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Richard Farley

  1. Was Neymar hurt against Chile? Let’s not make too many assumptions, yet

    Jun 28, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

    Brazil's Neymar leaves the pitch after the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Brazil won 3-2 on penalties after the match ended 1-1 draw after extra-time. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Brazil head coach says Selacao’s biggest star picked up an injury in the fourth minute on Saturday.

  2. MLS Insider: Júlio César starring for Brazil, Toronto FC

    Jun 28, 2014, 6:45 PM EDT

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    From the bench at Queens Park Rangers to today’s shootout in Brazil, there was one, crucial stop in between for the Seleçao’s number one.

  3. Muslim holy month forcing tough decisions from World Cup’s Islamic players

    Jun 28, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

    Germany's Mesut Ozil crosses the ball 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/Matthias Schrader)

    Players like Özil and Benzema have had to assess how to observe Ramadan amid the demands of Brazil.

  4. Company willing to send Dutch team into space if the Netherlands wins World Cup

    Jun 28, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT

    SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: (L-R) Gary Medel, Felipe Gutierrez and Mauricio Isla of Chile stop the attacking Arjen Robben (#11) of the Netherlands during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between the Netherlands and Chile at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 23, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    From World Cup champions to Dutch astronauts? One company wants to make it happen.

  5. Injuries to defenders may force Belgium to improvise against the United States

    Jun 28, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    Kompany's fitness is in question, as skipper will have to lock down Dempsey.

    The Red Devils’ defense corps may be cut in half for Tuesday’s match against the U.S., with Vincent Kompany among the doubts.

  6. Diego Maradona is siding with Luis Suárez? Of course Diego Maradona is siding with Luis Suárez

    Jun 26, 2014, 11:34 PM EDT

    BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 21: Diego Maradona looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Iran at Estadio Mineirao on June 21, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

    If you can bet on biting, you should be able to bet on this. The Argentine icon was destined to come to “Luisito’s” defense.

  7. Capello blames laser for distracting goalkeeper on goal that eliminated Russia

    Jun 26, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT

    Russia's head coach Fabio Capello shouts and gestures during the group H World Cup soccer match between Algeria and Russia at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Pictures showed Igor Akinfeev being targeted by a green laser, but did it matter on the goal that put Russia out of the World Cup.

  8. Prices for Belgium-United States eclipse $1,000 per ticket on the secondary market

    Jun 26, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: A fan holds a 'We Need Tickets' sign prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    U.S. game sits slightly below the average secondary price, with Argentina’s match in São Paulo the most expensive ticket.

  9. Solo’s club will allow her to play while legal process unfolds

    Jun 26, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT

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    Reign FC will hold off until Solo’s criminal case is resolved.

  10. World Cup Round of 16: Match-ups, schedules, more

    Jun 26, 2014, 8:16 PM EDT

    RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 26: Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann of the United States reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014 in Recife, Brazil.

    Half the field’s gone home, while the other half moves on to the knockout round.

  11. Vertonghen’s late goal sees 10-man Belgium clinch Group H, meeting with U.S.

    Jun 26, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

    SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 26: Jan Vertonghen of Belgium celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between South Korea and Belgium at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 26, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    The group favorites overcame a first half red card to stay perfect at Brazil 2014.

  12. Slimani header gives Algeria draw with Russia, country’s first place in knockout round

    Jun 26, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT

    Algeria's Islam Slimani, right, scores his side's first goal during the group H World Cup soccer match between Algeria and Russia at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    The 2018 hosts go home after a 60th minute equalizer puts the Fennec Foxes through.

  13. At halftime: Russia in position to go through; Belgium reduced to 10 — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 26, 2014, 4:51 PM EDT

    Russia's Alexander Kerzhakov, left, celebrates after Russia's Alexander Kokorin, right, scored during the group H World Cup soccer match between Algeria and Russia at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Fabio Capello’s team is in position to overtake Algeria, while Steven Defour’s red card has handcuffed the Red Devils.

