Martino leaving as Paraguay coach
ASUNCION, Paraguay — Coach Gerardo Martino is leaving the Paraguay national team and striker Roque Santa Cruz says this was his last World Cup.
Martino, Santa Cruz leaving Paraguay team
ASUNCION, Paraguay — Coach Gerardo Martino and striker Roque Santa Cruz are leaving the Paraguay national team, plans they announced as the World Cup team arrived home following a 1-0 loss to Spain in the quarterfinals.
Del Bosque: Torres may not start vs. Germany
Spain expects Germany to help improve form
JOHANNESBURG - Spanish coach Vicente del Bosque breathed a sigh of relief Saturday after a late David Villa goal helped Spain overcome a resilient Paraguay 1-0 and make footballing history by setting up a semi-final date against Germany.
Viva Villa! Spain beats Paraguay 1-0 in quarters
JOHANNESBURG - Andres Iniesta won the FIFA Man of the Match Saturday after he inspired Spain to a 1-0 defeat of Paraguay and their first ever place in a World Cup semi-final.
World Cup: Villa gives Spain 1-0 win over Paraguay
JOHANNESBURG - Spain reached the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time by knocking off resilient Paraguay 1-0 in a tense quarter-final match Saturday.
Paraguay and Spain tied at 0-0 after 75 minutes
Paraguay and Spain tied at 0-0 after 60 minutes
Paraguay and Spain tied at 0-0 at halftime
Paraguay and Spain tied 0-0 after 30 minutes
Uruguay back among World Cup elite after 40 years
Paraguay and Spain tied 0-0 after 15 minutes
HAMBURG - Germany have firmly established themselves as serious World Cup football title contenders after the latest big win, 4-0 over Argentina in the quarter-finals Saturday.
World Cup: Germany beats Argentina, 4-0
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Don’t mess with Germany, on or off the field.
Dutch master Brazil, reach World Cup semifinals
Spain goes for semifinal breakthrough
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque sees something special ahead — like a World Cup title.
Paraguay goalie making up for lost time at WCup
Villar: Paraguay must close down Spain
CENTURION, South Africa — Goalkeeper Justo Villar says his Paraguay lineup has a game plan to stop European champion Spain in the World Cup quarterfinals: “Don’t give them any space.”
World Cup lookahead capsules
Capsules for Saturday’s quarterfinals matches at the World Cup (FIFA rankings in parentheses):
Llorente’s WCup debut proves decisive for Spain
S. America’s Cup supremacy? It’s in the blood
Defensive teams beware _ Spain has found its form
Paraguay dedicating World Cup to Cabanas
PRETORIA, South Africa — Paraguay’s players are dedicating their success at the World Cup to Salvador Cabanas, the team’s striker who is back home recovering from a gunshot wound to the head.
Brazil, Argentina could lead SAmerican WCup sweep
Spain dominates Portugal early, but score tied 0-0
Paraguay-Japan penalty kicks shootout
PRETORIA, South Africa — How the penalty kicks shootout between Paraguay and Japan played out in the World Cup’s second round Tuesday:
Paraguay advances over Japan on penalty kicks
PRETORIA - Paraguay advanced to the quarter-finals of the World Cup football for the first time with a 5-3 penalty shootout victory over Japan after both teams failed to score in 120 minutes of play.
Paraguay, Japan heading to penalty kicks in WCup
Paraguay, Japan still scoreless in extra time
World Cup: Extra time and penalty shootouts
Paraguay, Japan heading into extra time in WCup