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Neymar: I Was Almost Paralysed

BBC – Brazil star Neymar broke down in tears as he claimed the challenge that ended his World Cup could have left him paralysed.

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Argentina Beat Dutch in Shootout

BBC – Argentina will meet Germany in Sunday’s World Cup final at the Maracana after winning a penalty shootout to eliminate the Netherlands.

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World Cup 2014: Miroslav Klose Breaks Finals Goals Record

BBC – Germany striker Miroslav Klose became the record scorer in World Cup history by netting his 16th finals goal in the 7-1 semi-final victory over Brazil.

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Luiz Felipe Scolari – Worst Day of My Life

BBC – Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari described Brazil’s 7-1 World Cup semi-final loss to Germany as “the worst day of my life”, and said he took responsibility.

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FIFA to Help Brazil Police with World Cup Ticket Scandal

CNN – FIFA says it will help police in Brazil with investigations into allegations that one of its commercial partners has been involved in a ticket scalping scandal.

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Germany Destroy Brazil’s Final Dreams with Seven Goal Battering

THE GUARDIAN – It was the night Germany removed the crown from football royalty. They did so with their own version of the beautiful game and, by the time they had finished, Brazil had suffered an ignominy that was so extreme and implausible it felt as though a black marker pen had been taken to the pages of their football history.

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Luiz Felipe Scolari: We Can Cope without Neymar

BBC – Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says his side will cope without injured striker Neymar when they face Germany in Tuesday’s World Cup semi-final.

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World Cup: Argentina Beats Belgium to Secure Semi-Final Place

THE GUARDIAN – Argentina’s players bounced in unison in front of the banks of compatriots in sky blue and white on the final whistle here, some in their number ripping off their shirts and swirling them round in celebration to mimic those in the stands.

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World Cup: Dutch Beat Costa Rica in Shootout to Reach Semi-Final

CNN – It was supposed to be a formality, but the Netherlands was made to sweat against Costa Rica before eventually overcoming the 2014 World Cup’s surprise package and booking a place in the semifinals Saturday.

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Luiz Felipe Scolari: Brazil Can Win the World Cup

BBC – Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says his team have one hand on the World Cup as he rounded angrily on his critics ahead of Friday’s quarter-final against Colombia in Fortaleza.

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