June 19, 2014
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.
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.
Colombia dominated Greece in their opening 3-0 victory to earn their first three points in their group over the weekend and now they will face arguably the best competition in their group in the Ivory Coast.
The Forbes magazine has released its annual list of the World's Highest-Paid Athletes and La Liga and Ligue 1 star players took six spots in the Top 20. The final sum associated with each footballer represents his salary and endorsement money.
Novak Djokovic was named the top seed in Wimbledon above world number one Rafael Nadal in the seedings list announced on Wednesday ahead of the third Grand Slam tournament of the season that starts on Monday.
The Bayern Munich man helped himself to two goals, following strikes from Ivica Olic and Ivan Perisic
June 18, 2014
The reigning world and European champions have exited the competition at the group stage after being stunned by their South American opponents
Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie stole the show with a brace in the Netherlands' 5-1 demolition of Spain in their opening game last week, and the duo once more took centre stage by scoring again in Porto Alegre on Wednesday.
Both Cameroon and Croatia well to disappointing defeats in their opening fixtures and both sides will be looking to make amends for their faltering on day one.
Spain were utterly embarrassed by Holland on the opening day of their World Cup title defense and after the 1-5 thumping that they had there are certain to be changes to the first team.
The Netherlands never would have dreamed that their opening match against Spain would see them thrust to the front of their group and leave the defending World Champions in the position to have to fight for their lives.
After a dull first half, the Eastern Europeans fought back to earn a point from their first game against Hong Myung-bo's side
June 17, 2014
Luiz Felipe Scolari's men failed to take their chances throughout the 90 minutes as they and El Tri shared the spoils
Sofiane Feghouli scored the opener from the spot, but Marc Wilmots' men turned up their game in the second-half to defeat the African nation
Russia are likely to be the quiet second team in their group. With Belgium the one expected to dominate the headlines in Group H, the Russians are likely to glide under the radar to the knockout stages.