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Emotional Brazil fans react after being defeated by Germany 7-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinal match at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Brazil Bummed In Worst Way After Humiliating World Cup Defeat

Catastrophic. Suffering. A Historic Humiliation. Those were just some of the apocalyptic headlines Brazilian publications used to describe the national soccer team’s 7-1 drubbing by Germany.

07/09/2014

SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JULY 05:  Goalkeeper Tim Krul of the Netherlands celebrates with teammates after making a save in a penalty shootout to defeat Costa Rica during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at Arena Fonte Nova on July 5, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Netherlands Beats Costa Rica In Penalty Shootout

Tim Krul came on as a substitute in the final minute of extra time and then saved two penalties in a 4-3 shootout victory over Costa Rica on Saturday, giving the Netherlands a spot in the World Cup semifinals.

07/05/2014

Argentina's forward Gonzalo Higuain (L) vies with Belgium's defender Daniel Van Buyten during a quarter-final football match between Argentina and Belgium at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 5, 2014.   AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU        (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Higuain Goal Launches Argentina Into The Semifinals

Gonzalo Higuain’s first goal of this World Cup sent Argentina into the semifinals on Saturday with a 1-0 win over a disappointing Belgium.

07/05/2014

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JULY 04: David Luiz of Brazil celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

World Cup Quarterfinal Win Puts Brazil Into Collective Celebration

As the final whistle blew, the Vai Vai drum corps erupted into high gear, as women danced a frenetic samba, men ran around lifting plastic chairs into the air, and parents held toddlers aloft in glee as the party prepared to roll all night.

07/04/2014

Mats Hummels of Germany scores on a header past Hugo Lloris of France during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)

Germany Sends France Packing En Route To World Cup Semis

Germany reached the semifinals for a fourth straight World Cup by beating France 1-0 Friday in a cagey match settled by a first-half header from Mats Hummels.

07/04/2014

Tim Howard of the United States looks on in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Keidel: World Cup Runneth Over

You’ll notice the ratings for this World Cup are highest in the Northeast, where folks try rather hard to look most enlightened. And you may also notice by the time the U.S. team lost to Belgium, some of them had already jumped ship.

07/03/2014

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Tim Howard

Here are eight things you didn’t know about Tim Howard a.k.a. “The Brick Wall.”

07/03/2014

United States fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:

07/03/2014

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Top 4 Bandwagons For U.S. Fans To Jump On

Let’s pull ourselves up, wipe ourselves off and jump on the bandwagon of another team. After all, we still have more World Cup to watch. So which team to choose? Here are four teams you might be interested in.

07/03/2014

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5 Nominees For Best Actor: World Cup Edition

Many games have come down to the wire and most of the prevailing teams have their expert floppers to thank. Here are the nominees for Best Actor in the 2014 World Cup.

07/03/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama chants "believe that we will win" as he arrives at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to watch the U.S. play Belgium in World Cup action July 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

WATCH: Obama Calls Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey To Congratulate USMNT

“I just wanted to call to say you guys did us proud,” Obama said in a video released by the White House. “To see the way you guys captured the hearts and the imaginations of the whole country is unbelievable.”

07/03/2014

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10 Rules For The Colombia Vs. Brazil Drinking Game

Now that the U.S. has been knocked out of the World Cup, Americans need a new reason to drink.

07/03/2014

Christian Raja (R), of Brooklyn, reacts at a missed attempt on goal by the United during overtime against Belgium in the World Cup (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

9 Things U.S. Team Fans Will Miss After Their World Cup Exit

Belgium defeated the U.S. 2-1 in full time and deflated the American hype and furor around our new favorite sport-of-the-moment. Although we won’t see the USMNT contend for the title, good times and camaraderie were had by all.

07/02/2014

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11 Hilarious ‘Things Tim Howard Could Save’ Memes On Twitter

Here are the top eleven #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave we found on Twitter.

07/02/2014

Fans of the United States watch the U.S. game versus Belgium on a projected screen under the Manhattan Bridge on July 1, 2014 in Dumbo. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Dyer: I Believe That — I Believe That — I Believe That Soccer Is Only Going Up

Fans lustily cheered, groaned and chanted “I believe,“ joining the chorus sung all over the country. But they didn’t just “believe that we will win.” No, they also believed that soccer has arrived.

07/02/2014

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