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  1. World Cup Today: US vs Belgium is here (So is Argentina v Switzerland)

    Jul 1, 2014, 9:42 AM EDT

    Jozy Altidore, Fabian Johnson, Jermaine Jones

    Switzerland manager Ottmar Hitzfeld on Monday: “How to stop Messi? We’ll show you tomorrow how we do it.”

  2. Beware, Swiss: Comprehensive statistics say Lionel Messi is super good

    Jul 1, 2014, 9:02 AM EDT

    Lionel Messi

    “If Barca-Messi and Argentina-Messi were two different people, even based solely on the stats recorded since 2010, there’s a good chance they’d be the two best players in the world,” Benjamin Morris writes.

  3. Done Deal: Adam Lallana joins Rickie Lambert as ex-Saints at Liverpool

    Jul 1, 2014, 8:06 AM EDT

    Lallana, Shaw, Lambert, Lovren, Chambers... all have left Saints this summer.

    Southampton is now down three stars as new manager Ronald Koeman watches another England international skip town for a bigger club.

  4. Convicted match-fixer claims Cameroon players fixed World Cup games

    Jul 1, 2014, 7:49 AM EDT

    Brazil Soccer WCup Cameroon

    “Seven bad apples” may have spoiled a whole bunch of Group A games at the World Cup, and investigations are surely coming Cameroon’s way.

  5. Preview: Despite Belgium’s talent, U.S. has reason to believe

    Jul 1, 2014, 12:33 AM EDT

    United States' Clint Dempsey works out during a training session in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. The U.S. will play against Belgium on Tuesday, July 1, in the round 16 of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    The Red Devils are the rightful favorites, but U.S. is capable of transcending the gap in talent.

  6. Add Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi to the list of coaches unhappy with officiating

    Jun 30, 2014, 9:53 PM EDT

    BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 29: Head coach of Nigeria Stephen Keshi answers to the media during a press conference on the eve of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 29, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.

    Breaking: Coach eliminated from the World Cup disagrees with some calls. Alert Guinness.

  7. France, Germany, and one of the ugliest incidents in World Cup history

    Jun 30, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT

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    One man was left with three cracked ribs and a damaged vertebrae. The other helped Germany make the 1982 final.

  8. Jurgen Klinsmann questions choice of Algerian referee for match against Belgium

    Jun 30, 2014, 7:29 PM EDT

    United States' head coach Jurgen Klinsmann speaks during a press conference the day before the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the U.S. at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Djamel Haimoudi’s country affiliation and ability to speak French drew the attention of the U.S.’s boss.

  9. Brave Algeria beaten in extra time by Schurrle, Ozil; Germany through

    Jun 30, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT

    Brazil Soccer WCup Germany Algeria

    An incredible effort for Algeria was not enough, as Germany overcame the Desert Foxes to reach the World Cup quarterfinals.

  10. Belgium injury update: Thomas Vermaelen out; Vincent Kompany still doubtful

    Jun 30, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 22: Thomas Vermaelen of Belgium receives treatment during warm ups prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Russia at Maracana on June 22, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Red Devils’ head coach confirms his vice-captain’s out, with his captain’s fitness still uncertain.

  11. Chasing the narrative: What the numbers tell us (if anything) about Michael Bradley’s World Cup

    Jun 30, 2014, 5:08 PM EDT

    JACKSONVILLE, FL - JUNE 07: Midfielder Michael Bradley #4 of the United States dribbles during the international friendly match against Nigeria at EverBank Field on June 7, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida.

    Whether you think he’s met expectations, Bradley’s numbers offer little support.

  12. At halftime: Algeria putting Germany to the test — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 30, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

    Shkodran Mustafi, El Arbi Hillel Soudani, Jerome Boateng

    Strong saves and matching chances have Algeria one breakthrough away from springing a major upset.

  13. You can probably stop referencing Belgium’s win vs US last year, okay?

    Jun 30, 2014, 3:53 PM EDT

    Belgium v United States

    The US and Belgium are much, much changed from the sides that played to a 4-2 decision to the visitors in Ohio last year.

  14. The case for Geoff Cameron: should US defender start vs. Belgium?

    Jun 30, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

    Cameron is ready to roll in Brazil, as USA face Ghana in Group G opener on Monday.

    After being left out against Germany, should Cameron get a recall?

  15. Game on: Lineups and more as Algeria attempts to shock Germany, world

    Jun 30, 2014, 3:19 PM EDT

    Brazil Soccer WCup Germany Algeria

    Is Algeria brimming with confidence, or a bit sated by their first Round of 16 appearance? Can Germany reapply its finishing touch?

  16. How will US line up vs. Belgium in Round of 16 clash?

    Jun 30, 2014, 2:38 PM EDT

    USA Training & Press Conference - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    The biggest game in four years awaits the U.S. on Tuesday. Here’s a look at how they could start vs. Belgium.

  17. Get him to the Greeks? Mutual interest between Olympiacos, Kljestan

    Jun 30, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

    Sacha Kljestan, Dennis Praet, Massimo Bruno

    Could Sacha Kljestan be leaving one UEFA Champions League group stage team for another?

  18. Late goals see France advance, beat stubborn Nigeria to reach quarters

    Jun 30, 2014, 1:58 PM EDT

    Brazil Soccer WCup France Nigeria

    France advance to last eight, as plucky Nigeria implode late on.

  19. Suarez issues “My apologies to Chiellini”; doesn’t really admit much

    Jun 30, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT


    Suarez simply apologizes that the Italian “suffered the physical result of a bite in the collision he suffered with me.”

  20. Jozy Altidore hands US huge boost, fit to face Belgium

    Jun 30, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT


    Big news from Brazil, as Altidore is fit to play against Belgium.

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