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June 23, 2014

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

World Cup 2014: Nigeria v Bosnia-Herzegovina Preview and Projected Lineups
16:35 GMT

Nigeria failed to produce the victory they so desperately desired against Iran as they fell to a 0-0 draw in a match that was dominated by the Iranians ability to slow the pace and get behind the ball.

World Cup 2014: Germany v Ghana Preview and Projected Lineups
16:29 GMT

Germany opened their World Cup campaign with a massive moral boosting victory over Portugal seeing Thomas Muller secure and hat-trick and Mats Hummels the other strike in a four goal demolishing of Cristiano Ronaldo's nation.

World Cup 2014: Argentina v Iran Preview and Projected Lineups
16:18 GMT

Although Argentina will be the favorite side in their meeting with Iran, it is also true that the Argentinians did little that was very impressive against Bosnia-Herzegovina on their opening night.

Honduras 1-2 Ecuador: Valencia at the double in La Tri comeback
01:40 GMT

Reinaldo Rueda's men came from behind to beat Luis Suarez's side on Friday night as they recovered from their opening game defeat to give themselves a chance of progressing

June 20, 2014

Switzerland 2-5 France: Les Bleus demolish Swiss in seven goal thriller
22:17 GMT

Despite missing a penalty, Didier Deschamps' men rolled over Ottmar Hitzfeld's side to pick up a second win in the World Cup