Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Politics play in the background each time a national squad enters the pitch during the the 2015 Asian Cup as diplomacy is expanded to cultural diplomacy
BRASILIA - Agence France-Presse
Argentina will once again turn to Lionel Messi for inspiration when the team tackles star-studded Belgium in Brasilia on July 5 in a World Cup quarterfinal haunted by ghosts of yesteryear.
BELO HORIZONTE - Reuters
Both European powerhouses struggled for their wins, France needing late goals to see off African champions Nigeria 2-0 and Germany only securing their 2-1 victory over Algeria in extra time
BRASILIA - Reuters
Argentina scored in the 118th minute to beat Switzerland and Belgium clung on to defeat the United States in another heart-stopping period of extra time to reach the quarter-finals
SAO PAULO - Agence France-Presse
Lionel Messi's goals have fired Argentina into the World Cup last 16 but they will look for a better all-round performance when they meet Switzerland Tuesday.
MONTEVIDEO - Agence France-Presse
A club in Kosovo on Monday offered Luis Suarez 1,500 a month to boost their forward line while he serves his ban for biting.
The World Cup served up more nerve-shredding drama with Netherlands scoring two late goals to beat shattered Mexico 2-1 and 10-man Costa Rica bouncing back from conceding a stoppage time equaliser to oust Greece
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