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  • World Cup Soccer
    A Brazilian fan reacts after the fifth German goal during the Germany-Brazil World Cup soccer semi-final at PJ's Pub Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Montreal.
    The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi punches the air after Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie after extra time to advance to the finals during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Victor R. Caivano | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's fans celebrate after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina reached the World Cup final on Wednesday after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout.
    Hassan Ammar | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Soccer fans of the Argentina national soccer team cheer during a live telecast of the soccer World Cup semifinal match between Argentina and The Netherlands, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Silvia Izquierdo | AP Photo
  • WCup Brazil Zico
    FILE - In this Thursday, June 26, 2014 file photo, retired Brazilian striker Zico smiles at the training grounds of the Netherlands soccer team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil football great Zico says coach Luiz Felipe Scolari must be replaced if his country is to move past its disappointing World Cup performance.
    Wong Maye-E, File | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari answers questions during a press conference at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Brazilians woke up this morning to dreadful headlines describing their soccer team's historic defeat of 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup's semifinal.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Argentina
    Argentina's head coach Alejandro Sabella, center, speaks to players during a training session in Vespesiano, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. On Sunday, Argentina faces Germany for the World Cup final soccer match in Rio de Janeiro.
    Victor R. Caivano | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Argentina
    Argentina's Javier Mascherano, left, and Lionel Messi, second left, sit with teammates next to Argentina's head coach Alejandro Sabella, right, during a training session in Vespesiano, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. On Sunday, Argentina faces Germany for the World Cup final soccer match in Rio de Janeiro.
    Victor R. Caivano | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Argentina
    Argentina's head coach Alejandro Sabella speaks to players during a training session in Vespesiano, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. On Sunday, Argentina faces Germany for the World Cup final soccer match in Rio de Janeiro.
    Victor R. Caivano | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Argentina
    Argentina's Sergio Aguero, center, runs for the ball during a training session in Vespesiano, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. On Sunday, Argentina faces Germany for the World Cup final soccer match in Rio de Janeiro.
    Victor R. Caivano | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Argentina
    Argentina's Sergio Aguero listens a question during a news conference in Vespesiano, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. On Sunday, Argentina faces Germany for the World Cup final soccer match in Rio de Janeiro.
    Victor R. Caivano | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Argentina
    Argentina's Angel di Maria walks into the pitch during a training session in Vespesiano, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. On Sunday, Argentina faces Germany for the World Cup final soccer match in Rio de Janeiro.
    Victor R. Caivano | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    Brazil's Neymar, with hat, arrives to talk with his teammates on the pitch at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The Brazilian soccer star is back on his feet after suffering a broken vertebrae during a World Cup soccer match against Colombia. Brazil will be disputing a third place finish, without its star on Saturday.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    Brazil's Neymar arrives to talk with his teammates on the pitch at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The Brazilian soccer star is back on his feet after suffering a broken vertebrae during a World Cup soccer match against Colombia. Brazil will be disputing a third place finish, without its star on Saturday.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    Brazil's Neymar gets a hug from Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari after he arrives to talk with his teammates on the pitch at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The Brazilian soccer star is back on his feet after suffering a broken vertebrae during a World Cup soccer match against Colombia. Brazil will be disputing a third place finish, without its star on Saturday.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    Brazil's Neymar, right, arrives to talk with his teammates on the pitch at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The Brazilian soccer star is back on his feet after suffering a broken vertebrae during a World Cup soccer match against Colombia. Brazil will be disputing a third place finish, without its star on Saturday.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    Brazil's Neymar wipes a tear during a press conference at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The Brazilian soccer star is back on his feet after suffering a broken vertebrae during a World Cup soccer match against Colombia. Brazil will be disputing a third place finish, without its star on Saturday.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    Brazil's Neymar talks to the media a press conference at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The Brazilian soccer star is back on his feet after suffering a broken vertebrae during a World Cup soccer match against Colombia. Brazil will be disputing a third place finish, without its star on Saturday.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's Andre Schuerrle, right, celebrates with teammate Thomas Mueller after scoring his side's 6th goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Felipe Dana, Pool | AP Photo
  • Argentina WCup Soccer
    An Argentina soccer fan reacts in jubilation as he watches via a live broadcast the World Cup semifinal match between Argentina and the Netherlands in an outdoor screen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
    Ivan Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Argentina WCup Soccer
    Soccer fans react as they watch via a live broadcast the World Cup semifinal match between Argentina and Netherlands in an outdoor screen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
    Ivan Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Argentina WCup Soccer
    Argentina soccer fans watch via a live broadcast the World Cup semifinal match between Argentina and the Netherlands in an outdoor screen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina beat the Netherlands in penalty kicks to advance to the final. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
    Ivan Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Argentina WCup Soccer
    Argentina soccer fans react as they watch via a live broadcast the World Cup semifinal match between Argentina and the Netherlands in an outdoor screen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
    Ivan Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Stadium White Elephants
    FILE - This April 24, 2014 file photo released by Portal da Copa shows Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil. Once the World Cup leaves town, four gleaming stadiums that hosted massive crowds will echo softly as their owners struggle to find a use for them or even partially fill them.
    Portal da Copa, Jose Medeiros, File | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Stadium White Elephants
    FILE - In this June 24, 2014 file photo shot with a fisheye lens, players from Uruguay and Italy line up for the start of a World Cup soccer match at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. Once the World Cup leaves town, four gleaming stadiums that hosted massive crowds will echo softly as their owners struggle to find a use for them or even partially fill them.
    Hassan Ammar, File | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Stadium White Elephants
    FILE - In this June 9, 2014 file photo, the National Stadium stands in Brasilia, Brazil. Once the World Cup leaves town, four gleaming stadiums that hosted massive crowds will echo softly as their owners struggle to find a use for them or even partially fill them. Government auditors say the bill for the Brasilia stadium will reach $900 million, the most expensive football venue after Wembley Stadium in London.
    Eraldo Peres, File | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Stadium White Elephants
    FILE - In this May 20, 2014 file photo, Arena da Amazonia stands in Manaus, Brazil. Once the World Cup leaves town, four gleaming stadiums that hosted massive crowds will echo softly as their owners struggle to find a use for them or even partially fill them.
