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  1. Argentina fall short at the World Cup

    Chris Jones

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Argentines had gone 455 consecutive minutes without conceding a goal in the hardest football tournament in the world. Together, they had shut down what had seemed the whole of Western Europe -- first Switzerland in the round of ...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  2. Manuel Neuer just might be the World Cup's best player

    Chris Jones

    World Cup Central

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  3. Chris Jones hikes to Christ the Redeemer and reflects on an unfor...

    Chris Jones

    World Cup Central

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  4. Did Louis Van Gaal undermine his Dutch squad in their loss agains...

    Chris Jones

    SAO PAULO -- Only four days ago, Louis van Gaal was a genius. He had engineered a precision shootout victory over Costa Rica, each of his chosen men scoring and his last-minute keeper substitution -- trading Jasper Cillessen for Tim Krul -- working o...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  5. Brazil's 7 stages of grief against Germany in the World Cup

    Chris Jones

    SAO PAULO -- The fireworks, blasts like cannons, were going off hours before the game. Not very many went off after. Anticipation had given way to humiliation, and by now this giant city seems to have accepted it. Brazil's historic defeat by the Germ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  6. Defending Tim Krul's gamesmanship in goal at the World Cup

    Chris Jones

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- It rose in the wake of Louis van Gaal's stroke of substitution genius and Tim Krul's feat of mental strength as inevitably as the tides, that go-to epithet of sporting derision: antics. No less a football observer than Henry Winter ...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  7. Neymar remains inspiration for Brazil in World Cup

    Chris Jones

    Neymar out

    Blog | July 05, 2014
  8. Chris Jones writes that Germany vs. France failed to launch at th...

    Chris Jones

    France 0-1 Germany

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  9. Germany versus France in the World Cup is too close to call

    Chris Jones

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- There is nothing like an empty stadium, especially when that stadium is the storied, crackling Maracana, Christ the Redeemer peeking sideways through the hole in the roof. An empty stadium is filled with ghosts, fighting for space w...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  10. U.S. end their World Cup campaign in heartbreak

    Chris Jones

    SALVADOR, Brazil -- The U.S. team lined up in the shivering tunnel at Arena Fonte Nova, the Belgians towering to their left, and together they walked onto the pitch. The American flag was to their right. They turned to face it after the Belgian anthe...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  11. Belief growing for U.S. World Cup campaign

    Chris Jones

    World Cup

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  12. Costa Rica vs. Greece, one epic night, minute by minute

    Chris Jones

    RECIFE, Brazil -- 4:31 p.m.: Costa Rica and Greece are on the field for their warm ups. A pessimist would call the Arena Pernambuco half-empty. An optimist would say at least the other half doesn't have to watch this game. 4:36 p.m.: It's kind of ado...

    Blog | June 29, 2014
  13. Costa Rica are deserving of your praise at the World Cup

    Chris Jones

    RECIFE, Brazil -- On Saturday morning there was a sad-looking man in a hotel lobby holding up a paper sign. On it he had written words rarely seen or heard in Brazil: TICKETS FOR SALE. He was Italian, and he had gambled that his country would win Gro...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  14. Steven Lange retraces his great uncle's steps to Recife, where he...

    Chris Jones

    World Cup

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  15. U.S. ride their luck in World Cup to reach round of 16

    Chris Jones

    RECIFE, Brazil -- Survival comes in different shapes, by different means. Having barely made it out of Group G, this World Cup's so-called group of death, the U.S. now have to ask themselves: Does it matter how you survive so long as you do? This is ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  16. Will Germany and U.S. play to World Cup draw?

    Chris Jones

    U.S. vs. Germany

    Blog | June 25, 2014