Ghana could not convert key penalties - in the last minute of extra time or in the penalty shootout - to win the Ghana vs Uruguay game. Uruguay's La Celeste advances to the semifinal with the Netherlands.
Catholic faithful from Belarus and neighboring countries carry candles during an annual religious festival marking the miracle-working icon known as the Mother of God of Budslav in the Belarus village of Budslav on Friday.
Uruguay vs Ghana is at 2:30 pm ET on July 2. Uruguay will likely win, thanks to its lethal goalscorers, strong defense, and tactical coaching.
Ghana vs Uruguay is at 2:30 pm ET on July 2. Ghana is likely to win because of strong coaching, hungry players, and Africa-wide support.
For a long time football was simply considered too complex and too ‘beautiful’ to be mastered by Africans, writes blogger Sipho Hlongwane. Racism created that perception, but poor African governance and political interference have helped keep that perception alive.
The trial of a photographer charged with trying to defraud L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt started today, but was suspended to examine secretly made tapes in which Bettencourt discussed tax shelters with an adviser. Disaffection with elite privileges is rising in France.
There are more South American teams than European teams in the World Cup second round. That hasn't happened in decades. What's going on?
Japan fell 3-5 on penalty kicks at the end of a hard-fought scoreless Japan vs Paraguay match that revealed just how far Asian soccer has come.
Netherlands vs Slovakia and Brazil vs Chile face off on the World Cup schedule Monday as the Group of 16 sudden knock-out round continues.
World Cup results: No late comebacks this time as the US loses to Ghana 2 - 1.