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June 16, 2014

Argentina 2-1 Bosnia-Herzegovina: Messi magic lights up Maracana
01:14 GMT

After cutting a disinterested figure in the first half, the Barcelona star came to life and scored a brilliant solo effort as his side began their World Cup campaign with a win

June 15, 2014

France 3-0 Honduras: Brilliant Benzema dispatches Suarez's side
22:20 GMT

The Real Madrid striker scored twice and forced an own goal from the goalkeeper as Didier Deschamps' men breezed past the 10 men of the Central Americans

Xavi Hernandez
20:46 GMT

Barcelona midfielder Xavi has agreed a three-year deal worth €24.9 million with Qatari side El Arabi.

Switzerland 2-1 Ecuador: Injury time winner gives La Nati the win
19:11 GMT

The South Americans took the lead in the first half but an Admir Mehmedi header levelled the score before Haris Seferovic secured the win deep into injury time

World Cup 2014: Argentina v Bosnia-Herzegovina Preview
14:38 GMT

The final match of the day will see Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina faceoff in the Bosnian's first ever World Cup appearance.

World Cup 2014: France v Honduras Preview and Projected Lineups
14:22 GMT

France already have lost Franck Ribery this summer, but their side look to have enough depth to recover from the loss of the Bayern Munich star.

World Cup 2014: Switzerland v Ecuador Preview and Projected Lineups
14:11 GMT

Switzerland are a sleeper of a side this summer as they are much better than people may realize as they do not have a large amount of known players.

Michael Jordan
04:27 GMT

Michael Jordan has been named sports world's first billionaire by Forbes magazine.

Cote d'Ivoire 2-1 Japan: Gervinho & Bony head home to deny Honda hammering
04:22 GMT

The AC Milan man had put Alberto Zaccheroni's men into the lead but two nodded goals in the second half sealed a comeback, inspired by Didier Drogba's substitute arrival

England 1-2 Italy: Balotelli heads Azzurri to victory
01:19 GMT

Claudio Marchisio and Mario Balotelli sandwiched a Daniel Sturridge strike to give Cesare Prandelli's men all three points from their opener against Roy Hodgson's charges

Uruguay 1-3 Costa Rica: Los Ticos prove they're no whipping boys
01:17 GMT

Jorge Pinto's men showed they shouldn't be underestimated as they overturned a one goal deficit to go on and pick up all three points from their opening game

June 14, 2014

Colombia 3-0 Greece: Armero, Gutierrez & Rodriguez give Pekerman's men perfect start
19:26 GMT

Colombia marked their long-awaited return to FIFA World Cup action with an entertaining 3-0 win over Greece on Saturday.

Cote d'Ivoire v Japan preview
15:58 GMT

Cote d'Ivoire's Golden Generation take a final shot at the World Cup and begin their campaign against plucky Asian side Japan in the early hours of Sunday morning for African viewers.

Colombia-Greece: South Americans Look to Replace Absent Falcao
15:49 GMT

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has selection problems ahead of his side’s World Cup debut against Greece in Belo Horizonte on Saturday.

England - Italy Preview: Three Lions after revenge for Euro 2012 exit
14:14 GMT

Raheem Sterling's expected inclusion in Roy Hodgson's line-up is likely to open up the game in the Amazon jungle of Manaus