Throughout the year, AP photojournalists flank the sidelines of most major sports events and games, bringing you stories and images that place you between coaches and coveted court-side seats.
Mario Goetze volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday. Goetze controlled the ball with his chest and then shot past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the 113th minute.
Soccer is the world’s most popular sport. Associated Press photographers have turned their lens on the game worldwide from the snowy peaks of northern Afghanistan to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.
Argentina reached the World Cup final on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout. Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved penalties by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder to give Argentina the win after the game finished 0-0 following extra time.
With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany. Nobody ever expected this. The Germans tore apart Brazil’s porous defense time and time again Tuesday, routing the hosts 7-1 in the World Cup semifinals, the largest margin of defeat at this stage in the history of the tournament.
As U.S. World Cup fans grapple with their 2-1 loss to Belgium, we’ve decided to spread some visual cheer with an extraordinary set of photos by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Rodrigo Abd, who roamed the streets of Brazil and captured everything from frenzied fans as they made their way to the stadium before the match, to the spectator nuances ofContinue reading “Game Day: USA vs. Belgium”
It’s hard to deny the fervor or passion of World Cup 2014 fans. They have descended upon Brazil in droves to root for their countries’ teams, draped in colorful costumes, face paint, and wacky expressions. Today we feature a roundup of some of the fan faces of this year’s World Cup.