Tag Archives: Brazil 2014

Netherlands edge Australia 3-2 in World Cup

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — The Netherlands are on the verge of qualifying for the World Cup knockout rounds after fending off a belligerent Australia 3-2 on Wednesday to follow up its opening 5-1 rout of defending champion Spain. Memphis … read more

13 killed in bombing of Nigeria World Cup viewing venue

A suicide bomber has killed several people in northern Nigeria’s Yobe state at a venue televising a World Cup match, residents and medics say. A hospital worker told the BBC that truckloads of injured people are being treated in overcrowded … read more

Tense Belgium fights back for 2-1 win over Algeria

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Waiting and waiting for an equalizer, the tension started showing on the faces of the Belgium players as the second half wore on in the country’s first World Cup match in 12 years. Algeria was … read more

In U.S. victory over Ghana, substitutions play surprisingly big role

The paramount in-game decisions by a soccer coach involve substitutions. Only three are permitted, and the same number of critical factors — who, for whom and when — come into play with each. U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann busted on his … read more