The day in photos around the world.
Our latest installment of the Howard County Times’ series, Sports Breakdown features River Hill soccer goalie Tomas Potts, who brought along some of his teammates and county rivals to teach how to defend against breakaways. Then, he and sports editor Brent Kennedy defend the goal in a breakaway shootout.
Argentina’s fans clashed with riot police after Argentina lost to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final on July 13, 2014.
Germany defeats Argentina 1-0 in extra time for the world championship.
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.
Uruguay defeated Italy, 1-0, to advance to the Round of 16, and Costa Rica and England played to a 0-0 draw in World Cup action Tuesday.
Spain defeated Australia, 3-0, Netherlands topped Chile, 2-0, Brazil beat Cameroon, 4-1, and Mexico bested Croatia, 3-1, in World Cup action Monday.
United States soccer fans celebrated around the world as their team defeated Ghana 2-1 on the fifth day of competition in Natal, Brazil in a Group G match.