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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Monday, July 14, 2014
AS has quoted Argentina legend Diego Maradona as saying that Lionel Messi only won the Golden Ball award, which is given to the tournament's best player, for marketing purposes after Argentina was beaten in Sunday's final, 1-0, by Germany. "Poor thing, I'd give Messi heaven if possible," Maradona is quoted ... Read the whole story
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned on Monday, the Brazilian soccer federation (CBF) said after failing to lead Brazil to another World Cup title. His resignation follows heavy back-to-back losses to Germany in the semifinal (7-1) and the Netherlands in the third-place game (3-0). The 7-1 loss to Germany marked ... Read the whole story
FIFA on Monday confirmed that Barcelona's new signing Luis Suarez would not be publicly unveiled until after he serves his four-month ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup. Last week, his former club Liverpool agreed to sell the Uruguay striker to Barca for 75 million pounds ($128.3 ... Read the whole story
While Brazilians fans rejoiced, there were riots in Argentina as Germany won the World Cup, becoming the first European nation to ever win the tournament in South America. In the end, Germany's 1-0 overtime win against hated rival Argentina was consolation for the Brazilian people, who could hardly fathom the ... Read the whole story
Toni Kroos on Monday admitted that he is leaving Bayern Munich for Real Madrid this summer, after helping Germany secure the World Cup trophy. "We've finished the World Cup in the best way possible. Now I'm going to Madrid, so that's two dreams achieved," the 24-year-old told UOL. According to ... Read the whole story
Manchester United on Monday confirmed a record deal with soccer apparel maker Adidas in which the latter will outfit the Old Trafford club beginning in 2015 for a whopping 70 million pounds per year for an undisclosed number of years. That sum is more than double the amount United currently ... Read the whole story

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