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June 15, 2014

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

Uruguay-Costa Rica Preview: Tabarez to rest Suarez for opening encounter
14:09 GMT

The Liverpool striker is set to be rested to aid his recovery from a knee injury but his team-mates should still secure a win

Chile 3-1 Australia: Alexis and Valdivia help see off plucky Socceroos
01:24 GMT

Two early goals left many predicting a white wash but a header from Tim Cahill reinvigorated his side and they came close to snatching a point before Jean Beausejour's late hit

June 13, 2014

Spain 1-5 Netherlands: Robben and Van Persie obliterate world champions
22:37 GMT

Two goals apiece for the attacking duo and a tap-in from Stefan de Vrij left Vicente del Bosque's men totally torn apart in the first game of their title defence

Mexico 1-0 Cameroon: Peralta strike secures victory for Herrera's men
19:57 GMT

The Club America striker sealed victory for his side after Giovani dos Santos had two goals disallowed in controversial offside decisions

World Cup 2014: Spain v Netherlands Preview and Projected Lineups
13:35 GMT

In one of the most anticipated battles of the opening days of the ground stages, Spain and Netherlands face off in a rematch of the 2010 World Cup Final.

World Cup 2014: Mexico v Cameroon Preview and Projected Lineups
13:32 GMT

Mexico battled adversity all the way to the World Cup finals as they looked set to miss out on the tournament at multiple times over the course of their qualifying run.

Platini says will not support Blatter at next year's FIFA presidency elections
13:27 GMT

UEFA president Michel Platini has said that he would not support his FIFA counterpart Sepp Blatter at next year's elections as the Swiss had recently indicated that he was to seek re-election for a fifth term.

Barcelona and Manchester United target not keen on a move
04:46 GMT

Atletico Madrid star Koke has revealed that he is not ready to move from the Vicente Calderon. This statement will come as a major blow...

June 12, 2014

Brazil 3-1 Croatia: Neymar inspires Selecao comeback
23:17 GMT

Barcelona's Neymar came to the rescue after the host nation had fallen behind at the Arena de Sao Paulo on Thursday night