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Argentina's Leopoldo Luque (R) celebrates after scoring the 6-0 lead against Peru's goalkeeper Ramon Quiroga (L-down) during an Argentina '78 World Cup second-round match at Gigante de Arroyito stadium in Rosario, Argentina, June 21, 1978. EPA-EFE FILE/RA
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Argentina made it back to the World Cup final after a 48-year drought with a 6-0 trouncing of Peru in a second-round match on June 21, 1978, but the host country's lopsided victory was marred by controversy.

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Looking Forward to 2018: Expect More of the Unexpected

 07/16/2014 - 17:39
During their unbelievable 0-0 draw against the host nation, Mexian goalkeeper Memo Ochoa save six shots at nearly point blank range / EFE

As I try to sit here and contemplate a common theme or fabric for how I would summarize the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, I am having a hard time focusing as it is the day after Germany scored a “touchdown” against the host nation in their 7-1 semifinal shellacking of Brazil. Just to put things into perspective, until yesterday, Brazil had not lost on home soil during their previous 63 matches, dating back to a 1975 Cope America tourney loss against Peru.

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Maradona: Messi did not deserve Golden Ball

 07/14/2014 - 17:23
Maradona: Messi did not deserve Golden Ball

Soccer icon Diego Maradona went beyond expressing his disappointment about Argentina’s defeat 1-0 in Sunday’s final against Germany, and also stated that Lionel Messi did not deserve to win the Golden Ball for his performance at the World Cup.

The Barcelona star beat the likes of Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and James Rodriguez to the prestigious individual award after scoring four goals in seven performances at this summer’s tournament and guiding his team to the final.

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La tanda de penaltis bajo escrutiño

 07/03/2014 - 17:34

El chileno Gonzalo Jara caminó lentamente las 45 yardas del mediocampo al área de penalti este sábado pasado. Miles de brasileños le alentaban el fracaso. Las esperanzas de su selección y de su país, se concentraban en su pie derecho. Cuando su tiro contra el guardameta brasileño Julio Cesar se desvió unos centímetros más de lo que le hubiera gustado y rebotó del poste derecho, los espectadores se volvieron locos y el sueño Mundial de la selección de Chile se hizo añicos. 

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Decision by penalty: The worst or the best of soccer?

 07/03/2014 - 17:24

Chile’s Gonzalo Jara took the slow, long 45-yard walk from the midfield line on the pitch to the penalty area all alone on Saturday. Thousands of Brazilians were screaming for him to fail. The hopes of his team, and his country, rested on his right foot. When his shot on Julio Cesar tailed just a few inches more than he would have liked and bounced off the right post, the stadium erupted with joy, and Chile’s World Cup dreams were broken.

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Ronaldo taketh away and Ronaldo giveth

 07/03/2014 - 17:01
Ronaldo taketh away and Ronaldo giveth

There is no middle ground for soccer fans when it comes to enigmatic, larger than life Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. Fans of the sport either love him or hate him. He has been the face of the enemy to fans of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi while, following five years of ascension with his club team Real Madrid, he has been the face of a group that has delivered a Champion’s League, Kings Cup, League and Golden Ball award to a storied club that had endured an uncommonly long stretch of mediocre success by their own lofty standards. 

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Mario Balotelli, Luis Suárez y el racismo italiano

 07/03/2014 - 15:01
Mario Balotelli, Luis Suárez y el racismo italiano

Una estrella anotó el gol de la victoria contra Inglaterra, no hizo nada en la derrota ante Costa Rica, y fue sustituido en medio-tiempo en el partido decisivo después de recibir una tarjeta amarilla por una falta tonta. El otro marcó el gol de victoria contra Inglaterra, no jugó en la derrota ante Costa Rica por una lesión, y cometió una falta escandalosa que provocó desprecio mundial y a consecuencia se le ha prohibido jugar durante el resto del torneo y en los próximos cuatro meses. Adivina a cual de estas dos estrellas de fútbol lo han condenado y destacado como la personificación del egoísmo defectuoso. Sí, el jugador negro que juega en un país blanco. 

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