    Felipe Dana, File | AP Photo
  • Soccer WCup On This Day
    FILE - In this July 11, 1982 file photo, Italian team captain and goalkeeper Dino Zoff, is raised aloft by his teammates while holding the World Cup in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, in Madrid, after Italy defeated West Germany 3-1 in the World Cup final soccer match. On this day: After a 44 year interval Italy finally wins its third World Cup.
    File | AP Photo
  • Soccer WCup On This Day
    FILE - In this July 11, 2010 file photo, Spain's Andres Iniesta celebrates after scoring a goal, with the words "Dani Jarque, always with us", written on his undershirt, during the World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain, at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa. On this day: Four minutes from the end of extra time, Iniesta scores to win the World Cup for Spain for the first time.
    Martin Meissner, File | AP Photo
  • Italy Soccer Milan
    AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi waves during the presentation of the upcoming 2014-15 season at the AC Milan headquarter in Milan, Italy, Thursday, July 10, 2014.
    Luca Bruno | AP Photo
  • Italy Soccer Milan
    AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi, center, poses flanked by AC Milan vice president Barbara Berlusconi, right, and vice president Adriano Galliani during the presentation of the upcoming 2014-15 season at the AC Milan headquarter in Milan, Italy, Thursday, July 10, 2014.
    Luca Bruno | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's David Luiz, right, and goalkeeper Julio Cesar hold up the team jersey of injured Brazilian star Neymar as they sing the anthem before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Matthias Schrader | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's Bernard, center, and Brazil's Marcelo hold the jersey of injured teammate Neymar as the team poses for photos before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Hassan Ammar | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany Argentina
    German national soccer player Benedikt Hoewedes attends a news conference in Santo Andre near Porto Seguro, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Germany faces Argentina on upcoming Sunday in Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, in the final of the World Cup.
    Matthias Schrader | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany Argentina
    German national soccer player Benedikt Hoewedes attends a news conference in Santo Andre near Porto Seguro, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Germany faces Argentina on upcoming Sunday in Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, in the final of the World Cup.
    Matthias Schrader | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany Argentina
    German national soccer player Benedikt Hoewedes attends a news conference in Santo Andre near Porto Seguro, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Germany faces Argentina on upcoming Sunday in Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, in the final of the World Cup.
    Matthias Schrader | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup The Netherlands
    Netherlands' Arjen Robben stretches during a training session of The Netherlands in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The Netherlands will face Brazil for the match for third place at the 2014 soccer World Cup.
    Frank Augstein | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup The Netherlands
    Netherlands' Arjen Robben pauses during a training session of The Netherlands in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The Netherlands will face Brazil for the match for third place at the 2014 soccer World Cup.
    Frank Augstein | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup The Netherlands
    Netherlands' Arjen Robben warms up during a training session of The Netherlands in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The Netherlands will face Brazil for the match for third place at the 2014 soccer World Cup.
    Frank Augstein | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup The Netherlands
    Netherlands' head coach Louis van Gaal watches his team during a training session of The Netherlands in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The Netherlands will face Brazil for the match for third place at the 2014 soccer World Cup.
    Frank Augstein | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Netherlands Argentina
    Soccer fans of the Argentina national soccer team celebrate their team's victory during a live broadcast of the soccer World Cup match between Argentina and the Netherlands, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
    Silvia Izquierdo | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Suarez Appeal
    FILE - In this June 23, 2014 file photo, Uruguay's Luis Suarez listens to a question during a press conference at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. Suarez was banned for nine competitive international matches, four months from all football and fined for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder during their group D World Cup soccer match. Football's international governing body on Thursday, July 10, 2014, said its appeals committee rejected Suarez's appeal against his ban for biting his opponent.
    Antonio Clanni, File | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Suarez Appeal
    FILE - In this June 24, 2014 file photo, Uruguay's Luis Suarez holds his teeth after running into Italy's Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. Suarez was banned for nine competitive international matches, four months from all football and fined for biting Chiellini's shoulder during the group D World Cup soccer match. Football's international governing body on Thursday, July 10, 2014, said its appeals committee rejected Suarez's appeal against his ban for biting his opponent.
    Ricardo Mazalan, File | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany Argentina
    German national soccer player Miroslav Klose attends a news conference in Santo Andre near Porto Seguro, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Germany faces Argentina on upcoming Sunday in Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, in the final of the World Cup.
    Matthias Schrader | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Netherlands' goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen lies on the pitch after losing to Argentina in a World Cup semifinal soccer match at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup final against Germany.
    Francois Xavier Marit, Pool | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina players celebrate after winning a shootout at the end of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina won 4-2 on penalties after the match ended 0-0 after extra time.
    Martin Meissner | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Netherlands' head coach Louis van Gaal returns to the bench during the extra time of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Hassan Ammar | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Netherlands' Stefan de Vrij, centre, reacts during a shootout at the end of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina won 4-2 on penalties after the match ended 0-0 after extra time.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina players celebrate after winning a shootout at the end of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina won 4-2 on penalties after the match ended 0-0 after extra time.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    FILE - In this Wednesday, July 9, 2014 file photo, soccer fans of the Argentina national soccer team wear masks with faces of Pope Francis and Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi during a live telecast of the soccer World Cup semifinal match between Argentina and Netherlands, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Vatican says it is unlikely that Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, would get together to watch their home teams in the World Cup final on Sunday. Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Thursday, July 10, 2014 that the hour of the final is late for Francis' routine, and acknowledged with a chuckle that Benedict wasn't known as an avid sports fan. Still, he didn't rule anything out, saying, "we'll see in the coming days." Pope Francis has already given his word that there would be no papal intervention in Argentina's fortunes, promising he wouldn't pray for any team. German-born Benedict's interests are known to lean more toward intellectual than athletic pursuits.
    Silvia Izquierdo, File | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    A Brazilian supporter holding a Neymar face mask reacts after Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 to advance to the finals during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP Photo
  • WCup Malaysia Soccer
    FILE - In this May 22, 2014, file photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak delivers a keynote speech at the 20th International Conference on The Future of Asia in Tokyo. Razak on Thursday, July 10, 2014, chided a ruling party lawmaker for tweeting a salute to Adolf Hitler while praising Germany for making it to the World Cup final.
    Koji Sasahara, File | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi is hugged by Lucas Biglia after Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie after extra time to advance to the finals during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's Toni Kroos, left, celebrates with Miroslav Klose after scoring during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Francois Xavier Marit, Pool | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, right, and Andre Schuerrle react after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany won the match 7-1.
