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June 17, 2014

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

June 15, 2014

France 3-0 Honduras: Brilliant Benzema dispatches Suarez's side
22:20 GMT

The Real Madrid striker scored twice and forced an own goal from the goalkeeper as Didier Deschamps' men breezed past the 10 men of the Central Americans

Xavi Hernandez
20:46 GMT

Barcelona midfielder Xavi has agreed a three-year deal worth €24.9 million with Qatari side El Arabi.

Switzerland 2-1 Ecuador: Injury time winner gives La Nati the win
19:11 GMT

The South Americans took the lead in the first half but an Admir Mehmedi header levelled the score before Haris Seferovic secured the win deep into injury time

World Cup 2014: Argentina v Bosnia-Herzegovina Preview
14:38 GMT

The final match of the day will see Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina faceoff in the Bosnian's first ever World Cup appearance.

World Cup 2014: France v Honduras Preview and Projected Lineups
14:22 GMT

France already have lost Franck Ribery this summer, but their side look to have enough depth to recover from the loss of the Bayern Munich star.

World Cup 2014: Switzerland v Ecuador Preview and Projected Lineups
14:11 GMT

Switzerland are a sleeper of a side this summer as they are much better than people may realize as they do not have a large amount of known players.

Michael Jordan
04:27 GMT

Michael Jordan has been named sports world's first billionaire by Forbes magazine.

Cote d'Ivoire 2-1 Japan: Gervinho & Bony head home to deny Honda hammering
04:22 GMT

The AC Milan man had put Alberto Zaccheroni's men into the lead but two nodded goals in the second half sealed a comeback, inspired by Didier Drogba's substitute arrival

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