Colombia’s Radamel Falcao could play this weekend, marking his first game since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Jan. 22.
Fan registration and public awareness campaigns are used to prevent incidents in the country’s stadiums.
An A-list of coaches from top European clubs and some Brazilian names are in the running to fill the role of coach of the Seleção Brasileira.
Germany wins the championship 1-0, but the Albiceleste leaves its proud mark on the global soccer tournament.
About 100,000 Argentine fans are arriving in Rio de Janeiro for the final match against Germany on July 13 at the Maracanã stadium.
The Albiceleste overcome the Netherlands and will now play a rematch of the 1986 and 1990 World Cup title games.
Argentina is chasing its first Cup title in 28 years. The winner of its semifinal match against the Netherlands on July 9 will face Germany, which beat Brazil 7-1 on July 8.
With Neymar and Thiago Silva out of the lineup against Germany, Brazil is pinning its hope for advancing to the World Cup final on a tall and big-haired defender.
After many surprises and dramatic quarterfinals, four soccer powers will appear in the next round: Brazil vs. Germany on July 8 and Argentina vs. the Netherlands on July 9.
Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Costa Rica will fight for spots in the semifinals.
In the round of 16, Argentina squeaks by Switzerland and the U.S. loses by a point despite a record-setting performance by goalkeeper Tim Howard.
The soccer tournament’s top scorer to date, James Rodríguez, 22, hopes to help his country beat Brazil in a quarterfinal encounter on July 4.
Mexico blows lead and loses to the Netherlands in game’s last few minutes.
The first two round of 16 matches on June 28 will bring together four South American countries: Brazil vs. Chile and Colombia vs. Uruguay. Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico and the United States also will be vying for spots in the quarterfinals.
Ecuador draws with France but bids good-bye to Brazil 2014.
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