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Jul 3, 2014

Soccer-Germany’s best is yet to come, says Loew

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 3 (Reuters) – After a week of heavy criticism, Germany coach Joachim Loew has some reassuring news for his team’s supporters and an ominous warning for their next opponents — the best is yet to come.

Speaking on the eve of Friday’s World Cup quarter-final, Loew said Germany had not faced any easy teams in Brazil and that France, their next opponents, would be no different.

Jul 3, 2014

Germany squad hit by mild flu symptoms

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Seven Germany players are suffering from flu ahead of their World Cup quarter-final against France but all hope to play in Friday’s clash in Rio.

German coach Joachim Loew said a third of his squad had complained about sore throats and high temperatures.

Jul 3, 2014

Soccer-Germany squad hit by mild flu symptoms

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 3 (Reuters) – Seven Germany players are suffering from flu ahead of their World Cup quarter-final against France but all hope to play in Friday’s clash in Rio.

German coach Joachim Loew said a third of his squad had complained about sore throats and high temperatures.

Jul 2, 2014

World Cup teams catch breath on rare day off

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – After three weeks of unrelenting drama and excitement, the World Cup took a rare time-out on Wednesday as the eight surviving teams tried to catch their breath before the quarter-finals kick off on Friday.

A tournament which was derided as a disaster waiting to happen, has captivated the world, proved all the doom-mongers wrong and has already been declared as one of the greatest World Cups ever.

Jul 2, 2014

Soccer-World Cup teams catch breath on rare day off

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 2 (Reuters) – After three weeks of unrelenting drama and excitement, the World Cup took a rare time-out on Wednesday as the eight surviving teams tried to catch their breath before the quarter-finals kick off on Friday.

A tournament which was derided as a disaster waiting to happen, has captivated the world, proved all the doom-mongers wrong and has already been declared as one of the greatest World Cups ever.

Jul 2, 2014

Is a 2026 USA World Cup win written in the stars?

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – If the United States is ever to conquer its final sporting frontier and win the soccer World Cup, 2026 could be the perfect time.

Although the disappointment of falling short in Brazil continues to linger, it could pay even richer dividends in years to come if 2014 really does turn out to be the turning-point for American soccer.

Jul 2, 2014

Soccer-Is a 2026 USA World Cup win written in the stars?

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 2 (Reuters) – If the United States is ever to conquer its final sporting frontier and win the soccer World Cup, 2026 could be the perfect time.

Although the disappointment of falling short in Brazil continues to linger, it could pay even richer dividends in years to come if 2014 really does turn out to be the turning-point for American soccer.

Jun 29, 2014

Mexico’s wild World Cup ride ends in cruel disappointment

By Julian Linden

(Reuters) – Mexico’s World Cup roller-coaster came to abrupt end on Sunday when they suffered a heart-breaking loss to the Netherlands in the last 16.

The soccer gods, who had smiled on Mexico during their troubled qualifying campaign, finally abandoned El Tri when they were just minutes away from reaching the quarter-finals.

Jun 29, 2014

Soccer-Mexico’s wild World Cup ride ends in cruel disappointment

June 29 (Reuters) – Mexico’s World Cup roller-coaster came to abrupt end on Sunday when they suffered a heart-breaking loss to the Netherlands in the last 16.

The soccer gods, who had smiled on Mexico during their troubled qualifying campaign, finally abandoned El Tri when they were just minutes away from reaching the quarter-finals.

Jun 12, 2014

Stanley Cup final returns to LA with title still undecided

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Los Angeles Kings returned home on Thursday with their celebration plans still on ice after the New York Rangers staved off elimination in Game Four to send the Stanley Cup Final back to the West Coast.

The Kings always knew they would be returning to California after Wednesday’s Game Four but had hoped they would be doing so with a second National Hockey League title already in the bag.

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