1. France vs. Nigeria: Tactical Preview of World Cup Round-of-16 Match

    The FIFA World Cup 2014 knockout stages have arrived, with 16 teams exiting at the group stage and the rest left to fight it out for the ultimate prize. Here we analyse France vs...

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  2. Germany vs. Algeria: Tactical Preview of World Cup Round-of-16 Match

    The FIFA World Cup 2014 knockout stages have arrived, with 16 teams exiting at the group stage and the rest left to fight it out for the ultimate prize. Here we analyse Germany vs...

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  3. Costa Rica vs. Greece: Keylor Navas the Difference in Defensive Stalemate

    Costa Rica's fairy-tale run in the FIFA World Cup 2014 continued as they held on to beat Greece on penalties in their clash in the round of 16 on Sunday...

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  4. Netherlands vs. Mexico: Van Gaal's 4-3-3 Switch Turns the Game...Again

    Netherlands claimed a precious place in the FIFA World Cup 2014 quarter-finals on Sunday, beating Mexico 2-1 after an incredible late turnaround...

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  5. Netherlands vs. Mexico: Tactical Preview of World Cup Round-of-16 Match

    The FIFA World Cup 2014 knockout stages have arrived, with 16 teams exiting at the group stage and the rest left to fight it out for the ultimate prize...

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  6. Costa Rica vs. Greece: Tactical Preview of World Cup Round-of-16 Match

    The FIFA World Cup 2014 knockout stages have arrived, with 16 teams exiting at the group stage and the rest left to fight it out for the ultimate prize. Here we analyse Costa Rica vs...

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  7. Colombia vs. Uruguay: Switch to 4-2-2-2 Unlocks Cuadrado and James Rodriguez

    Colombia waltzed into the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup courtesy of a 2-0 win over Uruguay. James Rodriguez scored twice, one in each half, to cap a wonderful evening for Los Cafeteros and set up a meeting with hosts Brazil on Friday...

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  8. Brazil vs. Chile: La Roja's Furious Pressing & Style Not Cut out for Extra-Time

    Brazil booked their place in the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals in dramatic fashion on Saturday, defeating Chile 1-1 (3-2 on penalties) in Belo Horizonte...

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  9. Colombia vs. Uruguay: Tactical Preview of World Cup Round-of-16 Match

    The FIFA  World Cup 2014  knockout stages have arrived, with 16 teams exiting at the group stage and the rest left to fight it out for the ultimate prize. Here we analyse Colombia vs...

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  10. Brazil vs. Chile: Tactical Preview of World Cup Round-of-16 Match

    The FIFA World Cup 2014 knockout stages have arrived, with 16 teams exiting at the group stage and the rest left to fight it out for the ultimate prize. Here we analyse Brazil vs...

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  11. World Cup 2014: Player Power Rankings After Group-Stage Games

    Welcome to the first edition of our FIFA World Cup 2014 player power rankings, where we order the top 75 players in accordance with their form and performances so far...

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  12. Algeria vs. Russia: Capello's Drab, Defensive Style Deservedly Knocked out

    Algeria made history by progressing to the FIFA World Cup 2014 knockout stages for the first time on Thursday night, drawing 1-1 with Russia and qualifying from Group H in second place...

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  13. World Cup 2014: Team Power Rankings After Group-Stage Games

    Welcome to the latest edition of our FIFA World Cup 2014 team power rankings, where we order the sides competing based on their three group-stage performances and results...

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  14. South Korea vs. Belgium: Resolute Red Devils Survive South Korea Scare

    Belgium secured top spot in the 2014 FIFA World Cup's Group H by beating South Korea 1-0 on Thursday evening...

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  15. USA vs. Germany: Miroslav Klose Proves Effective Plan B for Joachim Low

    Germany and USA both booked their places in the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup 2014 on Thursday, with the former winning a wet tussle in Recife 1-0...

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  16. USA vs. Germany: Tactical Preview of World Cup Group G Match

    The final set of FIFA World Cup 2014 group games is upon us—where on earth did the time go? Here we analyse USA vs...

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  17. Portugal vs. Ghana: Tactical Preview of World Cup Group G Match

    The final set of FIFA World Cup 2014 group games is upon us—where on earth did the time go? Here we analyse Portugal vs...

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  18. South Korea vs. Belgium: Tactical Preview of World Cup Group H Match

    The final set of FIFA World Cup 2014 group games is upon us—where on earth did the time go? Here we analyse South Korea vs...

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  19. Algeria vs. Russia: Tactical Preview of World Cup Group H Match

    The final set of FIFA World Cup 2014 group games is upon us—where on earth did the time go? Here we analyse Algeria vs...

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  20. Honduras vs. Switzerland: Shaqiri & Drmic Link in Counterattacking Display

    Switzerland sealed their place in the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2014 by beating Honduras 3-0 in Manaus on Wednesday...

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  21. Ecuador vs. France: Dominguez Proves Unbeatable as Les Bleus Draw a Blank

    France confirmed their status as Group E winners in the FIFA World Cup 2014 , drawing 0-0 with 10-man Ecuador at the Maracana ...

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  22. Bosnia Herzegovina vs. Iran: Dzeko & Besic Crack Queiroz's Stubborn Defence

    Bosnia-Herzegovina won their first-ever FIFA World Cup match on Wednesday, defeating Iran 3-1 to bow out in style. Edin Dzeko gave the Dragons the lead and Miralem Pjanic made it two in the second half...

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  23. Nigeria vs. Argentina: Roaming Lionel Messi the Key to Unlock Nigeria's Defence

    Argentina sealed top spot in FIFA World Cup Group F with a frantic 3-2 win over Nigeria on Wednesday. Lionel Messi opened the scoring in just the second minute but la Albiceleste were pegged back by Ahmed Musa immediately...

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  24. Honduras vs. Switzerland: Tactical Preview of World Cup Group E Match

    The final set of FIFA World Cup 2014 group games is upon us—where on earth did the time go? Here, we analyse Honduras vs. Switzerland, a game in which only the latter are playing for something, but the former won't relent all the same...

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  25. Nigeria vs. Argentina: Tactical Preview of World Cup Group F Match

    The final set of FIFA World Cup 2014 group games is upon us—where on earth did the time go? Here we analyse Nigeria vs...

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