Argentina defeated Netherlands 4-2 in penalty kicks after a scoreless 120 minutes in their quarter final game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Argentina will face Germany on Sunday in the championship game.
With the return of summer also comes the return of the Howard County Times’ video series ‘Sports Breakdown,’ where athletes from across the county teach our reporters and editors how to do what they do best.
Our first installment this year brings together rivals Tori Diggs, of Oakland Mills High, and Rachel Lazris, of Wilde Lake High, who teach girls basketball beat reporter Matt Owings how to sink three-point shots.
Prisoners participate in the opening ceremony of their own version of the 2014 World Cup at the Castro-Castro prison in Lima. According to a press release from the prison, about 300 inmates at the Castro-Castro penitentiary are participating in the two-week tournament, which is being held in order to encourage the adoption of sports within the prison population.
In a close match, the Netherlands edges past Costa Rica 1-0 after Tim Krul makes a save on the final penalty shot. Argentina defeats Belgium, 1-0, to move onto the semifinals of the World Cup.
Goals from Thiago Silva and David Luiz lifted Brazil past Colombia 2-1 and into the semifinals against Germany. Not all news from the fame was good, as it was later announced star Neymar broke a vertebrae and will possibly miss the rest of the World Cup.
Belgium defeats the United States 2-1 in an extra time nail biter.
Argentina defeats Switzerland 1-0 in extra time for a spot in the quarter finals.
France scored two goals in the last 15 minutes to eliminate Nigeria 2-0. Germany defeated Algeria 2-1 in extra time.