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Top five stories lines from the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor

July 15, 2014

It’s time to reflect on the world’s most popular tournament now that the World Cup has concluded. From the group stage to the final match, there were shocking upsets, masterful goals, great individual performances and a lot of ...

Apathetic Argentine

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

July 15, 2014

Until recently soccer’s Mt. Olympus has had two and only two—Pele and Diego Armando Maradona.  However, over the last decade, one player has made the case that he too belongs among these two greats of the sport with his c...

World Cup Recap: Germany vs. Argentina

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor

July 13, 2014

A drought was going to end for one team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final—two great nations would meet at the apex of the biggest stage in the world. A win for Germany would end their 24-year drought and a win for Argentina would...

World Cup Recap: Brazil vs. Netherlands

Luis Gonzalez, Luis Gonzalez

July 12, 2014

The second to last game of Brazil 2014 took place today at the Nacional stadium in Brasilia.  In the game nobody likes to play the Netherlands beat host nation Brazil to claim the third place of the tournament. The game began...

World Cup Recap: Argentina vs. Netherlands

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor

July 9, 2014

After a lopsided semifinal match between Brazil and Germany, the Netherlands and Argentina put on a thriller in Sao Paulo as Argentina  advanced to first World Cup final in 24 years. The first half started slow-- neither team...

World Cup Recap: Brazil vs. Germany

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

July 8, 2014

Brazil lost against Germany in the first semifinal of the 2014 World Cup, but the story is not that the host nation failed to reach the final, but the fashion in which it all took place.  Before the end of the first half Germany...

World Cup Recap: Netherlands vs. Costa Rica

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor

July 5, 2014

Both teams came into today’s match exceeding the general public’s expectations—the Netherlands were thought to be past their prime but found their way back to a familiar situation in the World Cup quarterfinals, and Costa...

World Cup Recap: Argentina vs. Belgium

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

July 5, 2014

Argentina is back in the semifinals stage of a world cup after 24 years.  Thanks to a balanced and efficient game and an early goal from striker Gonzalo Higuain, Argentina beat Belgium by the minimum difference today in the Bazilian...

World Cup Recap: Brazil vs. Colombia

July 4, 2014

Who would have thought that the two goal scorers for Brazil would be their star cornerbacks Thiago Silva and David Luiz, nevertheless the Brazilians found their way through to the semifinals, after beating the Colombians upstarts...

World Cup Recap: Germany vs. France

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

July 4, 2014

It seemed as routine as a quarter final can be.  It was just another day at the office for Germany, who is more than accustomed to playing in this stage of a World Cup.  The Germans faced France, Friday in Maracana Stadium for...

World Cup Recap: USA vs. Belgium

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

July 1, 2014

The favorite has struggled in every match of the round of 16 and the trend continued in Salvador as the United States and Belgium had to play beyond 90 minutes to decide who would advance into the quarterfinals. The game began...

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