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In Brazil, The Home Team's Not The Only Team To Root For

All Things Considered watches World Cup games with Brazilians of both Japanese and Italian descent, to see who Brazilians root for when they don't root for Brazil.
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In Loss To Germany, U.S. Escapes With A Skid From 'Group Of Death'

Despite losing to Germany in the final match of the group stage, the U.S. soccer team is advancing to the knockout round of the World Cup.
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Does It Make Sense For D.C. To Host The 2024 Summer Olympics?

Now that D.C. is on the US Olympic Committee's short list for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, we weigh the pros and cons of the torch coming to the nation's capital.

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U.S. Advances In World Cup Despite 1-0 Loss To Germany

The U.S. advances to the round of 16 after a tight loss to Germany, 1-0, and a 2-1 win by Portugal over Ghana. This is the team's second consecutive trip to the knockout round.

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Latinos Pledge Allegiance To More Than One Soccer Team

For many Hispanics cheering on Team USA and a Latin American team is a win-win. Univision taps into this double patriotism by referring to the U.S. team as "el equipo de todos" — everybody's team.
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FIFA Bites Back: Uruguay's Luis Suarez Suspended 9 Games

The suspension comes two days before Uruguay faces Colombia in the round of 16 on Saturday. It begins immediately, FIFA says.
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Will Ferrell, Teddy Goalsevelt Pump Up U.S. Fans

"I'm not going to lie to you — I'm not in the best shape," Will Ferrell told American soccer fans in Brazil last night, after being announced as U.S. Soccer's "secret weapon" in the World Cup.
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Croatian Tennis Player Mishears Press Question

At a news conference after his Wimbledon loss, Ernests Gulbis was asking about getting rid of umpires — letting players referee their own games. He thought he was asked about getting rid of vampires.
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U.S. Needs To Win Or Tie Germany To Advance In World Cup Play

The U.S. soccer team meets Germany in a must-win World Cup match Thursday. The Americans need a win or a tie to decide their own fate — a loss would mean they need help to advance to the round of 16.
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A Warning For Soccer Parents: Wait To Let Your Kids Go Headfirst

A new campaign is working to warn of the dangers of heading the ball in youth soccer. Former U.S. women's soccer team player Cindy Parlowe Cone speaks of her struggles with post-concussion syndrome.

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