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The Rugby World Cup Weekly Review

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Group A Wales 23 – 13 Fiji A tired-looking Wales were run close by the Pacific islanders, who at one point in the second half looked like they could take the lead. However, the reliable boot of Dan Biggar steered them to safety and through to the quarter-finals. England 13 … Read More

Chile clinch historic Copa title

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CHILE overcame Argentina in a penalty shootout last night to famously claim their first Copa America title in front of a home crowd after almost a century-long wait. In a rather substandard finale where there were few chances at both ends, Chile, who were spurred on by the roars of … Read More

Chile looking to end long wait in La Copa showdown

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CHILE could end their 99-years of frustration by lifting the Copa de America if they beat Argentina tonight.   Since its foundation in 1916, Chile are yet to hoist La Copa – footballs’ oldest piece of silverware – despite finishing as runners up an agonizing four times. The tournament hosts, … Read More

Sport | Germany realise considerable promise

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Germany won the World Cup for the first time as a unified nation with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Argentina. Since an abysmal showing at Euro 2004 (when they failed to win a match), they have reached at least the semi-final stage in all of the last five international tournaments, … Read More

Sport | Stage set for historic World Cup final but humiliated hosts miss out

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Germany and Argentina will meet each other in a World Cup final for the third time as both sides came through their semi-final ties; albeit in contrasting fashion. While Holland took the Argentinians all the way to penalties after a goalless 120 minutes, Germany simply blew Brazil away and truly … Read More

Sport | World Cup down to four

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Saturday saw the latter two quarter-finals played, with Argentina facing Belgium and the Netherlands up against Costa Rica.  The Argentinians were aiming to reach their first semi-final since 1990 and they got off to a blistering start. Lionel Messi weaved away from two challenges and laid the ball off to … Read More

Sport | Brazil and Germany move closer to World Cup glory

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Ste Topping rounds up the action from the first quarter finals at the FIFA World Cup, and previews tonight’s action.   France and Germany began the day’s events with an intriguing battle. Both managers made tactical changes, with Joachim Low moving Philipp Lahm back into defence and Didier Dechamps replacing … Read More

Sport | Stage set for the battle of Brasilia as Argentina and Belgium progress to the quarter-finals

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Argentina and Belgium will face each other in Brasilia on Saturday for a place in the World Cup semi-finals after tight wins over Switzerland and the USA in the last two fixtures of the round of 16 on Tuesday. Both games were forced into extra time after two goalless 90 … Read More

Sport | Wednesday World Cup Round-up

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The 2014 World Cup has been unbelievably generous, with lots of attacking football and goals galore. The excitement continued in the first set of games, with Argentina edging out Nigeria and Bosnia and Herzegovina earning a consolation victory over Iran.   Argentina were already through, but that did not stop … Read More

Sport | Uruguay bite Italian hopes on dramatic day in Brazil

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After a dramatic day at the FIFA World Cup, Ste Topping looks back on the action and previews another exciting day in Brazil.   With the chance to salvage some pride in Brazil, Roy Hodgson made nine changes in the hope that England could win their first match of the tournament, … Read More