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Thiago makes peace with Neymar and Dunga after captaincy woes

Ex-Brazil captain Thiago Silva on Monday revealed he has made peace with current skipper Neymar and national coach Dunga, a day after expressing his dismay at being stripped of the armband.<p>Silva lost the captaincy after hosts Brazil's World Cup campaign, which included a humiliating 7-1 loss to …

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Our All-Time Favorite Volcano Pictures

National Geographic digs into its archives to find the most stunning and surprising photographs of volcanoes around the world.

Glow-In-The-Dark Highway Tested In The Netherlands

This is a picture and video of Highway N329 in Holland. 500-meters of the highway's exterior lines have been painted with glow-in-dark paint, a …

Midnight Football on the Copacabana

Despite what everyone keeps telling me, life covering the Brazil World Cup is not an incessant round of glamour.<p>Midnight Football on the Copacabana<p>07/13/2014<p>Despite what everyone keeps telling me, life covering the Brazil World Cup is not an incessant round of glamour.<p>The logistics of hauling a …

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The World Cup heroes & villains

Like any good drama or pantomime the World Cup threw up its fair share of heroes and villains over the five weeks of competition.<p>The World Cup heroes & villains<p>07/13/2014<p>Like any good drama or pantomime the World Cup threw up its fair share of heroes and villains over the five weeks of …

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Mario Götze gives Europe their first World Cup on South American soil

Germany win their fourth World Cup title, with a 1-0 win over Argentina in the second half of extra time, of the 2014 World Cup final that took place in the imposing Maracana Stadium of Rio de Janeiro. Mario Götze's GOLAZO, gave Europe their first title on South American soil, and at the same time, …

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Philipp Lahm lifts World Cup trophy

German captain Philipp Lahm proudly took the main spotlight in the podium at Maracana stadium to lift the 2014 World Cup trophy on behalf of his teammates.<p>Video| Philipp Lahm lifts World Cup trophy<p>07/13/2014<p>German captain Philipp Lahm proudly took the main spotlight in the podium at Maracana …

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Brazil's shameful performance against Netherlands

Brazil finished their participation in the 2014 World Cup with another disappointing performance as they were beaten 0-3 by The Netherlands at the Estádio Nacional in Brasília. The <i>Seleção</i> won only three games, tied two times and lost the remaining two matches, scoring 11 goals while conceding 14 …

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Five facts on World Cup hero Mario Götze

The 22-year-old Götze infuriated Borussia Dortmund fans by moving to arch-rivals Bayern Munich 12 months ago.<p>Five facts on World Cup hero Mario Götze<p>07/13/2014<p>-- The 22-year-old Götze infuriated Borussia Dortmund fans by moving to arch-rivals Bayern Munich 12 months ago. The 37 million euro deal …

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Phillip Lahm: You just need to have the best team

Germany captain Philipp Lahm hailed his side's collective ability as they downed Lionel Messi's Argentina 1-0 to win the World Cup for fourth time in Rio de Janeriro on Sunday.<p>Phillip Lahm: You just need to have the best team<p>07/13/2014<p>Germany captain Philipp Lahm hailed his side's collective …

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Brazil fans rejoice as Germany defeat rivals Argentina

Brazilians bitter about their team's disastrous World Cup celebrated Argentina's defeat to Germany in the final Sunday by dancing and launching fireworks, relieved that their arch-rivals failed to triumph on their soil.<p>In Brasilia and Sao Paulo, fireworks exploded after Mario Goetze scored in …

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"It's an unbelievable feeling"- Mario Götze

World Cup final match-winner Mario Götze said he felt "unbelievable" after scoring the extra-time goal that gave Germany a 1-0 win over Argentina on Sunday.<p>"It's an unbelievable feeling," said the Bayern Munich forward after etching his name into World Cup legend at the iconic Maracana.<p>"I don't …

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Klose told Götze he would be the match winner

Miroslav Klose revealed he told Mario Götze he could prove to be the match-winner when the hero of Germany's World Cup triumph replaced the veteran striker on Sunday.<p>Klose, 36, made way for Götze two minutes from the end of normal time at the Maracana Stadium. Götze then duly delivered a 113th …

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"This is the culmination of a lot of hard work"- Joachim Löw

Germany coach Joachim Löw hailed "miracle boy" Mario Götze after the Bayern Munich star's World Cup-winning extra-time goal here Sunday.<p>Götze rose from the substitutes bench to score a stunning 113th minute goal as Germany beat Argentina 1-0.<p>"Götze is the miracle boy, he is the wonder who can play …

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Schweinsteiger dedicates win to jailed Bayern Munich legend Uli Hoenes

