June 26, 2014
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World Cup 2014: Day 15

Bosnia and Herzegovina claimed their first ever win in the World Cup finals as they beat Iran 3-1 in Salvador. The result meant Nigeria also qualified for the knock-out stages, despite their 3-2 defeat against Argentina. Bosnia, who tasted defeat … Continue reading

June 23, 2014
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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 injure himself in the warm-up, but … Continue reading

June 22, 2014
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World Cup 2014: Day 11

It hardly went to plan in Belo Horizonte as Argentina scraped to a 1-0 victory against Iran. Argentina unsurprisingly opted to switch to the 4-3-3 formation after their uninspiring first half show against Bosnia. That meant two changes to the … Continue reading

June 18, 2014
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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 alongside current City captain Vincent Kompany, … Continue reading

June 17, 2014
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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 10 minutes, Ronaldo seeing his low shot blocked … Continue reading

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