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Netherlands beats host Brazil 3-0 to finish 3rd

...After the final whistle, the team was loudly booed by the nearly 70,000 fans that attended the match at the National Stadium in Brasilia. Many had already left even before the late third goal by the Dutch."It's a terrible feeling...
5 things to know about Sweden vs. Portugal

...expectations for the return match in Stockholm.Here are five things to know about the second leg at the Swedish national stadium.NEVER WRITE OFF SWEDENThough Portugal has a slight edge, the second leg is finely-balanced. And Portugal is...
An Olympic city that did it right one seemed to notice.Beijing spent billions for its coming-out party in 2008, leaving behind an impressive national stadium, the Bird's Nest, that goes largely unused except as a tourist attraction. Sochi is preparing to host the Winter...
This Day in History

...Wojtyla to be the new pope; he took the name John Paul II. In 1996, soccer fans trying to squeeze into Mateo Flores National Stadium in Guatemala City stampeded, killing 84 people. In 2001, U.S. bombs struck the Red Cross compound in Afghanistan...
Juneau Empire Online Sports: England's teen sensation already being compared to soccer's best 7/5/98 everyone - if he had to prove anything - that he isn't fazed by anything. ``He's come to Wembley, the national stadium with all its tradition, and in front of a virtual full house, and shown that he is not frightened of such things...


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