    Matthias Schrader | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi pumps his fists after Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie after extra time to advance to the finals after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Victor R. Caivano | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Raining men
    A Brazilian woman dances during the World Cup Fan Fest 2014, on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Brazil has a demographic imbalance between men and women, the result of higher mortality rates among young men, which is particularly acute in Rio de Janeiro, where there are just over 9 men for every 10 women, according to the 2010 census.
    Silvia Izquierdo | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Raining men
    In this July 4, 2014, photo, A Brazilian woman and a Colombian man dance during the World Cup Fan Fest 2014 on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian women say foreign male fans have behaved well, and have displayed a more enlightened, less macho attitude than that of Brazilian guys.
    Silvia Izquierdo | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Raining men
    A woman from Brazil and a man from Argentina dance samba at the World Cup Fan Fest 2014, on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The flood of foreign football fans, the vast majority of them men, has been a boon for the single ladies of Brazil, where a demographic imbalance means women outnumber men by more than 4 million nationally.
    Silvia Izquierdo | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi goes for the ball during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Themba Hadebe | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Fans of Argentina pose for a photo wearing hats sporting photos of former soccer star Diego Armando Maradona, center and current star Lionel Messi, right, prior to the start of the semifinal match between Argentina and The Netherlands, at the Itaquerao stadium during the 2014 soccer World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Dario Lopez-Mills | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi adjusts the ball during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Fabrizio Bensch, Pool | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi (10) sits before the extra time during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Hassan Ammar | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, runs with the ball during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi controls the ball during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Fabrizio Bensch, Pool | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi (10) kneels on the pitch as Argentina's head coach Alejandro Sabella watches the action during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Fabrizio Bensch, Pool | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Netherlands' head coach Louis van Gaal walks off the pitch after a shootout at the end of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina won 4-2 on penalties after the match ended 0-0 after extra time.
    Martin Meissner | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Netherlands' head coach Louis van Gaal consoles Netherlands' Georginio Wijnaldum after a shootout at the end of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina won 4-2 on penalties after the match ended 0-0 after extra time.
    Martin Meissner | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Netherlands' head coach Louis van Gaal greets Ron Vlaar after losing a shootout at the end of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina won 4-2 on penalties after the match ended 0-0 after extra time.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Netherlands' head coach Louis van Gaal reacts after a shootout at the end of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina won 4-2 on penalties after the match ended 0-0 after extra time.
    Martin Meissner | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Argentina Netherlands
    Fans of the Argentina national soccer team celebrate in front of the Municipal Theatre after their team defeated the Netherlands in a the semifinals match, during the 2014 soccer World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • Argentina WCup Soccer
    Argentina soccer fans react with jubilation as they watch their team defeat the Netherlands, via a live broadcast the World Cup semifinal match on an outdoor screen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
    Ivan Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentine fans unravel a banner in the stands after Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie after extra time to advance to the finals after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Victor R. Caivano | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Netherlands Argentina
    A fan of the Argentina national soccer team celebrates after his team defeated the Netherlands during a semifinals World Cup match, at the FIFA Fan Fest, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina fans celebrate after their team defeated the Netherlands during a World Cup semifinal soccer match at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
    Felipe Dana | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Netherlands Argentina
    A fan of Argentina looks at the camera while he celebrates his team's victory over the Netherlands after the end of the semifinal match at the Itaquerao stadium during the 2014 soccer World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
    Dario Lopez-Mills | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Netherlands' Arjen Robben walks off the pitch after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup final against Germany.
    Fabrizio Bensch, Pool | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Netherlands' Arjen Robben, left, shields the ball from Argentina's Javier Mascherano during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Netherlands' Robin van Persie, right, is replaced by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Martin Meissner | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Netherlands' Robin van Persie smiles after missing a chance during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Netherlands' Arjen Robben reacts after missing a chance during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Martin Meissner | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Ezequiel Garay and Netherlands' Robin van Persie go for a header during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Themba Hadebe | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina supporters celebrate after Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie after extra time in a World Cup semifinal soccer match at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina will face Germany in the finals.
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Netherlands Argentina
    Soccer fans of the Argentina national soccer team celebrate a goal during a penalty shootout, during a live broadcast of the soccer World Cup semifinal match between Argentina and the Netherlands, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
    Silvia Izquierdo | AP Photo
  • Argentina WCup Soccer
    An Argentina soccer fansblows on a horn as he watches a live broadcast the World Cup semifinal match between Argentina and Netherlands in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
    Ivan Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentine fans celebrate after Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie after extra time to advance to the finals after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Victor R. Caivano | AP Photo
  • Soccer WCup On This Day
    FILE - In this July 10, 1994 file photo, Bulgaria's Iordan Letchkov, foreground, celebrates after scoring the winning goal in a 2-1 victory against Germany in the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. In the background is Bulgaria's Hristo Stoitchkov, who scored Bulgaria's first goal. On this day: For the first time since 1978, there would be no Germany in the World Cup final, after Bulgaria defeated the defending champion 2-1.
    Michael Probst, File | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's goalkeeper Mariano Andujar, right, congratulates goalkeeper Sergio Romero after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup final.
    Frank Augstein | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero saves a penalty kick by the Netherlands' Wesley Sneijder during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup final against Germany.
    Fabrizio Bensch, Pool | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez, left, celebrates with goalkeeper Sergio Romero after scoring the decisive goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup final.
    Frank Augstein | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Argentina Holland
    Fans of the Argentina national soccer team celebrate after their team defeated The Netherlands during the semifinals match, during the 2014 soccer World Cup, at the FIFA Fan Fest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Pablo Zabaleta, left, and Sergio Aguero celebrate after winning a shootout at the end of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina won 4-2 on penalties after the match ended 0-0 after extra time.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup final.
    Frank Augstein | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Argentina Holland
    Fans of the Argentina national soccer team celebrate after their team defeated The Netherlands in the semifinals a match against The Netherlands, at the FIFA Fan Fest, during the 2014 soccer World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Netherlands' goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen reacts after being scored on by Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez during a penalty shootout after extra time during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie to advance to the finals.
