With his team down to 10 men for nearly an hour, Keylor Navas made sure Costa Rica’s last line of defense held firm. The goalkeeper came through with a string of stops in regulation and extra time and then made the only save in a penalty shootout to send Costa Rica through to the World Cup quarterfinals on Sunday with a win over Greece.
This World Cup just got a whole lot easier for Costa Rica. According to the rankings, anyway. Having left former champions Uruguay, Italy and England behind to sensationally win their group – one of the toughest at the World Cup – the Costa Ricans line up against their lowest-ranked opposition so far in Greece in the second round on Sunday.
After a troubled start, the smiles are returning to West Africa at the World Cup. Nigeria has earned its first victory after a stalemate with Iran, and Ghana held Germany to a 2-2 draw after losing to the United States. Now Ivory Coast is looking for a place in the last 16 by beating Greece after its earlier loss to Colombia.
Colombia started its firstWorld Cup campaign in 16 years in dazzling fashion, beating Greece 3-0 with goals from Pablo Armero, Teofilo Gutierrez and James Rodriguez in the Group C opener on Saturday.
After months of polar vortexes it’s finally almost time to lay out in the sun and sand. To help get the ball rolling, we rounded up the 25 best beaches in the world.
As Republicans in Congress prepare for a major fight with Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama over the economic future of the country; the eurozone is painting a very dark picture of what could lie ahead if America takes the wrong path.
South Florida’s lifeblood is the tourism industry, with foreign tourists making up a large portion of the travelers. That’s why France’s election and a new sentiment popping up in Europe could impact South Florida and both political parties in the United States.
The fourth fiscal quarter has gotten off to a rocky start on Wall Street; but there are new signs the U.S. economy is improving, even if it’s just minor gains.