US fans react with mixed emotions after World Cup defeat

Washington DC, July 2 (ANI): American soccer fans decked out in red, white and blue flocked to Freedom Plaza and The National Portrait Gallery atrium in Washington DC to see their team knocked out of the World Cup by Belgium in a heart-breaking game. Strong performances by the U.S. team in Brazil had ignited passions in a country not known for its love of soccer, and free viewing parties were held from coast to coast while fans crammed into sports bars and restaurants. The Belgians scored twice in extra time and looked to have the game put away when the Americans scored a late goal. But time ran out and the U.S. squad lost 2-1. Tuesday_s winners Belgium now advance to face Argentina in the quarter-finals on Saturday. Jul 2, 2014

Argentines euphoric after extra time 1-0 victory against Switzerland

Buenos Aires, July 2 (ANI): Argentines were on cloud nine in Buenos Aires on Tuesday after their team beat Switzerland in a tense 1-0 finish in Sao Paulo. Crowds gathered in front of a gigantic screen in Centennial Park to take in the match, with many fans donning wigs or painting their faces to show their support for Argentina. Angel Di Maria scored in the 118th minute to send Argentina through to a quarter-final against the winner of the Belgium versus United States match. After a tense 0-0 draw at 90 minutes and a scoreless first period of extra time, Lionel Messi broke quickly and released Di Maria, who swept the ball home before wheeling away in delight. Many dedicated the win to Brazil fans. Jul 2, 2014
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Watch Tour Match Day 2 Online: Derbyshire vs India Live Scores

India team endured a long frustrating day on the field as second division English County side Derbyshire made a mockery of Indian pace attack and pilled 326 runs on the first day of the second warm-up game at the County Ground on Tuesday. Jul 2, 2014

World Cup: Argentina celebrates quarters qualification

Fans in Buenos Aires celebrated on Tuesday as Angel Di Maria_s extra-time winner kept Argentina_s World Cup dream alive. The side scrambled into the quarter-finals with a dramatic 1-0 win over Switzerland (Duration 01:04) Jul 2, 2014

World Cup: Neymar _recovering well_ from injury

Neymar is making good progress in his recovery from thigh and knee knocks ahead of Friday_s World Cup quarter-final against Colombia, Brazil_s team doctor said on Tuesday (Duration: 00:52) Jul 2, 2014

World Cup: France puts all focus on Germany match

France coach Didier Deschamps on Tuesday sought to temper growing expectations generated by his team_s impressive run to the World Cup quarter-finals ahead of their match against Germany (01:02) Jul 2, 2014

World Cup: Team work key in Neymar-James show

Colombian defender Carlos Valdes said Tuesday that Brazilian star Neymar and Colombian rival James Rodriguez have put on a great World Cup show but team play will be the key to their quarter-final clash. Duration: 01:16 Jul 2, 2014
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FIFA World Cup 2014 Results: Di Maria Does the Trick in Extra Time as Argentina Scrape Past Switzerland

Argentina are making a habit of scoring late goals, with Lionel Messi at the centre of it time and again. The South Americans, frustrated and repelled by a determined Switzerland rearguard, looked like they were heading into the lottery of a penalty shootout, before a Messi run, unstoppable, even with a Swiss player trying to mow down the little man, inch-perfect pass and a swing of the left boot from Angel Di Maria made those Argentina hearts drop back down from their mouths and sing in ecstasy to the tune of "we are going into the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals." Jul 2, 2014