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Netherlands 0-0 Costa Rica (4-3 on penalties): Krul the hero as Dutch sneak through

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Louis Van Gaal's Dutch team were held goalless all the way through 120 minutes of play against a feisty Costa Rica side that have done their...

Argentina 1-0 Belgium: Higuain fires South Americans into the last four

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Argentina's sole goal turned out to be enough to edge the South Americans past Belgium in Brasilia, holding tight at the back against the...

USA World Cup review: Stars & Stripes do their nation proud… those that care...

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It's no great secret that Americans aren't the world's biggest football fans... well, technically that is both a truth and a lie. The US are...
Benzema has been linked with a move to Arsenal all summer

France v Germany: Time for the European giants to hit top form… or go home!

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Germany entered the World Cup as the favorites for many, and France also had a huge following of support for their exciting prospects this time...

Brazil v Colombia: James Rodriguez to steal Neymar’s spotlight in South American showdown

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Colombia haven't beaten Brazil since 1985, but if there was ever a time to break that run, at the Pentacampeões's own World Cup is a pretty...

Belgium 2-1 USA: Belgians dump Klinsmann’s Stars & Stripes out of the World Cup...

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Going into this game, the Round of 16 had seen all 7 group winners make it through to the quarter-finals and this game completed the...

Costa Rica 1-1 Greece (5-3 on pens): Navas heroics sends minnows through to quarters

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The unlikely match-up in Recife of Greece and Costa Rica, both underdogs to qualify for the Round of 16, took 120 minutes of play...

On-pitch in-fighting: England striker lashes out at Brazilian team-mate (Video)

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Jermaine Defoe has launched his Toronto FC career off to a fantastic start goals-wise, but his camaraderie with team-mates at the MLS side was cast into...

Costa Rica v Greece preview: World Cup underdogs battle for place in Quarter-Finals

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Greece and Costa Rica were both outside bets to make it through to the Round of 16, leaving Italy, England and Ivory Coast in...

Colombia v Uruguay Preview: Los Cafeteros confident of avoiding bite-back in the Maracanã

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Colombia, fresh from topping Group C, take on Group D runners-up, Uruguay, tomorrow in Rio De Janeiro at 5pm local time. Both nations border Brazil; Colombia...

USA 0-1 Germany: Sharp-shooter Muller scores winner as both teams advance to knockouts

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Group G's top two teams fought it out in Recife, hammered by torrential rain, with Germany ending victorious thanks to another Thomas Muller goal. The downpours caused...

Algeria v Russia Preview: Can ex-England boss guide Russia to Round of 16?

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Group H draws to a close tomorrow with the North Africans, Algeria, playing Russia in Curitiba. Algeria are currently sitting on 3; from a...