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July 2, 2014

Luis Suarez
12:56 GMT

Andoni Zubizarreta, sporting director of Barcelona football club, in a press conference, commended Luis Suarez for his humility after the Uruguayan striker admitted the bite for the first time via a twitter message.

July 1, 2014

Belgium 2-1 USA (AET): De Bruyne and Lukaku book quarter-final date
23:52 GMT

Two goals in the first additional period were enough to dispatch a brave challenge from the Americans, who got one back through Green to set up a tense finale

Argentina 1-0 Switzerland (AET): Di Maria strikes at the death to seal quarter-final spot
19:54 GMT

The Real Madrid winger curled a low shot past Diego Benaglio after Lionel Messi's run and pass to see off a spirited challenge from Ottmar Hitzfeld's side

Official: Chelsea agree Diego Costa deal
18:36 GMT

The 25-year-old has long been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, and the switch has now been confirmed by the Blues

Adam Lallana
15:24 GMT

The midfielder joined the Anfield club for a fee of €31m on Tuesday and revealed it was his "wish" to play for such a "special" team

World Cup 2014: Belgium v USA Preview and Projected Lineups
12:59 GMT

Belgium and the United States of America both have their work cut out for them in this afternoon's clash of wills in a chase for a place in the World Cup quarterfinals.

World Cup 2014: Argentina v Switzerland Preview and Projected Lineups
12:56 GMT

Argentina will look to be the favorites to advance on the day as Lionel Messi has proven he is out to make sure his nation are a major factor in this summer's competition having been their hero several times in the group stages.

Germany 2-1 Algeria (AET): Schurrle and Ozil ensure Low's side scrape through
00:12 GMT

The Chelsea forward turned home Thomas Muller's cross before the Arsenal playmaker fired home just before Abdelmoumene Djabou scored a consolation in the dying seconds

June 30, 2014

France 2-0 Nigeria: Pogba breaks Super Eagles' hearts
19:52 GMT

Les Bleus are through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup after two second-half goals downed their African opponents

Low: Algeria mind games won't affect us
14:49 GMT

The Germany manager has insisted that his team are unaffected by the prospect of settling old scores against the African side

World Cup 2014: Germany v Algeria Preview and Projected Lineups
13:40 GMT

Germany gets their round of 16 action underway with a showdown against Algeria this afternoon. The victors of Group G after a hard fought last two matches against Ghana and the United States will be looking to take out their frustrations on Algeria.

World Cup 2014: France v Nigeria Preview and Projected Lineups
13:28 GMT

France looked to be a dominate force in the group stages as they hammered out eight goals and shocked many with their 2-5 thrashing of Switzerland.


Costa Rica 1-1 Greece AET (Pens 5-3): Navas the hero as Central Americans make World Cup history
01:22 GMT

Jorge Luis Pinto's side battled to another astounding victory as they secured a shoot-out triumph despite playing close to an hour with 10 men

June 29, 2014

Lionel Messi
19:54 GMT

Barcelona ace Lionel Messi would reportedly welcome Liverpool striker Luis Suarez into the La Liga club squad after the Argentina star threw his considerable support behind a move for the banned Uruguay forward.

Wayne Rooney
19:35 GMT

Wayne Rooney was slammed by fans for promoting his sponsor Samsung on his social media accounts, right after his return from the World Cup disaster.