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Netherlands' Wesley Sneijder watches as Argentina players celebrate after winning a shootout at the end of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina won 4-2 on penalties after the match ended 0-0 after extra time.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentine players react after Maxi Rodriguez scored the winning goal during a penalty shootout after extra time during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie to advance to the finals.
    Victor R. Caivano | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi scores on a penalty kick during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup final against Germany.
    Francois Xavier Marit, Pool | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez, front, celebrates with goalkeeper Sergio Romero after scoring the decisive goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup final.
    Frank Augstein | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero saves a penalty from Netherlands' Ron Vlaar during a shootout at the end of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer 2014 WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Netherlands' goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen reacts after Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez scored the winning goal during a penalty shootout after extra time during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie to advance to the finals.
    Victor R. Caivano | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero celebrates after he saved shot by Netherlands' Wesley Sneijder from the spot during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup final.
    Frank Augstein | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Netherlands' Arjen Robben, left, is challenged by Argentina's Javier Mascherano during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Javier Mascherano lies on the ground after clashing head to head with a dutch player during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Hassan Ammar | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Netherlands' Arjen Robben goes down under a challenge from Argentina's Martin Demichelis during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Martin Meissner | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi, second left, takes on the Dutch defence during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Martin Meissner | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Soccer fans watch the World Cup semifinal match between the Netherlands and Argentina in the Itaquerao Stadium, in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The match remained scoreless at haltime
    Felipe Dana | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain lies on the pitch after missing a chance as Netherlands' goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen (1) holds the ball during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Fabrizio Bensch, Pool | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gestures during a press conference at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Brazilians woke up this morning to dreadful headlines describing their soccer team's historic defeat of 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup's semifinal.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari answers questions during a press conference at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Brazilians woke up this morning to dreadful headlines describing their soccer team's historic defeat of 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup's semifinal.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi preforms a free kick during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Francois Xavier Marit, Pool | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, is chased by Netherlands' Nigel de Jong (6) during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Francois Xavier Marit, Pool | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, shoots a free-kick past the Dutch defense during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Frank Augstein | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's Toni Kroos, left, celebrates with Miroslav Klose (11) after scoring his side's fourth goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's Toni Kroos celebrates with Miroslav Klose after scoring his side's third goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's Toni Kroos (18) celebrates with Sami Khedira (6) and Miroslav Klose, right, after scoring his side's fourth goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany
    RETRANSMITTING FOR IMPROVED QUALITY.- A Brazil soccer fan cries as she watches Germany defeat her team in a World Cup semifinal match, via a live telecast in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The tears started flowing before half time, and by the end of a 7-1 shellacking in the World Cup semifinal, millions across Brazil were in dazed, damp-eyed disbelief.
    Bruno Magalhaes | AP Photo
  • Brazil Daily Life
    Christ the Redeemer statue is silhouetted against the sky as Wednesday, July 9, 2014 dawned in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a day after the national soccer team's brutal and humiliating 7-1 World Cup defeat to Germany.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany
    RETRANSMITTING FOR IMPROVED QUALITY.- A Brazil soccer fan cries as she watches Germany defeat her team in a World Cup semifinal match, via a live telecast in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The tears started flowing before half time, and by the end of a 7-1 shellacking in the World Cup semifinal, millions across Brazil were in dazed, damp-eyed disbelief.
    Bruno Magalhaes | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    A man sits on the sidewalk where a newspaper stand displays a paper with a front page that reads in Portuguese "Go to the hell, Felipao," referring to Brazil's soccer coach, in the Ipanema neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Brazilians woke up Wednesday to dreadful headlines describing the shame and humiliation of their soccer team's historic defeat of 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup's semifinal.
    Silvia Izquierdo | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    Passenger buses that were torched a day earlier are parked at a depot in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Brazilians woke up Wednesday to dreadful headlines describing the shame and humiliation of their soccer team's historic defeat of 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup's semifinal. There were also reports of violence breaking out right after the game with at least 20 passenger buses being torched in the country's biggest city.
    Dario Lopez-Mills | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    Passenger buses that were torched a day earlier are parked at a depot in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Brazilians woke up Wednesday to dreadful headlines describing the shame and humiliation of their soccer team's historic defeat of 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup's semifinal. There were also reports of violence breaking out right after the game with at least 20 passenger buses being torched in the country's biggest city. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
    Dario Lopez-Mills | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    German supporters celebrate after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany won the match 7-1.
    Martin Meissner | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's Sami Khedira celebrates after scoring his side's fifth goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's Sami Khedira, bottom, scores his side's 5th goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Felipe Dana, Pool | AP Photo
  • Germany Soccer WCup Merkel
    FILE - In this July 3, 2010 file photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrates next to South African President Jacob Zuma, left, after Germany's Thomas Mueller scored a goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Germany at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa. Merkel will travel to the World Cup final in Brazil _ giving Germany’s most prominent fan perhaps her best chance yet to watch the team lift a trophy after eight years of steadfast support. President Joachim Gauck’s office said Wednesday, July 9, 2014 that Gauck and Merkel will travel to Rio de Janeiro for the final against Argentina or the Netherlands.
    Gero Breloer, File | AP Photo
  • Germany Soccer WCup Merkel
    FILE - In this July 3, 2010 file photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrates next to South African President Jacob Zuma, left, after Germany's Thomas Mueller scored a goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Germany at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa. Merkel will travel to the World Cup final in Brazil _ giving Germany’s most prominent fan perhaps her best chance yet to watch the team lift a trophy after eight years of steadfast support. President Joachim Gauck’s office said Wednesday, July 9, 2014 that Gauck and Merkel will travel to Rio de Janeiro for the final against Argentina or the Netherlands.
    Gero Breloer, File | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    The scoreboard shows the final score at 7-1 during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Martin Meissner | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's Marcelo reacts after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany has routed host Brazil 7-1 and advanced to the final of the World Cup.
    Felipe Dana, Pool | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's David Luiz, left and Luiz Gustavo react after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany has routed host Brazil 7-1 and advanced to the final of the World Cup.
    Felipe Dana, Pool | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger, right, consoles Brazil's Dante after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany won the match 7-1.
