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Salem-News.com (Jul-12-2014 22:17)

Kim Jong-un Tells North Korea Team has Made World Cup Finals

North Korea did not even qualify for the World Cup.

(PYONGYANG, North Korea) - Kim Jong un World Cup The world has known for a long time now that North Korea supreme leader Kim Jong-un controls the flow of information to his people, with the television channels only reporting positive things about the country.

But in a brilliant spoof report posted on YouTube, the media appears to be caught broadcasting that North Korea are on course to win the biggest prize in soccer.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-25-2014 14:15)

Nigeria Through Despite Messi-Inspired Defeat

Even in a World Cup packed full of thrilling games, this was one of the best yet, and the tone was set as early as the third minute.

(RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil) - Lionel Messi Argentina secured top spot in Group F and preserved their unblemished record at Brazil 2014 with a 3-2 win over Nigeria illuminated by braces for Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa.

Alejandro Sabella's side will be joined in the Round of 16 by the Super Eagles, who contributed greatly to this enthralling match and progress due to Iran's defeat to already-eliminated Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-24-2014 18:19)

Late Goal Pushes Greece Past Ivory Coast

Greek spot-kick drama denies Ivorians.

(RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil) - Greece World Cup Soccer Incredible drama unfolded in Fortaleza when Georgios Samaras converted a stoppage-time penalty to secure Greece a 2-1 victory over Côte d'Ivoire to set up a Round of 16 clash against Costa Rica at the FIFA World Cup.

Côte d'Ivoire duo Kolo and Yaya Toure were both named in the starting XI just days after the tragic passing of their brother, Ibrahim.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-24-2014 18:15)

Colombia Routs Japan; Into Round of 16

There was even time for history to be made as Faryd Mondragon took to the field to become the oldest player ever to appear at a FIFA World Cup.

(RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil) - Colombia World Cup Soccer Colombia beat Japan 4-1 to storm into the Round of 16 with a perfect record and end their opponents' hopes of a late escape from elimination.

A Jackson Martinez brace, alongside goals from Juan Cuadrado and James Rodriguez, sealed the triumph, after Shinji Okazaki given Alberto Zaccheroni's side hope.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-23-2014 16:55)

Mexico Beats Croatia; Meet Netherlands Next

Croatia, despite producing some fine soccer in Brazil, head for home after just three matches.

(RECIFE, Brazil ) - Mexico Soccer Mexico booked their place in the knockout stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil with a 3-1 win over Croatia in their third and final Group A game in Recife.

Rafael Marquez, Andres Guardado and Javier Hernandez provided the goals and El Tri will now meet the Netherlands in the Round of 16, while the Croats head for home.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-23-2014 11:26)

Netherlands Dumps Chile, 2-0; Into Round of 16

Louis van Gaal's side will now face the Group A runners-up.

(RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil) - Netherlands World Cup A header with his first touch from Leroy Fer, and a late Memphis Depay goal, secured the Netherlands a 2-0 win over Chile that sends them through to the Round of 16 as Group B winners.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-22-2014 18:00)

USA, Portugal Play to Dramatic 2-2 Draw

Varela strikes to save Portugal.

(MANAUS, Brazil ) - USA Portugal World Cup Portugal have avoided early elimination from the FIFA World Cup in the most dramatic of circumstances after Varela's 95th-minute goal secured a 2-2 draw with USA in Manaus.

The Stars and Stripes had been on the verge of qualifying for the Round of 16 with a game to spare after coming from a goal down to lead 2-1, but were denied in the dying moments

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Salem-News.com (Jun-22-2014 15:39)

Algeria Dominates South Korea, 4-2

South Korea will need to beat Belgium to have any chance of making the last 16.

(RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil) - Algeria Soccer Algeria have moved up to second in Group H with a convincing 4-2 win over Korea Republic at Porto Alegre's Estadio Beira-Rio.

The Taeguk Warriors were blown away in a first half that ended with their north African opponents three goals to the good, and not even a much-improved second-half showing could prevent Hong Myungbo's team slumping to a damaging defeat.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-21-2014 11:08)

Messi`s Late Goal Lifts Argentina Over Iran

Messi again looked subdued during the opening 45, with his only attempt coming on 33 minutes when he curled a free-kick just over the top right-hand corner.

(BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil) - Lionel Messi A stunning injury-time goal by Lionel Messi has taken Argentina through to the Round of 16 with a 1-0 win over Iran in Belo Horizonte's Estadio Mineirao.

The Barcelona star's late, late winner keeps La Albiceleste top of Group F on six points and leaves the Iranians stuck on one, with Nigeria and Bosnia and Herzegovina set to meet in the section's late kick-off.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-18-2014 14:30)

Chile Knocks Champion Spain Out of World Cup

After a humbling 5-1 defeat by the Netherlands in their curtain-raiser, Spain coach Vicente del Bosque dropped Xavi and Gerard Pique.

(RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil) - Chile Soccer Chile stunned Spain 2-0 to secure a place in the knockout phase with a Group B game to spare and eliminate the FIFA World Cup holders.

Eduardo Vargas and Charles Aranguiz sent the South Americans in at the break at a two-goal cushion, and though the Iberians tried relentlessly to get back into the game after the restart, they were unable to find a way past Claudio Bravo.

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