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World Cup 2014

  • Argentina's gutsy World Cup team is welcomed home

    Argentina's national team was welcomed home Monday by thousands of fans celebrating its gutsy performance in the World Cup final.

  • Brazil rethinks future after World Cup failure

    The World Cup held potential disaster for Brazil — the country, not the team.

  • United Germany stands at the top of the world

    United they stand, right at the top of the football world.

     

  • Argentines hold heads high after World Cup loss

    Pain-stricken Argentines held their heads high after watching their national team give it all against a powerful Germany but come up short in extra time, losing 1-0 in the country's first World Cup finals appearance in 24 years.

  • Goetze's full talent on show in winning goal

    Mario Goetze displayed all his considerable talent in scoring the goal that ensured Germany became the first European team to win the World Cup title in South America.

  • Winning goal

    Germany's Mario Goetze, who scored the winning goal, holds the World Cup trophy following their 1-0 victory over Argentina after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday.

  • World Cup trophy

    German players holding the World Cup trophy celebrate their 1-0 victory over Argentina after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday.

  • Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup

    With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title.

  • Brazil protests fizzled, but roots of anger remain

    The protesters who many feared would wreck Brazil's World Cup party failed to show up. While the national team fell short of claiming the coveted championship, the country at least can say the tournament that wraps up with Sunday's title game has gone off with only scattered demonstrations.

  • Soccer diplomacy? Putin, Poroshenko at WCup final

    It just might be a case of soccer diplomacy.

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