World Cup

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Northeast Florida soccer fans are cheering Russia’s best World Cup performance since the Soviet era.

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Jacksonville is celebrating a win for sports tourism.

The men’s U.S. soccer team will play Trinidad and Tobago at Everbank Field in September.

The game will be a World Cup qualifier, the sixth match of the fourth round.

 

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Germany is celebrating it's first World Cup championship since their 1990 win over Argentina, the same team they beat in Sunday's final. Cole Pepper has a breakdown of the game and more in is weekly sports wrap.

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The World Cup is down to four teams, and despite the U.S. not being among them soccer is getting a boost in popularity across the country. Cole Pepper has the latest in his First Coast Connect weekly sports wrap.

Tropical Storm Arthur, Nippers Beach Grille, and Mayor Alvin Brown are in the headlines today.

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The U.S. could be headed to the World Cup semi-finals for only the third time since 1930 if they win tomorrow. Cole Pepper has the latest in his First Coast Connect weekly sports wrap.

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Wasteful and mediocre are the words one doctor is using to describe the health care being prescribed to veterans on the First Coast.

Rep. Charles McBurney, Nippers Beach Grille, and the World Cup are in the headlines today.

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Sports and a lot of local live music are what's going on this weekend on the First Coast.

Tri'shawnna R. Mitchell, Keith Haring's Ghost, and the World Cup are in the headlines today.

The line between confident and conceited was pretty thin in Brazil in October of 2007.

The South American giant was in the midst of a boom that would make it the world’s sixth largest economy. Massive new oil reserves were being discovered off its coast. It considered itself a global player that deserved a permanent seat on the ultra-exclusive U.N. Security Council.

And it had just been awarded the 2014 soccer World Cup.

“God,” then President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva declared, “is Brazilian.”

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The U.S. men’s national soccer team defeated Nigeria Saturday in their final exhibition match before the World Cup begins in Brazil.

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The U.S. men’s national soccer team faces off against Nigeria on Saturday night at EverBank Field.