  14. Game(s) on: Belgium looks to close out Group H, Algeria hoping to advance

    Jun 26, 2014, 3:14 PM EDT

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 22: Thibaut Courtois of Belgium acknowledges the crowd after defeating Russia 1-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Russia at Maracana on June 22, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Algeria, Russia, and South Korea are all alive ahead of this afternoon’s group stage finales.

  15. Early look: Colombia faces Uruguay, Greece takes on Costa Rica in World Cup’s Round of 16

    Jun 25, 2014, 12:14 AM EDT

    Colombia's James Rodriguez (10) celebrates with teammate Colombia's Pablo Armero, right after scoring during the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Two more second round games are set. Here’s what we know about the teams that advanced out of Groups C and D.

  16. Shattered glass: Hotel mirror paid the price when Bill Clinton found out about Qatar 2022

    Jun 24, 2014, 10:39 PM EDT

    Former President Bill Clinton speaks to gathered participants at the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Downtown, in Denver, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    The former president took his frustrations out in his Zurich hotel room.

  17. Neymar, Rodríguez: South America’s future shines before the knockout round

    Jun 24, 2014, 9:41 PM EDT

    BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: Neymar of Brazil celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Cameroon and Brazil at Estadio Nacional on June 23, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.

    They’re their teams’ best players, and they’re only 22 years old. Brazil and Colombia’s future also dominates their present.

  18. As FIFA begins Suárez investigation, two-year ban the maximum punishment at its disposal

    Jun 24, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

    Uruguay's Luis Suarez kicks the ball during the group D World Cup soccer match against Italy at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Uruguay defeated Italy 1-0. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

    Mauro Tassotti’s eight-game suspension in 1994 is the longest in World Cup history.

  19. Dominant Rodriguez leads Colombia past Japan, top of Group C

    Jun 24, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT

    Japan's Shinji Kagawa, front, brings down Colombia's James Rodriguez during the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    One goal and two assists over the halftime sub clinches first place for the Cafeteros.

  20. Samaras’s stoppage time conversion sends Greece into nation’s first World Cup knockout round

    Jun 24, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Greece's Vasilis Torosidis, center, challenges with Ivory Coast's Salomon Kalou, left, and Arthur Boka during the group C World Cup soccer match between Greece and Ivory Coast at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    Giovanni Sio’s late penalty costs Ivory Coast its first place in the final 16.

  21. At halftime: Colombia even with Japan, Ivory Coast falls behind Greece — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 24, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

    Colombia defender Carlos Valdes, battles Japan forward Shinji Okazaki for the ball during the first half of a group C World Cup soccer match at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    Japan and Greece are shaking things up in the Cafeteros’ group.

  22. Sports psychologist predicted Luis Suárez would bite again

    Jun 24, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

    NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 24: Luis Suarez of Uruguay looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Uruguay at Estadio das Dunas on June 24, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.

    After last year’s incident in the Premier League, University of Salford sports psychologist said Suárez “would react in the same way” again.

  23. Game(s) on: Colombia looks to clinch first, Ivory Coast aims to advance out of Group C

    Jun 24, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

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    The Cafeteros look to advance unblemished, while Japan and Greece hold out slim knockout round hopes.

  24. Maybe we’re average: Cristiano Ronaldo with some real talk after Portugal’s latest stumble

    Jun 23, 2014, 11:37 PM EDT

    Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo bows his head as he reacts to a play during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Portugal at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Ronaldo: “Maybe we’re an average team … [We're] very limited …”

  25. Hodgson to make nine changes when England faces Costa Rica

    Jun 23, 2014, 10:26 PM EDT

    England's manager Roy Hodgson, fourth left, talks to his players at the start of an official training session the day before the group D World Cup soccer match between Costa Rica and England at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Barkley, Shaw to get their first senior start; only Cahill, Sturridge to be retained.