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July 8, 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014
14:54 GMT

As Germany and Brazil’s national football teams prepare to do battle Tuesday night, Lebanese security forces are preparing for their own showdown … with the fans.

World Cup 2014: Brazil v Germany Preview and Projected Lineups
13:09 GMT

It is hard to believe that we are already to the semi-finals and have only four games left as we decide the top four nations in World Football.

Mathieu Debuchy
01:16 GMT

The Gunners are expected to complete the signing of the France international, as talks with Barcelona over the acquisition of Alexis Sanchez progress

July 7, 2014

Vahid Halilhodzic
15:31 GMT

The Bosnian made history by leading the north African nation into the last 16 of the World Cup but says his work was "stigmatised" in some sections of the press

Daryl Janmaat
13:47 GMT

Manchester United have already started their defensive renovation with the hopeful addition of Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal and the already completed move of Southampton youngster Luke Shaw. It now appears that right back is their next priority according to reports from the Star.

Referee who missed Suarez bite gets semi-final
13:07 GMT

Marco Rodriguez, the referee who failed to see Luis Suarez biting Giorgio Chiellini, has been assigned to referee the World Cup Semi-final in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.

Roma confirm Cole signing
12:51 GMT

Roma have confirmed the signing of Ashley Cole on a two-year deal following his departure from Chelsea.

July 6, 2014

Luiz: Brazil will win WC for 'injured' Neymar
16:40 GMT

Brazil football team vice-captain David Luiz has reportedly promised to help his side win the World Cup for their injured star striker Neymar.

14:07 GMT

FIFA has said that it is investigation the tackle on Brazilian football ace Neymar, which saw the striker ruled out of the rest of the World Cup.

Di Maria out of WC after suffering muscle tear in thigh: Report
13:49 GMT

Argentina's Angel Di Maria is reportedly out of the FIFA World Cup after suffering a muscle tear in his thigh during his side's 1-0 victory over Belgium.

Netherlands 0-0 Costa Rica AET (Pens 4-3): Dutch through to semis after Krul gamble pays off
00:25 GMT

Tim Krul was an unlikely hero as the Netherlands secured a 4-3 shoot-out win over Costa Rica to book a FIFA World Cup semi-final place.

July 5, 2014

Argentina 1-0 Belgium: Higuain stunner seals semi-final berth
19:18 GMT

The Napoli striker struck a superb goal in the first half and that was enough to see off a disappointing Red Devils side

World Cup 2014: Netherlands v Costa Rica Preview and Projected Lineups
16:10 GMT

It is a hard match to call between the Netherlands and Costa Rica. Holland have in many ways over performed this summer, especially with their thumping of Spain 1-5 in the opening match.

July 4, 2014

Brazil 2-1 Colombia: David Luiz wonderstrike sends hosts through as Neymar is stretchered off
23:17 GMT

The defender lashed home a stunning free kick after Thiago Silva's early goal, with James Rodriguez scoring a penalty before the Barcelona star was forced off in the dying minutes

France 0-1 Germany: Hummels breaks French hearts to seal semi-final berth
19:14 GMT

The centre-back scored his second goal of the tournament to send Joachim Low's men into the last four