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Germany's forward Andre Schuerrle (L) scores past Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar during the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on July 8, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.    (FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Brazil vs. Netherlands? What’s The Point?

As Germany and Argentina prepare to face off for the World Cup Sunday, semi-final losers Brazil and the Netherlands will play a match Friday.

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Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben after defeating Costa Rica during the penalty shootout after the extra time in the quarter-final football match between Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 5, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

California Aerospace Firm Offers Space Flight To Dutch Team If It Wins World Cup

The space flight company XCOR Aerospace has pledged a free flight to space if the Dutch National team manages to win the FIFA World Cup 2014.

07/09/2014

A passer-by looks at the front page of a newspaper on display at a news stand in Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014. Brazil licked physical and mental wounds after its World Cup humiliation by Germany, struggling to make sense of the heaviest defeat in the nation's 100-year footballing history. The epic 7-1 semi-final thrashing by the rampant Germans stunned the football-mad nation of 200 million and sent shockwaves around the football world. (NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: No Match In U.S. For Passionate Soccer Fans

Brazilians and fans of their World Cup team worldwide were devastated by the 7-1 loss to Germany Tuesday.

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Brazil’s Crushing Loss As Told By 7 Devastated Fans

No one felt the pain of those seven goals like the fans in the stands

07/09/2014

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Argentina’s World Cup Journey Through 5 Shirtless Instagrams

In America we say “cheese,” in Argentina they say “get naked.”

07/09/2014

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez reacts after clashing with Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini during a Group D football match between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014. Uruguay won 1-0.

5 Things You Missed At The 2014 World Cup In Brazil: Week 5

The 2014 World Cup is down to four teams. But plenty of stories are still swirling around. Here are five things you missed.

07/07/2014

Chris Wondolowski of the United States  (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Wondolowski Back With Quakes After World Cup Run With Team USA

San Jose Earthquakes Striker Chris Wondolowski returned to practice with the team Friday after appearing in two games during the World Cup for Team USA.

07/04/2014

United States fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:

07/03/2014

Tim Howard of the United States looks on in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Keidel: World Cup Runneth Over

You’ll notice the ratings for this World Cup are highest in the Northeast, where folks try rather hard to look most enlightened. And you may also notice by the time the U.S. team lost to Belgium, some of them had already jumped ship.

07/03/2014

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Tim Howard

Here are eight things you didn’t know about Tim Howard a.k.a. “The Brick Wall.”

07/03/2014