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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, July 9, 2014
[BRAZIL 2014] Germany coach Joachim Loew said he felt sorry for Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. After all, Germany had lost at home in the semifinals of the World Cup eight years earlier when Loew was Jurgen Klinsmann's assistant. "It's a bit like in 2006, when Italy beat us in ... Read the whole story
[PREVIEW: Argentina-Netherlands] Like most coaches, Louis van Gaal and Alejandro Sabella like to talk in terms of teams, not individuals. Van Gaal, the Netherlands coach, says he has been preparing his players to face Argentina, not Lionel Messi alone. But when it comes down to Dutch star Arjen Robben or ... Read the whole story
[SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP] Brazilian fans should have known the Selecao was in trouble when an episode of "The Simpson" earlier in the year predicted the injury to "El Divo" Neymar. As the Brazilian daily Estadao noted, it also had Germany beating Brazil, 2-0. If only the semifinal had been that ... Read the whole story
[SOCIAL MEDIA WATCH] With 35.6 million tweets, the Brazil-Germany match was the most-discussed single sports game ever on Twitter, smashing the previous record of 24.9 million tweets set during the 2014 Super Bowl. Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP: Off the Post] The Dutch press is questioning whether both King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will be pulling for the Netherlands in Wednesday semifinal. After all, the Queen hails from Argentina. Read the whole story
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Chilean midfielder Jorge Valdivia, who scored in Chile's opening World Cup win against Australia, showed why he's nicknamed "The Magician" while goofing around at a practice with his Brazilian club Palmeiras, which uploaded the video this week. Read the whole story
[U.S. OPEN CUP] The Philadelphia Union moved into the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution Tuesday on goals by Conor Casey and Sebastien Le Toux, who has now scored 14 goals in the competition, the most by a player in ... Read the whole story
[BRAZIL 2014] The 2014 World Cup finished with 171 goals, tied for the most in tournament history along with the 1998 World Cup, the first 32-team final. The average of 2.67 goals per game still ranks only tied for 13th out of the 20 finals. After averaging 2.83 goals per ... Read the whole story


What They're Saying: David Luiz

"I just wanted to make my people happy. Unfortunately, we couldn't. I apologize to everybody. I apologize to all Brazilians. I just wanted to see them smile at least because of soccer. Everyone knows how important it was." -- Defender David Luiz, Brazil captain in the absence of suspended Thiago Silva, after the host country's 7-1 loss to Germany knocked it out of the World Cup. ...More

Brazil has a new word for this debacle: Mineirazo!

Brazil has a new date to challenge July 16, 1950, as the worst in its soccer history. ...More



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