Colombia, which should be a real test for the Brazilians.<p>Brandão, a professor at Universidade São Judas Tadeu in São …

The Meaning Behind Colombia's World Cup Dance

"Goal-scoring salsa" is the new dance move created by the Colombian national soccer team. It starts by moving forward, dribbling down the field, tricking the opposition, scoring a goal, finding your teammates/dance partners, and letting the adrenaline sweep your feet into a line of perfectly …

South America

Ives Galarcep: Grading the 2014 U.S. World Cup team

The World Cup is over for the U.S. national team, and it's time to look at how the team's players and head coach fared in Brazil.<p>The 2014 World Cup is already a distant memory for the U.S. national team, and as fans already start looking ahead to what will be a busy next four years with the Gold …

German coach attacks Landon Donovan for comments about USMNT

Fulham manager Felix Magath is known for being ... let's call it '"brutal." His harsh treatment of players is legendary in soccer circles, and he's not a man to mince his words. So when he's upset at someone, he's not going to pull any punches -- and his latest target is one Landon Donovan.<p>On his …

Brazil 2-1 Colombia

<b>Date</b>: July 4, 2014<p><b>Result</b>: Brazil 2-1 Colombia<p><b>Scorers</b>:<p><b>Brazil</b>:<p>Thiago Silva 7, David Luiz 69<p><b>Colombia</b>:<p>James Rodriguez pen 80<p><b>Venue</b>: Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza<p><b>Attendance</b>: 60,342<p><b>Match overview</b>: Colombia have reached the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history. Brazil have reached the …

Brazil

Neymar Injured, Will Not Play Against Germany

UPDATE: Neymar will not play in the rest of the world cup. He fractured his vertebrae.<p>After taking a knee to the back and getting knocked over late in the game against Colombia, Neymar was reportedly taken to a local hospital and Brazil coach Scolari said t he star might not play in the semi-final …

Argentina edges Belgium, 1-0, to win World Cup quarterfinal

Belgium has cranked it up. One chance is dashed by a double-offside, another by a block of a searing shot aimed at goal. Then, an ineffective corner kick and another offside. Lukaku, unlike against the U.S., is silent.<p>Another corner kick that ends with an unthreatening shot on goal and a subsequent …

Soccer

Neck Injury Benches Brazil Star Neymar

Brazil files appeal over Thiago Silva yellow card, suspension

Brazil are trying desperately to make their captain available for the semifinals.<p>Brazil has filed an appeal against the yellow card that Thiago Silva picked up in the quarterfinals, one which earned him a suspension for the Selecao's semifinal against Germany. FIFA confirmed that they received …

Ronaldo: Neymar loss doesn't mame Brazil weak

The two-time World Cup winner believes the Selecao will be just as strong without the 22-year-old in their ranks and has slammed the foul which …

James Rodriguez's selfie features thousands of his closest friends

What happens when you're a star player who gets an amazing reception? You snap a photo.<p>There's nothing new to seeing supportive fans welcome back a losing team following defeat, but Colombia raised the bar with its amazing celebration for the national team on their return from the World Cup. Now …

What Neymar's Injury Means for Barcelona

When Neymar went crashing down in a heap late on against Colombia, writhing in agony as he appears to do so often, no eyelids were batted initially.<p>However, when the true extent of his injuries became clear, a hush descended upon the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza.<p>How Juan Zuniga's assault on …

Soccer

Barcelona Transfer News: Stunning Luis Suarez Claim Made by Oscar Tabarez

Link to Media<p>Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez has claimed Liverpool and Barcelona have had an agreement in place since November regarding the transfer of Luis Suarez.<p>The mercurial forward is reportedly on the brink of completing a move to the Camp Nou, as per Mike Whalley of ESPN FC, but according to …

Soccer

Associated Press News

Brazil v Germany: World Cup 2014 match preview

Read a full match preview including team news of the World Cup semi-final between Brazil vs Germany at Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, kick-off 21.00 (BST)<p><b>Brazil</b> <b>v</b> <b>Germany</b> <b><br>Tuesday, July 8, 2014</b> <b><br>Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte</b> <b><br>Kick-off</b>: 21.00 BST <b><br>TV</b>: BBC ONE.<p><b>Brazil</b> (Possible, …