Brazil now have a new footballing disaster to dwell on. A 7-1 loss at the hands of Germany saw the host exit their home World Cup in humiliating fashion.
The absence of Di Maria, the South Americans’ most creative player after captain Lionel Messi, will be a big blow but the return to form of Gonzalo Higuain lessens the impact.
Higuain’s instinctive strike against Belgium gave Argentina passage to the semi-finals.
Colombia was arguably the most impressive attacking force in Brazil, but they were ultimately stopped in their tracks by the host nation at the quarterfinal stage.
Brazil beats Colombia 2-0 in deadly duel for a spot in semifinals
Costa Rica exited the World Cup after upsetting the odds to make it to the quarterfinals, where the Netherlands ended their remarkable journey
Brazil star Neymar says his World Cup may be over because of a fractured vertebra but his World Cup dream
The 2014 World Cup has become almost a Latin American Cup with guests. The Latin American teams move into overdrive on Europeans.
Fans are still celebrating Mexico’s stunning performance at the World Cup, but more than any of the team’s players.
Yet what the coach of the Tri has accomplished is something that just weeks ago seemed unthinkable: he has made a team of Mexican players considered the worst in generations suddenly believe in themselves. As Mexico enters the next phase in the competition when it plays Holland on Sunday, few doubt it is thanks to “El Piojo”, with his ability…
Four years later, history repeats itself. Chile will be seen face to face Brazil in the second round, the opponent who has dropped their tournament in his last two appearances.
The U.S. was defeated 1-0 by Germany in Recife but still advanced into the Round of 16 as Portugal defeated Ghana 2-1 in Brasilia.
Maintained its perfect way in the World Cup after thumping Japan 4-1 to win Group C and now face Uruguay in to round 16.
Which sport is America’s national pastime? For decades the answer was simply baseball. Now, the answer is football. But does football’s grip on our nation’s collective heart wane a bit as another type of “fútbol” grips the nation through the World Cup?
For many U.S. Hispanics, the answer is yes. Soccer has been a game of many Hispanic nations and cultures for decades, so it’s a natural extension to expect a certain degree of that fandom to transcend into these culture’s American lives. And while the National Football League’s Hispanic-focused promotions have paid off in the form of 25…