Posts Tagged Brazil

The World Cup’s big winner? Merchandise

The adidas miCoach Smart Ball is seen at adidas’ North American headquarters in Portland, Ore., on June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wondering how to drive it like Dempsey, move it like Messi or rip it like Ronaldo?

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Brazil protests fizzled, but roots of anger remain

A demonstrator shows poster written in Portuguese that reads, "Can we go back to the streets now?" during the third place finish World Cup match between Brazil and the Netherlands, outside the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

IRAJA, Brazil (AP) — 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.

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Scolari: confederation to decide his future

Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari,center right, and Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar, center left, leave the pitch with other players after  the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Luiz Felipe Scolari says it will be up to the Brazilian football confederation to decide whether he will continue as Brazil’s coach after the World Cup.

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Netherlands leads host Brazil 2-0 at halftime

Netherlands' Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring his team's first goal on a penalty shot during the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — When it was all over, it was the Netherlands receiving a standing ovation from the Brazilian crowd. Brazil walked off the field to boos, after another demoralizing loss to end its home World Cup.

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Sabella: ‘perfect game’ required against Germany

Argentina's head coach Alejandro Sabella answer to questions during a news conference the day before the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Perfection is hard to attain in football. Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella says that’s what his team needs to achieve to have a chance of beating Germany in the World Cup final on Sunday.

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