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June 21, 2014

Germany 2-2 Ghana: Klose moves level with Ronaldo to salvage late draw
22:09 GMT

The veteran is now just one goal shy of becoming the leading goalscorer in World Cup history after coming off the bench to spare his nation's blushes

Argentina 1-0 Iran: Magnificent Messi strike breaks the hearts of Queiroz's men
19:26 GMT

Alejandro Sabella's side were frustrated by superbly resilient opposition until the Barcelona star bent home a fantastic strike in second-half injury time

World Cup 2014: Nigeria v Bosnia-Herzegovina Preview and Projected Lineups
16:35 GMT

Nigeria failed to produce the victory they so desperately desired against Iran as they fell to a 0-0 draw in a match that was dominated by the Iranians ability to slow the pace and get behind the ball.

World Cup 2014: Germany v Ghana Preview and Projected Lineups
16:29 GMT

Germany opened their World Cup campaign with a massive moral boosting victory over Portugal seeing Thomas Muller secure and hat-trick and Mats Hummels the other strike in a four goal demolishing of Cristiano Ronaldo's nation.

World Cup 2014: Argentina v Iran Preview and Projected Lineups
16:18 GMT

Although Argentina will be the favorite side in their meeting with Iran, it is also true that the Argentinians did little that was very impressive against Bosnia-Herzegovina on their opening night.

Honduras 1-2 Ecuador: Valencia at the double in La Tri comeback
01:40 GMT

Reinaldo Rueda's men came from behind to beat Luis Suarez's side on Friday night as they recovered from their opening game defeat to give themselves a chance of progressing

June 20, 2014

Switzerland 2-5 France: Les Bleus demolish Swiss in seven goal thriller
22:17 GMT

Despite missing a penalty, Didier Deschamps' men rolled over Ottmar Hitzfeld's side to pick up a second win in the World Cup

Italy 0-1 Costa Rica: Ruiz stuns Azzurri to book last-16 berth
19:12 GMT

The Fulham winger nodded home in the first half to send his nation into the last-16 and leave England booking their return flight back home

World Cup 2014: Honduras v Ecuador Preview and Projected Lineups
17:47 GMT

Switzerland and France square off in the second match of the day to battle for the top place of Group E, while Honduras and Ecuador face off in the last match of the night in hopes that one can find themselves up to second in the group with three points and a better goal differential than one of the top nations.

World Cup 2014: Switzerland v France Preview and Projected Lineups
17:43 GMT

The Swiss and the French both took opening day victories from their opponents and square off as the leaders of Group E. Both are in the best position to advance to the knockout stage despite what comes of the match.


Japan 0-0 Greece: Asians held by ten man Ethniki
04:29 GMT

Alberto Zaccheroni's men played with a numerical advantage for most of the game following Kostas Katsouranis' dismissal but could failed to break the deadlock

June 19, 2014

Uruguay 2-1 England: Super Suarez at the double
22:21 GMT

A Wayne Rooney goal cancelled out the Liverpool star's first half effort but the striker popped up late in the game to nick the win for his side

Colombia 2-1 Cote d'Ivoire: James and Quintero seal dramatic win
19:19 GMT

The South American side put themselves in the driving seat of World Cup Group C with the victory over the Elephants on Thursday

World Cup 2014: Japan v Greece Preview and Projected Lineups
16:09 GMT

Japan showed that their offense was quick and had an attacking edge that could score from the midfield thanks to a great goal from Keisuke Honda that opened the scoring against the Ivory Coast this past weekend.

World Cup 2014: Uruguay v England Preview and Projected Lineups
16:07 GMT

Both Uruguay and England failed to impress in their opening performances and find themselves chasing a place in the knockout round with one another as their first obstacle.