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Salem-News.com (Jul-04-2014 17:29)

Brazil Tops Colombia; Germany Up Next in Semi-Finals

Brazil and can now look forward to a mouth-watering meeting with the Germans on Tuesday at Belo Horizonte's Estadio Mineirao.

() - Brazil World Cup Soccer Brazil have set up a FIFA World Cup semi-final with Germany after a thrilling 2-1 victory over Colombia in Fortaleza. The hosts were indebted to their two center-halves, Thiago Silva and David Luiz, for providing the goals at the Estadio Castelao that ultimately rendered James Rodriguez's late penalty a mere consolation.

History suggested that Luiz Felipe Scolari's side started the game as massive favorites, with Colombia having won just two of the teams' 25 previous meetings - and none since 1991.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-04-2014 12:56)

Germany Into World Cup Semi-Finals

Hummels heads Germany past France.

(RIO De JANEIRO, Brazil) - Germany France World Cup Mats Hummels headed Germany past France at the Maracana and into a FIFA World Cup semi-final at the Mineirao.

The 25-year-old centre-back scored the only goal in the 13th minute, and Joachim Low’s side will now head to Belo Horizonte to face the Brazil-Colombia winners.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-01-2014 12:54)

Argentina Sinks Switzerland in World Cup QF

They will now face the winners of Belgium - USA for a place in the semifinals.

(RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil) - Angel Di Maria Argentina Soccer Angel Di Maria’s strike in the 11th hour of extra time sunk Switzerland and snatched Argentina a place in the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals.

A goalless draw seemed inevitable until, on 118 minutes, Lionel Messi produce one of his patented dribbles to set up the Real Madrid man, who duly booked La Albiceleste a trip to Brasilia.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-30-2014 18:39)

Germany to Face France in World Cup QF

The Germans started as overwhelming favorites, but it was Algeria who bossed the opening exchanges.

(RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil) - Germany World Cup Extra-time goals from Andre Schurrle and Mesut Ozil proved enough to edge Germany past Algeria and into a FIFA World Cup quarter-final against France.

After the first 90 minutes ended goalless, Schurrle’s sublime flick broke the deadlock and Ozil doubled the European giants’ lead, with Abdelmoumene Djabou’s 11th-hour goal proving too little, too late for the spirited north Africans.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-30-2014 14:35)

France Marches Into World Cup QF

France will face the winner of Germany - Algeria.

(BRASILIA, Brazil) - France World Cup France have marched through to the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Nigeria in Brasilia.

Didier Deschamps' side were given a tough time of it by the African champions, but edged this tight encounter in the Estadio Nacional thanks to a Paul Pogba header and an injury-time own goal by Joseph Yobo.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-29-2014 11:40)

Netherlands Late Rally Stuns Mexico

Dutch delight at late turnaround.

(FORTALEZA, Brazil) - Netherlands Mexico World Cup Two goals in the final few minutes put the Netherlands through to the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil with a 2-1 victory over heartbroken Mexico in Fortaleza.

The team from CONCACAF were just two minutes from the last eight until Wesley Sneijder’s superb half-volley and a Klaas-Jan Huntelaar penalty put the Europeans through.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-28-2014 15:14)

Colombia Gets by Uruguay; Sets Up Showdown with Brazil

Rodriguez double sets up Brazil showdown.

(RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil) - James Rodriguez Colombia Soccer A sublime James Rodriguez double helped make history for Colombia as they reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup for the first time ever by overcoming Uruguay 2-0 in Rio de Janeiro.

The 22-year-old was the magical conductor of the second all-South American affair of the day, converting twice at the Maracana to become the most prolific player of the competition with five goals.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-28-2014 12:26)

Despite Tie with Chile, Brazil Moves On

Chile had only made it this far at the World Cup on three previous occasions.

(BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil) - Brazil World Cup Hosts Brazil have squeezed through to the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup on penalties after a tense, thrilling 1-1 draw with Chile at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.

Gonzalo Jara hit the post with the decisive kick, while Julio Cesar saved two, to give Brazil a 3-2 win in the shootout and send the valiant Chileans home.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-26-2014 11:32)

Even With Defeat to Germany, USA Advances

USA finish second in the group and will now meet the winner of Group H, likely to be Belgium.

(RECIFE, Brazil) - USA Germany World Cup Germany beat USA 1-0 on a rain-soaked day in Recife, a result that takes both sides through from a highly competitive Group G at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

A 2-1 win for Portugal over Ghana in the section’s other game was enough to push both the Americans and Germans through on four and seven points respectively.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-26-2014 09:40)

FIFA Takes a Bite Out of Luis Suarez of Uruguay

Luis Suarez suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any soccer-related activity.

(RIO de JANEIRO, Brazil) - Luis Suarez The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has reached a decision in the case related to Luis Suarez of Uruguay following an incident that occurred during the FIFA World Cup match between Italy and Uruguay played on June 24.

“Such behavior cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a FIFA World Cup when the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field," said Claudio Sulser, chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.

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