BRAZIL’S UPSIDE-DOWN CUP | Bad on field, good off

For Brazil, it was the upside-down World Cup. Brazilians lost at what they were certain they would win — soccer — and won where so many expected failure — organization. For years,

Ticket-scalping suspect surrenders

A top figure in an alleged illegal World Cup ticket-scalping scheme surrendered to Brazilian officials yesterday, four days after police labeled him a fugitive, his lawyer said. Ray Whelan, a British

Germany prints victory stamps before final

Germany's Deutsche Post AG took a gamble on the outcome of the World Cup final — and it paid off. Before the match even began the former state monopoly had printed

Scolari out as Brazil coach

Globo TV and other news outlets said yesterday that Scolari will not remain as coach after the national team’s failure to win the World Cup at home. Scolari said after Brazil’s

GERMANY – 1, ARGENTINA – 0 (EXTRA TIME) | United Germany stands at the top of the world

United they stand, right at the top of the football world. And right on South American soil. Germany won its fourth World Cup title, but its first since a country torn apart

Argentine celebration marred by violence

Riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a group of rock-throwing vandals who disturbed a rally by Argentines celebrating their team’s gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss

Brazil protests fizzled, but roots of anger remain

The protesters who many feared would wreck Brazil's World Cup party failed to show up. While the national team fell short of claiming the coveted championship, the country at least

BRAZIL – 0 , NETHERLANDS – 3 | Dejected Brazilians watch another World Cup loss

Brazilians already downhearted at missing out on reaching the World Cup final watched in dismay yesterday as their national team lost to the Netherlands 3-0 in the third-place match. Across the

MATCH OF THE DAY | Germany all favorite against Argentina

Mattias Karen, Sports Writer, Rio de Janeiro Advantage: Argentina AP / Odds by Betfair Germany v Argentina Home 2.38, Draw 3.3, Away 3.35 The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine,

HISTORY IN THE MAKING | Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches final

Chris Lehourites Sports Writer, Belo Horizonte With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany. Nobody ever expected this. The Germans tore apart Brazil's porous defense time

Scolari apologizes for WCup failure: “Worst day of my professional life”

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari apologized to fans for failing to lead the host to the World Cup final, saying the "catastrophic" defeat to Germany marked the "worst day" of

Brazil tries to come to grips with big loss

Jenny Barchfield & Adriana Gomez Licon, Rio de Janeiro Catastrophic. Suffering. A Historic Humiliation. Those were just some of the apocalyptic headlines Brazilian newspapers used online to describe the national soccer team's stunning

Germany delighted, astonished by Brazil rout

Germans awoke yesterday to discover the 7-1 demolition of Brazil in their World Cup semifinal was not a delightful dream but a scarcely believable reality. The front-page headline in the country's

Brazil Beat: Merkel books seat

Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to the World Cup final in Brazil to watch Germany attempt to lift the trophy on Sunday . German President Joachim Gauck's office said that

Di Maria ruled out of World Cup semifinals

Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria has been ruled out of the World Cup semifinal against the Netherlands with a thigh injury while striker Sergio Aguero has been declared fit to

2 ticket agents implicated in scalping

MATCH, which has the exclusive rights to the World Cup hospitality program, says all remaining tickets bought by Algerian Mohamadou Lamine Fofana’s Atlanta Sportif Management company have been canceled. Fofana

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