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Germany Poised to Dominate International Soccer Following World Cup Win

It’s fitting that as the era of Spanish dominance in international soccer is seemingly coming to a close, we are witness to the birth of the next king. This World Cup has been about the rise of Germany from

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Argentina’s Tournament Run Has Been About Defense, Not Lionel Messi

Sometimes the media gets so worked up about a story that no matter what happens to the contrary, the original story is the only logical explanation. When it comes to the 2014 World Cup, that story has been Lionel

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Fair or Not, David Luiz Will Shoulder Blame for Brazil Defeat

Emotion can be a funny thing in sports. There is little else that can place a player more at the forefront of his sport than wearing his or her emotion on the sleeve. Arguably even more than talent, an

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German Quality Outshines Brazilian Emotion

Rewind to May 1, 2013. Bayern Munich had just finished a 3-0 thrashing of Barcelona at Camp Nou to complete a 7-0 aggregate victory and advance to a Champions League Final match against Borussia Dortmund, who had similarly beaten

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Brandi Chastain: Social Media Elevating World Cup, Soccer in the U.S.

Despite being eliminated, Americans are still tuning in to watch the World Cup, suggesting a growing passion for soccer. Brandi Chastain joins us to discuss

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Brazil Beats Colombia 2-1, Loses Neymar for Tournament

Sometimes victory can come with a great cost. When it comes to Brazil’s 2-1 win against Colombia, that launches the home country into the semifinal, great doesn’t begin to cover it. In the quarterfinal match the Brazilians came at

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Brazil Beat Chile in Penalties in Opening Match of Knockout Rounds

It was never going to be easy for Brazil. After the group stages finished, with Brazil topping group A ahead of Mexico, and the round of 16 pairings were finalized, the Brazilians must have nearly fainted. A draw against

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James Rodriguez Scores 2, Continues Star Performance at FIFA World Cup

Heading into this summer’s FIFA World Cup, if you had told any given fan that a South American player would dominate the early rounds of the tournament, most people would have assumed you were talking about Brazil’s Neymar or

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Brazil Faces Tough Path in Knockout Rounds of FIFA World Cup

Congratulations Brazil, you finished top of Group A by beating Croatia and Cameroon and drawing against Mexico. You deserve it, and by finishing first you avoided a tough matchup against one of the best teams in the group stages,

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Amid Luis Suarez Bite Controversy, Uruguay Advances to Round of 16

Following Uruguay’s 1-0 victory against Italy in the group stages, that saw the South American side advance to the round of 16, the focus was more on the controversial third entry into the famous Luis Suarez biting series. But