Tag : World Cup 2014

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, Germany and France take centre stage

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With the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup only hours away, Euan Cunningham previews the action. France v Germany is the first match of the day at 5pm, and both sides will be confident about progressing. France have arguably played the most attractive, free-flowing football so far, with players like … 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 | European heavyweights survive tests

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At least one European side will reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, after Germany and France booked a tantalising quarter-final date against each other on Friday. Both emerged shaken but not stirred from their respective round of 16 games, France beating Nigeria 2-0 and Germany taking care of Algeria … Read More

Sport | France and Germany firm favourites

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With the second round now well under way, Sunday contains two scintillating prospects with the third pair of last -16 fixtures and with Africa at the forefront of today’s World Cup action, Rhys Stevens previews the fixtures.   Group E winners France face one of only two African sides left … Read More

Sport | Today's World Cup Preview

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Group G is one of few groups where none of the teams have either gone through or gone out going into the final set of matches. Germany and the United States, the top two, know that they only need to draw against each other to go through. Conspiracy theorists have … 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 | More magic from Messi, now can Ronaldo step up to the plate?

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Euan Cunningham rounds up the action from Day 10 of the World Cup, including a landmark goalscoring achievement, before previewing Day 11. Day 10 saw perhaps the most exciting, combative game of the tournament so far, as Germany and Ghana drew 2-2. The Ghanaians showed pluck, endeavour and no little … Read More

Sport | In-depth World Cup Preview – Ghana V USA

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Group G will immediately catch the eye for the match-up between two giants of European football in Germany and Portugal. The draw has churned out a repeat of the opening game of Group B in the 2012 European Championship, where an unadventurous Portugal were defeated 1-0 by Germany in a … Read More