    Martin Meissner | AP Photo
  • Germany Cabinet
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks as she arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
    Michael Sohn | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany
    German soccer fans celebrate after their team scores at the Brazil World Cup semi final being played in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, between Germany and Brazil at a public viewing event called 'Fan Mile' in Berlin, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Markus Schreiber | AP Photo
  • Germany Soccer World Cup Brazil
    Soccer fans Daniel and Maryan celebrate as they watch the semifinal of the 2014 soccer World Cup between Brazil and Germany on the sidelines of the 'Bread & Butter' fair in Berlin, Tuesday evening, July 8, 2014.
    dpa, Britta Pedersen | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany
    German soccer fans celebrate after their team won the Brazil World Cup semi final being played in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, between Germany and Brazil at a public viewing event called 'Fan Mile' in Berlin, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Markus Schreiber | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany
    German soccer fans celebrate after their team won the Brazil World Cup semi final being played in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, between Germany and Brazil at a public viewing event called 'Fan Mile' in Berlin, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Markus Schreiber | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany
    German soccer fans celebrate after their team won the Brazil World Cup semi final being played in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, between Germany and Brazil at a public viewing event called 'Fan Mile' in Berlin, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Markus Schreiber | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    A Brazil soccer fan weeps as she watches Germany score repeatedly against Brazil at a World Cup semifinal match on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Dario Lopez-Mills | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    A Brazil supporter wearing a Neymar face mask sits in the stands after Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 to advance to the finals during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Argentina
    A steward sits in the stadium seats as he controls and area, during an official training session the day before the World Cup semifinals soccer match between Netherlands and Argentina, at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Ulf Roentgen, left, on vacation from Cologne, Germany, waves a German flag as he and Frank Neupert of Erfurt, Germany, celebrate Germany's win against Brazil during the World Cup semi final, after having watched the match outside the Hofbrau Beer Hall, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Miami Beach, Fla.
    Wilfredo Lee | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Brazil Germany
    Fans of the Brazilian national soccer team move a sculpture of the 2014 FIFA World Cup mascot "Fuleco", before a live telecast of the semi-finals World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Germany, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany handed Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Brazil Germany
    A fan of the Brazilian national soccer team celebrates the German national soccer team's seventh goal against Brazil, during a live telecast of the semi-finals World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Germany, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany handed Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Brazil Germany
    Fans of the Brazilian national soccer team watch their team lose during a live telecast of the semi-finals World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Germany, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany handed Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Germany
    A Brazilian of German descent drinks beer as he watches the World Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Germany on a screen in Blumenau, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The German community in southern Brazil organized an Oktoberfest party to celebrate the Brazil vs. Germany match. Germany won 7-1.
    Nelson Antoine | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Germany
    Brazilians of German descent walk together before watching the World Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Germany in Blumenau, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The German community in southern Brazil organized an Oktoberfest party to celebrate the Brazil vs. Germany match. Germany won 7-1.
    Nelson Antoine | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Germany
    Brazilians of German descent watch the World Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Germany on a screen in Blumenau, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The German community in southern Brazil organized an Oktoberfest party to watch the match. Germany won 7-1.
    Nelson Antoine | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Germany
    Brazilians of German descent toast as they watch the World Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Germany on TV in Blumenau, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The German community in southern Brazil organized an Oktoberfest party to watch the Brazil vs. Germany match.
    Nelson Antoine | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Germany
    A Brazilian of German descent cheers for Germany as she watches the World Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Germany on a screen in Blumenau, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The German community in southern Brazil organized an Oktoberfest party to celebrate the Brazil vs. Germany match.
    Nelson Antoine | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Germany
    Brazilians of German descent watch Brazil lose 7-1 to Germany at a World Cup semifinal match on TV in Blumenau, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The German community in southern Brazil organized an Oktoberfest party to watch the Brazil vs. Germany match.
    Nelson Antoine | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Germany
    Brazilians of German descent celebrate Germany's 7-1 victory over Brazil at the end of a World Cup semifinal match in Blumenau, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The German community in southern Brazil organized an Oktoberfest party to watch the match.
    Nelson Antoine | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Germany
    A Brazilian of German descent blows a horn before the World Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Germany in Blumenau, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The German community in southern Brazil organized an Oktoberfest party to celebrate the Brazil vs. Germany match. Germany won 7-1.
    Nelson Antoine | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, and teammate Sergio Aguero stretch during a training session one day before their World Cup semifinal soccer match against Netherlands at Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Victor R. Caivano | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Argentina
    Argentina's Enzo Perez kicks the ball during a training session one day before their World Cup semifinal soccer match between Netherlands and Argentina at Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Victor R. Caivano | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Ticket Scalping
    Pedestrians cross a street in front of the Copacabana Palace where Ray Whelan, of MATCH Services, is staying, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The World Cup corporate hospitality executive was arrested at the Copacabana Palace Monday, the hotel used by FIFA officials during the World Cup. Whelan, who is suspected of involvement with a ticket-scalping ring, was released from prison early Tuesday.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, gestures with teammates Marcos Rojo, right, and Augusto Fernandez, center, during an official training session the day before the World Cup semifinals soccer match between Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Argentina
    Argentina's head coach Alejandro Sabella touches the head of Argentina's Lionel Messi during a training session one day before their World Cup semifinal soccer match against Netherlands at Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Victor R. Caivano | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi warms up during a training session one day before their World Cup semifinal soccer match between Netherlands and Argentina at Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Victor R. Caivano | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    Brazil soccer fans wearing their team's colors Brazilian react as they watche their team play Germany in a World Cup semifinal game via live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany handed Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Argentina
    Argentina's head coach Alejandro Sabella attends an official press conference the day before the World Cup semifinals soccer match between Netherlands and Argentina, at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Argentina
    Argentina's head coach Alejandro Sabella adjusts his headphones while he attends an official press conference the day before the World Cup semifinals soccer match between Netherlands and Argentina, at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari leaves the pitch after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany won 7-1.
    Hassan Ammar | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari talks to his players after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany has routed host Brazil 7-1 and advanced to the final of the World Cup.
    Felipe Dana, Pool | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gestures during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Matthias Schrader | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari leaves the pitch after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany won 7-1.
    Hassan Ammar | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's David Luiz, left, hugs his teammate Thiago Silva after Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 to advance to the finals during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's David Luiz, left, reacts as he leaves the pitch comforted by teammate Thiago Silva during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Themba Hadebe | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar lies on the pitch during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Francois Xavier Marit, Pool | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's David Luiz is consoled by teammate Thiago Silva as they walk off the pitch after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany has routed host Brazil 7-1 and advanced to the final of the World Cup.
