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June 18, 2014

World Cup 2014: Spain v Chile Preview and Projected Lineups
13:20 GMT

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.

World Cup 2014: Australia v Netherlands Preview and Projected Lineups
13:02 GMT

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.

Russia 1-1 South Korea: Kerzhakov rescues point for Capello's men
01:24 GMT

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

Brazil 0-0 Mexico: Seleccao held in stalemate
22:11 GMT

Luiz Felipe Scolari's men failed to take their chances throughout the 90 minutes as they and El Tri shared the spoils

Belgium 2-1 Algeria: Fellaini and Mertens seal World Cup comeback
19:08 GMT

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

World Cup 2014: Russia v South Korea Preview and Projected Lineups
14:26 GMT

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.

Mexico facee hosts Brazil
14:19 GMT

However, Brazil will be the favored side after Mexico's struggles from the last year have seen their star far just a bit.

World Cup 2014: Belgium v Algeria Preview and Projected Lineups
14:05 GMT

One of the most anticipated first games of the tournament it that of Belgium as the rising European country have huge hopes and dreams on their shoulders this summer.

Ghana 1-2 USA: Klinsmann's men leave it late
01:18 GMT

Clint Dempsey was on target 30 seconds into the game only to see his goal cancelled out but a header in the late stages secured the win for the United States

Iran 0-0 Nigeria: Super Eagles held in drab stalemate
00:15 GMT

The teams were evenly matched throughout the 90 minutes with both teams struggling to create chances in their opening game of the tournament

June 16, 2014

Germany 4-0 Portugal: Muller hat-trick downs 10-man Seleccao
19:14 GMT

The forward was ruthless in front of goal as Paulo Bento's side capitulated following the dismissal of Pepe in the first half

World Cup 2014: Ghana v USA Preview and Projected Lineups
14:38 GMT

In a World Cup that already has seen multiple rematches between nations that recently have dealt one another a blow, Ghana and the USA become another in the line this summer.

World Cup 2014: Iran v Nigeria Preview and Projected Lineups
13:44 GMT

Iran and Nigeria round out the play for Group F after Argentina and Bosnia played to a snooze of a 2-1 victory for the Argentinians last night.

World Cup 2014: Germany v Portugal Preview and Projected Lineups
13:37 GMT

Germany and Portugal open the action in the Group of Death at this afternoon.

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