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World Cup 2014: Day 32

The Netherlands heaped further misery on Brazil last night as they claimed third spot with a convincing 3-0 win. The host nation were still reeling from the 7-1 mauling by Germany in the semi-finals,...

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World Cup 2014: Day 30

Brazil will be keen to salvage some pride as they take on the Netherlands in the third place play-off in Brasília on Saturday night. There is still no logical explanation to the manner in...

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World Cup 2014: Day 26

Brazil head into the clash with Germany tomorrow evening with their hopes of reaching the finals dented by the injury to Neymar, who has pretty much carried the pretty much average host nation to...

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World Cup 2014: Day 23

Hosts Brazil take on an in-form Colombia in the quarter-finals with a place against France or Germany (see preview for that one here) up for grabs in Fortaleza. The hosts have won 12 of...

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World Cup 2014: Day 17

Brazil kick off round two against Chile in Belo Horizonte after posting their best performance of the tournament so far as they beat Cameroon 4-1 in Brasília. The hosts opened the tournament with a...

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World Cup 2014: Day 13

Netherlands secured top spot in Group B as they overcame Chile 2-0 in Sao Paulo, while defending champions Spain ended their World Cup campaign with their first win of the tournament, beating Australia 3-0...

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World Cup 2014: Day 12

Belgium secured their qualification to the last 16 with a largely uninspiring 1-0 victory against Russia in the midday heat in Rio. There was an early scare for Belgium when Thomas Vermaelen appeared to...

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World Cup 2014: Day 7

Day 6 produced several surprises in the 2014 World Cup. Belgian coach Marc Wilmots produced the first surprise of the day when he selected 36 year old former Manchester City defender Daniel Van Buyten...

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World Cup 2014: Day 6

Germany brushed aside Portugal in the opening game in Group G, as their European rivals played out most of the game with 10 men after Pepe received his marching orders. Both sides began brightly in the opening...

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World Cup 2014: Day 2

Last night started as expected, with victory for the host nation Brazil, but despite the 3-1 score line it was anything but easy. Croatia took an early lead with an own goal from Marcelo...

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