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Jul 7, 2014

Soccer-Fourth substitute good option for coaches-Germany’s Loew

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, July 7 (Reuters) – Having a fourth substitution during extra time at the World Cup knockout stage would be welcomed by coaches, especially when teams have to play consecutive games over 120 minutes, Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Monday.

Loew said players were feeling the impact after a long season in Brazil’s month-long World Cup with kick-off times in early afternoon adding more strain.

Jul 7, 2014

Four key battles in World Cup semi-final Brazil vs. Germany

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Here are four key battles in Tuesday’s World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany in Belo Horizonte’s Mineirao stadium.

Brazil defender Dante v Germany striker Miroslav Klose: This could be the most decisive battle in the game with the central defender shouldering the burden of responsibility in the hosts’ backline following the suspension of captain Thiago Silva.

Jul 7, 2014

Soccer-Four key battles in World Cup semi-final Brazil v Germany

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, July 7 (Reuters) – Here are four key battles in Tuesday’s World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany in Belo Horizonte’s Mineirao stadium.

Brazil defender Dante v Germany striker Miroslav Klose: This could be the most decisive battle in the game with the central defender shouldering the burden of responsibility in the hosts’ backline following the suspension of captain Thiago Silva.

Jul 6, 2014

Brazil mull Neymar conundrum as consistent Germany loom

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil must overcome the massive blow dealt by the injury to marquee forward Neymar if they are to beat frighteningly consistent Germany on Tuesday and book a World Cup final spot on home soil for a second time.

Brazil, chasing a sixth world title, are still reeling from Neymar’s injury in their quarter-final win over Colombia, and the entire nation is holding its breath and hoping the team’s chances have not been irreparably damaged.

Jul 6, 2014

Preview – Brazil mull Neymar conundrum as consistent Germany loom

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil must overcome the massive blow dealt by the injury to marquee forward Neymar if they are to beat frighteningly consistent Germany on Tuesday and book a World Cup final spot on home soil for a second time.

Brazil, chasing a sixth world title, are still reeling from Neymar’s injury in their quarter-final win over Colombia, and the entire nation is holding its breath and hoping the team’s chances have not been irreparably damaged.

Jul 6, 2014

Soccer-Brazil mull Neymar conundrum as consistent Germany loom

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, July 6 (Reuters) – Brazil must overcome the massive blow dealt by the injury to marquee forward Neymar if they are to beat frighteningly consistent Germany on Tuesday and book a World Cup final spot on home soil for a second time.

Brazil, chasing a sixth world title, are still reeling from Neymar’s injury in their quarter-final win over Colombia, and the entire nation is holding its breath and hoping the team’s chances have not been irreparably damaged.

Jul 5, 2014

Argentina take on Belgium, Netherlands face Costa Rica

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Twice champions Argentina take on in-form Belgium in the World Cup quarter-finals before the Netherlands face surprise packages Costa Rica later on Saturday.

The South Americans, who have yet to hit top form in Brazil, will need to improve against the Europeans, who have confirmed their status as the tournament’s dark horses with four successive wins.

Jul 5, 2014

Soccer-Argentina take on Belgium, Netherlands face Costa Rica

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, July 5 (Reuters) – Twice champions Argentina take on in-form Belgium in the World Cup quarter-finals before the Netherlands face surprise packages Costa Rica later on Saturday.

The South Americans, who have yet to hit top form in Brazil, will need to improve against the Europeans, who have confirmed their status as the tournament’s dark horses with four successive wins.

Jul 4, 2014

Les Bleus put World Cup blues behind them

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – France may have been knocked out of yet another World Cup by nemesis Germany on Friday but restoring their image and rebuilding expectations ahead of Euro 2016 were even more important after their debacle in South Africa four years ago.

The French failed once again to beat Germany at a major tournament and just as in 1982 and 1986 their neighbors advanced at their expense, this time following a 1-0 quarter-final defeat in Rio de Janeiro.

Jul 4, 2014

Soccer-Les Bleus put World Cup blues behind them

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, July 4 (Reuters) – France may have been knocked out of yet another World Cup by nemesis Germany on Friday but restoring their image and rebuilding expectations ahead of Euro 2016 were even more important after their debacle in South Africa four years ago.

The French failed once again to beat Germany at a major tournament and just as in 1982 and 1986 their neighbours advanced at their expense, this time following a 1-0 quarter-final defeat in Rio de Janeiro.

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