    Felipe Dana, Pool | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's Toni Kroos celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    Brazil soccer fans cry as they watch their team lose 7-1 to Germany at a World Cup semifinal match on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Soccer WCup On This Day
    FILE - In this Sunday, July 9, 2006, file photo, France's Zinedine Zidane, left, looks on as Italy's Marco Materazzi lies injured, and Italy's Fabio Cannavaro reacts, during extra time in the World Cup final soccer match between Italy and France, at the Olympic Stadium, in Berlin. On this day: Zidane is sent off minutes before the end of the final after head-butting Italy defender Materazzi. Italy wins ensuing penalty shoot-out to claim its fourth World Cup.
    Jasper Juinen, File | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's Miroslav Klose celebrates scoring his side's 2nd goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Francois Xavier Marit, Pool | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's Miroslav Klose gestures as he is substituted during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Matthias Schrader | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger, left, and Miroslav Klose celebrate after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany won the match 7-1.
    Martin Meissner | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's Per Mertesacker, right, and Miroslav Klose celebrate after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany won the match 7-1.
    Martin Meissner | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's Miroslav Klose gestures as he is substituted during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Matthias Schrader | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands
    Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal, left, talks with Robin van Persie during a training session one day before their World Cup semifinal soccer match against Argentina at the Paulo Machado de Carvalho Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands
    Netherlands's Robin van Persie arrives for a training session one day before their World Cup semifinal soccer match against Argentina at the Paulo Machado de Carvalho Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    Brazil soccer fans cry as they watch their team play a World Cup semifinal match against Germany on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Argentina Bus Trip Photo Essay
    In this Monday, July 7, 2014, Argentine Elias Sarrouf, 28, sleeps inside the bus he and his friends have penned "Carnavalito," during a road trip from Brasilia to Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sarrouf is part of a group of Argentine men who has spent the last month traveling all over Brazil in the converted bus to watch their team progress in the World Cup. They sleep inside the bus, often eat at roadside cafes and bathe in the restrooms of gas stations.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Argentina Bus Trip Photo Essay
    In this Monday, July 7, 2014 photo, fans of Argentina's national soccer team check the wheels of their bus during their road trip from Brasilia to Sao Paulo, Brazil. After leaving Argentina on June 9, the fans have followed the national squad as it played in Rio de Janerio, in Belo Horizonte, in Porto Alegre, in Sao Paulo and in Brasilia. Now, the bus is headed back to Sao Paulo for the Wednesday semifinal against the Netherlands.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Argentina Bus Trip Photo Essay
    In this Sunday, July 6, 2014 photo, Argentine Jose Ribeti, 29, sweeps the stairs of his bus "Carnavalito," in the Granja do Torto parking lot used by traveling World Cup soccer fans as a campground, in Brasilia, Brazil. Ribeti is part of a group of Argentine men who has spent the last month traveling all over Brazil in a converted bus to watch their national soccer squad’s progress during the World Cup.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Argentina Bus Trip Photo Essay
    In this Monday, July 7, 2014 photo, an Argentina national soccer fan plays a video game inside the converted bus penned Carnavalito, during a road trip from Brasilia to Sao Paulo, Brazil. A group of Argentine men has spent the last month traveling all over Brazil in Carnavalito, arriving at the various host cities to attend their national soccer squad’s World Cup matches.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Argentina Bus Trip Photo Essay
    In this Sunday, July 6, 2014 photo, Argentines Elias Sarrouf, 28, and Jorge Pastor, 39, look at their failing bus engine, after pulling over on a road shoulder, between Brasilia and Sao Paulo, Brazil. The bus, formerly used for public transport, is outfitted for a long road tour with four single beds, an eating area, and cabinets for storing gear. “A lot of people say we are sick for making this long journey,” said Sarrouf, “but I say this is love.”
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Argentina Bus Trip Photo Essay
    In this Sunday, July 6, 2014 photo, devoted soccer fans of Argentina's national soccer team, Facundo Morales, 30, sips from a mate tea cup as Jose Ribeti, 29, drives their bus penned "Carnavalito" from Brasilia to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to watch the semifinal match against Germany. The bus, formerly used for public transport, is outfitted for a long road tour with four single beds, an eating area, and cabinets for storing gear.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Argentina Bus Trip Photo Essay
    In this Sunday, July 6, 2014 photo, Jorge Pastor, 39, controls the flow from a bottle of water as traveling companion Elias Sarrouf, 28, washes his hands after repairing their bus "Carnavalito," after it broke down between Brasilia and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Some of the cables in the engine caught fire, stretching the trip out to 20 hours. The group of Argentine fans is headed back to Sao Paulo for the Wednesday semifinal against the Netherlands.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Argentina Bus Trip Photo Essay
    In this Sunday, July 6, 2014 photo, Argentine Elias Sarrouf and his traveling companions discuss the best approach to repairing their bus, after it broke down during a road trip from Brasilia to Sao Paulo, Brazil. The group will have traveled more than 10,000 kilometers by the time they return on July 19 to the Salta region in northern Argentina, where most of them live. All are unmarried, and several work for family companies.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Argentina Bus Trip Photo Essay
    In this Monday, July 7, 2014 photo, Brazilian highways and sugar cane fields are framed in the windshield of the bus penned "Carnavalito," on the road between Brasilia and Sao Paulo, Brazil. A group of Argentine men pooled funds to buy the bus for $15,000, and saved up vacation time up over two years to travel all over Brazil in the converted bus to watch their national soccer squad’s progress during the World Cup.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Argentina Photo Essay
    In this Sunday, July 6, 2014 photos, Argentine Jose Ribeti, 29, is forced to pull to the side of the road when smoke from faulty engine wiring seeps inside the bus, during a road trip with friends from Brasilia to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to watch their national soccer squad play against Germany in the World Cup semifinal. The group will have driven more than 10,000 kilometers by the time they return on July 19 to the Salta region in northern Argentina, where most of them live.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany
    A Brazil soccer fan wearing contact lenses that mimic the Brazilian flag reacts as she watches her team play Germany in a World Cup semifinal game via live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    A Brazil soccer fan reacts in frustration as he watches his team play a World Cup semifinal match against Germany on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Brazil Germany
    Brazil soccer fans embrace as they watch their team lose to Germany via a live telecast of the World Cup semifinal game in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's Dante reacts at the end of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany won 7-1.
