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Category: World Cup 2014 Group B

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World Cup 2014 power rankings: Colombia rule after group stage

Los Cafeteros won all three games in Group C to displace France at the top, Chile, Belgium and Algeria move up while the bottom 16 have disappointed, and all gone home Continue reading…

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World Cup 2014: Holland are hit by fitness concerns over five players

Robben, De Vrij, Blind, De Jong, Martins Indi miss full training Van Gaal struggles to prepare squad for last-16 Mexico gameFive regular Holland starters missed full training as Louis van Gaals team prepared for their last-16 game against Mexico.Arjen …

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From Costa Rica to Holland, five World Cup teams with element of surprise

The Central American side shocked their Group D opponents, including England, Louis van Gaal showed he can be quick to adapt and Colombia and co also played their part Continue reading…

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From Costa Rica to Holland, five World Cup teams with element of surprise

The Central American side shocked their Group D opponents, including England, Louis van Gaal is showing he can be quick to adapt and Colombia and co are playing their part Continue reading…

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Barcelona land Chiles keeper Claudio Bravo from Real Sociedad for £7.2m

The 31-year-old joins Barça on a four-year deal
Chilean to provide competition for Marc-André ter Stegen

The Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has signed a four-year deal to join Barcelona from Real Sociedad for a reported 9m (£7.2m) rising to a possible 12m. I am happy and calm with this transfer, Bravo said at Chiles World Cup base.

It is a big step in my career and I am very proud of having taken that step, but this is not the time to talk about my transfer, he said. Chile play Brazil in the last 16 on Saturday.

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Pepe Reina heads back to Liverpool after a years loan at Napoli

Napoli fail to take up 5m release-clause option Reina remains under contract at Anfield until 2016Pepe Reina departed Brazil bound for Spain but he expects to return to Liverpool at the end of his holiday. The Spanish goalkeeper has not spoken to Brend…

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Leroy Fer says Holland are united at World Cup under Louis van Gaal

No sign of dissension in the ranks, says Norwich midfielder Fer believes attacking options give Dutch the edgeNorwich Citys Leroy Fer, Hollands unlikely match winner against Chile, has paid tribute to the unity in the squad engendered by their great co…

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World Cup 2014 talking points: Brazil say adiós Spain, hello Fernandinho

Schadenfreude was thick on the ground as the champions bowed out and the hosts may have found a key man Continue reading…

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World Cup: dismal title defences from Uruguay in 1934 to Italy in 2010

With Spain on their way home from Brazil, we look at five other title defences that went horribly wrong Continue reading…

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World Cup: dismal title defences from Uruguay in 1934 to Italy in 2010

With Spain on their way home from Brazil, we look at five other title defences that went horribly wrong Continue reading…

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Australian fans react to Socceroos’ final World Cup match video

Socceroos supporters in Curibita, Brazil, react after their team went down 3-0 to Spain. The match was the final match for the Socceroos at the 2014 World Cup, where they lost all three matches. They lost 1-3 to Chile in their first game, and 2-3 to Ho…

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Australian fans react to Socceroos’ final World Cup match video

Socceroos supporters in Curibita, Brazil, react after their team went down 3-0 to Spain. The match was the final match for the Socceroos at the 2014 World Cup, where they lost all three matches. They lost 1-3 to Chile in their first game, and 2-3 to Ho…

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Australian fans react to Socceroos’ final World Cup match video

Socceroos supporters in Curibita, Brazil, react after their team went down 3-0 to Spain. The match was the final match for the Socceroos at the 2014 World Cup, where they lost all three matches. They lost 1-3 to Chile in their first game, and 2-3 to Ho…

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Socceroos player ratings for the World Cup

How each of Australia’s players the ones who got on the pitch anyway fared for the tournament in Brazil Continue reading…

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World Cup Football Daily: Brazil turn on the style but Chile test awaits

Brazil set up a showdown with Chile. Plus, Italy prepare for Uruguay Continue reading…

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Socceroos exit World Cup with no points and no inferiority complex

If 2006 and 2010 were quick hits of antibiotics for the sickness in Australian football, then 2014 felt like a long-term treatmentThere was a moment on the hour mark here in Curitiba when Matt McKay, suddenly finding himself in trouble on the edge of t…

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World Cup 2014: Jordi Alba threatens journalist after Spains final game

Ill rip your head off, says full-back on leaving stadium Reporter is accused of being a grassSpains World Cup ended in recrimination and accusation when the full-back Jordi Alba confronted a journalist and told him: Ill rip your head off.As he was leav…

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Hollands Arjen Robben looks like a player fulfilled at World Cup

It is a sign of the way the winger has matured that, at the age of 30, captaincy suited him during the victory over Chile Continue reading…

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World Cup 2014: Vicente del Bosque is optimistic over Spains future

Consolation win over Australia gives coach breathing room Del Bosque will decide his future on return to SpainIn consolation victory, some breathing room. Vicente del Bosque, who has spent much of the past few days refusing to commit to the national te…

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Holland top Group B after Leroy Fer header helps break Chiles resolve

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