Latin American teams have captivated World Cup fans this summer and created a regional sense of unity. But with Argentina the last Latino team standing, that harmony may be fleeting.
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has good reasons to root for both sides in today's Dutch-Argentine World Cup semifinal.
Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semi-final on Tuesday, but Germany is also winning in the markets. Germany's equity, currency, and government bond markets have also been surpassing Brazil.
Germany may have dealt Brazil its worst World Cup defeat ever. But it’s probably the Germans who are most willing to show the Brazilians the most compassion today.
Brazil's 7-1 loss to Germany could reignite tough debate over huge government spending on the World Cup. Some say that's a good thing.
German coach Joachim Löw said that after two German goals, Brazil became "confused" and disorganized. That's when Germany pounced.
Germany flattened Brazil, with a 7-1 final score. Germany first scored only 11 minutes into the game, and then rapid-fired another four goals in just seven minutes.
Germans blame Merkel for being soft on the US. If she doesn't take a tougher stance in response to the spy charges, she may face a backlash from an increasingly anti-American public.
Today’s semifinal match pits local favorite Brazil against Germany.
Belgium and Costa Rica each provided stiff competition in Saturday's quarterfinals, but eventually fell to the perennial powers.