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Archives: World Cup

Colombia 4-1 Japan: Match Highlights [VIDEO]; Los Cafeteros Crush Japan

Posted on by Andrew Jones
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A spirited Japanese effort to save their World Cup tournament was duly bunted by a high flying Colombian team led by James Rodriguez and Jackson Martinez, as the playmaker’s latest brilliance with the Porto man led his side to a … Continue reading

Samaras Scores Last Minute Penalty to Send Greece to Round Of 16

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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Georgios Samaras scored a late penalty in stoppage time to send Greece through to the Round of 16, while Ivory Coast will feel demoralized after being so close to advancing. Controversy surrounded this nerve-wrecking game in Group C as Greece … Continue reading

Luis Suarez Claims ‘These Things Happen In The Box’ After Biting Incident Mars Win Against Italy

Posted on by Abe Asher
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In a post-match interview, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez brushed off the biting incident that became the main talking point of the Italy-Uruguay World Cup game. In an interview with Uruguay media, Suarez said: “These things happen in the box. We … Continue reading

WATCH Greece 2-1 Ivory Coast Match Highlights [VIDEO]; Greeks Advance to Round of 16

Posted on by Alex Muller
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What an ending to the match between Greece and Ivory Coast! Greece defeated Ivory Coast in the last few minutes of the match to advance to the Round of 16 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The winning goal came … Continue reading

Cesare Prandelli’s Tactics, Not Luis Suarez Or The Referee, Hurt Italy

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Cesare Prandelli’s decision to resign in the wake of the Azzurri’s 1-0 defeat to Uruguay was a noble one, premised on the idea that he was responsible for Italy’s poor showing in the World Cup. Setting aside his tenure as … Continue reading

Italy Manager Cesare Prandelli Resigns After Rant Against Fans And Italian FA

Posted on by Aleksandra Slupinski
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After a controversial 1-0 loss to Uruguay Tuesday in the Group stages of the World Cup, Italian manager Cesare Prandelli has resigned from his position. His Italian squad came in third in the group after two consecutive losses against Costa Rica … Continue reading

Japan vs Colombia: Starting Lineups And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani
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With Colombia already qualified to the next round, they face a Japan outfit who will be desperate to win to keep their own hopes of qualification alive. Where to watch – For viewers in USA, this is where they can … Continue reading

Greece vs Ivory Coast: Starting Lineups And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani
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With second place in the Group still up for grabs for both the teams, this might be a highly entertaining game. Where to watch – The match kicks off at 4 PM EST/1 PM PST, and this is viewers in … Continue reading

5 Observations From Italy 0-1 Uruguay World Cup Game

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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This game was a must-win for Uruguay and a must-not lose for the Italians and the differing mindsets of the two sides leant itself to a tense and edgy contest. After losing their opening match, the Uruguayans deserve a lot … Continue reading

WATCH Uruguay Knock Italy Out Of The World Cup In Controversial Circumstances; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Uruguay knocked out Italy from the World Cup in controversial circumstances after beating the Azzurri 1-0 when Diego Godin scored a header from a corner. Unfortunately, the game was marred by a biting incident featuring Luis Suarez, which is the … Continue reading

Photo Reveals Luis Suarez Bite Marks On Italy Defender Giorgio Chiellini [PHOTO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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A photo has been revealed that shows Luis Suarez’s bite marks on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini. Unfortunately, the Uruguay-Italy game was marred by a biting incident featuring Luis Suarez, which is the third such recent incident. Suarez bit Italy centre … Continue reading

WATCH Uruguay’s Luis Suarez Bite Giorgio Chiellini [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez did it again. In the second half of the World Cup match against Italy, Suarez bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder and should have been red carded. However, the match officials missed the incident … Continue reading

WATCH Mexico Coach Miguel Herrera’s 6 Best Goal Celebrations [GIF]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Mexico Head Coach Miguel Herrera has been one of the stars of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, not only because of his achievements in turning the Mexico National Team into a serious and powerful threat at the World Cup, but … Continue reading

Why Spain Failed And Vicente Del Bosque Should Be Fired

Posted on by Tim Evans
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Paralysis by analysis. This was ultimately the downfall of Vicente Del Bosque. Of late, Spain has had an embarrassment of riches in soccer talent. And instead of a blessing, this ultimately proved to be a curse in disguise. Two years … Continue reading

Italy vs Uruguay, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Aleksandra Slupinski
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The headline on one of the most popular Italian newspapers, Gazetta Dello Sport, reads today “No going home; NO!” ahead of Italy’s do-or-die clash against Uruguay, which kicks off at Noon ET/9am PT today. First the TV news and starting … Continue reading

England and Costa Rica Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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For England, there’s not much left except pride and a chance to watch a young England team against an exciting, up-and-coming Costa Rica team. First the TV news and starting lineups: • English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN • Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision … Continue reading

Colombia vs Japan Preview and Predicted Lineups

Posted on by Gary O'Toole
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Japan and Colombia face off today at 4pm ET/1pm PT with both teams in need of points for very different reasons. Los Cafeteros only need one point to be sure of top spot, while the Blue Samurai desperately need their … Continue reading

Greece vs Ivory Coast Preview and Predicted Lineups

Posted on by Matt Covell
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Ivory Coast and Greece arrive in Fortaleza with both sides having an opportunity to advance into the knockout stages (4pm ET/1pm PT kickoff). Ivory Coast comes into the match after losing a close affair with Colombia 2-1 and defeating Japan … Continue reading