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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.

Jun 30, 2014

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

SALVADOR, Brazil, June 30 (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.

Jun 30, 2014

Klinsmann criticizes referee choice for Belgium clash

SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has criticized FIFA for appointing an Algerian referee to officiate his side’s World Cup second-round match against Belgium on Tuesday.

The U.S. scored a late winner against Algeria in the World Cup four years ago that put them top of their group ahead of England and Klinsmann said the appointment of Algeria’s Djamel Haimoudi for the Fonte Nova arena match made him uncomfortable.

Jun 30, 2014

Soccer-Klinsmann criticises referee choice for Belgium clash

SALVADOR, Brazil, June 30 (Reuters) – United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has criticised FIFA for appointing an Algerian referee to officiate his side’s World Cup second-round match against Belgium on Tuesday.

The U.S. scored a late winner against Algeria in the World Cup four years ago that put them top of their group ahead of England and Klinsmann said the appointment of Algeria’s Djamel Haimoudi for the Fonte Nova arena match made him uncomfortable.

Jun 29, 2014

U.S. plans to attack unbeaten but underwhelming Belgium

SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – The United States’ declaration of their attacking intentions may awaken the more thrill-seeking instincts of unbeaten but so far underwhelming Belgium as they prepare for “war” in Tuesday’s last-16 World Cup clash.

The Belgians came through the group stage with three wins from three against Algeria, Russia and South Korea but failed to hit the heights expected of their exciting, star-studded squad with somewhat lukewarm performances and late shows.

Jun 29, 2014

Soccer-U.S. plans to attack unbeaten but underwhelming Belgium

SALVADOR, Brazil, June 29 (Reuters) – The United States’ declaration of their attacking intentions may awaken the more thrill-seeking instincts of unbeaten but so far underwhelming Belgium as they prepare for “war” in Tuesday’s last-16 World Cup clash.

The Belgians came through the group stage with three wins from three against Algeria, Russia and South Korea but failed to hit the heights expected of their exciting, star-studded squad with somewhat lukewarm performances and late shows.

Jun 28, 2014

FIFA swallows defeat to Salvador’s street sellers

SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – There have been plenty of big victories at Salvador’s Fonte Nova arena in this World Cup but Rita Santos was celebrating one of her own long before the tournament had even kicked off.

Santos is President of the Baianas Association – or women from the state of Bahia – who sell a fried local delicacy named Acaraje on the streets of Salvador.

Jun 28, 2014

Soccer-FIFA swallows defeat to Salvador’s street sellers

SALVADOR, Brazil, June 28 (Reuters) – There have been plenty of big victories at Salvador’s Fonte Nova arena in this World Cup but Rita Santos was celebrating one of her own long before the tournament had even kicked off.

Santos is President of the Baianas Association – or women from the state of Bahia – who sell a fried local delicacy named Acaraje on the streets of Salvador.

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