SPORTS 07/01/2018 06:11 pm ET Updated 1 minute ago Brazil's 7-1 loss to Germany in 2014 is now used to describe everything from a bad day at the office to the country's political turmoil. By Travis Waldron The goals came in quick-fire succession, the first just 11 minutes in, then four more in the 23rd, 24th, 26th and 29th. By the time Brazil had gathered itself, there were two more, in the 69th and 79th. The scoreboard at the top of the Estádio Mineirão read, at that point, Germany 7, Brazil 0. From his perch in the stadium press box, Galvão Bueno, the most famous of Brazil’s TV broadcasters, called out in despair: “They’re here again!” he yelled as the Germans poured toward Brazilian goalie Júlio César. “And here comes more!” he cried later. “It’s a great side,” he said, exasperated, “against a team of boys.” For Brazil’s famed national team, winner of five World Cup … [Read more...] about ‘Every Day, A New 7-1’: How Brazil’s Worst World Cup Loss Became A National Meme
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Supported by World Cup By ANDREW DASJUNE 23, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story • Ola Toivonen scored at the 32nd minute to give Sweden a 1-0 lead over Germany.• Refresh here for live World Cup updates and analysis from Russia.• Here’s the 2018 World Cup schedule.How to watch: In the U.S., Fox and Telemundo have the broadcast at 2 p.m. Eastern, but you can stream it here.36’: If This Score Holds...Germany will collapse into a vicious cycle of criticism and blame-assigning and then a profound sense of ennui previously seen over the last year in Italy, the United States and the Netherlands.34’: Germany’s Morale SinkingNeuer was furiously clapping his hands to encourage his team after the goal, sensing heads were dropping. That was completely against the run of play, but you know what: no one puts “*-completely against run of play” on the scoresheet. Advertisement … [Read more...] about Germany vs. Sweden: World Cup 2018 Live
SPORTS 06/19/2018 06:45 pm ET Mexico took a giant step toward putting the curse of being "almost just" good enough behind it. By Travis Waldron WASHINGTON — By dumb luck, the two Washington bars where huge crowds of Germany and Mexico fans decided to watch their teams face off in the 2018 World Cup sit right next door to each other. By 10 a.m. on Sunday, a stretch of Connecticut Avenue swarmed with soccer fans wearing the signature green kits of Mexico’s team or the white shirts of the German squad, the defending champions who went to Russia as a favorite to win again. The German pub was already full, the line stretching for more than a block even though the men at the door had already told the fans outside that they had no hope of entry. And so it was that I wound up standing next to two German men, both wearing replica Die Mannschaft kits, on the third floor of the other bar ― the three of us, German and German and American, … [Read more...] about Is The World Cup’s Most Neurotic Team Finally Self-Actualizing?
The Associated Press MOSCOW — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local):11:35 p.m.Parity has come to the World Cup.Five of the top six nations in the FIFA rankings have played, and none has won. Only two of the top dozen teams have victories.Top-ranked Germany lost to No. 15 Mexico, second-ranked Brazil tied No. 6 Switzerland, No. 4 Portugal drew 10th-ranked Spain, and No. 5 Argentina tied 22nd-ranked Iceland.Among other teams in the top 12, only No. 7 France (over No. 36 Australia) and co-No. 12 Denmark (against No. 11 Peru) have victories.No. 3 Belgium, No. 7 France, No. 8 Poland and co-No. 12 England haven't played, and No. 9 Chile failed to qualify.___11 p.m.Switzerland's well-organized defending held Brazil to a 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener, keeping Neymar and other attackers at bay for the most part.Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring in the 20th minute, with a stylish volley that beat goalkeeper Yann Sommer, bouncing … [Read more...] about The Latest: Top teams have trouble winning at World Cup
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Associated Press June 12, 2018 Here is a team-by-team, organized by group, at all 32 teams in the 2018 World Cup in Russia:Click to jump to a specific group: Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H GROUP A RUSSIA Briefly: Russia goes into its home World Cup with expectations at rock bottom. It’s the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, according to FIFA, but has a comparatively easy group. Russia’s best chance of a first World Cup win since 2002 is in the opening game June 14 against Saudi Arabia, the second-lowest ranked team at the tournament. Advertisement The key players: Captain and goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev shot to fame as the 22-year-old goalkeeper who pulled off stunning saves on the team’s way to the semifinals at Euro 2008. He has a tendency to make errors in high-profile games, including an … [Read more...] about A team-by-team look at the 2018 World Cup field