1. Honduras vs. Ecuador: Enner Valencia Beats Carlo Costly in Battle of Key Men

    Ecuador boosted their hopes of making the knockout stages by beating Honduras 2-1 in a hard-fought contest on Friday. Carlo Costly opened the scoring with a great effort from 18 yards, but Enner Valencia equalised just before half-time...

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  2. Switzerland vs. France: Deschamps' Varied, Ruthless Attack Topples the Swiss

    France took one step closer to the FIFA World Cup 2014 knockout stages on Friday evening by slaughtering Switzerland 5-2. A towering header from Olivier Giroud set them on their way before Blaise Matuidi doubled the lead 12 seconds later...

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  3. Italy vs. Costa Rica: Ticos Live Life on the Edge with High Defensive Line

    Costa Rica stunned Italy 1-0 in Recife on Friday, booking their spot in the knockout stage of the FIFA World Cup 2014 , courtesy of a Bryan Ruiz header just before half-time...

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  4. Honduras vs. Ecuador: Tactical Preview of World Cup Group E Match

    The first round of group-stage matches is in the books at the FIFA World Cup 2014 and now we turn our attention to the second lot...

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  5. Switzerland vs. France: Tactical Preview of World Cup Group E Match

    The first round of group-stage matches is in the books at the FIFA World Cup 2014 , and now we turn our attention to the second lot...

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  6. Italy vs. Costa Rica: Tactical Preview of World Cup Group D Match

    The first round of group-stage matches is in the books at the FIFA World Cup 2014 , and now we turn our attention to the second lot...

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  7. Japan vs. Greece: Honda, Kagawa and Co. Fail to Penetrate Greek Defensive Wall

    Japan failed to overcome 10-man Greece on Thursday evening in Natal, coasting to a 0-0 draw, and with it, taking their destiny out of their own hands...

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  8. Uruguay vs. England: Suarez Proves Everything Tabarez Missed vs. Costa Rica

    Uruguay moved back into contention for the knockout stages by beating England 2-1 in Sao Paulo on Thursday night, with Luis Suarez scoring both goals...

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  9. Colombia vs. Ivory Coast: James Rodriguez & Cuadrado Star in Transition Football

    Colombia moved into pole position to qualify from FIFA World Cup Group C on Thursday evening by beating Ivory Coast 2-1 in Brasilia...

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  10. Colombia vs. Ivory Coast: Tactical Preview of World Cup Group C Match

    The first round of group-stage matches is in the books at the FIFA World Cup 2014 , and now we turn our attention to the second lot...

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  11. Japan vs. Greece: Tactical Preview of World Cup Group C Match

    The first round of group-stage matches is in the books at the FIFA World Cup 2014 , and now we turn our attention to the second lot...

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  12. Uruguay vs. England: Tactical Preview of World Cup Group D Match

    The first round of group-stage matches is in the books at the FIFA World Cup 2014 , and now we turn our attention to the second lot...

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  13. Cameroon vs. Croatia: Alex Song Red Card Paves Way for Vatreni Demolition

    Croatia beat Cameroon, 4-0, on Wednesday evening and in doing so, set up a do-or-die fixture with Mexico on June 23 to qualify for the knockout stages in the FIFA World Cup 2014 ...

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  14. Spain vs. Chile: Sampaoli's High-Press, High-Intensity Strategy Destroys La Roja

    Spain crashed out of the FIFA World Cup 2014 on Wednesday night, losing 2-0 to Chile at the Maracana. Eduardo Vargas poked home early on after great work from Charles Aranguiz, ...

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  15. Australia vs. Netherlands: Van Gaal's Switch to 4-3-3 Wins Oranje the Game

    Netherlands moved on to six points in the FIFA World Cup Group B on Wednesday after coming from behind to beat Australia...

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  16. Spain vs. Chile: Tactical Preview of World Cup Group B Match

    The first round of group-stage matches is in the books at the FIFA World Cup 2014 and now we turn our attention to the second lot...

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  17. Australia vs. Netherlands: Tactical Preview of World Cup Group B Match

    The first round of group-stage matches is in the books at the FIFA World Cup 2014 , and now we turn our attention to the second lot...

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  18. Cameroon vs. Croatia: Tactical Preview of World Cup Group A Match

    The first round of group-stage matches is in the books at the FIFA World Cup 2014 , and now we turn our attention to the second lot...

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  19. World Cup 2014: Team Power Rankings After Every Side's Opening Game

    Welcome to the latest edition of our FIFA World Cup 2014 team power rankings, where we rank all 32 countries based on their performances and results so far. With one round of matches complete, it's the most opportune time to construct...

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  20. Russia vs. South Korea: Tactical Review of Alan Dzagoev's Game-Changing Impact

    Russia and South Korea played out an even 1-1 draw on Tuesday evening, and Igor Akinfeev is sure to hit the headlines after committing the fumble of all fumbles in the Russian goal...

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  21. Brazil vs. Mexico: Tactical Review of Another Weak Offensive Effort from Selecao

    Brazil and Mexico played to a 0-0 draw in Fortaleza on an evening where goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa took all the plaudits...

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  22. Belgium vs. Algeria: Tactical Review of Marc Wilmots' Genius Substitutions

    Belgium narrowly avoided an opening upset loss on Tuesday, squeezing past Algeria with a 2-1 scoreline. Sofiane Feghouli put the Desert Foxes ahead with a penalty ...

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  23. Belgium vs. Algeria: Film Focus Previewing World Cup Group H Match

    With the 2014 FIFA World Cup firmly underway, we bring you the next in an in-depth series of match previews that centre on tactics, team selections and predicted XIs . We open play in Group H, our final selection of teams, with Belgium vs...

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  24. Russia vs. South Korea: Film Focus Previewing World Cup Group H Match

    With the 2014 FIFA World Cup firmly underway, we bring you the next in an in-depth series of match previews that centre on tactics, team selections and predicted XIs ...

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  25. Brazil vs. Mexico: Film Focus Previewing World Cup Group a Match

    The first round of group-stage matches is in the books at the FIFA World Cup 2014 , and now we turn our attention to the second lot, starting with Brazil again...

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