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Richard Farley

  1. WATCH: David Beckham’s going with Argentina in Sunday’s World Cup final

    Jul 12, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

    David Beckham

    The Manchester United great predicts a decisive result in tomorrow’s final.

  2. At halftime: Van Persie, Blind goals have Netherlands up two on Brazil — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jul 12, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

    BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JULY 12: Robin van Persie of the Netherlands celebrates scoring his team's first goal on a penalty kick during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Third Place Playoff match between Brazil and the Netherlands at Estadio Nacional on July 12, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.

    Early goals from van Perise, Blind have the Dutch up at intermission.

  3. Game on: Brazil, Netherlands kick off 2014 World Cup’s final weekend

    Jul 12, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT


    When third place is on the line, the only question is: Who will care more?

  4. MLS Preview: East leaders visit Bay Arena; West’s welcome Cascadia rivals

    Jul 11, 2014, 1:42 AM EDT

    Chris Wondolowski

    The World Cup break ended two weeks ago, but MLS’s full allotment of stars are finally set to return this weekend.

  5. Reports: Hundreds of Ghanaian fans seeking asylum in Brazil

    Jul 10, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

    FILE - In this June 16, 2014 file photo, Ghana soccer fans wave Ghana's national flag in the stands before a World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. Police in southern Brazil said Thursday, July 10, 2014 that hundreds of Ghanaians who entered Brazil as tourists to watch World Cup games have asked for asylum. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

    Around 200 have already applied, with police in Caxias do Sul expecting nearly four times as many to come

  6. Patrice Evra nearing Juventus move after asking to leave Manchester United

    Jul 10, 2014, 9:26 PM EDT

    SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 20: Patrice Evra of France controls the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and France at Arena Fonte Nova on June 20, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.

    First Vidic. Then Ferdinand. Now Evra is on his way out at Old Trafford.

  7. Take a look at FIFA’s ridiculously good 2015 World Cup poster

    Jul 10, 2014, 7:38 PM EDT


    Inspirational, powerful, the art for Canada 2015 is already resonating with fans looking forward to next year’s tournament.

  8. Atlético Madrid confirms signing of Mario Mandzukic

    Jul 10, 2014, 6:48 PM EDT

    Is Mandzukic on his way to England?

    Four-year deal sends the Croatian international to fill Diego Costa’s boots.

  9. LA Galaxy say goodbye to Samuel, terminate Brazilian’s loan

    Jul 10, 2014, 5:37 PM EDT


    Eight games, no goals in MLS, and the 23-year-old is headed back to Fluminense.

  10. Álvaro Morata swapping Madrid for Turin, on his way to Juventus

    Jul 10, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

    Real Madrid CF v RCD Espanyol - La Liga

    The 21-year-old U-level star moves to Turin, with El Real having a chance to buy him back in the near future.

  11. Done deal: Arsenal signs Alexis Sánchez from Barcelona

    Jul 10, 2014, 3:41 PM EDT

    source:Arsenal (Instagram)

    Weeks of rumors have given way to some much-needed help for Arsenal’s attacking corps.

  12. Preview: Netherlands’ turn to solve Messi, Argentina

    Jul 8, 2014, 11:52 PM EDT

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    And as they do, the Albiceleste will hope to contain another of Brazil 2014’s dominant forces: Arjen Robben.

  13. From 1974 to 2006: History of Argentina and the Netherlands at World Cups

    Jul 8, 2014, 10:13 PM EDT

    source:Dutch National Archives, The Hague

    Four meetings at World Cups have seen the Dutch take two memorable wins, the Albicelete claim a title.

  14. Brazil’s failure shouldn’t overshadow Germany’s performance

    Jul 8, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT

    German players stand in front of spectators after Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 to advance to the finals during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    Brazil was bad, but historically so? It should go without saying: Germany arrival played a huge part in today’s result.

  15. Brazil’s uneven semifinal run looms larger after disastrous result

    Jul 8, 2014, 7:11 PM EDT

    Brazil team players leave the field after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany has routed host Brazil 7-1 and advanced to the final of the World Cup. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, Pool)

    If the first five games were the foundation, Brazil entered the final four on uneven ground.

  16. Embracing greatness; quiet stardom; the coming autopsy: Talking points after Germany’s rout of Brazil

    Jul 8, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT

    Germany's Andre Schuerrle celebrates after scoring his side's seventh goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    Germany volunteers for greatness, Brazil set for a hard post-mortem, while understated stardom shine bright in Belo Horizonte.

  17. Germany vs. Brazil: Looking back at 19 minutes of carnage in Belo Horizonte

    Jul 8, 2014, 5:13 PM EDT

    A Brazil supporter reacts during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Germany becomes the first team to score five in a half at a World Cup semifinal.

  18. Tom Ince moves to Hull, with tribunal potentially deciding fee

    Jul 8, 2014, 12:15 AM EDT

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBUARY 08: Tom Ince of Crystal Palace looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park on Febuary 08, 2014 in London, England.

    The 22-year-old midfielder is making a permanent move into the top-tier, but the clubs remain at an impasse on the fee.

  19. If FIFA wants to avoid another Brazil-Colombia, it picked the right man for Tuesday’s semifinal

    Jul 7, 2014, 10:50 PM EDT

    Post-Match Press Conferences - Germany v Portugal, Group B: UEFA EURO 2012

    Joachim Löw wants to avoid another foul-fest. Chiquimarco will help.

  20. Manchester City reunites Caballero with Pellegrini, brings in challenger for Hart

    Jul 7, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT

    Atletico's Filipe Luis, right, vies for the ball with Malaga's goalkeeper Willy Caballero, left, during their Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Gabriel Pecot)

    Former Málaga keeper has rejoined the Chilean boss, with City shelling out $10.2 million.

  21. Semifinal subplot: Klose could break Ronaldo’s record against, in Brazil

    Jul 7, 2014, 8:14 PM EDT

    FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 21: Miroslav Klose of Germany scores his team's second goal past Fatawu Dauda of Ghana during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.

    A goal tomorrow in Belo Horizonte will see Klose become the World Cup’s all-time leading scorer.

  22. Preview: Expectations weigh heavy on tournament favorites as Brazil faces Germany

    Jul 7, 2014, 7:26 PM EDT


    Eight titles; 24 semifinal appearances. They’re two of the most successful teams in World Cup history, and they meet tomorrow at Belo Horizonte.

  23. Remembering 2002’s Final: World Cup’s only other meeting between Brazil, Germany (highlights, full game video)

    Jul 7, 2014, 5:04 PM EDT


    Timezones often leave Japan-South Korea’s World Cup overlooked, by the final helped cement the legacy of one of the game’s greatest stars.

  24. MLS Snapshot: Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 Seattle Sounders

    Jul 6, 2014, 1:13 AM EDT

    Vancouver Whitecaps' Sebastian Fernandez leaps to knock the ball out of the air and gain control against the Montreal Impact during the second half of an MLS soccer game Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Thanks to Sebastian Fernández, Vancouver’s back into the win column.

  25. Brazil-Colombia referee forced to explain himself outside airport bathroom

    Jul 5, 2014, 11:46 PM EDT

    Referee Carlos Velasco Carballo from Spain separates players during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Is there a window in which it’s socially acceptable to confront Carballo about his performance? And if so, why isn’t that window shorter?