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Salem-News.com (Jun-30-2014 18:39)

Germany to Face France in World Cup QF

The Germans started as overwhelming favorites, but it was Algeria who bossed the opening exchanges.

(RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil) - Germany World Cup Extra-time goals from Andre Schurrle and Mesut Ozil proved enough to edge Germany past Algeria and into a FIFA World Cup quarter-final against France.

After the first 90 minutes ended goalless, Schurrle’s sublime flick broke the deadlock and Ozil doubled the European giants’ lead, with Abdelmoumene Djabou’s 11th-hour goal proving too little, too late for the spirited north Africans.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-30-2014 14:35)

France Marches Into World Cup QF

France will face the winner of Germany - Algeria.

(BRASILIA, Brazil) - France World Cup France have marched through to the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Nigeria in Brasilia.

Didier Deschamps' side were given a tough time of it by the African champions, but edged this tight encounter in the Estadio Nacional thanks to a Paul Pogba header and an injury-time own goal by Joseph Yobo.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-29-2014 11:40)

Netherlands Late Rally Stuns Mexico

Dutch delight at late turnaround.

(FORTALEZA, Brazil) - Netherlands Mexico World Cup Two goals in the final few minutes put the Netherlands through to the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil with a 2-1 victory over heartbroken Mexico in Fortaleza.

The team from CONCACAF were just two minutes from the last eight until Wesley Sneijder’s superb half-volley and a Klaas-Jan Huntelaar penalty put the Europeans through.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-28-2014 15:14)

Colombia Gets by Uruguay; Sets Up Showdown with Brazil

Rodriguez double sets up Brazil showdown.

(RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil) - James Rodriguez Colombia Soccer A sublime James Rodriguez double helped make history for Colombia as they reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup for the first time ever by overcoming Uruguay 2-0 in Rio de Janeiro.

The 22-year-old was the magical conductor of the second all-South American affair of the day, converting twice at the Maracana to become the most prolific player of the competition with five goals.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-28-2014 12:26)

Despite Tie with Chile, Brazil Moves On

Chile had only made it this far at the World Cup on three previous occasions.

(BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil) - Brazil World Cup Hosts Brazil have squeezed through to the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup on penalties after a tense, thrilling 1-1 draw with Chile at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.

Gonzalo Jara hit the post with the decisive kick, while Julio Cesar saved two, to give Brazil a 3-2 win in the shootout and send the valiant Chileans home.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-26-2014 11:32)

Even With Defeat to Germany, USA Advances

USA finish second in the group and will now meet the winner of Group H, likely to be Belgium.

(RECIFE, Brazil) - USA Germany World Cup Germany beat USA 1-0 on a rain-soaked day in Recife, a result that takes both sides through from a highly competitive Group G at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

A 2-1 win for Portugal over Ghana in the section’s other game was enough to push both the Americans and Germans through on four and seven points respectively.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-26-2014 09:40)

FIFA Takes a Bite Out of Luis Suarez of Uruguay

Luis Suarez suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any soccer-related activity.

(RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil) - Luis Suarez The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has reached a decision in the case related to Luis Suarez of Uruguay following an incident that occurred during the FIFA World Cup match between Italy and Uruguay played on June 24.

“Such behavior cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a FIFA World Cup when the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field," said Claudio Sulser, chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-25-2014 20:45)

Swiss Punch Their Ticket to Round of 16

Shaqiri triple takes Swiss through.

(MANAUS, Brazil ) - Switzerland World Cup Xherdan Shaqiri hit a hat-trick as Switzerland qualified for the Round of 16 with a comfortable 3-0 win over Honduras at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus.

The Bayern Munich midfielder's treble - the second seen at Brazil 2014, following that of his club colleague Thomas Muller - secured second spot in Group E and set up a knockout duel with Argentina in Sao Paulo.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-25-2014 20:31)

Ecuador Draws With France; Knocked Out of World Cup

Free-scoring France foiled but Ecuador bows out.

(RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil) - France World Cup Goals dried up for free-scoring France in a 0-0 Group E stalemate with ten-man Ecuador, confirming top spot and a knockout tie against Nigeria for Didier Deschamps’ team while the CONMEBOL outfit bowed out of the FIFA World Cup.

The first shot in earnest at the Maracana was dispatched from the boot of Antoine Griezmann, following a close-range exchange with team-mates Karim Benzema and Moussa Sissoko at the edge of the area, but the Real Sociedad winger’s drive on ten minutes dribbled wide.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-16-2014 10:35)

How Much Energy Will the 2014 World Cup Consume?

They are setting records....in greenhouse gas emissions!

(LONDON Oilprices.com) - world cup Along with 3 billion other viewers around the world, I plan to tune in for the month-long World Cup to see whether the 22-year old Neymar can withstand the colossal pressure that has been put upon his shoulders to deliver a win for team Brazil.

Every time I turn on my television set, I'm using World Cup-related energy. And that's just the start. Flying in teams, trainers, equipment, World Cup personnel and the estimated 500,000-plus fans will use enormous volumes of jet fuel.

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