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Colombia 2 Uruguay 0: World Cup 2014's round of 16 - live!
2014-06-28 21:53:36 UTC
COLOMBIAN GO THROUGH!</strong>
<h3>FULL TIME: Colombia 2-0 Uruguay</h3>Colombia are in the quarter finals for the first time in their history! A thoroughly deserved victory. Not much to say, other than James Rodrigue...
Brazil 4 Chile 3: World Cup 2014's round of 16 - live!
2014-06-30 16:15:28 UTC
Obviously this is tough on Chile, who have had a fantastic tournament and an excellent match. Their fans are applauding them, and rightly so. Their players could not have given more, and pushed Brazil all the way to just before breaking point despite limited resources. The man who missed the fina...
Belo Horizonte holds its breath: Heroes are in town
2014-06-27 19:58:34 UTC
The steward on the flight into Belo Horizonte on Wednesday had an important announcement. “We would like to inform you,” he said, “that Argentina have beaten Nigeria 3-2 and Bosnia have beaten Iran 3-1. Thank you.”
It was impossible not to smile. Brazil does this to you. It might be a bit of a...
Fifa chief: Luis Suárez needs treatment
2014-06-27 19:47:37 UTC
The Fifa secretary general, Jérôme Valcke, has urged Luis Suárez to seek professional help and confirmed his previous biting offences were taken into account when deciding his unprecedented ban.
Despite Suárez’s Italian victim, Giorgio Chiellini, declaring the four-month ban from all football ...
Latin America revels in its World Cup moment
2014-06-27 19:02:14 UTC
Copacabana beach is in the midst of a Latin American invasion, not seen by Brazil even during its last major regional wars in the 19th century.
Some come sporting green sombreros from Mexico, the yellow shirts of Colombia or the masks of Uruguay's president, José Mujica, and Argentinian Pope F...
Argentina 3 Nigeria 2: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-25 18:02:30 UTC
And that's it! A brilliant performance by Lionel Messi. A brilliant performance by Ahmed Musa, too, but the Nigerians were otherwise second best. Just. They progress to the second round after a decent display here. But that's three Messi Masterclasses down, another four to go if Argentina want to...
Iran 1 Bosnia-Herzegovina 3: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-25 17:53:17 UTC
<h3>FULL TIME: Iran 1 Bosnia-Herzegovina 3</h3>It's all over. Bosnia-Herzegovina get the win they deserved for their efforts in Brazil. Iran get a goal at last. But both these teams are going home.
<strong>90+1 min: </strong>There'll be three minutes of added time at the end here.
Greece 2 Côte d'ivoire 1: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-24 22:15:23 UTC
What an ending! Greece are through You have to feel for Ivory Coast and Sio – who looked like someone had shot his beloved pet puppy – you really do. But Greece were the better team for large parts of that game and probably just about shade it in the end.
<h3>FULL TIME: Greece 2 Côte d'ivoire...
Japan 1 Colombia 4: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-24 22:11:48 UTC
What a performance from Colombia.They made eight changes tonight. Eight! Some people wrote them off after Falcao was ruled out but they have so much going forwards. A 100% record in group games and they look like have so many goals in them. Only Holland and France have been anywhere near as impre...
England 0 Costa Rica 0: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-24 19:01:48 UTC
Ignore, for one moment, England’s bland ignominy and just enjoy those moments at the final whistle. Costa Rica – little, patronised Costa Rica – have won Group D and their manager, Jorge Luis Pinto, could be seen punching the air and screaming to the skies. As one team traipsed away apologeticall...
Uruguay 1 Italy 0: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-24 19:01:40 UTC
Where to start? When Uruguay slumped in the second-half of their opening tie to lose 3-1 to Costa Rica, the World Cup dream looked to be over. Confidence was low and contests against England and Italy, two former champions, looked onerous.
But after beating England they completed the climb bac...
Cameroon 1 Brazil 4: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-24 18:59:52 UTC
<h3>FULL TIME: Cameroon 1 Brazil 4</h3>
90 min +2: </strong>Willian in space down the left. He looks to sidefoot one into the bottom right from the edge of the box, but Itandje isn't going to be beaten like that.
<strong>90 min: </strong>There will be four added minutes.
