Tag Archives: World Cup

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

Netherlands a 2-1 victory over Mexico and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) — Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Wesley Sneijder scored late goals Sunday to give the Netherlands a 2-1 victory over Mexico and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals. Huntelaar, who came on as a 76th-minute substitute, scored … read more