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Brazil Wakes Up To Find Tuesday's Nightmare Was Not A Dream

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Host country Brazil was eliminated from the World Cup in epic fashion: Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 during the semifinal match. Brazilians are wondering how their beloved team could be so pulverized.

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In One-Sided Semifinal, Germany Hands Brazil A Devastating Loss

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Germany poured seven goals on Brazil in the World Cup semifinal. The home team had faced a steep challenge, playing without two key players, one injured and one suspended.

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Brazil Faces Germany Without 2 Of Its Best Players

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Star player Neymar is out with a back injury. The team will also be without star defender Thiago Silva, who was penalized earlier in the tournament. So how does the host team go on against Germany?

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Down Two Key Players, Brazilians Worry About World Cup Prospects

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Despite Brazil's win against Colombia in the quarterfinals, fans aren't entirely sure they can win the tournament. One key player is out for an injury; another for racking up too many penalties.

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Continental Rivals Take Spotlight In World Cup Quarters

Friday, July 04, 2014

NPR's Tom Goldman talks with Robert Siegel from in Rio, Brazil, about Friday's World Cup matches — between Brazil and Colombia, and between Germany and France.

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Belgium Ends U.S. Team's World Cup Hopes

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The U.S. men's soccer team is out of the World Cup. For 90 minutes, the score was tied at 0-0, but the team lost in extra time to Belgium on Tuesday, 2-1.

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U.S. Plays Belgium In World Cup's Knockout Stage

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The U.S. men's soccer team is back in action on Tuesday at the World Cup in Brazil. There is no room for error in the match against Belgium — lose and the U.S. team is finished.

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U.S. Readies To Step Onto Stage For Knockout Round Drama

Monday, June 30, 2014

In its first match of the knockout round, the U.S. soccer team plays Belgium on Tuesday. NPR's Tom Goldman previews the game, explaining what to expect from the matchup.

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Brazil Narrowly Dodges A World Cup Knockout

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The host nation's team lives to play another day after a riveting match Saturday against Chile. The game was decided by a tie-breaking shootout, with a final score of 3-2.

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Despite Losing To Germany, U.S. Advances In World Cup

Friday, June 27, 2014

The U.S. men's soccer team moves on to the World Cup's round of 16. They lost to Germany, but advance because Portugal beat Ghana. The team will get to rest a bit before playing Belgium on Tuesday.

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In Loss To Germany, U.S. Escapes With A Skid From 'Group Of Death'

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Despite losing to Germany in the final match of the group stage, the U.S. soccer team is advancing to the knockout round of the World Cup.

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U.S. Needs To Win Or Tie Germany To Advance In World Cup Play

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The U.S. soccer team meets Germany in a must-win World Cup match Thursday. The Americans need a win or a tie to decide their own fate — a loss would mean they need help to advance to the round of 16.

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FIFA Probes Whether Uruguay Star Bit Italian Opponent

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Uruguay beat Italy in a close match. But instead of celebrating, the team finds itself embroiled in controversy. Star player Luis Suarez was seen on TV worldwide apparently biting an Italian defender.

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Portugal Snatches Victory From U.S., Match Ends 2-2

Monday, June 23, 2014

The U.S. men's soccer team had a chance to secure its spot in the second round of the World Cup, but it failed to hold on to its lead in the final moments of the match.

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World Cup Stadium In The Amazon Is Nice, But Is It Needed?

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The $300 million Arena de Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, has been one of the focal points for critics who say Brazil should be spending money on things other than a World Cup extravaganza.

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A World Cup Stunner: Spain Fails To Defend Its Crown

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

With an upset by Chile Wednesday, defending World Cup champion Spain has been eliminated from this year's tournament.

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Third Time's A Charm: U.S. Beats Ghana In World Cup Match

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The U.S. Men's National Team has beaten Ghana in the group stage of the World Cup in Brazil. The score was 2-1. The U.S. team had lost to Ghana in the previous two World Cups.

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U.S. Soccer Hopes To Shake Shadow Of Recent History Against Ghana

Monday, June 16, 2014

The U.S. starts World Cup play Monday with a match against Ghana. Ghana has eliminated the U.S. from the two previous World Cups, but American fans watching the game in Natal, Brazil, remain optimistic.

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U.S. World Cup Team To Take The Field Against Ghana

Monday, June 16, 2014

After months of analysis about America's chances in Brazil, it's time for the U.S. men's soccer team to play. Monday's game against Ghana begins a U.S. campaign through the so-called group of death.

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Netherlands Routs Spain In World Cup Rematch

Saturday, June 14, 2014

It was a rematch of the 2010 World Cup Final. But the similarity ended there. Netherlands routed the defending champions, Spain, 5-1.

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