    Hassan Ammar | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's Fernandinho, David Luiz and Maicon, from left, walk over the pitch after Germany scored their fifth goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Frank Augstein | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar stands next to the post during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany won 7-1.
    Hassan Ammar | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's players celebrate after scoring as Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar sits on the ground during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Hassan Ammar | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil players sink to their knees after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany won the match 7-1.
    Martin Meissner | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's David Luiz (4) reacts after Germany's Sami Khedira scored his side's fifth goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar sits on the pitch during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Matthias Schrader | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany
    A Brazil soccer fan wearing contact lenses that mimic the Brazilian flag watches her team lose to Germany in a World Cup semifinal game via live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    A Brazilian soccer fan decked in her team's colors, holds holds a small statue of Brazil's patron saint, Our Lady of Aparecida, as she waits for the start of the World Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Germany, in the FIFA Fan Fest area, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Dario Lopez-Mills | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    A Brazil soccer fan cries as Germany scores against her team at a semifinal World Cup match as she watches the game on a live telecast in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Bruno Magalhaes | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany
    Brazil soccer fans watch their team's World Cup semifinal match with Germany via live telecast in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Bruno Magalhaes | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    A Brazil soccer fan reacts in frustration as she watches her team play a World Cup semifinal match against Germany on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    A Brazil soccer fan reacts in frustration as he watches his team play a World Cup semifinal match against Germany on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil WCup Soccer Brazil Germany
    Brazil soccer fans embrace as they watch their team lose to Germany via a live telecast of the World Cup semifinal game in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Rodrigo Abd | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    A Brazil soccer fan, with her face painted with the national colors, holds a crucifix, as she watches her team lose the World Cup semi-finals match against Germany on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    Brazil soccer fans cry as they watch their team play a World Cup semifinal match against Germany on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany
    A Brazil soccer fan cries as she watches her team lose to Germany in a semifinal World Cup game on TV in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Bruno Magalhaes | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    Brazil soccer fans cry as they watch their team get beat during a live telecast of the semi-finals World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Germany, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 08, 2014.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands
    Netherlands's coach Louis van Gaal smiles during a press conference one day before their World Cup semifinal soccer match against Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands
    Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal looks on during a press conference one day before their World Cup semifinal soccer match against Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Argentina
    Argentina's Lionel Messi takes part in a training session in Vespesiano, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Argentina will face Netherlands on their semifinal match of the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament on July 9 in Sao Paulo.
    Victor R. Caivano | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Argentina
    Argentina's Javier Mascherano speaks during a news conference in Vespesiano, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Argentina will face Netherlands on their semifinal match of the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament on July 9 in Sao Paulo.
    Victor R. Caivano | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands
    Netherlands' Arjen Robben stretches during a training session one day before their World Cup semifinal soccer match against Argentina at the Paulo Machado de Carvalho Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Manu Fernandez | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's Mats Hummels, left, and Brazil's Maicon challenge for a ball during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Frank Augstein | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's Oscar, left, and Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger vie for the ball during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Felipe Dana, Pool | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gives instructions to his players during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's Mesut Ozil, left, and Brazil's Maicon go for a header during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Frank Augstein | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's Miroslav Klose, right, takes on Brazil's David Luiz during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Francois Xavier Marit, Pool | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Germany's Thomas Mueller (13) is congratulated by teammate Miroslav Klose (11) after scoring his side's first goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP Photo
  • Mideast Wcup The Politics of Watching
    In this Monday, June 30, 2014 photo, soccer fans watch the World Cup match between Germany and Algeria at a cafe in Cairo, Egypt. Politics and conflict are never far from soccer in the Middle East, but this year's World Cup has been entangled with unprecedented sectarian violence and soaring tensions between Arab countries, pushing fans to watch matches in secret or even on a channel owned by region's number one enemy _ Israel. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El Latif, El Shorouk Newspaper) EGYPT OUT
    Ahmed Abd El Latif | AP
  • Mideast Wcup The Politics of Watching
    In this Monday, June 30, 2014 photo, soccer fans watch the World Cup match between Germany and Algeria at a cafe in Cairo, Egypt. Politics and conflict are never far from soccer in the Middle East, but this year's World Cup has been entangled with unprecedented sectarian violence and soaring tensions between Arab countries, pushing fans to watch matches in secret or even on a channel owned by region's number one enemy _ Israel. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El Latif, El Shorouk Newspaper) EGYPT OUT
    Ahmed Abd El Latif | AP
  • Mideast Wcup The Politics of Watching
    In this Monday, June 30, 2014 photo, soccer fans watch the World Cup match between Germany and Algeria at a cafe in Cairo, Egypt. Politics and conflict are never far from soccer in the Middle East, but this year's World Cup has been entangled with unprecedented sectarian violence and soaring tensions between Arab countries, pushing fans to watch matches in secret or even on a channel owned by region's number one enemy _ Israel. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El Latif, El Shorouk Newspaper) EGYPT OUT
    Ahmed Abd El Latif | AP
  • Mideast Wcup The Politics of Watching
    In this Monday, June 30, 2014 photo, soccer fans watch the World Cup match between Germany and Algeria at a cafe in Cairo, Egypt. Politics and conflict are never far from soccer in the Middle East, but this year's World Cup has been entangled with unprecedented sectarian violence and soaring tensions between Arab countries, pushing fans to watch matches in secret or even on a channel owned by region's number one enemy _ Israel. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El Latif, El Shorouk Newspaper) EGYPT OUT
    Ahmed Abd El Latif | AP
  • Mideast Wcup The Politics of Watching
    FILE - In this Thirsday, June 19, 2014 file photo, Palestinians watch a World Cup football game on a wide screen on the beach of Gaza City. Politics and conflict are never far from soccer in the Middle East, but this year's World Cup has been entangled with unprecedented sectarian violence and soaring tensions between Arab countries, pushing fans to watch matches in secret or even on a channel owned by region's number one enemy _ Israel.
