July 15, 2014 RECORD VIEWERSHIP
World Cup final most watched ever
The 2014 World Cup was the most watched ever on U.S. television and Sunday's Final between Germany and Argentina was the most-watched Men's World Cup final ever, setting records for both ABC and Univision.
July 13, 2014 SOCCER'S HOLY GRAIL
World Cup trophy is the sport’s ultimate prize
Later today at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Germany's Philipp Lahm or Argentina’s Lionel Messi will be handed this 11-pound hunk of 18K gold, held it above his head to the cheers of the crowd and then parade the trophy with his teammates around the stadium.
July 10, 2014 STILL WATCHING
Fans tuning into World Cup in record numbers
Any notion that American fans would completely lose interest in the World Cup once the United States was eliminated have been proven false, with ESPN continuing to set record breaking audience numbers through the semi-finals.
July 4, 2014 WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Brazil, Germany move on
FORTALEZA, Brazil - Goals by defenders Thiago Silva and David Luiz carried Brazil to a 2-1 victory over South American rival Colombia in a World Cup quarterfinal, setting up a semifinal battle with Germany in Belo Horizante on Tuesday.
June 30, 2014 WORLD CUP ROUNDUP
Germany, France advance will play Friday
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil--- Andre Schurrle broke through in the second minute of extra time and Mesut Ozil later scored what turned out to be the game-winner as Germany defeated a difficult Algeria side 2-1 in their second-round match Monday at the FIFA World Cup.