Argentina had to move past Diego Maradona before it could move forward to World Cup final
For complete World Cup 2014 coverage visit Yahoo Sports and follow @YahooSoccer Before Lionel Messi could fathom moving beyond Diego Maradona in Argentine soccer history, Argentina had to publicly divorce its football team from Maradona. At the 2010 World ...
World Cup 2014: Before Manuel Neuer Was Germany's Keeper, There Was Robert Enke
Löw’s preferred starting goalkeeper as the team headed toward the 2010 World Cup was Robert Enke, a tall, rangy player who spent time with top clubs like Barcelona, Benfica and Fenerbahce before becoming a mainstay at the German club Hannover 96.
World Cup fan Shakira says of final: No penalty kicks
And affected my life on so many different levels," she said Saturday. "In 2010 I met the love of my life. And if it wasn't for the World Cup my son Milan wouldn't be here today." Having a boyfriend who has played in two World Cups -- winning the title in ...
World Cup 2014: In Argentina, Lionel Messi Is Not Loved as Much as Diego Maradona
He did not have the same success with Argentina’s national team, which left the World Cup in the quarterfinals in 2006 and 2010. But there has since been a perceived elevation in Messi’s commitment, his passion, his sense of obligation to Argentina ...
World Cup: Neymar named on FIFA Golden Ball shortlist
The best young player of the 2014 World Cup will be contested between Memphis Depay of the Netherlands and Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane of France. Uruguay's Diego Forlan won the 2010 Golden Ball award.
#Brazinga2014 Match Preview: Spain v/s Netherlands; match at 12:30 am
Spain's opening World Cup match against Netherlands is probably the most awaited match of the Group Stages. The opening matches between the two is a replay of the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals, which Spain won 1-0.
World Cup final: Five things to watch for in Germany-Argentina
There is nothing in soccer quite like the World Cup final and after the 2010 version was duller than usual, we are due for a blockbuster. Heck, it is a big enough occasion that LeBron James made sure he got Decision II out of the way in time to be present ...
Which USMNT World Cup squad is better: 2010 or 2014? | Brazil Bound on Location
MLSsoccer.com's Nick Firchau and Andrew Wiebe compare the 2010 and 2014 World Cup squads. Which defense is better suited to go up against Belgium? Who is the spark off the bench for Jurgen Klinsmann? Is Jermaine Jones more valuable than Landon Donovan?
World Cup 2014: Germany want history and title in South America
The team has all the momentum after its 7-1 win over Brazil in the semifinals, and also contains many of the same players that beat Argentina 4-0 in the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup. But Loew isn't expecting that kind of easy victory at the Maracana ...
Brazil plans massive security presence for World Cup final
The country totaled nearly a billion dollars in security costs, five times what South Africa spent during the 2010 cup. Come Sunday, Rio de Janeiro may look like an occupied city. Twenty-five thousand troops, military police, firefighters and national ...
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