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SAO PAULO (AP) — Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — Germany poured in the goals Tuesday to hand Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — Even without Neymar, Brazil’s show must go on.
SALVADOR, Brazil — Tim Krul came on as a substitute in the final minute of extra time and then saved two penalties in a 4-3 shootout victory over Costa Rica, giving the Netherlands a spot in the World Cup semifinals.
RIO DE JANEIRO — A somber mood spread over Brazil on Saturday as football fans slowly came to grips with the loss of star striker Neymar, whose fractured vertebra knocked him out of the World Cup.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Turns out Jürgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn’t ready to win the World Cup.
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Substitute Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil scored in extra time and Germany survived Algeria's aggressive play with a 2-1 win to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the ninth consecutive time.
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending desperately with 10 men for nearly an hour.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With a spectacular swivel-and-strike, James Rodriguez provided one of the highlights of the World Cup and gave Brazil reason to worry.
CINCINNATI — There's eager anticipation — along with some divided loyalties — for German-American fans who had been rooting for both teams until their pivotal World Cup clash.
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Xherdan Shaqiri's hat trick put Switzerland into the second round of the World Cup, and kept coach Ottmar Hitzfeld gainfully employed for at least a few more days.
FORTALEZA, Brazil — Georgios Samaras scored an injury-time penalty to send Greece into the second round of the World Cup for the first time with a 2-1 win over Côte d'Ivoire, eliminating the Africans in the process.
RECIFE, Brazil — One of the first things Miguel Herrera did when he became Mexico's fourth coach in a year was call Rafael Marquez and ask the 35-year-old defender known as "the boss" to return to the national side as captain.
MANAUS, Brazil — Cristiano Ronaldo set up Varela for a late equalizer on a hot and humid night in the jungle tonight to give Portugal a 2-2 draw with the United States and hope for a spot in the second round of the World Cup.
Clint Dempsey of Team USA celebrates his goal against Ghana during the World Cup on June 16. MCT PHOTO
CUIABA, Brazil — Nigeria eliminated Bosnia-Herzegovina from World Cup contention with a 1-0 win, with Peter Odemwingie's first-half goal getting the African champions closer to the knockout stage.
CURITIBA, Brazil — Ecuador forward Enner Valencia scored twice in a 2-1 comeback victory over Honduras that kept his team in contention at the World Cup.
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Mario Mandzukic scored two goals Wednesday to keep Croatia in the mix at the World Cup with a 4-0 win over 10-man Cameroon, which will be going home after the group stage.
CUIABA, Brazil — Blundering Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was bailed out by teammate Alexander Kerzhakov in a 1-1 draw with South Korea in the World Cup that exposed both teams' deficiencies.