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Jul 22nd, 2014
Monday 14 July Luiz Felipe Scolari has stepped aside to allow a new broom in Brazilian football. His contract was up in any case but he seemed to want to take responsibility for his country’s failings. Tuesday 15 July Diego Costa has finalised his fiv...
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Jul 14th, 2014
A cracking World Cup finished with a nail-biting final that was fascinating and entertaining all the way through. Mario Götze kept his head to settle it from Schürrle’s cross but there was so much here apart form the winner. Argentina surprised many b...
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Jul 14th, 2014
Monday 7 July Alfredo Di Stefano, the giant of Real Madrid, has died after a heart attack on Saturday. He made a huge mark on football in the 1950s, scoring in each of Madrid’s five European cup wins. He was 88. Ashley Cole has signed a two-year deal ...
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Jul 7th, 2014
Monday 30 June Wallace is the first Chelsea player out on loan for next season; he will spend the campaign at Vitesse Arnhem. The U20 Brazil international right-back signed from Fluminense in January 2013 but was loaned back to his former club until t...
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Jul 7th, 2014
France almost didn’t turn up for their own funeral in the Maracana. Baking hot and humid as hell and still Germany stretched their legs controlled the ball and the game and left with an easy win and a few hours off to watch Brazil strain every emotion...
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Jul 2nd, 2014
It took injury time and every ounce of German sweat but Algeria were finally defeated after Andre Schürrle opened his World Cup account. Algeria surprised many by taking the game to the Germans on the break. Islam Slimani and Faouze Ghoulam both broke...
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Jul 1st, 2014
Nigeria gave this their all. They left everything on the pitch in Brasilia. Victor Moses gained back his place alongside Obi John and Kenneth Omeruo as coach Stephen Keshi looked to take the game to France on the wings. The match though started as a t...
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Jun 30th, 2014
Monday 23 June Netherlands 2:0 Chile The eagerness of the anticipation wasn’t quite matched by the tactical stalemate that near ensued. The brilliance of Arjen Robben unlocked the match and confirmed the Netherlands in top spot avoiding Brazil in the ...
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Jun 27th, 2014
The celebrations in the US at a defeat that takes them through to the knockout phase to play Belgium, were truly staggering. Americans – well, the latino and intellectual north easterners are getting football. The Chelsea involvement in the match last...
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Jun 27th, 2014
Ghana have chaos in their soul. After demanding £1.7m in cash for their appearance fees two of the squad had a fight with officials and manager meaning that Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were both banned by their own FA before the match. Giv...
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Jun 26th, 2014
Argentina had a bit of a helping hand today as close to 100,000 of their supporters flooded Porto Alegre, filled the fans parks and the stadium in blue and white stripes. Both sides could settle for a dull-all game and go through – both exploded out o...
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Jun 24th, 2014
Monday 16 June Germany 4:0 Portugal Few international teams deserve a thrashing more than Portugal. Built solely around getting the ball the Ronaldo they are one-dimensional in the extreme and Germany took a dose of revenge for the rest of the world. ...
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Jun 23rd, 2014
Nigeria were panned by their domestic media for lacking ambition in their opening draw bore with Iran but somehow contrived to win this match to become favourites to progress with Argentina from group F. It started badly for Nigeria as they dropped Vi...
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