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13 July, 2014 3:41 AM FIFA World Cup: Leader of the Pack Javier Mascherano Keeps Lid on Expectations

Javier Mascherano's last-ditch tackle to prevent Arjen Robben from putting the Netherlands into the FIFA World Cup final at Argentina's expense in the semi-final has already become an internet sensation. Rio de Janeiro: It says everything of Argentina's World Cup that should they go on to beat Germany in Sunday's final in Rio, many expect Javier Mascherano 36

12 July, 2014 9:46 PM 2018 World Cup Unaffected by Ukraine: Russian Sports Minister

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: Russia's sports minister insists the conflict in the Ukraine should not affect the 2018 World Cup. Vitaly Mutko, the local organizing committee chairman and a FIFA board member, on Saturday said he did not foresee "any major issues." "It's a different subject and it will not influence preparations for the World Cup at all," Mutko 36

12 July, 2014 12:51 PM FIFA World Cup 2014: Nothing Will be the Same Again, Says Luiz Felipe Scolari

Brazil's FIFA World Cup 2014 dream was left in tatters when they suffered a record 7-1 defeat to Germany in Tuesday's semifinal in Belo Horizonte, with coach Luiz Felipe Scolari labelling that day as the worst of his life. Brasilia, Brazil: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari admitted on Friday that a traumatic last six weeks both on and off the field will mark him for the rest of his life. (Also 26

11 July, 2014 12:09 PM FIFA World Cup: Midfield General Javier Mascherano Makes Final Dream Reality

While four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi carries the armband and provides the stardust, Javier Mascherano is the heart and soul of this Argentina side. Rio de Janeiro: Argentina had to rely upon their leader and Barcelona star to squeeze past the Netherlands and reach their first World Cup final for 24 years, but it wasn't the one they expected 36

10 July, 2014 4:23 AM Netherlands vs Argentina: Holland Exit Robs Arjen Robben of Chance to Atone

While Argentina's Lionel Messi was masterfully coralled by Dutch centre-back Ron Vlaar in the second 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinal, Arjen Robben rarely threatened to add to his tally of three tournament goals. Sao Paulo: The Netherlands' heartbreaking penalty shootout loss to Argentina in the World Cup semifinals looks to have definitively ended Arjen 42

2 July, 2014 11:52 AM World Cup 2014: Tim Howard's Best Not Enough to USA's Campaign

Tim Howard made a record number of saves (16) in vain as USA lost 1-2 to Belgium in the pre-quarters. With the United States trying to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2002, he saved 12 of Belgium's shots in regulation to keep the game scoreless. (A tournament of two halves, goals and goalies) But Kevin De Bruyne scored in the 93rd minute 31

28 June, 2014 12:41 PM FIFA World Cup: Transformed Mexico Chase History

Mexico face Louis van Gaal's rampaging Netherlands side in the round of last 16. Eight months ago Mexico looked set for one of the greatest humiliations in the country's football history. Now they are riding a Latin American wave at the World Cup. A disastrous qualification campaign put them on the brink of elimination. However, as they ended a 2-1 defeat 43

27 June, 2014 2:42 PM FIFA Lifts Franz Beckenbauer Suspension: Manager

Franz Beckenbauer was suspended by the world football's governing body on June 13 for breaching FIFA's code of ethics by his apparent refusal to cooperate in an investigation into the awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the controversial decision to give the 2022 tournament to Qatar. Beckenbauer was suspended by the world football's governing 51

26 June, 2014 9:23 PM Uruguay Rages Against Luis Suarez Ban for Biting

Uruguay's soccer federation said it plans to appeal the nine match ban imposed on Luis Suarez by FIFA for allegedly biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini. Uruguay's soccer federation said it plans to appeal the ban, which prohibits striker Luis Suarez from all soccer activities for four months. The ban also covers Uruguay's next nine international games 40