Thursday, July 31 2014 6:49 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:49:41 GMT
The president of Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency as the Ebola crisis deepens across West Africa.More >>
The president of Sierra Leone declared a public health emergency as the Ebola crisis blamed for nearly 700 deaths deepened across West Africa, vowing to quarantine sick patients at home and conduct house-to-house searches...More >>
Thursday, July 31 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:38:11 GMT
Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 24 people and...More >>
Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western India, killing at least 30 people and leaving about 100 missing...More >>
BOGOTA, COLUMBIA (CNN) - There were goals, there was choreographed dancing, there were moments of great footballing beauty, but Colombia - one of the teams to excite most at this most thrilling of World Cups -- is going home after a quarterfinal defeat at the hands of Brazil in Fortaleza.
Strikes from the center-back pairing of captain Thiago Silva and David Luiz put Brazil into an unassailable lead in Friday's all-South American clash clash and, despite a late penalty by James Rodriguez, the tournament host held on to win 2-1.
There was concern, however, for Brazil's star striker Neymar - who was stretchered off in what seemed like considerable pain in the game's closing moments.
The result marks the first time Brazil has reached the semifinal stage since winning the title in Japan and South Korea in 2002, and sets up an intriguing clash against Germany on Tuesday - a repeat of that year's final.
The Germans overcame France in the day's earlier quarterfinal in Rio de Janeiro thanks to a single goal from defender Mats Hummels.
In the sweaty evening heat of the Estadio Castelao, however, it was another pair of defenders who were the unlikely heroes for Brazil.
Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-07-02 13:21:19 GMT
If you've ever wondered why a goal doesn't add to the score, what those little colored cards mean or why everyone seems to be lining up to block the soccer ball with their heads, then check out our guide for new soccer fans.More >>
If you've ever wondered why a goal doesn't add to the score, what those little colored cards mean or why everyone seems to be lining up to block the soccer ball with their heads, then check out our guide for new soccer fans. More >>
Thursday, June 26 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-06-26 14:30:38 GMT
Here's what to root for when the USA plays Germany in Thursday's World Cup match. More >>
If you've just jumped on the USA soccer bandwagon, you need to cheer for a win (totally American), a tie (un-American), or low-scoring, boring soccer (not remotely American) if you want our team to advance after Thursday's noon clash with mighty Germany.More >>
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