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