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FIFA World Cup: Netherlands 0 Costa Rica 0 (after extra time, 4-3 on penalties)

FIFA World Cup: Netherlands 0 Costa Rica 0 (after extra time, 4-3 on penalties)

Tim Krul was an unlikely hero as the Netherlands secured a 4-3 shoot-out win over Costa Rica to book a FIFA World Cup semi-final place. Over 120 goalless minutes in Salvador, Louis van Gaal's team struck the post or crossbar on three...

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FIFA World Cup: Argentina 1 Belgium 0

FIFA World Cup: Argentina 1 Belgium 0

Gonzalo Higuain scored his first goal of the FIFA World Cup as Argentina beat Belgium 1-0 at Estadio Nacional to reach the semi-finals. Much has been made of Argentina's reliance on mercurial captain Lionel Messi during the...

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Injured Neymar ruled out of World Cup

Injured Neymar ruled out of World Cup

Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup after fracturing his vertebrae in the closing stages of the 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia, his team has said. "It's not serious in the sense that it doesn't need surgery, but he'll need to...

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Luiz stunner seals Brazil win over Colombia

Luiz stunner seals Brazil win over Colombia

(Reuters) - A stunning second-half free kick from Brazil's David Luiz sealed a 2-1 win over Colombia in a frantic World Cup quarter-final on Friday, keeping the hosts on track for a sixth world title. Captain Thiago Silva bundled in Neymar's corner at the back post to put the...

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Germany reach World Cup semi-finals with win over France

Germany reach World Cup semi-finals with win over France

Germany reached their fourth consecutive World Cup semi-final after defender Mats Hummels' first-half header gave the three-time winners a 1-0 victory over France at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana on Friday. Centre back Hummels, who scored in Germany's first group game but missed the last 16...

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FIFA World Cup: Argentina 1 Switzerland 0 (aet)

FIFA World Cup: Argentina 1 Switzerland 0 (aet)

Angel di Maria made up for a poor display by firing Argentina into the FIFA World Cup last eight with a 1-0 extra-time win over Switzerland. Not for the first time this tournament, Alejandro Sabella's men struggled to make their...

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FIFA World Cup: Germany 2 Algeria 1 (aet)

FIFA World Cup: Germany 2 Algeria 1 (aet)

Germany were given a major scare before beating Algeria 2-1 on Monday to book a FIFA World Cup quarter-final meeting with France. After a pulsating 90 minutes in Porto Alegre had ended goalless, Chelsea forward Andre...

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Germany beat Algeria 2-1 in extra time to reach quarter-finals

Germany beat Algeria 2-1 in extra time to reach quarter-finals

World Cup 2014: Germany beat Algeria 2-1 in extra time to reach quarter-finals

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FIFA World Cup: France 2 Nigeria 0

FIFA World Cup: France 2 Nigeria 0

Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama went from hero to zero as his error helped France to a 2-0 FIFA World Cup last-16 triumph. Enyeama, who plies his trade with Lille in the French top flight, made sensational saves from Karim Benzema and...

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Huntelaar sends Dutch into World Cup last eight

Huntelaar sends Dutch into World Cup last eight

A coolly-taken penalty by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar gave the Netherlands a stunning fightback 2-1 win over Mexico in their World Cup finals last 16 game in Fortaleza on Sunday. Giovanni Dos Santos gave Mexico the lead in the 48th minute and...

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FIFA World Cup: Colombia 2 Uruguay 0

FIFA World Cup: Colombia 2 Uruguay 0

A FIFA World Cup wonder goal from James Rodriguez helped fire Colombia into the quarter-finals as his double beat Uruguay 2-0. The Monaco forward has been outstanding throughout the tournament in Brazil and he again showed his star...

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Brazil got lucky, admits Scolari

Brazil got lucky, admits Scolari

  Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari accepted that luck was on his team's side after they scraped into the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday by beating Chile on penalties. "If you don't exploit the few opportunities you get, you...

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Algeria through to World Cup second round as they draw 1-1 with Russia

Algeria through to World Cup second round as they draw 1-1 with Russia

Algeria progressed beyond the group stage at the FIFA World Cup for the first time in their history thanks to a 1-1 draw with Russia. Famously eliminated at the finals in Spain 32 years ago when West Germany and Austria played out a...

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Algeria through to second round as they draw 1-1 with Russia

Algeria through to second round as they draw 1-1 with Russia

  Algeria through to World Cup second round as they draw 1-1 with Russia

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Brazil 2014 Suarez charged by FIFA over biting

Brazil 2014 Suarez charged by FIFA over biting

FIFA has charged Luis Suarez with biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in the teams' World Cup match, a process that could lead to the Uruguay player being banned from international competition for up to two years. Football's governing body said on Wednesday that...

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FIFA World Cup: South Korea 2 Algeria 4

FIFA World Cup: South Korea 2 Algeria 4

A scintillating first-half display gave Algeria's chances of FIFA World Cup progression a huge boost as they beat South Korea 4-2 on Sunday. Vahid Halilhodzic's men ran riot in the opening 45 minutes in Porto Alegre as the South...

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FIFA World Cup: Germany 2 Ghana 2

FIFA World Cup: Germany 2 Ghana 2

Miroslav Klose became the FIFA World Cup's joint leading goalscorer as Germany drew 2-2 with Ghana in a pulsating Group G encounter. The veteran striker came off the bench in the 70th minute in Fortaleza on Saturday and had an...

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Iran need 'outstanding' match against Messi - Queiroz

Iran need 'outstanding' match against Messi - Queiroz

Iran's World Cup clash with Lionel Messi's Argentina in Belo Horizonte is the most "eagerly anticipated" in the country's history, coach Carlos Queiroz said Friday. And the Portuguese, who has revealed he will leave the job after the World Cup, insisted his Asian minnows...

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