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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 […]

     
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    Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina

    June 16, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Lionel Messi was the match winner for Argentina as the group favourites started their campaign with a comfortable victory. With 25 minutes remaining, the Barcelona forward played a clever one-two with Gonzalo Higuain, then shimmied past two defenders and fired a precise left-footed shot into the bottom corner to make […]

     
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    The Good, The Bad and The Rooney

    June 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    England’s World Cup campaign got underway with defeat to Italy on Saturday night, but there were plenty of positives to be taken away from a brave performance. Dubbed ‘The Young Lions’, Roy Hodgson’s inexperienced squad stood toe-to-toe with several Italian veterans, including the much-revered Andrea Pirlo, and certainly weren’t overwhelmed […]

     
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    Switzerland vs Ecuador

    June 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Haris Seferovic was the hero for Switzerland as they got their World Cup campaign off to a winning start in Group E, beating Ecuador 2-1. The Real Sociedad striker, who had only been on the pitch for 15 minutes, scored the dramatic winner in the third minute of stoppage-time to […]

     
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    World Cup: Group G Preview

    June 16, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Group G kicks off on Monday, June 16, when Germany face Portugal, before Ghana play the USA in one of the most exciting groups in the 2014 World Cup. Germany Germany have not won a World Cup since their reunification and, despite their European Championships win in 1996, reaching at […]

     
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    France vs Honduras

    June 16, 2014 at 11:17 am

    France have won their first match of the World Cup for the first time since 1998, beating Honduras 3-0 in a feisty affair that saw Wilson Palacios sent-off.  The 2006 finalists took the lead from the penalty spot after Palacios, who was already on a yellow card, pushed Paul Pogba […]