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Jul 9, 2014

Ruthless Germany leave Brazil heart-broken

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The nation whose attacking soccer has thrilled the world for generations was left heart-broken on Tuesday after Brazil’s humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals.

Brazil has hosted one of the most memorable World Cups ever but the country’s dream of winning on home soil was not the only thing shattered by a ruthless Germany in an extraordinary match in Belo Horizonte.

Jul 9, 2014

Sublime Germany stun the world with rout of Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The nation whose attacking soccer has thrilled the world for generations was left heart-broken on Tuesday after Brazil’s humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals.

Brazil has hosted one of the most memorable World Cups ever but the country’s dream of winning on home soil was not the only thing shattered by a ruthless Germany in an extraordinary match in Belo Horizonte.

Jul 9, 2014

Soccer-Ruthless Germany leave Brazil heart-broken

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 8 (Reuters) – The nation whose attacking soccer has thrilled the world for generations was left heart-broken on Tuesday after Brazil’s humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals.

Brazil has hosted one of the most memorable World Cups ever but the country’s dream of winning on home soil was not the only thing shattered by a ruthless Germany in an extraordinary match in Belo Horizonte.

Jul 8, 2014

Ruthless Germany leave Brazil in state of shock

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s dream of winning the World Cup on home soil was shattered on Tuesday when they suffered a humiliating 7-1 loss to ruthless Germany in an extraordinary semi-final in Belo Horizonte.

The carnival atmosphere that had swept over the samba nation during the tournament gave way to a state of shock and disbelief as Brazil suffered their heaviest ever defeat.

Jul 8, 2014

Soccer-Ruthless Germany leave Brazil in state of shock

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 8 (Reuters) – Brazil’s dream of winning the World Cup on home soil was shattered on Tuesday when they suffered a humiliating 7-1 loss to ruthless Germany in an extraordinary semi-final in Belo Horizonte.

The carnival atmosphere that had swept over the samba nation during the tournament gave way to a state of shock and disbelief as Brazil suffered their heaviest ever defeat.

Jul 8, 2014

World Cup party underway as semi-finals loom

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – From the Brandenburg Gate to the beach at Copacabana, the World Cup party was in full swing ahead of Tuesday’s semi-final between soccer giants Brazil and Germany.

Millions of people around the globe were getting ready to tune in and watch two of the game’s greatest powers clash at Belo Horizonte for a place in Sunday’s final.

Jul 8, 2014

Soccer-World Cup party underway as semi-finals loom

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 8 (Reuters) – From the Brandenburg Gate to the beach at Copacabana, the World Cup party was in full swing ahead of Tuesday’s semi-final between soccer giants Brazil and Germany.

Millions of people around the globe were getting ready to tune in and watch two of the game’s greatest powers clash at Belo Horizonte for a place in Sunday’s final.

Jul 7, 2014

No positive doping tests at World Cup, says FIFA

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Every player tested for drugs at the World Cup in Brazil has been cleared of doping after more than 1,000 tests came back negative, FIFA’s medical committee announced on Monday.

Jiri Dvorak, FIFA’s chief medical officer, told a news conference at the Maracana on Monday that every player on each of the 32 competing teams – 736 players in total – had provided blood and urine samples.

Jul 7, 2014

Soccer-No positive doping tests at World Cup, says FIFA

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 7 (Reuters) – Every player tested for drugs at the World Cup in Brazil has been cleared of doping after more than 1,000 tests came back negative, FIFA’s medical committee announced on Monday.

Jiri Dvorak, FIFA’s chief medical officer, told a news conference at the Maracana on Monday that every player on each of the 32 competing teams – 736 players in total – had provided blood and urine samples.

Jul 7, 2014

No action against Zuniga for Neymar tackle: FIFA

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zuniga will not be punished for the tackle on Neymar that left the Brazil striker with a broken bone in his back and forced him out of the rest of the World Cup.

After investigating the incident from Friday’s quarter-final, won 2-1 by Brazil, FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee ruled on Monday that no retrospective action could be taken.

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