Tag Archives: FIFA

Messi wins award as best player at World Cup

  posted by Bethelhem Abdissa AP – Sports   Lionel Messi has received the award for best player of the World Cup, minutes after his Argentina team lost the final 1-0 to Germany. Messi was selected ahead of Thomas Mueller … read more

Germany became World Cup champion for the fourth time

  posted by Bethelhem Abdissa Germany wins World Cup on Mario Gotze’s brilliance Germany became World Cup champion for the fourth time on Sunday night, and the first European team in history to clinch soccer’s greatest prize on South American … read more

World Cup final: Five things to watch for in Germany-Argentina

    posted by Bethelhem Abdissa By Martin Rogers  Yahoo Sports  RIO DE JANEIRO – For the third time in eight World Cups, the two finalists are Argentina and Germany, two countries with fine soccer traditions. To be fair, plenty of … read more

Brazil booed as Netherlands claim third

posted by : Bethelhem Abdissa Brazil’s miserable World Cup campaign ended to a chorus of boos on Saturday as the hosts slumped to a 3-0 defeat against the Netherlands in the third place playoff match.  A penalty from Robin van … read more

Argentina reaches World Cup final after penalties

The World Cup’s second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show. Argentina goalie Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to … read more

Argentina beats Belgium 1-0 to reach semis

Gonzalo Higuain‘s first goal of this World Cup sent Argentina into the semifinals on Saturday with a 1-0 win over a disappointing Belgium. Argentina, which hadn’t advanced past the World Cup quarterfinals since 1990, put in its best performance so … read more

France beats Nigeria 2-0 to reach World Cup QF

  BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Paul Pogba scored with a late header to finally break Nigeria‘s stubborn resistance and Joseph Yobo added an own-goal as France won 2-0 to reach the World Cup quarterfinals on Monday. Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama … read more