Mario Gotze scored in the 113th minute as Germany held on to win in extra time and defeat Argentina 1-0 for the World Cup title.
FC Barcelona paid one of the highest transfers fees ever to acquire forward Luis Suarez from Liverpool. He will join the club after he serves his four-month biting ban.
Eddie Johnson and Luis Silva added each scored in the first half as United overcame Chris Wondolowski’s sixth goal of the season for a 2-1 win.
1dRobin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup.
1dThe third place World Cup game between Brazil and Netherlands is underway. Follow the action here.
3dLuis Suarez has been reprimanded for biting an opponent three times in his career. On Thursday, FIFA announced its decision on his appeal.
3dDespite a fractured vertebrae, striker Neymar will be present when his Brazilian squad faces the Netherlands for third place in the World Cup.
5dGermany handed Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss on Tuesday with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation.
1wGonzalo Higuain's goal in the eighth minute was enough as Argentina held on to beat Belgium 1-0 to advance to the semifinals of the World Cup.
1wEuropean powerhouse Germany secured a spot in the semifinals by holding France scoreless on Friday, and scoring the only goal of the match in the 13th minute.