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Photos: Dramatic Scenes in Recife, as City Floods Ahead of US - Germany Clash
Matthew Niederhauser's (waterlogged) photo dispatch.
June 26, 2014

Matthew Niederhauser's (waterlogged) photo dispatch.

Ghana's Bad News Is Good for the USMNT
Hours before their must-win game, Ghana's Sulley Muntari and Kevin Prince-Boateng have been suspended indefinitely.
June 26, 2014

Hours before their must-win match against Portugal, Ghana have suspended key players Sulley Muntari and Kevin Prince-Boateng.

USMNT Has A Problem in Midfield. But Don't Blame Michael Bradley, Blame Jurgen Klinsmann
Michael Bradley has run 15 miles over two games. Some backup would have been nice.
June 25, 2014

The Portugal game showed that the U.S. is lacking defensive midfield depth.

Requiem for the Ivory Coast: The Anatomy of Greece's Last-Minute Penalty
It was Zeus arranging pieces on the gameboard, Athena whispering something in someone’s ear.
June 25, 2014

It was Zeus arranging pieces on the gameboard, Athena whispering something in someone’s ear.

Dear World Cup: You’re Using the Wrong Tiebreaker
For short competitions, head-to-head is better than goal difference
June 25, 2014

For short competitions, head-to-head is a better tie-breaker than goal difference.

Every Team that's Played in Manaus Has Lost The Next Game. Is the USMNT Next?
The myth of the Manaus hangover
June 25, 2014

Every team that's played in Manaus so far has lost their next game. Is the USMNT next?

Greece Make It to the Last 16—And Score a Goal, Too!
Who said the Greeks only play boring soccer?
June 25, 2014

Against the odds, Greece make it to the knockout stages after a dramatic showdown with the Ivory Coast.

"As You Bite It": Uruguay-Italy through Shakespeare
For never was a story of more woe...
June 25, 2014

This hilarious take turns the Suarez World Cup bite into "I do bite my thumb at you. Sir!"

Photos: The World Cup City That Every Other City on the Planet Could Learn From
Matthew Niederhauser’s World Cup Photo Diary: Day Seven
June 24, 2014

What Curitiba gets right. 

Nervous for U.S. vs. Germany? Wait Until You See These Numbers
But there's some good news too.
June 24, 2014

Group G, by the numbers. Like you needed more reasons to be nervous for USA vs. Germany.

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