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World Cup notes: Argentina’s Alejandro Sabella says Lionel Messi is the ’best of them all’

SAO PAULO – Normally a reserved man who avoids hype, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella isn’t shy about declaring Lionel Messi to be the best player in the world. Comparing the …

Van Persie’s header ‘goal of my career’

Even by Robin van Persie’s standards, the Dutchman’s header that looped over a stranded Iker Casillas in the Spain goal was something very special. “It was a great goal, I …

Netherlands thrashes Spain in 2014 FIFA World Cup’s first upset

The Netherlands thrashed the world champions 5-1 Friday in the World Cup’s first shocker, toying with an aging Spanish team that has dominated global football for the past six years …