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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 […]

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    World Cup – Group F Preview

    June 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    With teams from four continents coming together in Group F, including one of the tournament favourites, as well as the rank-outsiders, we should see a variety of excellent football from these six games. Bosnia Herzegovina’s first foray into a World Cup pits them against Lionel Messi’s two-time champions Argentina in […]

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    Ivory Coast vs Japan

    June 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Ivory coast scored two goals in two minutes to get off to a flying start in Group C against Japan – winning 2-1.   The Elephants went behind to a wonder goal from Keisuke Honda, before Wilfried Bony equalised after the break. Two minutes later Gervinho put the African side in […]

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    World Cup – Group E Preview

    June 15, 2014 at 11:59 am

      It’s almost time for Group E to get underway today, containing: France, Ecuador, Switzerland, and Honduras. This preview will give a quick insight into each of the four teams as well as my own predictions on how the group will end up.  France The French will be considered as the […]

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    England vs Italy

    June 15, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Mario Balotelli’s second half goal was enough to narrowly push Italy past a spirited England side, as Roy Hodgson’s men fell 2-1 in Menaus. Italy set out to slow the tempo in this game from the first whistle and set up in a narrow 4-3-2-1 to get a grip of […]