Posts Tagged 2014 FIFA World Cup

Neymar says back improving during Japan trip

Brazil's soccer player Neymar waves for the media during a press conference at a hotel in Tokyo, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

TOKYO (AP) — Brazil and Barcelona striker Neymar says he is almost back to full fitness after the serious back injury he sustained at the World Cup.

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World Cup adds froth to German beer sales

BERLIN (AP) — German beer sales rose by 4.4 percent in the year’s first half, gaining froth from the beginning of the country’s run to the soccer World Cup title.

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Fabio Capello says he’s staying on as Russia coach

MOSCOW (AP) — Fabio Capello is staying in his post as Russia coach despite the team’s World Cup failure.

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Sabella expected to leave as Argentina’s coach

In this July 1, 2014, file photo, Argentina's head coach Alejandro Sabella signals to his players during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Switzerland at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Sabella reported for several weeks to be ready to resign from the job and is expected to make it official on Wednesday July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is expected to resign Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation about his future following his country’s loss in the World Cup final.

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Dick Advocaat introduced as Serbia soccer coach

Newly-appointed Serbian national soccer team coach Dick Advocaat poses for photographers with a  Serbian jersey  during a press conference in Stara Pazova, Serbia, Monday, July 28, 2014. Advocaat signed a two-year contract with Serbia and has the mandate to lead them to the 2016 European Championship in France. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

STARA PAZOVA, Serbia (AP) — Dick Advocaat, who has coached the Netherlands and South Korea at World Cups, is Serbia’s new soccer coach.

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