Brazil fans on Copacabana Beach were subdued during the third-place game against the Netherlands on Saturday. The national team gave them little to cheer about. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Barcelona football star Lionel Messi (right) leaves a courthouse in Gava, Spain, in September 2013, after a hearing on tax evasion charges. Messi and his father paid $6.5 million to try to settle the case, but his father may still go on trial. Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo takes a water break during the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Portugal and the U.S. in Manaus, Brazil, on June 22. Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Jermaine Jones and other members of the U.S. men's national team train in Manaus, Brazil. Fitness may be a crucial factor in the U.S.-Germany game on Thursday in Recife . Raphael Alves/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Landon Donovan practices with the U.S. Men's National Team in Stanford, Calif., last week. U.S. Soccer announced Thursday he had not made the roster for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ryan Giggs, who is filling in as manager of Manchester United, one of the world's most valuable and most popular soccer clubs. He's vowing to make fans proud of the team again. Alex Livesey/Getty Images hide caption

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A metal structure atop the Corinthians Arena is seen after a collapse Wednesday in Sao Paulo. The stadium is slated to host the 2014 World Cup opener. Nelson Antoine/AP hide caption

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Will Qatar get a red card (a soccer official's way of signaling a player has been ejected) for labor practices at World Cup-related construction sites? Alessandro Di Marco /EPA/LANDOV hide caption

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Members of the U.S. men's soccer team take a lap around the field after beating Panama 1-0 to capture the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Sunday in Chicago. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images hide caption

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Players from Tahiti (in white) and Spain shake hands after their FIFA Confederations Cup  match Thursday. Spain won, 10-0, but the Tahiti team, ranked 138th in the world, remains a fan favorite. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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