    Khalil Hamra, File | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    A Brazil supporter holds up a flag draped cutout of Brazil's Neymar before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Andre Penner | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's David Luiz, right, and goalkeeper Julio Cesar hold up the team jersey of injured Brazilian star Neymar as they sing the anthem before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Matthias Schrader | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's David Luiz, right, holds up Neymar's jersey during team introductions before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    A Brazil supporter holds up a cutout of Brazil's injured star Neymar before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Martin Meissner | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar, second right, and David Luiz, right, hold Neymar's jersey during the playing of the national anthem before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil supporters wear masks of injured Brazilian player Neymar before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Martin Meissner | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    Brazil supporters cheer for their national team before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    A Brazil supporter holds a Brazil scarf prior to the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Frank Augstein | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    A Germany supporter puts a Neymar mask in front of his face before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup
    Soccer fans arrives to Mineirao Stadium for the semifinal World Cup match between Brazil and Germany in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Bruno Magalhaes | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    A Brazil supporter poses with his face paint before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP Photo
  • APTOPIX Brazil Soccer WCup
    A Brazil soccer fan with her teeth decorated in the colors of her soccer team poses for a photo before watching the World Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Germany on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    A Brazil supporter wears a Neymar mask before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP Photo
  • Spain Soccer Di Stefano
    Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez, second from left, stands with mourners by the coffin of Alfredo Di Stefano at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Alfredo Di Stefano, the player Real Madrid has hailed as the most important component in its mid-20th century ascent to becoming a global football powerhouse, died Monday, July 7 after a heart attack. He was 88. Renowned for his speed, versatility and strategic grasp of the game, he helped Madrid attain five straight European Champions Cups and was voted European player of the year in 1957 and '59.
    Paul White | AP Photo
  • Spain Soccer Di Stefano
    Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez, center, stands alongside team goalkeeper Iker Casillas, second left, and other mourners by a giant poster of Alfredo Di Stefano near his coffin at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Alfredo Di Stefano, the player Real Madrid has hailed as the most important component in its mid-20th century ascent to becoming a global football powerhouse, died Monday after a heart attack. He was 88. Renowned for his speed, versatility and strategic grasp of the game, he helped Madrid attain five straight European Champions Cups and was voted European player of the year in 1957 and '59.
    Paul White | AP Photo
  • Spain Soccer Di Stefano
    Emilio Butragueno, the father of former Real Madrid player of the same name, looks at flowers from other soccer clubs and well-wishers that were placed inside Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium after the death of of Alfredo Di Stefano, in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Alfredo Di Stefano, the player Real Madrid has hailed as the most important component in its mid-20th century ascent to becoming a global football powerhouse, died Monday after a heart attack. He was 88. Renowned for his speed, versatility and strategic grasp of the game, he helped Madrid attain five straight European Champions Cups and was voted European player of the year in 1957 and '59.
    Paul White | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands
    Netherlands' Arjen Robben, right, and Robin Van Persie are seen during a training session, Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Netherlands play their semifinal match of the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament against Argentina in Sao Paulo.
    Silvia Izquierdo | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Netherlands Costa Rica
    Netherlands' head coach Louis van Gaal, right, talks to Robin van Persie before extra time, during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014.
    Themba Hadebe | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Ticket Scalping
    National Force police officers stand guard outside the Copacabana Palace where Ray Whelan, of MATCH Services, is staying, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The World Cup corporate hospitality executive was arrested at the Copacabana Palace, the hotel used by FIFA officials during the World Cup. Whelan, who is suspected of involvement with a ticket-scalping ring, was released from prison early Tuesday.
    Leo Correa | AP Photo
  • Turkey Galatasaray Prandelli
    Former Italy coach Cesare Prandelli gives the thumbs up during a signing ceremony with Galatasaray in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Prandelli signed a two-year contract with the Istanbul side on Tuesday, replacing another Italian, Roberto Mancini. Prandelli resigned from Italy immediately after the Azzurri's loss to Uruguay in the World Cup, which consigned his team to a disappointing group stage exit.
    Emrah Gurel | AP Photo
  • Turkey Galatasaray Prandelli
    Former Italy national soccer team coach Cesare Prandelli, left, and Unal Aysal, the chairman of Galatasaray soccer club, pose for photographers during a signing ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Prandelli signed a two-year contract with the Istanbul side on Tuesday, replacing another Italian, Roberto Mancini. Prandelli resigned from Italy immediately after the Azzurri's loss to Uruguay in the World Cup, which consigned his team to a disappointing group stage exit.
    Emrah Gurel | AP Photo
  • Turkey Galatasaray Prandelli
    Former Italy national soccer team coach Cesare Prandelli during a signing ceremony with Galatasaray in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Prandelli signed a two-year contract with the Istanbul side on Tuesday, replacing another Italian, Roberto Mancini. Prandelli resigned from Italy immediately after the Azzurri's loss to Uruguay in the World Cup, which consigned his team to a disappointing group stage exit.
    Emrah Gurel | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    German national soccer team head coach Joachim Loew attends a news conference after an official training session one day before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Monday, July 7, 2014.
    Matthias Schrader | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Ticket Scalping
    Ray Whelan, a longstanding director and project manager within the MATCH group, arrives at a police station after been arrested, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 7, 2014. Whelan, a senior executive with the official World Cup corporate hospitality provider was arrested Monday in the plush beachside hotel, as part of a Brazilian police investigation into illegal ticket sales.
    STR | AP Photo
  • Soccer WCup On This Day
    FILE - In this July 8, 1990 file photo, Germany players celebrate after Andreas Brehme, left on ground, scores the winning goal in the World Cup soccer final match against Argentina, in the Olympic Stadium, in Rome, Italy. On this day: Germany defeats Argentina 1-0 to win the World Cup in a final that also saw two Argentine players sent off.
    Carlo Fumagalli, File | AP Photo
  • Soccer WCup On This Day
    FILE - In this July 8, 1982 file photo, West Germany's Klaus Fischer scores the third goal and equalizes, in the World Cup semi-final soccer match against France, in Seville, Spain. On this day: West Germany defeats France in a penalty shoot out after a 3-3 draw. The game was marred by a terrible injury to France's Patrick Battiston following a collision with German goalkeeper Harald Schumacher.
    File | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    German national soccer team head coach Joachim Loew smiles during a news conference after an official training session one day before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Monday, July 7, 2014.
    Matthias Schrader | AP Photo
  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Germany
    German national soccer team coach Joachim Loew watches a ball during an official training session one day before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Monday, July 7, 2014.
    Matthias Schrader | AP Photo
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