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BLAZIL WORLD CUP DEFEAT TO GERMANY FORCES A GIRL TO COMMIT SUICIDE

A teenager in Nepal committed suicide after her favorite team Brazil were thrashed by Germany in the World Cup. Police said the 10th grade student was depressed and hanged herself yesterday morning in Bharaul village 250 miles east of the capital Kathmandu. She was identified as Pragya Thapa, 15. Her mother found her hanging from the ceiling in her room. Thapa was living with her mother and...

LOUIS VAN GAAL REVEALS WHY HE CHANGED STRATEGY IN MATCH AGAINST ARGENTINA

Louis van Gaal revealed that he took the surprise decision to make Aston Villa centre-back Ron Vlaar his first penalty taker only after asking two other unnamed Dutch players. Van Gaal also said he would have again brought on reserve goalkeeper Tim Krul if he had not already used his other substitutes. Vlaar missed the first penalty to immediately hand Argentina the initiative in...

Nigeria, Algeria Thrown Out of World Cup

Africa suffered another nightmare as Nigeria crashed out of the World Cup and were emulated by Algeria ending hopes of the continent’s possible semi-final spot had both teams made the quarterfinal. Nigeria being the only one of two African countries in the round of 16 had held until the 79th minute when Juventus striker Paul Pogba benefitted from an uncharacteristic Vincent Enyeama error and headed...

MEXICO CAN’T BLAME ROBBEN OR REFEREE FOR WORLD CUP EXIT

This time, Mexico’s exit left a particularly bitter taste, with Arjen Robben winning a debatable penalty in second-half injury time. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar stepped up to seal a victory, when for most the game El Tri had been the better side. Miguel Herrera said afterwards that it was “the man with the whistle” who sent Mexico home. "If a referee invents a penalty, you're out of the...

WORLD CUP 2014: ALGERIA PROGRESS TO THE ROUND OF 16

Algeria didn't make it easy for themselves, but advanced to the knockout rounds of the World Cup for the first time with a 1-1 tie against Russia. Islam Slimani's header in the 59th minute was all the Desert Foxes needed to do away with Fabio Capello's side. While Russia looked in control for much of the match, going ahead in the 5th minute on a...

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