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BotC's World Cup 2014 Coverage

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Deutschland Über Alles

The World Cup ended as it had so many times over most of the last ten days: at the death.

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World Cup Final (GER-ARG) Open Thread

It's finally here. The odyssey that began 31 days ago finally comes to a close as we crown the world champion of soccer.

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Even the Blind can score on Brazil

Just like they did against Germany, Brazil wilted right from the gate. But at least they stopped the bleeding.

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Brazil-Netherlands: Third Place Open Thread

One team couldn't score at all. The other couldn't stop giving up goals. Now, they fight it out for third place.

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Penalties again for the Dutch but the wrong result

The Oranje had relied on penalty kicks one way or another throughout the knockout rounds. It didn't work a third time.

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Netherlands-Argentina Open Thread

The second semifinal pits the game's greatest creator against an entire line of top-flight attackers. Who'll win?

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BRA-GER: Thiago Silva may be seeking asylum.

Well. That was certainly something to behold.

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Brazil-Germany Open Thread

Can Brazil survive without their sublime star?

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ARG holds off BEL, NED survives CRC on penalties

The semifinals will be West vs Really West as the favorites once again advanced.

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Argentina-Belgium/Holland-Costa Rica Open Thread

The quarterfinals come to an end as the Low Countries face off against Latin America.

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Germany strangles France, Brazil outsyles Colombia

A tale of two tactics: defense in the morning, free-wheeling attack in the afternoon.

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Quarterfinal Open Thread: FRA/GER, BRA/COL

Two whole days without soccer. How did we survive? Today, two titanic matches await. And happy Fourth of July to you, too!

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Tim Howard's Apotheosis

Tim Howard's record-breaking heroics weren't enough.

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Day 19 recaps/Day 20 Open Thread: ARG-SUI, USA-BEL

France cruised; Germany didn't. But Africa tumbled from the Cup anyway. Today, it's all about US. The US, that is.

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Day 18 recaps/Day 19 Open Thread: FRA-NGA, GER-ALG

June hurtles to a close after one game went to penalties and the other came a minute from extra time. Today, two European powers face African upstarts who could surprise.

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Day 17 recaps/Day 18 Open Thread: NED-MEX, CRC-GRE

2.1 seconds left pitches in with recaps of Brazil-Chile and Colombia-Uruguay, while Jon steps back in to preview today's Netherlands-Mexico and Costa Rica-Greece tilts.

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Day 17: Brazil-Chile, Colombia-Uruguay

After a day off, we get back to work with the first quarter of the Round of 16.

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Day 15 recap: USA loses, advances

Tomorrow, we get a day off! Today, Cristiano Ronaldo saves America. (Okay, exaggeration.)

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Day 15: Groups G/H Final Matches: Open Thread

We officially begin the third week of soccer's greatest event. And Team USA is there to kick it off.

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Ahearn Alley reports from Brasil-Cameroon

Everything went as expected on the field, and I had a nearly perfect view to celebrate the experience of a lifetime in watching Brasil at the World Cup.

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Day 14: Groups E/F Final Matches: Open Thread

Luis Suarez loses his freaking mind again, and some other stuff happened too.

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Day 13: Group C/D Final Matches: Open Thread

Spain's reserves do what their starters couldn't, Brazil and Mexico roll into the knockouts.

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Day 12: Group A/B Final Matches Open Thread

Wherein we ponder Michael Bradley's agonizing tribulation.

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Ahearn Alley goes to Brazil

Bring on the Cats now officially has boots on the ground at the World Cup. Here's what you can expect to see over the next 2 weeks.

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Day 11: BEL-RUS, KOR-ALG, USA-POR Open Thread

Surprises everywhere in Day 10 as Ghana draws Germany, Iran very nearly stuns Argentina, and Bosnia crashes out. Today: USA-Portugal. Get ready.

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Day 10: ARG-IRN, GER-GHA, NGA-BIH Open Thread

France on fire, Italy stunned, CONCACAF's first casualty, and what could be our first BAD day in Brazil.

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Day 9: ITA-CRC, SUI-FRA, HON-ECU Open Thread

England very nearly crash out at the hands of the EPL's most-hated player, while Colombia takes control and Japan learns to live with regret.

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Day 8: COL-CIV, URU-ENG, JPN-GRE Open Thread

The Dutch and Chileans secure advancement, Spain crashes out spectacularly, and Croatia puts themselves in position to recover from an opening loss.

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Day 7: AUS-NED, ESP-CHI, CMR-CRO Open Thread

After only pulling one draw in the first fifteen matches, we got two in one day. But both of these were far better than the prior one.

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Day 6: BEL-ALG, BRA-MEX, RUS-KOR

Just 24 hours ago, John Brooks was one of those guys idiots were decrying as not being American enough to be playing for the USMNT. Now he's the greatest American in decades.

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Day 5: GER-POR, IRN-NGA, USA-GHA Open Thread

Argentina survives, France rolls over ten-man Honduras, Switzerland escapes, and we get ready for the Stars and Stripes to take the stage.

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Day 4: SUI-ECU/FRA-HON/ARG-BOS Open Thread

For now, Uruguay take on the role of "biggest disaster", Ivory Coast puts on the Cinderella hat, Greece does Greek things, and England discovers anti-gravity.

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Day 3: Four-Game Open Thread

Die Oranje put on a show for the ages and annihilated the holders, while Mexico and Chile did their jobs.

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Day 2: MEX/CAM, ESP/NED, CHI/AUS - Open Thread

After yesterday's appetizer, things really get rolling with the first full day of action.

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Day 1: Preview and Open Thread

The month-long football feast begins today. Join us for all the action.

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Welcome to BotC's World Cup 2014 Coverage

Hey, K-State has no soccer program, so this is the closest thing we have to our own event, right?

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