Posted on June 16, 2014
Tournament hosts Brazil enjoyed a hard-fought and somewhat controversial triumph over Croatia in their opening fixture and they will have to improve in order to defeat Mexico as well. El Tri proved their worth by completely outclassing Cameroon, overcoming two wrongfully disallowed goals to win the tie 1-0, which is enough to suggest they can
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Posted on June 16, 2014
Group H favourites Belgium start their 2014 World Cup campaign with what looks like an easy game against Algeria, but the Red Devils cannot afford to take this game lightly. Their opposition are on a four-match winning run and they seem to have the potential to cause a shock or two at the tournament finals
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Posted on June 15, 2014
Stakes will be high when Ghana and United States square off at Arena das Dunas in Natal, as a potential defeat would place one of the two sides in a very difficult situation ahead of games with Germany and Portugal. The Black Stars have been pretty impressive on both World Cup appearances so far, reaching
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Posted on June 15, 2014
Three-time Asian Cup champions Iran will be aiming for a winning start to their fourth World Cup, but they clearly face an uphill task in their opening fixture against Nigeria. Meanwhile, the Super Eagles are aware they need to win this match if they are to remain in contention for a place in the knockout
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Posted on June 14, 2014
Argentina, one of the tournament favourites, take on Bosnia-Hercegovina, making their first appearance at the World Cup, at the famous Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Los Albicelestes arrive in Brazil searching for their third title, having won the previous two trophies in 1978 and 1986, with many expecting Barcelona superstar Leo Messi to finally
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Posted on June 14, 2014
Group E favourites France start their World Cup campaign with what should be an easy game against the weakest sides in the group, but things are rarely as straightforward at these kinds of tournaments. After holding England to a goalless draw in their final warm-up match, Honduras will attempt to do something similar against les
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Posted on June 13, 2014
Ivory Coast will see this as a must-win game if they are to remain in contention for a place in the Last 16 stage and progress from the group stage at the World Cup for the first time in history. Meanwhile, Japan are making their fifth successive appearance at the tournament finals, and they hope
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Posted on June 13, 2014
Colombia end a 16-year wait for a World Cup appearance with what should be a hard-fought match against defence-minded Greece, who will be looking to catch los Cafeteros on the break and enjoy a positive start to the tournament. Colombia may have missed the last three World Cup finals, but they qualified for the 2014
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Posted on June 12, 2014
Saturday’s World Cup fixture in Manaus sees 1966 winners England face three time champions Italy in the second match in Group D. Roy Hodgson’s side went through qualification for this summer’s tournament unbeaten, though they have won just two of the six games they have played since booking their place in Brazil. They beat Peru
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Posted on June 12, 2014
Group D commences in Fortaleza on Saturday afternoon (local time) as Uruguay take on Costa Rica. The Copa America winners qualified the hard way, needing a play-off victory against Jordan to book their place in Brazil. They are however unbeaten in their last six internationals, and go into the game having beat Northern Ireland and
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