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Jul 1, 2014

Germany and France end African hopes, Suarez sorry

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Germany and France snuffed out African hopes and reached the World Cup quarter-finals on Monday with hard-won victories over Algeria and Nigeria, while Uruguay striker Luis Suarez broke his silence to apologize for biting.

Both European powerhouses struggled for their wins, France needing late goals to see off African champions Nigeria 2-0 and Germany only securing their 2-1 victory over Algeria in extra time.

Jun 30, 2014

Soccer-Germany and France end African hopes, Suarez sorry

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, June 30 (Reuters) – Germany and France snuffed out African hopes and reached the World Cup quarter-finals on Monday with hard-won victories over Algeria and Nigeria, while Uruguay striker Luis Suarez broke his silence to apologise for biting.

Both European powerhouses struggled for their wins, France needing late goals to see off African champions Nigeria 2-0 and Germany only securing their 2-1 victory over Algeria in extra time.

Jun 30, 2014

France eliminate Nigeria, Suarez says sorry

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – France reached the World Cup quarter-finals on Monday with a 2-0 win over Nigeria that left only one African team still in, while Uruguay striker Luis Suarez broke his silence to apologize for biting.

Algeria, the remaining African side and also the sole Arab nation represented, play Germany in Monday’s second game.

Jun 30, 2014

Soccer- France eliminate Nigeria, Suarez says sorry

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, June 30 (Reuters) – France reached the World Cup quarter-finals on Monday with a 2-0 win over Nigeria that left only one African team still in, while Uruguay striker Luis Suarez broke his silence to apologise for biting.

Algeria, the remaining African side and also the sole Arab nation represented, play Germany in Monday’s second game.

Jun 29, 2014

Departing Chile earn hero status despite Brazil jinx

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Chile’s so nearly conquering heroes are sure of an incredible welcome on their return from a World Cup where they eliminated champions Spain but were cruelly knocked out by Brazil for the fourth time in their history.

“The dream is over, but not the applause,” said La Tercera newspaper in a chorus of praise round the nation. “Dry your tears and come back to Chile to be received with full honors.”

Jun 29, 2014

Soccer-Departing Chile earn hero status despite Brazil jinx

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, June 29 (Reuters) – Chile’s so nearly conquering heroes are sure of an incredible welcome on their return from a World Cup where they eliminated champions Spain but were cruelly knocked out by Brazil for the fourth time in their history.

“The dream is over, but not the applause,” said La Tercera newspaper in a chorus of praise round the nation. “Dry your tears and come back to Chile to be received with full honours.”

Jun 28, 2014

Brazil ‘three steps from heaven’, says Scolari

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari said his team were “three steps from heaven” after beating Chile on penalties to reach the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.

The hosts’ excruciatingly tense 3-2 penalty win, after the game in Belo Horizonte ended 1-1 following extra-time, left them three games away from lifting the World Cup for a sixth time and exorcising the ghosts of defeat in the 1950 final on home soil.

Jun 28, 2014

Soccer-Brazil ‘three steps from heaven’, says Scolari

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, June 28 (Reuters) – Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari said his team were “three steps from heaven” after beating Chile on penalties to reach the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.

The hosts’ excruciatingly tense 3-2 penalty win, after the game in Belo Horizonte ended 1-1 following extra-time, left them three games away from lifting the World Cup for a sixth time and exorcising the ghosts of defeat in the 1950 final on home soil.

Jun 28, 2014

‘Beautiful’ Chile agonizingly near, says coach Sampaoli

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Chile came agonizingly close to rewriting World Cup history by nearly defeating Brazil but should take heart from a marvelous performance against the hosts, their coach Jorge Sampaoli said on Saturday.

At 1-1 in the last minute of extra time, Chile striker Mauricio Pinilla could have won the game but shot against the crossbar. A goal then would have reversed three previous World Cup defeats to Brazil in Chile’s history at the tournament.

Jun 28, 2014

Soccer-”Beautiful” Chile agonisingly near, says coach Sampaoli

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, June 28 (Reuters) – Chile came agonisingly close to rewriting World Cup history by nearly defeating Brazil but should take heart from a marvellous performance against the hosts, their coach Jorge Sampaoli said on Saturday.

At 1-1 in the last minute of extra time, Chile striker Mauricio Pinilla could have won the game but shot against the crossbar. A goal then would have reversed three previous World Cup defeats to Brazil in Chile’s history at the tournament.

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      "Andrew Cawthorne is a British journalist who has worked for Reuters since 1992 on various assignments in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Prior to that, Andrew worked on newspapers for several years."
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