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June 23, 2014

Netherlands 2-0 Chile: Fer & Memphis walk Oranje into top spot
19:23 GMT

Louis van Gaal's men struggled to get the winner until relatively late in the clash with Jorge Sampaoli's side, when they broke the deadlock and ensured first place in Group B

World Cup 2014: Croatia v Mexico Preview and Projected Lineups
16:54 GMT

Croatia and Mexico come face to face battling for their life in the World Cup and knowing that this is the final chance to book their place in the next round.

World Cup 2014: Cameroon v Brazil Preview and Projected Lineups
16:12 GMT

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have had a tough road at the World Cup this summer having failed to really even get their challenge off the mark before it has already come to a close.

World Cup 2014: Australia v Spain Preview and Projected Lineups
15:41 GMT

None of us in the media believed we would be writing a final send off preview for Spain in only their third match of the tournament, but that is exactly what all of us are doing.

World Cup 2014: Netherlands v Chile Preview and Projected Lineups
14:53 GMT

The Netherlands and Chile have both already qualified for the knockout stages, but the battle today will be for whom wants to take the first seed out of the group.

USA 2-2 Portugal: Varela denies America with 95th minute equaliser
01:23 GMT

The forward headed home with just seconds remaining to deny the Stars and Stripes back to back victories

June 22, 2014

South Korea 2-4 Algeria: Fennecs on brink of last-16 after six-goal thriller
23:03 GMT

The African nation raced into a three-goal in the first half and, though they were made to work in the second period, sealed a crucial victory

Belgium 1-0 Russia: Origi snatches victory to send Wilmots' men through
19:29 GMT

The 19-year-old fired home following a brilliant run from Eden Hazard to settle a dour encounter at the Maracana

World Cup 2014: USA v Portugal Preview and Projected Lineups
17:42 GMT

If there has been anything proven this World Cup in Brazil it is that statistics and FIFA Rankings have meant very little when it comes down to heart and desire this tournament.

World Cup 2014: Belgium v Russia Preview and Projected Lineups
16:04 GMT

Belgium face perhaps their toughest group stage test against Russia this afternoon as the young national team will hope that their attack can once again be enough to make a difference.

World Cup 2014: South Korea v Algeria Preview and Projected Lineups
15:59 GMT

South Korea managed an impressive draw against an unimpressive Russia side to open their World Cup account this summer with a point. Meanwhile Algeria failed to make the most of a great start against Belgium and fell 2-1 after having opened the scoring against the strongest side in Group H.

Rooney: Lack of a nasty streak is holding England back
14:20 GMT

The Manchester United forward believes his country needs to adopt a less honest approach, which he says has benefited other teams in major tournaments against the Three Lions

Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia: Odemwingie fires Super Eagles to brink of last-16
01:04 GMT

The striker struck in the first half to secure victory for the African nation, who were forced to withstand a late rally, with Edin Dzeko hitting the post

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