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Six South American players refusing to return to club in Ukraine

...was shot down Thursday with nearly 300 people on board.The six missing players include two of Shakhtar's key Brazilian midfielders, Alex Teixeira and Douglas Costa, as well as Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra. The others Brazilians are Ismaily, Fred...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-21/six-south-american-p
Germany concerned about roughness of Brazil

PORTO SEGURO, Brazil - Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger thinks Brazil has crossed the line with...will try to win the title for Neymar."The Bayern Munich midfielder thinks Brazil's coaching staff of Luiz Felipe Scolari and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-06/germany-concerned-ab
Germans build on Spain's 'tiki-taka' passing game

...top scorer in World Cup history when he netted against Brazil for his 16th goal in four tournaments.Germany's talented midfielders rotate positions constantly, they are always on the move and any is capable of scoring. Thomas Mueller has been the most...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-09/germans-build-spains
Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul defends actions

...power to make it happen." ARGENTINA: Midfielder Angel di Maria has been ruled out of...Scolari hinted in training Sunday that midfielder Willian is his first option to replace...middle, in front of Brazil's defensive midfielders, the same way Neymar played before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-06/dutch-goalkeeper-tim
Van Gaal needs time to impose philosophy at Manchester United

...first ? not fourth ? but ... it's dependable on the lock between the players and the coach."Defender Luke Shaw and midfielder Ander Herrera have already been added to the squad with his approval, but there are no immediate plans for further recruits...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-17/van-gaal-needs-time-
Colombia coach not discussing Luis Suarez biting incident

...players ? led by striker Radamel Falcao ? who should have been in the 23-man World Cup squad. The other three are midfielders Aldo Ramirez, Edwin Valencia and defender Amaranto Perea."Uruguay is a very experienced team with a lot of ability and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-06-27/colombia-coach-not-d
Belgium, US set to grab chance to propel game

...often been anemic, don't bet on much of a goal-fest.In the last two games, Klinsmann opted for a formation with five midfielders to feed lone striker Clint Dempsey. Jozy Altidore, the top American forward, has been sidelined since straining his left...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-06-29/belgium-us-set-grab-
US team will have nation's attention for match against Belgium

...defender Vincent Kompany (strained left groin) is questionable and left back Thomas Vermaelen (right hamstring) is out. Midfielders Moussa Dembele and Marouane Fellaini <0x2014> known for his mop of bushy dark hair <0x2014> have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-06-30/us-team-will-have-na
Argentina ousts Belgium from World Cup

...defensive line, bolstered by strong performances from central midfielders Javier Mascherano and Lucas Biglia.Belgium lacked the imagination...injury in the 33rd minute.Sabella said the Real Madrid midfielder will have medical tests on Sunday to discover the extent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-05/argentina-ousts-belg
Mexico goalkeeper shines in scoreless draw with Brazil

...throughout the match, especially with long-range shots by midfielders Hector Herrera and Jose Vazquez.Brazil, playing without...goalkeeper denied Paulinho just before halftime, blocking the midfielder's shot after a loose ball inside the area, and then got...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-06-17/mexico-goalkeeper-shines-scoreles