Bastian Schweinsteiger paid tribute to jailed Bayern Munich legend Uli Hoeness after Germany's World Cup triumph here Sunday.<p>Schweinsteiger, who turned in a magnificent performance in the German midfield, had words of support for Hoeness, who was jailed for three-and-a-half years for tax evasion in …

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Stunned Kramer just delighted to win World Cup

Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer's late call-up for the World Cup final against Argentina saw him come off dazed after 30 minutes, but he was still able to celebrate becoming a world champion.<p>The 23-year-old midfielder -- called in when Real Madrid star Sami Khedira injured a calf muscle in the …

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Germany 2014 World Champions - The Best Team Won

It doesn't always happen but in the 2014 World Cup, the best team won<p>Germany 2014 World Champions - The Best Team Won<p>07/13/2014<p>The history of the World Cup shows that the best team does not always lift the trophy but in this case the best team did win. It might seem strange to say that Germany grew …

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Five breakout players not to forget from the World Cup

Every World Cup introduces us to new and exciting players that soon will make a mark on the global soccer scene. In 2010 we were introduced to Luis Suarez for some of the right, and a few of the wrong, reasons. He soon became a leading force for Liverpool's ultimately failed title run. We also saw …

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Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany's ultimate field warrior

Battered and bloodied, Bastian Schweinsteiger kept fighting. No Argentine tackle or foul would keep the German midfielder from lifting the World Cup trophy.<p>Schweinsteiger battled through the final and Germany won its fourth title with a 1-0 win over Argentina on Sunday at the Maracana.<p>The …

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Germany's World Cup win celebrated by +250,000 fans at Brandenburg Gate

A quarter of a million German football fans reacted with unbridled joy, mixed with shock, on Sunday when Mario Götze struck late in extra-time for Germany to win the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Argentina.<p>The supporters, packed into the "fan mile" in front of the German capital's famous …

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World Cup win a just reward for Germany's 10-year process

The World Cup title for Joachim Löw and his "golden generation" crowned a process that was 10 years in the making. With a talented crop of new players coming through, the future looks bright for Germany.<p>The 1-0 victory over Argentina at the Maracana that gave Germany its fourth title and made it …

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World Cup Final sets social media record

Germany's nail-biting victory over Argentina in the World Cup final entered the record books on social media giants Twitter and Facebook.<p>Sunday's match generated a record number of tweets a minute as the final whistle went, Twitter said Monday.<p>A total of 618,725 tweets a minute were registered …

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German press laud World Cup win

A jubilant German press on Monday celebrated the national side's fourth World Cup win and crowned striker "Super Mario" Goetze as a "football god" for his victory-clinching dream goal.<p>"It Is True", headlined conservative broadsheet Die Welt, with the three words printed in the national colors of …

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Soccer Morning: July 14th

Jason kicks off today's show with Washington Post columnist Clinton Yates as they discuss the latest on new D.C. United's stadium.<p>Jason kicks off today's show with FOX Soccer's Kyle McCarthy as they discuss yesterday's MLS Expansion Draft.<p>Jason kicks off today's show with FOX Soccer's Leander …

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Tactics: Germany wins a tight World Cup final

A tactical review of Germany vs. Argentina<p>Tactics: Germany wins a tight World Cup final<p>07/14/2014<p><b>Team Lineups</b><p>Prior to kickoff, news broke that Sami Khedira sustained a calf injury in warmups. Joachim Low chose to replace him with Cristoph Kramer, a 23-year-old midfielder. Kramer only had four caps …

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After World Cup success, Organizers race to get ready for Rio Olympics

Brazil defied dire predictions to deliver one of the best World Cups in history, but with two years until the Rio Olympics, organizers are racing against the clock all over again.<p>Sewage in the bay hosting sailing competitions and slow work at other sites have raised concerns about Rio 2016, the …

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Brazil World Cup: European Best XI

In a tournament where the majority of standouts came from the Americas, here are the eleven best European players of the World Cup:<p>Brazil World Cup: European Best XI<p>07/14/2014<p>In a tournament where the majority of standouts came from the Americas, here are the eleven best European players of the …

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See What Has Become Of 8 Olympic Host Cities After The Games Left Town

Researchers have known for years that cities that host large sporting events like the Olympics generally spend more money and make less than anticipated. And investing in an Olympic Games won't necessarily lead to long-term economic growth or improved infrastructure.<p>Photographers and artists Jon …

James Rodriguez receives the 2014 World Cup Golden Boot

FIFA has presented James Rodriguez with the Golden Boot award for being the top goalscorer during the 2014 World Cup.<p>James Rodriguez receives the 2014 World Cup Golden Boot<p>08/08/2014<p>FIFA has presented James Rodriguez with the Golden Boot award for being the top goalscorer during the 2014 World …

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