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Jun 28, 2014

U.S. finally embraces soccer’s charms

PORTO ALEGRE Brazil (Reuters) – After a long and sometimes arduous courtship, soccer has finally revealed its charms to Americans who have embraced the World Cup in record numbers.

With the United States through to the knockout phase and interest and television ratings soaring, soccer can rightfully claim a place at the American sporting table.

Jun 28, 2014

Soccer-U.S. finally embraces soccer’s charms

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, June 28 (Reuters) – After a long and sometimes arduous courtship, soccer has finally revealed its charms to Americans who have embraced the World Cup in record numbers.

With the United States through to the knockout phase and interest and television ratings soaring, soccer can rightfully claim a place at the American sporting table.

Jun 25, 2014

Messi fires Argentina, Nigeria also advance

PORTO ALEGRE Brazil (Reuters) – Lionel Messi scored twice to inspire Argentina to a thrilling 3-2 win over Nigeria on Wednesday which clinched top spot in World Cup Group F and sent home an army of Sky Blue supporters with smiles on their faces.

The few Nigerian fans in the crowd also left happy because their team advanced to the knockout phase thanks to Bosnia’s 3-1 win over Iran.

Jun 25, 2014

Soccer-Messi fires Argentina, Nigeria also advance

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, June 25 (Reuters) – Lionel Messi scored twice to inspire Argentina to a thrilling 3-2 win over Nigeria on Wednesday which clinched top spot in World Cup Group F and sent home an army of Sky Blue supporters with smiles on their faces.

The few Nigerian fans in the crowd also left happy because their team advanced to the knockout phase thanks to Bosnia’s 3-1 win over Iran.

Jun 24, 2014

Nigeria offers greetings not gifts to birthday boy Messi

PORTO ALEGRE Brazil (Reuters) – Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi offered birthday boy Lionel Messi best wishes on Tuesday but warned the Argentine to expect no gifts from the Super Eagles who will be fighting for their World Cup lives when the two sides meet in a Group F clash.

While Argentina have already clinched their place in the last 16, the Nigerians enter Wednesday’s match at Beira Rio stadium with their fate in their own hands, a draw enough to guarantee they will make the knockout phase.

Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-Nigeria offers greetings not gifts to birthday boy Messi

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi offered birthday boy Lionel Messi best wishes on Tuesday but warned the Argentine to expect no gifts from the Super Eagles who will be fighting for their World Cup lives when the two sides meet in a Group F clash.

While Argentina have already clinched their place in the last 16, the Nigerians enter Wednesday’s match at Beira Rio stadium with their fate in their own hands, a draw enough to guarantee they will make the knockout phase.

Jun 23, 2014

Brazil to roll out armoured welcome wagon for Argentina

PORTO ALEGRE Brazil (Reuters) – Authorities showed off the new welcome wagon they plan to roll out if necessary as Porto Alegre braced on Monday for an Argentinean invasion for their final World Cup Group F match against Nigeria.

Looking like an armour-plated motor home, the local military brigade offered reporters a close-up look at the massive vehicle that comes equipped with a water jet which can reach up to 60 metres in distance and cameras that allow recording images in its surroundings.

Jun 23, 2014

Soccer-Brazil to roll out armoured welcome wagon for Argentina

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, June 23 (Reuters) – Authorities showed off the new welcome wagon they plan to roll out if necessary as Porto Alegre braced on Monday for an Argentinean invasion for their final World Cup Group F match against Nigeria.

Looking like an armour-plated motor home, the local military brigade offered reporters a close-up look at the massive vehicle that comes equipped with a water jet which can reach up to 60 metres in distance and cameras that allow recording images in its surroundings.

Jun 22, 2014

Algeria beat South Korea 4-2 to close in on last 16

PORTO ALEGRE Brazil (Reuters) – Algeria opened the goal scoring floodgates swamping South Korea 4-2 in a thrilling World Cup Group H clash on Sunday that kept hopes of securing a spot in the last 16 alive and triggered celebrations across the Arab nation.

Algeria’s first World Cup victory since 1982 moved them into second place in the group on three points behind Belgium, who beat Russia 1-0 earlier in the day to top the standings on six.

Jun 22, 2014

Soccer-Algeria beat South Korea 4-2 to close in on last 16

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, June 22 (Reuters) – Algeria opened the goal scoring floodgates swamping South Korea 4-2 in a thrilling World Cup Group H clash on Sunday that kept hopes of securing a spot in the last 16 alive and triggered celebrations across the Arab nation.

Algeria’s first World Cup victory since 1982 moved them into second place in the group on three points behind Belgium, who beat Russia 1-0 earlier in the day to top the standings on six.