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5 high- and lowlights of most memorable World Cup

In this June 28, 2014 file photo, Colombia's James Rodriguez shoots to score his team's first goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. James Rodriguez’ volleyed goal for Colombia against Uruguay, controlling the ball with his chest, letting it drop and then hammering in with his left foot, all while turning to face goal, was poetry, the timing exquisite. It will be many fans’ goal of the tournament. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Marcelo looked wide-eyed, stunned when he scored the first goal of the World Cup … against his own team. Hardly the most auspicious of starts for Brazil. But that blooper just 11 minutes into the tournament was soon forgiven and forgotten as Brazil went on to win that opening game and the 2014 tournament quickly flowered into a roaring success, confounding doom and gloom merchants who predicted Brazil couldn’t pull it off without major protests and problems.

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FIFA rejects Suarez appeal against ban for biting

In this June 24, 2014 file photo, Uruguay's Luis Suarez holds his teeth after running into Italy's Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. Suarez was banned for nine competitive international matches, four months from all football and fined for biting Chiellini's shoulder during the group D World Cup soccer match. Football's international governing body on Thursday, July 10, 2014, said its appeals committee rejected Suarez's appeal against his ban for biting his opponent. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA has rejected Luis Suarez’s appeal against his lengthy ban for biting an opponent in a World Cup match.

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