US goes soccer crazy as team eyes second round

Record numbers of football fans in the United States are bracing for another edge-of-the-seat match Thursday as their team battles to make the World Cup second round -- and prove the sport's growing popularity.Duration: 00:52 Jun 25, 2014

World Cup draw leaves Costa Rica top, England last

Tournament sensations Costa Rica drew 0-0 with England in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday to top World Cup Group D unbeaten and leave their winless opponents bottom of the table. Duration: 01:13 Jun 25, 2014

Algeria believes it can make history in World Cup

The Desert Foxes can assure themselves of a place in the last 16 with victory over struggling Russia on Thursday although even a draw could suffice were South Korea to lose to table toppers Belgium. Duration: 00:55 Jun 25, 2014

World Cup: Messi fans mark the players 27th birthday

A group of die-hard Lionel Messi fans marked the Argentine player’s 27th birthday by singing “Happy Birthday” to a Messi cardboard cut-out on the streets of Porto Alegre. Duration: 00:38 Jun 25, 2014

The U.S. trains for their clash against Germany

The United States trained in the run up to their match against Germany in Recife on Thursday, who aim to close down their former boss Jurgen Klinsmann's team's attack and book their place in the World Cup's Last 16. Duration: 00:35 Jun 25, 2014