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Jul 4, 2014

Soccer-Watch out for Robben’s dives, says Costa Rica coach

SALVADOR, Brazil, July 4 (Reuters) – Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto urged referee Ravshan Irmatov to keep a close eye on Dutchman Arjen Robben in Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against the Netherlands.

“We are really worried about Robben’s diving,” Pinto told reporters on Friday.

Jul 3, 2014

Costa Rica’s Campbell takes his chance to shine

SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – Skilful, quick, strong, a creator and a goalscorer, Joel Campbell’s all action displays for Costa Rica have ensured he’s led the line of lesser lights to have shone alongside the World Cup’s leading players in Brazil.

The 22-year-old’s tireless and fearless performances in a lone striker role have epitomized surprise package Costa Rica’s gutsy run that has seen them already beat Uruguay and Italy on the way to a first World Cup quarter-final.

Jul 3, 2014

Soccer-Costa Rica’s Campbell takes his chance to shine

SALVADOR, Brazil, July 3 (Reuters) – Skilful, quick, strong, a creator and a goalscorer, Joel Campbell’s all action displays for Costa Rica have ensured he’s led the line of lesser lights to have shone alongside the World Cup’s leading players in Brazil.

The 22-year-old’s tireless and fearless performances in a lone striker role have epitomised surprise package Costa Rica’s gutsy run that has seen them already beat Uruguay and Italy on the way to a first World Cup quarter-final.

Jul 2, 2014

Colombian kid Rodriguez the main man in Brazil

SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – Racing towards the camera after scoring direct from a corner at Colombia’s top youth tournament in 2004, excited scouts could see James Rodriguez was a kid at ease in the limelight.

A good job too, as a decade on at the World Cup the attacking midfielder’s stunning strikes and terrific displays have made him among the hottest footballing properties on the planet.

Jul 2, 2014

Soccer-Colombian kid Rodriguez the main man in Brazil

SALVADOR, Brazil, July 2 (Reuters) – Racing towards the camera after scoring direct from a corner at Colombia’s top youth tournament in 2004, excited scouts could see James Rodriguez was a kid at ease in the limelight.

A good job too, as a decade on at the World Cup the attacking midfielder’s stunning strikes and terrific displays have made him among the hottest footballing properties on the planet.

Jul 2, 2014

Belgium break Howard to sink U.S. in extra time

SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – Much-fancied Belgium needed extra time to crack heroic United States goalkeeper Tim Howard in a thrilling 2-1 extra-time victory on Tuesday that set up a World Cup quarter-final clash with Argentina.

The Belgians had dominated the first 90 minutes but a barrage of efforts were thwarted by an inspired Howard, whose resistance was finally broken in the 93rd minute when midfielder Kevin De Bruyne buried an angled shot from seven meters.

Jul 2, 2014

Soccer-Belgium break Howard to sink U.S. in extra time

SALVADOR, Brazil, July 1 (Reuters) – Much-fancied Belgium needed extra time to crack heroic United States goalkeeper Tim Howard in a thrilling 2-1 extra-time victory on Tuesday that set up a World Cup quarter-final clash with Argentina.

The Belgians had dominated the first 90 minutes but a barrage of efforts were thwarted by an inspired Howard, whose resistance was finally broken in the 93rd minute when midfielder Kevin De Bruyne buried an angled shot from seven metres.

Jul 1, 2014

Belgium strike in extra time to sink U.S.

SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – Extra-time goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku sealed a thrilling 2-1 victory for Belgium over a spirited United States on Tuesday and set up a World Cup quarter-final clash with Argentina.

After dominating the game and being frustrated by an inspired Tim Howard in the U.S. goal, De Bruyne struck in the 93rd minute, collecting a loose ball before turning and firing home an angled shot from seven meters.

Jul 1, 2014

Soccer-Belgium strike in extra time to sink U.S.

SALVADOR, Brazil, July 1 (Reuters) – Extra-time goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku sealed a thrilling 2-1 victory for Belgium over a spirited United States on Tuesday and set up a World Cup quarter-final clash with Argentina.

After dominating the game and being frustrated by an inspired Tim Howard in the U.S. goal, De Bruyne struck in the 93rd minute, collecting a loose ball before turning and firing home an angled shot from seven metres.

Jun 30, 2014

Klinsmann tells U.S. to forget the future and win now

SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – The future of soccer in the United States has never seemed brighter.

Like the rest of the planet, the land of the free has been swept up in the excitement of the World Cup, with millions of people glued to their television sets watching the events unfold in Brazil.

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      "I'm a company news reporter covering the retail and leisure sectors. Based in London I write on everything from the big retailers to fashion chains, hotels, drinks firms, pubs and coffee shops. I've previously covered the outsourcing sector and before that worked on Reuters sport for three years. You can follow me on Twitter @ReutersMaidment"
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