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UEFA president Michel Platini on March 24 warned of a return to the "dark days" of hooliganism in Europe fired by a rise in nationalism and extremism.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Reuters
Argentina reached their first World Cup final in 24 years, beating the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties after a scoreless game, with old foes Germany awaiting them in Sunday's showpiece
Referee Cüneyt Çakır has been assigned to officiate the World Cup semifinal match between the Netherlands and Argentina
BELO HORIZONTE - Agence France-Presse
Germany crushed shambolic World Cup hosts Brazil with a record 7-1 defeat to book their place in the tournament final in a match that shook football's superpower to the core
TERESPOLIS, Brazil - Agence France-Presse
Neymar battled back tears as he urged his Brazil team-mates to win the World Cup without him after suffering a fractured vertebrae in the quarter-final win over Colombia.
BERLIN - Agence France-Presse
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck will attend the World Cup final in Brazil Sunday to back the German side, Berlin said.
BRASILIA - Agence France-Presse
Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul was the hero as the Netherlands beat Costa Rica to seal a showdown with Argentina in a heavyweight World Cup semi-final lineup Saturday.