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July 1, 2014

World Cup 2014: Belgium v USA Preview and Projected Lineups
12:59 GMT

Belgium and the United States of America both have their work cut out for them in this afternoon's clash of wills in a chase for a place in the World Cup quarterfinals.

World Cup 2014: Argentina v Switzerland Preview and Projected Lineups
12:56 GMT

Argentina will look to be the favorites to advance on the day as Lionel Messi has proven he is out to make sure his nation are a major factor in this summer's competition having been their hero several times in the group stages.

Germany 2-1 Algeria (AET): Schurrle and Ozil ensure Low's side scrape through
00:12 GMT

The Chelsea forward turned home Thomas Muller's cross before the Arsenal playmaker fired home just before Abdelmoumene Djabou scored a consolation in the dying seconds

June 30, 2014

France 2-0 Nigeria: Pogba breaks Super Eagles' hearts
19:52 GMT

Les Bleus are through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup after two second-half goals downed their African opponents

Low: Algeria mind games won't affect us
14:49 GMT

The Germany manager has insisted that his team are unaffected by the prospect of settling old scores against the African side

World Cup 2014: Germany v Algeria Preview and Projected Lineups
13:40 GMT

Germany gets their round of 16 action underway with a showdown against Algeria this afternoon. The victors of Group G after a hard fought last two matches against Ghana and the United States will be looking to take out their frustrations on Algeria.

World Cup 2014: France v Nigeria Preview and Projected Lineups
13:28 GMT

France looked to be a dominate force in the group stages as they hammered out eight goals and shocked many with their 2-5 thrashing of Switzerland.

Costa Rica 1-1 Greece AET (Pens 5-3): Navas the hero as Central Americans make World Cup history
01:22 GMT

Jorge Luis Pinto's side battled to another astounding victory as they secured a shoot-out triumph despite playing close to an hour with 10 men

June 29, 2014

Lionel Messi
19:54 GMT

Barcelona ace Lionel Messi would reportedly welcome Liverpool striker Luis Suarez into the La Liga club squad after the Argentina star threw his considerable support behind a move for the banned Uruguay forward.

Wayne Rooney
19:35 GMT

Wayne Rooney was slammed by fans for promoting his sponsor Samsung on his social media accounts, right after his return from the World Cup disaster.

Netherlands 2-1 Mexico: Van Gaal's men seal dramatic comeback win in Fortaleza heat
19:29 GMT

The Netherlands staged a dramatic late comeback to win 2-1 and ensure that Mexico's FIFA World Cup last-16 hoodoo continued.

World Cup 2014: Costa Rica v Greece Preview and Projected Lineups
13:12 GMT

Costa Rica have been without a doubt the surprise package of the tournament taking seven points and going undefeated in Group D when paired with England, Italy and Uruguay.

World Cup 2014: Netherlands v Mexico Preview and Projected Lineups
12:38 GMT

Today's second set of matches of the knockout round of 16 look particularly interesting and the Netherlands and Mexico take the pitch first this afternoon to determine whom will move on to the quarterfinals.

June 28, 2014

Colombia 2-0 Uruguay: King James comes of age to book quarter-final berth
23:20 GMT

The Monaco star scored arguably the goal of the tournament so far as Oscar Tabarez's men were dumped out of the tournament

Brazil 1-1 Chile (pens 3-2): Super Cesar saves Selecao from early exit
20:16 GMT

The hosts went ahead through David Luiz but were pegged back shortly afterwards by Alexis Sanchez and the game needed spot kicks to see Felipao's men into the next round