FIFA has to decide what to do about Uruguay’s Luis Suarez, who bit an Italian player in their crucial World Cup game in Brazil.
Although a tie would see both teams advance into the World Cup quarter-finals, Germany and U.S officials and players say they want to win.
Call it the Luck of the Greeks from now on. After a dubious penalty call against Ivory Coast deep in overtime gave striker Giorgos Samaras a free kick, he calmly netted it to give Greece a 2-1 win to make it into the final 16 of the World Cup.
African soccer teams have never reached a World Cup semi-final but are starting to show their stuff at the 2014 games in Brazil.
Greece is running out of time to make its mark on the World Cup. It hasn’t scored in Brazil and is stranded at the bottom of Group C with one point,
It’s now-or-never for Greece, which hasn’t scored yet in the 2014 World Cup but needs to beat Ivory Coast next or go home.
FIFA has refused comment on claimsannual payments were doubled for executive committee members after their bonuses were stopped.
A red card that got Costas Katsouranis tossed is why Greece had to take a 0-0 tie with Japan in the World Cup, coach Fernando Santos said.
Jozy Altidore will miss the Americans’ World Cup game against Portugal on June 22 because of his strained left hamstring and may miss another game.
Defending World Cup champion Spain, a perennial power, was knocked out of the tourney after two games in Brazil, losing to Chile, 2-0.