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Record crowd sees Man United top Real Madrid 3-1

Record crowd sees Man United top Real Madrid 3-1

Real Madrid plays Manchester United during a Guinness International Champions Cup match at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Saturday.

August 02, 2014 7:30 pm
Record crowd sees Man United top Real Madrid

Record crowd sees Man United top Real Madrid

ANN ARBOR, Mich. | Manchester United thrilled a record crowd with a brilliant opening goal – and even Cristiano Ronaldo's unexpected entrance proved futile for Real Madrid.

August 02, 2014 7:30 pm
Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea

Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea

MOSCOW | Five months after the annexation of Crimea, Russia and Ukraine are now squabbling over soccer clubs in the region.

August 02, 2014 12:32 pm
Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea

Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea

Five months after the annexation of Crimea, Russia and Ukraine are now squabbling over soccer clubs in the region. Defying authorities in Ukraine, Russia is incorporating three Crimean teams into its own leagues _ a move that could strain relations between the host country of the 2018 World …

August 01, 2014 12:32 pm
Defender out of position comfortable facing Messi

Defender out of position comfortable facing Messi

PORTO SEGURO, Brazil | For a man about to face one of the game's most prolific scorers, Benedikt Hoewedes is remarkably calm and composed ahead of the World Cup final.

July 10, 2014 7:30 pm
Argentina reaches World Cup final after penalties

Argentina reaches World Cup final after penalties

SAO PAULO | 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.

July 09, 2014 6:47 pm
Germany delighted, astonished by Brazil rout

Germany delighted, astonished by Brazil rout

BERLIN | Germans awoke on Wednesday to discover the 7-1 demolition of Brazil in their World Cup semifinal was not a delightful dream but a scarcely believable reality.

July 09, 2014 5:00 pm
Brazil's World Cup dream turns to nightmare

Brazil's World Cup dream turns to nightmare

Brazil soccer fans cry as they watch their team lose 7-1 to Germany on Tuesday at a World Cup semifinal match on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

July 09, 2014 12:48 pm
Brazil's World Cup dream turns to nightmare

Brazil's World Cup dream turns to nightmare

SAO PAULO | It wasn't just a bad dream.

July 09, 2014 12:48 pm
Germany routs Brazil, reaches World Cup final

Germany routs Brazil, reaches World Cup final

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil | With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.

July 08, 2014 5:58 pm
Brazil expects fewer difficulties against Colombia

Brazil expects fewer difficulties against Colombia

FORTALEZA, Brazil | Luiz Felipe Scolari thinks Brazil may be at an advantage by playing in the World Cup quarterfinals against a Colombia team that likes to attack often.

July 03, 2014 5:39 pm
Klinsmann was right: US not ready to win World Cup

Klinsmann was right: US not ready to win World Cup

United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann addresses the press in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday.

July 02, 2014 5:21 pm
Klinsmann was right: US not ready to win World Cup

Klinsmann was right: US not ready to win World Cup

SAO PAULO | Turns out Jurgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn't ready to win the World Cup.

July 02, 2014 5:21 pm
Howard's memorable play marks U.S. World Cup run

Howard's memorable play marks U.S. World Cup run

SAO PAULO | Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast – and fans around the world, really – for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra time that sent the U.S. home from the World Cup to a country captivated.

July 02, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Watch parties draw thousands for US-Belgium

Watch parties draw thousands for US-Belgium

Fans watch as Belgium scores against the U.S. during the World Cup viewing party at Solider Field on Tuesday in Chicago. Belgium defeated the U.S. 2-1.

July 01, 2014 7:21 pm
Watch parties draw thousands for U.S. round of 16 match

Watch parties draw thousands for U.S. round of 16 match

AUSTIN, Texas | They turned out by the tens of thousands, some painted in red, white and blue, waving flags and chanting "I Believe!" in city parks, stadiums and sports bars from coast to coast on Tuesday to watch the U.S. national soccer team play Belgium in the knockout round of the World Cup.

July 01, 2014 7:21 pm
Match-fixer denies predicting result of a Cameroon World Cup game

Match-fixer denies predicting result of a Cameroon World Cup game

RIO DE JANEIRO | A convicted match-fixer denied a report in a German magazine Tuesday that he predicted the result and details of a World Cup game.

July 01, 2014 5:01 pm
Brazil squeaks past Chile, next up is Colombia

Brazil squeaks past Chile, next up is Colombia

RIO DE JANEIRO | Neymar pointed his right index finger in the air and then formed the shape of a heart with his thumbs and fingers loftily raised above his head.

June 28, 2014 6:24 pm
Soccer gets boost in U.S. from young, informed fans

Soccer gets boost in U.S. from young, informed fans

DENVER | Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, asked the bartender to change one set to soccer and got laughed out of the joint.

June 28, 2014 3:22 pm
US hopes to boost World Cup attack against Belgium

US hopes to boost World Cup attack against Belgium

SAO PAULO | No wonder the United States is having problems scoring at the World Cup: The Americans are hardly attacking.

June 27, 2014 5:27 pm
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