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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Wednesday, July 9, 2014
In an article for Bloomberg Businessweek, contributor Brendan Greeley points out that Germany's 7-1 thrashing of Brazil in the World Cup semifinal is 14 years in the making. Following Germany's embarrassing first-round exit at the Euro 2000 championship in the Netherlands and Belgium, the German soccer federation (DFB) launched a ... Read the whole story
Following Brazil's 7-1 mauling by Germany in the World Cup semifinal on Tuesday, Neymar's agent Wagner Ribeiro ripped into Selecao coach Luiz Felipe Scolari on Twitter with an ironic list of "six requirements to be Brazilian coach." Read the whole story
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho came to former player David Luiz's defense following Brazil's 7-1 capitulation against Germany in the World Cup semifinal on Tuesday in Belo Horizonte. Mourinho, who last month sold the central defender to Paris Saint-Germain for an estimated $85.08 million, said that while Luiz made mistakes, the ... Read the whole story
BBC Sport looked at how the world reacted to the biggest World Cup semifinal defeat in history, which some newspapers described as "shameful" and a "humiliation for the host nation." Some highlights: Read the whole story
Reports in Spain claim that Luis Suarez's transfer from Liverpool to Barcelona is hours away from completion, with Mundo Deportivo in Catalonia claiming that Barca will pay between 70 million ($95.4 million) and 73 million euros (99.5 million), which is said to be some 20 million euros ($27.3 million) below ... Read the whole story
Chelsea on Wednesday completed the signing of Croatian midfielder Mario Pasalic from Hadjuk Split. The 19-year-old who has represented his country at the U21 level, has already joined coach Jose Mourinho's squad for preseason training. The German-born youngster scored 11 times in 36 appearances in all competitions for Split last ... Read the whole story
Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer on Wednesday said that striker Mario Mandzukic has agreed to join Spanish champ Atletico Madrid. The Croatia international, 28, was contracted to the German champion until 2016. Sammer confirmed the deal when introducing new striker Robert Lewandowski. Read the whole story


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