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Richard Farley

  1. Tighter than expected: Talking points after Germany’s draw with Ghana

    Jun 21, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

    Can Germany's attackers spark back into life vs. Algeria?

    The Group of Death is full of opportunity as the group favorites prove vulnerable.

  2. Game on: Lineups and talking points as Nigeria takes on Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Jun 21, 2014, 5:13 PM EDT

    Edin Dzeko bagged a brace against an Ivory Coast side missing plenty of key pieces.

    Bosnia and Herzegovina go for their first World Cup win when they face the African champions in Cuiabá.

  3. Klose’s record-tying equalizer salvages Germany draw against Ghana

    Jun 21, 2014, 4:54 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.

    Veteran striker thwarts the Black Stars’ upset hopes, securing a 2-2 draw.

  4. At halftime: Possession not enough as Germany held by Ghana — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 21, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT

    Ghana's Jonathan Mensah, right, watches as Germany's Mesut Ozil, center, kicks the ball toward Ghana's goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda during the group G World Cup soccer match between Germany and Ghana at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

    Early Ghanaian danger fades into German control as the first half ends scoreless.

  5. Roy Hodgson’s asked about resigning, but England should keep calm and carry on

    Jun 19, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

    SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England manager Roy Hodgson looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    Hodgson’s being asked about his future despite the realities of his present.

  6. Spain’s reign may be over, but la Roja will be ready come Euro 2016

    Jun 19, 2014, 9:53 PM EDT

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    Think Spain are going to collapse? Think again. A wealth of talent means the European champs will be ready to defend their title at Euro 2016.

  7. Man advantage no help as Japan held to 0-0 draw by Greece

    Jun 19, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

    Japan's Keisuke Honda, right, takes on the Greek defense during the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Greece at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

    Fifty-two minutes with a man advantage wasn’t enough for Asia’s champions, held to a drawn by 10-man Greece.

  8. Report: Kaka has signed with MLS expansion team Orlando City SC

    Jun 19, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT

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    Kaká is reportedly leaving Milan, with one stop in Brazil before reaching Florida.

  9. At halftime: Japan and Greece still scoreless after Katsouranis dismissal — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 19, 2014, 6:56 PM EDT

    Japan's Yasuyuki Konno, left, holds on to Greece's Kostas Mitroglou before clearing the ball during the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Greece at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    Greek midfielder’s second yellow has handcuffed Santos’s side.

  10. Talking points: England’s World Cup has been a failure, but context is important

    Jun 19, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

    An England fan reacts following Uruguay's 2-1 victory over England in the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Those looking for something to blame should start with FIFA’s ping pong balls. England’s the victim of a tough group.

  11. Game on: Lineups and talking points as Japan lines up against Greece

    Jun 19, 2014, 5:19 PM EDT

    Japan's Keisuke Honda celebrates scoring the opening goal during the group C World Cup soccer match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Two teams looking for their first points of the 2014 World Cup meet in Natal.

  12. Suárez scores twice in return, leads Uruguay to 2-1 win over England

    Jun 19, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

    SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    The Three Lions are on the brink of elimination after the South American champions revitalize their knockout round hopes.

  13. At halftime: Suárez header has Uruguay up on England, 1-0 — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 19, 2014, 3:53 PM EDT

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    One moment of transition separates two teams fighting to get out of Group D.

  14. Coy but positive, Klinsmann leaves us in the dark about Altidore

    Jun 17, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    United States' Jozy Altidore, right, shouts out as he pulls up injured as Ghana's John Boye looks on during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

    Altidore’s hamstring injury is … well, we have no idea.

  15. Klinsmann: Matt Besler “all fine” for Sunday against Portugal; John Brooks back to bench

    Jun 17, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

    NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Matt Besler of the United States challenges Jordan Ayew of Ghana during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.

    The Sporting Kansas City all-star is ready to go for Portugal.

  16. Nigerian World Cup viewing venue rocked by explosion

    Jun 17, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT

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    Unconfirmed reports of casualties come out of a suspected attack in near Damaturu.

  17. Russia overcomes Akinfeev howler to earn 1-1 draw with South Korea

    Jun 17, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT

    CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Igor Akinfeev of Russia lies in the net after failing to save a shot by Lee Keun-Ho of South Korea (not pictured) for South Korea's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Russia and South Korea at Arena Pantanal on June 17, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil.

    Kerzhakov comes off the bench to offset Akinfeev’s mistake.

  18. At halftime: Russia, South Korea at a standstill — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 17, 2014, 6:56 PM EDT

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    One combined shot on target sends the teams into intermission scoreless.

  19. Talking points: Ghosts of World Cup qualifying finally fade for Mexico

    Jun 17, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

    Ochoa will have to carry Mexico, once again, when El Tri takes on the Dutch.

    Plus Ochoa’s impending payday, the rotating spotlight in midfield, and lingering questions at the back.

  20. Game on: Lineups and talking points as Russia opens its World Cup against South Korea

    Jun 17, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

    Russia's coach Fabio Capello listens to a question during a news conference at Luz Stadium in Lisbon

    Fabio Capello is back, this time hoping to take Russia to the knockout round.

  21. Mexico hands Brazil its first 2014 World Cup blemish, draws host nation, 0-0

    Jun 17, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT

    Brazil's Neymar, left, and Mexico's Francisco Rodriguez challenge for the ball during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Guillermo Ochoa’s six saves delivered a vital pointe for El Tri.

  22. WATCH: The U.S.’s win, plus the rest of Monday’s World Cup highlights

    Jun 16, 2014, 11:37 PM EDT

    US fans cheer during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Hit that play button to relive Monday’s best moments:

  23. Fuzzy numbers, Klinsmann, and Captain Clint: Talking points after the U.S.’s win over Ghana

    Jun 16, 2014, 9:51 PM EDT

    Ghana's Sulley Muntari, right, is fouled by United States' Jermaine Jones during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

    Out of the season of topics after the U.S.’s dramatic win, here are six of the most pressing: