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For German Fans In Berlin Beer Garden, National Pride Is No Problem

Thursday, June 26, 2014

As the U.S. and German soccer teams faced off under heavy rain in Recife, Brazil, German fans were glued to their TVs in Berlin. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson offers their reactions to the German win.

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All Things Considered

A View On The World Cup, Seen From An LA Bar On A Midweek Morning

Thursday, June 26, 2014

NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji was with World Cup fans in Los Angeles, and she offers some of their reactions to the U.S. soccer team's match with Germany.

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All Things Considered

In Brazil, The Home Team's Not The Only Team To Root For

Thursday, June 26, 2014

All Things Considered watches World Cup games with Brazilians of both Japanese and Italian descent, to see who Brazilians root for when they don't root for Brazil.

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All Things Considered

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Pre-Gaming the US's Big World Cup Match

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Live from Rio, Fernando Rodriguez-Vila, co-host of "The Soccer Gods" on Fusion, joins us to preview the U.S.-Germany match, which starts at noon, and some of the other emerging story lines as the World Cup moves to the knockout stage.

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PRI's The World

Why people from around the world come to run around one New York City block

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Right now a field of 14 competitors is running day and night with the goal of running 3,100 miles without leaving one city block. It’s all inspired by Indian guru Sri Chinmoy.

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PRI's The World

Visitors are finding a World Cup home in Brazil's notorious favelas

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Favelas are known as Brazil's poorest and most violent neighborhoods. But they're also becoming a low-cost alternative for World Cup fans seeking cheap rooms and a glimpse of the real Brazil.

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Latinos Pledge Allegiance To More Than One Soccer Team

Thursday, June 26, 2014

For many Hispanics, cheering on Team USA and a Latin American team is a win-win. Univision taps into this double patriotism by referring to the U.S. team as "el equipo de todos" — everybody's team.

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U.S. Advances In World Cup Despite 1-0 Loss To Germany

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The U.S. advances to the round of 16 after a tight loss to Germany, 1-0, and a 2-1 win by Portugal over Ghana. This is the team's second consecutive trip to the knockout round.

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Soundcheck

My World Cup Vacation: A Little Messi Magic Goes A Long Way

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Just when you might have been thinking, "Wow, you must need to be a real jerk to be a top soccer player," along comes Lionel Messi to show everyone how it should be done. All he does is score goals. Soundcheck's John Schaefer weighs in on the Argentina star and his two goals in yesterday's World Cup action.

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WNYC News

Weather, History Muddy The Field For U.S.-Germany Showdown

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The U.S. plays its final game in group play against Germany. NPR's Russell Lewis, in the Brazilian seaside city of Recife, explains what's at stake — and why the game is likely to be a great one.

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WNYC News

FIFA Bites Back: Uruguay's Luis Suarez Suspended 9 Games

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The suspension comes two days before Uruguay faces Colombia in the round of 16 on Saturday. It begins immediately, FIFA says.

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The Takeaway

Show Us Your World Cup Swag!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The U.S. World Cup team faces off against Germany today in the last group stage World Cup Match. The American team will need at least a draw to advance to the knockout round. Are you watching the World Cup today? Share a photo of your jersey, crazy hat, or face paint using the hashtag #MySoccerSwag on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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Will Ferrell, Teddy Goalsevelt Pump Up U.S. Fans

Thursday, June 26, 2014

"I'm not going to lie to you — I'm not in the best shape," Will Ferrell told American soccer fans in Brazil last night, after being announced as U.S. Soccer's "secret weapon" in the World Cup.

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Morning Edition

Croatian Tennis Player Mishears Press Question

Thursday, June 26, 2014

At a news conference after his Wimbledon loss, Ernests Gulbis was asking about getting rid of umpires — letting players referee their own games. He thought he was asked about getting rid of vampires.

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Morning Edition

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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PRI's The World

Ghanaians 'angered and disappointed' over their team's chaotic World Cup

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ghana's on-field performance at the World Cup was the least of its worries: pay disputes and suspensions left Ghanaians furious with their team's behavior and happy for an early exit.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tale of Two Hospitals, Tale of Two Teams

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The US-Germany World Cup match isn’t necessarily 'win or else,' but it’s still a pretty big game. Fernando Rodriguez-Vila, co-host of “Soccer Gods” on Fusion, previews the game and discusses the other emerging World Cup story lines. Plus: analysis of why US GDP dropped sharply in the first quarter; what the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the border might mean for immigration reform; and a look at the new season of the ABC show “NY Med,” which follows doctors and patients in two very different hospitals.

All Things Considered

A Warning For Soccer Parents: Wait To Let Your Kids Go Headfirst

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A new campaign is working to warn of the dangers of heading the ball in youth soccer. Former U.S. women's soccer team player Cindy Parlowe Cone speaks of her struggles with post-concussion syndrome.

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All Things Considered

Removing $765 Million Ceiling, NFL And Players Settle A Second Time

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

In January, a federal judge rejected a settlement reached by the National Football League and attorneys representing retired players. The $765 million settlement, which had briefly put an end to a lawsuit over players' concussions, was rejected as too low to cover all players and possible future injuries. On Wednesday, though, both parties agreed to revise the suit settlement by removing the monetary cap.

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