Posts Tagged 2014 FIFA World Cup

Malaysia PM chides lawmaker for saluting Hitler

In this May 22, 2014, file photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak delivers a keynote speech at the 20th International Conference on The Future of Asia in Tokyo. Razak on Thursday, July 10, 2014, chided a ruling party lawmaker for tweeting a salute to Adolf Hitler while praising Germany for making it to the World Cup final. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday chided a ruling party lawmaker for tweeting a salute to Adolf Hitler while praising Germany for making it to the World Cup final.

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Nepal teenager commits suicide after Brazil defeat

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A teenager in eastern Nepal committed suicide after her favorite team Brazil lost badly to Germany in the World Cup semifinals, police said Thursday.

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Argentina soccer fans celebrate cup final berth

A fan of the Argentina national soccer team celebrates after his team defeated the Netherlands during a semifinals World Cup match, at the FIFA Fan Fest, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

SAO PAULO (AP) — It was Argentina’s joy, and another sting for Brazil.

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Stars Robben, Van Persie empty-handed again

Netherlands' Arjen Robben reacts after missing a chance during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie ultimately came up empty-handed as the Netherlands ran out of steam in the World Cup semifinals.

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ON THIS DAY: Bulgaria beats Germany in 1994

In this July 10, 1994 file photo, Bulgaria's Iordan Letchkov, foreground,  celebrates after scoring the winning goal in a 2-1 victory against Germany in the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. In the background is Bulgaria's Hristo Stoitchkov,  who scored Bulgaria's first goal. On this day: For the first time since 1978, there would be no Germany in the World Cup final, after Bulgaria defeated the defending champion 2-1. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

On July 10 in World Cup history: Iordan Letchkov’s header enough for Bulgaria to beat Germany in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in 1994.

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