Maracana

General view prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup final football match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 13, 2014.

5 Things You Missed At The 2014 World Cup In Brazil: Finals Week

Germany won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. But that’s only one of the stories. Here are 5 things you may have missed from finals week.

07/14/2014

Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi (L) and Netherlands' midfielder Wesley Sneijder vie for the ball during the first half of extra-time during the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014. (Photo By: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Argentina Reaches World Cup Final After Penalties

Argentina reached the World Cup final on Wednesday after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout.

07/09/2014

France celebrate their second goal on an own goal by Joseph Yobo of Nigeria (not pictured) during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.  (Source: Celso Junior/Getty Images)

World Cup Quarterfinals Begin With Germany Facing France

A European presence in the World Cup semifinals is assured as Germany and France meet at the Maracana on Friday, looking to shrug off stumbling wins in the second round that exposed frailties in both teams.

07/04/2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 28: Alexander Mejia of Colombia tackles Edinson Cavani of Uruguay during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay at Maracana on June 28, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Colombia Beats Uruguay 2-0 At World Cup

James Rodriguez scored twice to put Colombia into the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in a 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Saturday.

06/28/2014

Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez celebrates their victory at the end of a Group D football match between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014. Uruguay won 1-0. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Source: JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA Charges Luis Suarez For Biting In World Cup

FIFA has officially charged Uruguay’s Luis Suarez with biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in the teams’ World Cup match, a process that could lead to a suspension for Uruguay’s best offensive player.

06/25/2014

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