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Rodriguez claims Golden Boot

Rodriguez claims Golden Boot

Colombia star James Rodriguez has been rewarded for his sensational goalscoring exploits at World Cup 2014 with the Golden Boot. The attacking midfielder was the breakout star in Brazil, inspiring his side to a first ever appearance in the quarter-final stage by netting six times in just five games. Four years after claiming the Golden...

It's now or never

It's now or never

Brazil must overcome the massive blow dealt by the injury to marquee forward Neymar if they are to beat frighteningly consistent Germany on Tuesday and book a World Cup final spot on home soil for a second time. Brazil, chasing a sixth world title, are still reeling from Neymar's injury in their quarterfinal win...

Colombia greets its World Cup heroes

Colombia greets its World Cup heroes

Colombia may have exited the World Cup at the quarterfinal stage but it did not stop a massive crowd from welcoming home their heroes in the capital Bogota Sunday. Hosts Brazil put paid to the team's hopes with a narrow 2-1 victory in Fortaleza Friday, although the win came at a heavy price with...

NEYMAR OUT OF WC

Brazil numbed

Brazil numbed

  Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup after fracturing a vertebra in his back in the closing stages of the 2-1 quarterfinal win over Colombia on Friday in a major blow to the host nation. Neymar, who has scored four goals in the tournament, will miss the semifinal against Germany...

Hosts secure semi-finals berth

Hosts secure semi-finals berth

A wonderstrike from David Luiz helped Brazil to a 2-1 World Cup quarter-final win over Colombia - but star forward Neymar was stretchered off in the closing minutes, Goal.com reports. Tipped by some to exit against a side who have been the talk of the tournament, Luiz Felipe Scolari's men progressed thanks to goals...

Get well soon Neymar: Messi

Get well soon Neymar: Messi

Argentine star forward Lionel Messi has sent good wishes to Brazilian football sensation Neymar Junior who was badly injured during last night’s quarterfinal against Colombia and ruled out of the rest of the tournament. Messi, a teammate of Neymar in Spanish club Barcelona, put a status on his official Facebook page today that says:...

Referee influenced game: Rodriguez

Referee influenced game: Rodriguez

Colombia's James Rodriguez claims the referee in charge of their World Cup quarter-final defeat by Brazil had a decisive influence on the outcome. The match had a Brazil 2014 high of 54 fouls - but only four bookings - with Rodriguez, who scored his sixth goal of the tournament, fouled six times. "Carlos Velasco Carballo didn't help a lot," said Rodriguez, 22. "I think the referee influenced the game a lot, but that is how it is and we need to look forward." Hosts Brazil committed 31 fouls to Colombia's 23, with two yellow cards for each side. However, there was no booking for Colombia full-back Juan Zuniga, whose knee in the back of...

An unfamiliar face of Colombia beams at World Cup

An unfamiliar face of Colombia beams at World Cup

The euphoria in soccer-mad Colombia is deafening, and wonderfully contagious, ahead of Friday's do-or-die World Cup match against host Brazil. Never before has the star-crossed nation made the quarterfinals. Some are even waxing poetic about World Cup unity accelerating the pace of 18-month-old peace talks to end a half-century of conflict that has claimed...

James double sends Uruguay packing

James double sends Uruguay packing

The Monaco star scored arguably the goal of the tournament so far as Oscar Tabarez's men were dumped out of the tournament   James Rodriguez scored twice - his first a stunning volley - to fire Colombia to a 2-0 win over Uruguay and secure a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, Goal.com...

Brazuca-fest 20

Brazil survive Chile, referee

Brazil survive Chile, referee

As expected, it turned out to be a spill-thrill contest. Brazil barely prevailed in an epic match against Chile, who fought neck and neck till the end of 120 minutes at 1-1 before going down in the shootout 3-2. Chileans almost came close to breaking the Brazil hearts at the final minutes of end...

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