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World Cup live blog: June 26

Two games at noon, U.S. vs. Germany and Ghana vs. Portugal, followed by two at 4, Belgium vs. South Korea and Algeria vs. Russia.

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Luis Suarez suspended for nine matches, banned for four months

Click the link for the latest news on Luis Suarez’s suspension, the longest in World Cup history for an on-field suspension.

David Larimer
June 26, 10:22 am
  • David Larimer June 26, 10:22 am
David Larimer
June 26, 10:30 am
  • David Larimer June 26, 10:30 am

Where to watch USA-Germany in the D.C. area

Are you heading out to a bar to watch the United States-Germany match in the D.C. area? Might want to leave now.

Matt Bonesteel
June 26, 10:30 am
  • Matt Bonesteel June 26, 10:30 am

Despite rain in Recife, the U.S. soccer team has made it to the stadium

Matt Bonesteel
June 26, 10:38 am
  • Matt Bonesteel June 26, 10:38 am

U.S., Portugal and the 'Curse of Manaus'

(Themba Hadebe/Associated Press)

(Themba Hadebe/Associated Press)

Well, maybe the sample size is hardly big enough to a call it a curse, but the four teams who played in the first two games in the Amazonian heat and humidity of Manaus all went on to lose their next games by a total of of 10-3.

David Larimer
June 26, 10:39 am
  • David Larimer June 26, 10:39 am

Will Ferrell fires up the U.S. soccer fans in Recife

Will Ferrell has made it to Brazil to watch the U.S. soccer team play Germany. He fired up the faithful on Wednesday night:

Matt Bonesteel
June 26, 10:45 am
  • Matt Bonesteel June 26, 10:45 am

More on the weather in Recife from the Capital Weather Gang

(EPA photo)

(EPA photo)

The Capital Weather Gang’s Jason Samenow has more on the torrential rains in Recife, Brazil, site of Thursday’s USA-Germany World Cup match.

Matt Bonesteel
June 26, 11:01 am
  • Matt Bonesteel June 26, 11:01 am

Lineups for USA-Germany

Matt Bonesteel
June 26, 11:02 am
  • Matt Bonesteel June 26, 11:02 am

Lineups for Portugal-Ghana

Matt Bonesteel
June 26, 11:03 am
  • Matt Bonesteel June 26, 11:03 am

How will the U.S. soccer team keep tabs on Ghana-Portugal

The USA-Germany and Portugal-Ghana matches will be taking place at the same time, but U.S. coaches won’t be in the dark about the progress of the other game.

Matt Bonesteel
June 26, 11:12 am
  • Matt Bonesteel June 26, 11:12 am
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