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June 25, 2014

World Cup 2014: Bosnia-Herzegovina v Iran Preview and Projected Lineups
14:12 GMT

In their first World Cup appearance the promise that Bosnia-Herzegovina showed in getting themselves to the big stage has failed to shine through in their performances in Brazil.

World Cup 2014: Nigeria v Argentina Preview and Projected Lineups
14:09 GMT

Nigeria only need a draw to make it to the knockout stages alongside of Argentina, but they could upset the balance of the group if they were to defeat the South Americans and win the group instead.

Manchester United Prepare Record £30 million+ Offer For Teenager
11:18 GMT

Manchester United are reportedly ready to make a record offer for Luke Shaw of Southampton. The teenager has been a Manchester United target for the last few months...

June 24, 2014

Greece 2-1 Cote d'Ivoire: Last-gasp Samaras penalty sends Santos' side through
23:39 GMT

Wilfried Bony's second-half equaliser looked set to send the Africans into the knockout phase but the striker's spot-kick in the dying seconds booked a clash with Costa Rica

Japan 1-4 Colombia: Jackson Martinez double sends Zaccheroni's side home
23:37 GMT

Jose Pekerman's charges sealed maximum points in Group C and booked a last-16 clash with Uruguay in a game which saw Faryd Mondragon make World Cup history

Italy 0-1 Uruguay: Godin dumps 10-man Azzurri out of World Cup
19:24 GMT

The Atletico Madrid centre-back scored late on to clinch a last-16 berth at the expense of Cesare Prandelli's side, as Luis Suarez was embroiled in yet more controversy

Costa Rica 0-0 England: Draw seals top spot for Pinto's men
19:22 GMT

Roy Hodgson shuffled his pack for the final group stage clash, resulting in a tame encounter that saw the Central American nation advance as group winners

World Cup 2014: Japan v Colombia Preview and Projected Lineups
15:06 GMT

Japan have to win and hope that the Greeks can only manage a draw against the Ivory Coast if the Blue Samurai are to go through into the next round. In a group that looked sure to be full of excitement and dullness equally, Group C has lived up to its promise.

World Cup 2014: Greece v Ivory Coast Preview and Projected Lineups
13:41 GMT

As crazy as it sounds, Group D is still wide open at the moment and Greece still have a chance to go through to the next round if they can pull of a strong showing against the Ivory Coast and take all three points.

World Cup 2014: Costa Rica v England Preview and Projected Lineups
13:39 GMT

Much like Spain before them, England will be looking to earn a piece of consolation in their last group stage game knowing that they will be headed home far too early than was expected of them.

World Cup 2014: Italy v Uruguay Preview and Projected Lineups
13:35 GMT

In one of the day's most anticipated matchups, Italy and Uruguay find themselves fighting for their lives in the World Cup and both sides are certain to do all they can to turn the tables on one another to advance.

June 23, 2014


Cameroon 1-4 Brazil: Neymar double sets up Chile clash
23:35 GMT

The Barcelona star scored his third and fourth goals of the tournament as the host nation condemned the Africans to their seventh straight World Cup defeat

Croatia 1-3 Mexico: Chicharito on target as Herrera's side soar into World Cup last 16
23:31 GMT

The Manchester United striker scored the final goal in Recife after captain Rafael Marquez and Andres Guardado had netted in quick succession to set up a meeting with Netherlands

Australia 0-3 Spain: Villa, Torres & Mata return respect to Roja exit
19:25 GMT

Vicente del Bosque's men swept aside the Socceroos to secure third place in Group B, with their elimination already having been assured

Netherlands 2-0 Chile: Fer & Memphis walk Oranje into top spot
19:23 GMT

Louis van Gaal's men struggled to get the winner until relatively late in the clash with Jorge Sampaoli's side, when they broke the deadlock and ensured first place in Group B