Posted on July 10, 2014
The penultimate match of this summer’s World Cup takes place in Brasilia on Saturday as hosts Brazil face the Netherlands in the battle for third place. Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side’s semi-final result will go down in history, but not for the way the nation would have hoped. The Selecao were thrashed 7-1 by Germany in
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Posted on July 10, 2014
Germany have confirmed that Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels could miss the World Cup final against Argentina through injury. The highly rated stopper was withdrawn at half-time in the semi-final clash against Brazil with the win already in the bag at the time. But, while many believed Joachim Low had only wanted to rest his
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Posted on July 10, 2014
Spanish giants Barcelona have stated they are satisfied with Neymar’s recovery from the back injury the forward picked up at the 2014 World Cup. The 22-year-old suffered a fractured vertebra in the quarter-final clash against Colombia and missed the semi-final against Germany where Brazil were hammered 7-1. Neymar has been recovering at his home since
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Posted on July 9, 2014
Netherlands national team have suffered a major blow ahead of the World Cup semi-final against Argentina as striker Robin van Persie picked up a stomach bug. The Manchester United striker trained individually on Tuesday, which is enough to suggest he could miss the all-important clash against Los Albicelestes. “Robin van Persie has an intestinal problem
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Posted on July 8, 2014
Wednesday’s World Cup action comes from Sao Paolo, where the Netherlands face Argentina in a repeat of the 1978 final. The winners of Brazil vs Germany will be waiting for face the victors in Sunday’s final, while both defeated semi-finalists will face each other in the third and fourth place play-off twenty-four hours earlier. The
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Posted on July 8, 2014
Brazil captain Thiago Silva will miss the semi-final clash against Germany after FIFA Disciplinary Committee decided to uphold the yellow card the player received against Colombia. The PSG star received his second booking of the tournament for blocking Colombia keeper David Ospina, resulting in automatic suspension, but Brazil officials then appealed against the decision. FIFA
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Posted on July 7, 2014
The semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup kick off in Belo Horizonte as hosts Brazil take on Germany in a repeat of the 2002 final. Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side edged past Colombia in their quarter final tie in Fortaleza on Friday, with goals from centre-back duo Thiago Silva and David Luiz putting the game beyond
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Posted on July 7, 2014
Brazil midfielder Willian is rated doubtful for the World Cup semi-final match against Germany after suffering an injury in training. The Chelsea star picked up a back injury in Saturday’s training session and subsequently missed the remainder of the training session. Willian is now an injury doubt for the all-important clash against Germany, creating additional
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Posted on July 6, 2014
Argentina star Angel Di Maria could miss the World Cup semi-final clash against Netherlands through a thigh problem. The Real Madrid midfielder was forced to come off right after the half-hour mark of the quarter-final match against Belgium, having picked up a muscle injury while shooting on goal. He was replaced by Benfica footballer Enzo
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Posted on July 5, 2014
Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto has urged the referees to punish Netherlands star Arjen Robben in case he continues diving at the 2014 World Cup. The Bayern Munich star, well-known for his habit of diving, used his well-documented ‘skills’ to earn a penalty in the Last 16 stage clash against Mexico that eventually saw
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