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June 20, 2014

Italy 0-1 Costa Rica: Ruiz stuns Azzurri to book last-16 berth
19:12 GMT

The Fulham winger nodded home in the first half to send his nation into the last-16 and leave England booking their return flight back home

World Cup 2014: Honduras v Ecuador Preview and Projected Lineups
17:47 GMT

Switzerland and France square off in the second match of the day to battle for the top place of Group E, while Honduras and Ecuador face off in the last match of the night in hopes that one can find themselves up to second in the group with three points and a better goal differential than one of the top nations.

World Cup 2014: Switzerland v France Preview and Projected Lineups
17:43 GMT

The Swiss and the French both took opening day victories from their opponents and square off as the leaders of Group E. Both are in the best position to advance to the knockout stage despite what comes of the match.


Japan 0-0 Greece: Asians held by ten man Ethniki
04:29 GMT

Alberto Zaccheroni's men played with a numerical advantage for most of the game following Kostas Katsouranis' dismissal but could failed to break the deadlock

June 19, 2014

Uruguay 2-1 England: Super Suarez at the double
22:21 GMT

A Wayne Rooney goal cancelled out the Liverpool star's first half effort but the striker popped up late in the game to nick the win for his side

Colombia 2-1 Cote d'Ivoire: James and Quintero seal dramatic win
19:19 GMT

The South American side put themselves in the driving seat of World Cup Group C with the victory over the Elephants on Thursday

World Cup 2014: Japan v Greece Preview and Projected Lineups
16:09 GMT

Japan showed that their offense was quick and had an attacking edge that could score from the midfield thanks to a great goal from Keisuke Honda that opened the scoring against the Ivory Coast this past weekend.

World Cup 2014: Uruguay v England Preview and Projected Lineups
16:07 GMT

Both Uruguay and England failed to impress in their opening performances and find themselves chasing a place in the knockout round with one another as their first obstacle.

World Cup 2014: Colombia v Ivory Coast Preview and Projected Lineups
15:20 GMT

Colombia dominated Greece in their opening 3-0 victory to earn their first three points in their group over the weekend and now they will face arguably the best competition in their group in the Ivory Coast.

Lionel Messi
14:58 GMT

The Forbes magazine has released its annual list of the World's Highest-Paid Athletes and La Liga and Ligue 1 star players took six spots in the Top 20. The final sum associated with each footballer represents his salary and endorsement money.

Novak Djokovic
14:03 GMT

Novak Djokovic was named the top seed in Wimbledon above world number one Rafael Nadal in the seedings list announced on Wednesday ahead of the third Grand Slam tournament of the season that starts on Monday.

Cameroon 0-4 Croatia: Mandzukic at the double
01:19 GMT

The Bayern Munich man helped himself to two goals, following strikes from Ivica Olic and Ivan Perisic

June 18, 2014

Spain 0-2 Chile: Aranguiz sends holders crashing out of World Cup
23:49 GMT

The reigning world and European champions have exited the competition at the group stage after being stunned by their South American opponents

Australia 2-3 Netherlands: Van Gaal's men edge five-goal thriller
19:17 GMT

Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie stole the show with a brace in the Netherlands' 5-1 demolition of Spain in their opening game last week, and the duo once more took centre stage by scoring again in Porto Alegre on Wednesday.

World Cup 2014: Cameroon v Croatia Preview and Projected Lineups
14:00 GMT

Both Cameroon and Croatia well to disappointing defeats in their opening fixtures and both sides will be looking to make amends for their faltering on day one.