Croatia 1 Mexico 3: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-24 19:00:02 UTC
<h3>Full-time! Mexico 3-1 Croatia</h3>
Mexico are through. Croatia are not.
92 mins Ochoa – who has little to do all day – denies Perisic a second goal with a fine save. Nothing as spectacular as the other day but a good save nonetheless.
90 mins There are four more minutes to play...
Holland 2 Chile 0: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-24 19:01:18 UTC
The Netherlands have won 2-0 and will top Group B, while vanquished Chile will finish second. Arjen Robben was once again immense in this match, with his extraordinary turn of speed proving Chile's undoing. When he has the ball at his feet, you know exactly what he's going to do, but there's very...
USA 2 Portugal 2: World Cup 2014
2014-06-23 07:33:47 UTC
No team have yet lost their lives in this World Cup’s group of death but Portugal are on life support. After a 4-0 clobbering by Germany in their opening game, manager Paulo Bento had been candid enough to admit that anything less than a victory over the USA would effectively spell the end for hi...
South Korea 2 Algeria 4: World Cup 2014
2014-06-23 07:30:32 UTC
Algeria stand on the verge of qualification from the World Cup’s opening group stage for the first time in their history after producing a first-half display of pace, commitment and no little quality from which Korea, despite eventually improving upon their initial haplessness, could not hope to ...
Belgium 1 Russia 0: World Cup 2014
2014-06-23 07:27:59 UTC
If there was one man you could guarantee would stand aloof from the general joie de vivre of this World Cup, it was Fabio Capello. He is living this World Cup as he lived the last, grimly battering away criticism as drab tournament performances fail to live up to the promise of qualifying. The So...
Nigeria 1 Bosnia-Herzegovina 0: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-22 00:02:10 UTC
What an incredible finish to that match. At the end of it, Nigeria have their first World Cup win since 1998. Peter Odemwingie's goal was the difference and Nigeria are now second in the group. Iran, three points behind them, must beat Bosnia to have any chance of going through. Lionel Messi, y...
Argentina 1 Iran 0: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-21 21:08:18 UTC
<h3>Iran were spectacularly brilliant. What a performance by Iran!</h3>
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<h3>FULL TIME: Argentina 1 Iran 0</h3>He's not bad, this Lionel Messi. Argentina weren't very good, and Iran were spectacularly brilli...
Honduras 1 Ecuador 2: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-21 01:25:39 UTC
<h3>FULL TIME: Honduras 1 Ecuador 2</h3>The final whistle sounds. Ecaudor have come from behind to beat Honduras, courtesy of a brace from the mightily prolific Enner Valencia, who has scored seven goals in his past six matches for his country. As football matches go, it wasn't particularly prett...
Switzerland 2 France 5: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-20 21:27:09 UTC
Switzerland's task in the final game depends on what happens between Honduras and Ecuador later tonight. But France are effectively through as a result of that performance: even if they lose their final game, and two other teams reach six points, their goal difference should be their pal. That ...
Italy 0 Costa Rica 1: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-20 18:02:57 UTC
Time for England players to make a decision on that always-tricky moral dilemma: to sneak some hotel towels and toiletries into their case before check-out or not.
<h3>FULL TIME: Italy 0 Costa Rica 1</h3>Costa Rica have deservedly beaten Italy thanks to a goal by Bryan Ruiz, a player deemed u...
Japan 0 Greece 0: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-19 23:54:37 UTC
<h3>FULL TIME: Japan 0 Greece 0</h3>And that's that. A fairly dreadful game, really. Greece, the buffoonish actions of their captain Karsouranis apart, come out of that quite well in the end. A resourceful and staunch defensive displ...
Uruguay 2 England 1: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-19 20:56:51 UTC
Not a vintage England performance. Not a vintage Uruguay performance either, but they outgenius England 1-0.
"So, Stevie G has thrown away Liverpool's title hopes and England's World Cup chances," notes Mike. "Quite an impact player."
<h3>FULL TIME: Uruguay 2 England 1</h3>It's all ov...
Colombia 2 Côte d'ivoire 1: World Cup 2014 – live!
2014-06-19 18:17:30 UTC
Estadio Nacional Brasilia - Colombia's players celebrate jubilantly. Their bench runs on to the pitch. They've won again and are surely through to the second round of the World Cup. They made hard work of it though and Ivory Coast will feel they should have got something from that match. They nea...