World Cup

Mexico in high spirits after 1-0 victory over cameroon

Mexico in high spirits after 1-0 victory over cameroon

NATAL, Brazil  ● With torrential rain pouring down and two goals already contentiously disallowed, tens of thousands of soggy but boisterous Mexico fans were getting nervous. They had

Flying Dutchmen

Flying Dutchmen

SALVADOR, Brazil ● Louis van Gaal, one of the game’s greatest coaches, was criticized before the World Cup for being too defensive for a nation that loves attacking

Dutch want to surprise Spain and world

Dutch want to surprise Spain and world

SALVADOR, Brazil ●  Don’t mention the final. On the eve of the rematch of the 2010 World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain, the Dutch were playing

Brazil escape in World Cup opener

Brazil escape in World Cup opener

SAO PAULO, Brazil   ●   Neymar gave Brazil a winning start to its home World Cup, scoring twice to lead the host nation to an unconvincing 3-1

And so it begins…

And so it begins…

SAO PAULO, Brazil  ● ”Tudo bem” – all good – as the Brazilians say. Well, almost. With a nationwide spasm of excitement but also tear gas, the country

Smart WCup teams tap science to beat Brazil’s heat

Smart WCup teams tap science to beat Brazil’s heat

PARIS, France  ●  European teams say they are more prepared than ever for a hot and humid World Cup, training in saunas, planning to soak their jerseys in cold water before games and working with doctors to design the perfect hydration formula for each player. Even though the tournament is held in Brazil’s winter, stadiums […]

Honduras stumbles over Turkey

Honduras stumbles over Turkey

WASHINGTON, DC  ●  Mevlut Erdinc and Caner Erkin scored in the second half to help Turkey beat World Cup-bound Honduras 2-0 on Wednesday night at RFK Stadium. Erdinc opened up the scoring in the 70th minute, one-timing a shot right in front of goalkeeper Noel Valladares after Ishak Dogan dribbled around Bryan Beckeles. In the […]

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