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Brazil overcome Chile, play Colombia in the quarterfinals – reactions

June 28, 2014 by  
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Brazil overcome Chile, play Colombia in the quarterfinals – reactions

Brazil 1-1 Chile  advance 3-2 on penalty shootouts  Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazil coach “We knew we were going to be in for a tough time. They’re a very organised team with a good tactical system and fine players. Every credit to Chile but this penalty shootout win says a lot about us and about our […]

World Cup – Round of 16: Netherlands has a great generation

June 26, 2014 by  
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World Cup – Round of 16: Netherlands has a great generation

Mexico vs Netherlands Louis Van Gaal, Netherlands coach “We are all trying to do our best, but we still need their help. They make us feel more at ease out on the pitch. They’ve already been in this situation, in 2010, and they know what to expect and what you have to do to win. […]

Exciting South American clash in Rio for the Round of 16

June 25, 2014 by  
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Exciting South American clash in Rio for the Round of 16

Colombia-Uruguay at the Maracana – preview Colombia top up Group C with 9 points and 3 wins Uruguay came back from an opening 3-1 defeat to Costa Rica, beat England and Italy to qualify. Oscar Tabarez, Uruguay coach after the game vs. Italy won  1-0 “We tried to play our very best football against a side who […]

World Cup – Round of 16: Chile can beat Brazil

June 25, 2014 by  
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World Cup – Round of 16: Chile can beat Brazil

Brazil vs. Chile  Another time both South American sides will face in the Round of 16. in 2010 Brazil disposed of Chile 3-0 at the same stage. But this year Chile seems better armed against a host country.  Luis Scolari, Brazil coach: “I’ve come up against Chile twice before and remember how difficult it was […]

Belgium advance to Round 16 – Reactions

June 22, 2014 by  
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Belgium advance to Round 16 – Reactions

Belgium 1-0 Russia Belgium advance thanks to a late goal from sub Origi at the 87th 1-0 against Russia. coachs react: Marc Wilmots, Belgium coach It was a tough match against a well-prepared Russian side. My substitutions worked out well, as Kevin Mirallas proved when he hit the post. I took some risks in an attempt […]

Costa Rica continue to surprise – reactions

June 20, 2014 by  
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Costa Rica continue to surprise – reactions

Italy 0-1 Costa Rica Costa Rica continued their impressive run with a second win a row after beating Uruguay and now Italy. They were the better side mentally and physically. The Nazionale will have now the difficult task to face a resurgent Celeste, magnified by their clinical finisher Luis Suarez. England is already going home […]

Group E – European Neighbors to clash in Salvador for 1st place

June 19, 2014 by  
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Group E – European Neighbors to clash in Salvador for 1st place

GROUP E – France-Switzerland France and Switzerland will meet again after 2006 during the group stage. The last time it ended up in a tasteless 0-0. Les Bleus have produced a much more pleasant football than in 2010 scoring already three times beating 3-0 Honduras. Benzema has shown his ability, scoring twice and will be […]

Group D – back to back defeat for England – coach reacts

June 19, 2014 by  
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Group D – back to back defeat for England – coach reacts

Uruguay 2-1 England Coach Roy Hogdson reacts: We are devastated because we believed we could do enough today to get a result in this game. The players gave everything they had, and no-one can question that. “Having worked so hard to counter the first Suarez goal and get back to 1-1 I fully believed we […]

GROUP B Day 2 reactions – Bye Bye Spain!

June 19, 2014 by  
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GROUP B Day 2 reactions – Bye Bye Spain!

The 2010 World Cup champions, 2008 and 2012 Euro championship champions Spain has been evicted of the World Cup after two defeats for their first two games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. A ridiculous way out conceding 7 goals and scoring only 1. Reactions from the pitch Spain Coach Del Bosque I thought we […]

Group D day 2 preview Uruguay-England, the loser goes home

June 18, 2014 by  
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Group D day 2 preview Uruguay-England, the loser goes home

Uruguay and England will play for their survival in this World Cup. Both teams went down after the first game. Uruguay got surprised by a dynamic Costa Rica side who came back from a 1-0 deficit to win 3-1 and stunned the 2010 edition semifinalists. England fell short to Italy 2-1 in Manaus despite many […]

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