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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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:

  11. 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:

  12. Dempsey at the gun, Brooks at the death deliver victory for the U.S., 2-1 over Ghana

    Jun 16, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: John Brooks of the United States (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal with Fabian Johnson 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.

    For the first time since 2002, the U.S. has opened its World Cup with a win.

  13. At halftime: Dempsey’s early opener has U.S. in front of Ghana — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 16, 2014, 6:53 PM EDT

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    The fastest goal in U.S. World Cup history get the Americans off to the perfect start.

  14. Short on goals, chances, Nigeria and Iran play to 2014 World Cup’s first draw

    Jun 16, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT

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    The tournament’s first scoreless draw leaves both teams second in Group F.

  15. Game on: Lineups, talking points as the U.S. opens against Ghana

    Jun 16, 2014, 4:56 PM EDT

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    The Black Stars have become their nemesis, but shortly in Natal, the U.S. can exorcise 2006’s, 2010’s demons.

  16. At halftime: Chances scarce as Iran, Nigeria reach intermission scoreless — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 16, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

    Iran's Khosro Heydari chases Nigeria's Mikel John Obi during the group F World Cup soccer match between Iran and Nigeria at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Defensive first wins out as the Super Eagles are unable to break down Iran.

  17. Beasley, Beckerman, chances in numbers: Three areas of focus for the U.S. against Ghana

    Jun 16, 2014, 3:16 PM EDT

    Beckerman is key to stopping Germany's offense from clicking into life.

    The Black Stars’ attacking strength will be on display, but will those stars help in the middle of the park?

  18. Zaccheroni’s dare, wondering about Group C: Talking points after the Ivory Coast defeated Japan

    Jun 15, 2014, 12:18 AM EDT

    RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Head coach Alberto Zaccheroni of Japan looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014 in Recife, Brazil.

    The Ivorians took a big step on Saturday, but questions remain thanks to Japan’s passive approach.

  19. Bony, Gervinho goals see Ivory Coast come back to down Japan, 2-1

    Jun 14, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT

    Can the Ivory Coast seal their first every berth in the knockout stages?

    Two second half goals helped the Ivorians claim full points from their stiffest competition in Group C.

  20. At halftime: Keisuke Honda blast has Japan up 1-0 on Ivory Coast (FOLLOW LIVE)

    Jun 14, 2014, 9:58 PM EDT

    RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14: Cheick Tiote of the Ivory Coast tackles Keisuke Honda of Japan during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014 in Recife, Brazil.

    Execution off an early throw-in has given Asia’s champions a first half lead.

  21. Prandelli’s progress, England’s threat, forgetting basics: Talking points from Italy’s win over England

    Jun 14, 2014, 9:12 PM EDT

    The Italian team celebrate scoring the opening goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between England and Italy at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Francois Xavier Marit, pool)

    Italy took full points, but England gave fans reason to think they’ll still get out of their group.

  22. Game on: Lineups, talking points as Ivory Coast starts Didier Drogba on the bench against Japan

    Jun 14, 2014, 8:08 PM EDT

    Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba, right, and Yaya Toure, left, practices during a training session of Ivory Coast at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. Ivory Coast play in group C of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    The star-studded Ivorians take on the Asian champions in Saturday’s finale.

  23. Balotelli’s winner sends Italy to 2-1 win over England

    Jun 14, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

    Italy's Mario Balotelli (9) heads the ball past England's Gary Cahill (5) and goalkeeper Joe Hart, left, to score Italy's second goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between England and Italy at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    England’s speed troubled the Azzurri, but come the final whistle, one goal was not enough.

  24. At halftime: Marchisio, Sturridge leave Italy, England even – FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 14, 2014, 6:57 PM EDT

    Italy's Marco Verratti, right, is challenged by England's Raheem Sterling, left, and Jordan Henderson, center, during the group D World Cup soccer match between England and Italy at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Italy dominates the ball, but each team shows they’ll be able to test the other’s keeper in the second half.