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Sao Paulo: Netherlands captain Robin van Persie is a doubt for his side's World Cup semi-final against Argentina on Wednesday with a stomach problem, coach Louis van Gaal said. (Germany Thrash Brazil) "Robin van Persie has an intestinal problem and I didn't want to take a risk," said van Gaal on the Manchester United str... read more

     Salvador (Brazil), July 5 : Substitute goalkeeper Tim Krul saved two penalties in a dramatic shoot-out as the Netherlands edged Costa Rica 4-3 to reach the World Cup semi-finals here last evening.
     After a goalless 120 minutes, the towering Newcastle United custodian came on at the end of ... read more

     Brasilia, Jul 5 : Striker Gonzalo Higuain scored when it mattered as his opportunistic strike helped Argentina beat Belgium 1-0 to enter the World Cup semi-final after 24 long years ending their 'quartefinal jinx' that affected them during the last two editions.
     The last time when... read more

     Rio De Janeiro, July 4 : Mats Hummels' first half header proved decisive as Germany marched into the semifinals of the FIFA World Cup for a record fourth time in a row with a 1-0 win over fellow European giants France, here today.
     The contest between the two European powerhouses lacke... read more

     Fortaleza (Brazil), Jul 5 : Colombian star James Rodriguez claimed Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo had been a decisive influence as his country's World Cup dreams ended with a 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Brazil.
     James extended his lead as the competition's top scorer with ... read more

Rio de Janeiro, Jul 3  Under-fire Germany face rejuvenated France in tomorrow's World Cup quarter-final at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana stadium in a mouth-watering clash of two European powerhouses.
This represents an acid test for Germany coach Joachim Loew with his side heavily criticised for below-par performance... read more

Rio De Janeiro, Jul 3 A documentary portraying Lionel Messi's tough route to the top was given a first screening in Rio yesterday. The work, "Messi", directed by Spaniard Alex de la Iglesia and scripted by former Argentina international Jorge Valdano, shows how Messi battled a growth hormone disorder as a youngster before be... read more

     Sao Paulo, July 1 : Pre-tournament favourites Argentine rode on Angel Di Maria's late  extra-time goal to eke out a hard-fought 1-0 win over Switzerland and progress to the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup at the  Arena Corinthians here today...... read more


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