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    Brazil vs Mexico

    June 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Brazil were left frustrated after a resolute Mexican side held them to a 0-0 draw in the second group game. Brazil’s best chance in the first half came from Neymar whose header was saved brilliantly by Gulliermo Ochoa, it was a very similar story in second half with Ochoa pulling […]

     
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    PODCAST: SportsByte’s Sam Lightle Talks SAFC Fixtures

    June 18, 2014 at 10:30 am

    listen to ‘SportsByte’s Sam Lightle Talks SAFC Fixtures’ on Audioboo The Premier League released the league fixtures this morning, which made an interesting read for Sunderland fans. The first games’ Sunderland fans’ will look for are the Derby games against North East rivals Newcastle United. Sunderland did the double over the Geordies’ […]

     
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    Russia vs South Korea

    June 18, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Substitute Alexander Kerzhakov snatched a point for Russia after Igor Akinfeev’s mistake looked to have gifted South Korea an opening day win.  Russia’s record international goalscorer came off the bench making instant impact, reacting quickest to fellow sub Alan Dzagoev’s low drive which was palmed out by the South Korea […]

     
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    Belgium vs Algeria

    June 18, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Belgium came from a goal down in their opening group H game against Algeria to open their World Cup campaign with a win.  Two substitutions made by Belgian coach Marc Wilmots both found the net to secure Belgium the win after falling behind to a Sofiane Feghouli penalty. Manchester United […]

     
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    Opinion: Three youngsters who will shape the World Cup

    June 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    James Rodriguez The gifted Colombian creative mastermind has left French fans speechless at times with virtuoso performances in Ligue 1 hitting 10 goals from midfield and creating goals for fun with 11 assists. Young Rodriguez plies his trade for Monaco after moving at the start of the season for a […]

     
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    World Cup – Group H Preview

    June 17, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    The last round of fixtures take place on Tuesday June 17th with Belgium, Algeria, Russia and South Korea closing the opening fixtures for this years World Cup in Brazil. Teams from 3 different continents come together in South America to make a group which may seem one sided but could […]

     
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    Ghana vs USA

    June 17, 2014 at 11:30 am

    A late John Brooks header saw USA exact revenge over Ghana and take a vital step towards qualification from group G with a 2-1 win. Clint Dempsey fired USA into a dream start with a lightning goal after just 29 seconds, the fifth fastest goal in World Cup history, skipping […]

     
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    Iran vs Nigeria

    June 17, 2014 at 10:45 am

    There were no goals in Curitiba as the Western Asian side and the African champions played out the first draw of this year’s tournament. Nigeria saw much more of the ball but created few clear cut chances in the final third, as Carlos Querioz’ disciplined defensive side succeeded in their […]

     
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    Germany vs Portugal

    June 17, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Germany got off to a flying start in their World Cup campaign, breezing past 10-man Portugal to win 4-0 in Salvador. Thomas Mueller, on his 50th appearance for his country, gave Germany an 11th minute lead from the penalty spot when Mario Gotze was hauled down by Joao Pereira in […]

     
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    Sunderland sign Costel Pantilimon

    June 16, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Sunderland have agreed to sign former Manchester City goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon on a free transfer. Pantilimon’s transfer will go through on July 1 after being released by City at the end of last season. The Romanian moved to City from Politechnica Timisoara in 2011, but was restricted to just 29 […]