June 18, 2014
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.
However, Brazil will be the favored side after Mexico's struggles from the last year have seen their star far just a bit.
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.
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
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
The forward was ruthless in front of goal as Paulo Bento's side capitulated following the dismissal of Pepe in the first half
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.
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.
Germany and Portugal open the action in the Group of Death at this afternoon.
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