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Neymar double sets up Chile clash

The Barcelona star scored his third and fourth goals of the tournament as the host nation condemned the Africans to their seventh straight World Cup defeat Two goals from Neymar helped Brazil to a 4-1 win over Cameroon and set up a last-16 clash with Chile. The forward exposed a vulnerable defence with glee in Brasilia on Monday, his first-half double sandwiching ... Read More »

Dutch See Of Chileans To Book Round of 16 Place

Netherlands scored twice in the second half to seal Group B top spot over Chile with a 2-0 victory on Monday, with goals from Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay keeping their 100 per cent record intact. The pair found the net inside the last 15 minutes to settle a largely forgettable encounter in Sao Paulo and ensure that Louis van Gaal’s men will likely avoid ... Read More »

Varela denies America with 95th minute equaliser

The forward headed home with just seconds remaining to deny the Stars and Stripes back to back victories A 95th minute equaliser from Silvestre Varela saw Portugal salvage a 2-2 draw with USA and deny Jurgen Klinsmann’s men immediate qualification to the last-16. The USA had come from behind to lead 2-1 on Sunday and looked to have ended Portugal’s ... Read More »

Underdogs Algeria Turn Up In Style Against Korea

The African nation raced into a three-goal in the first half and, though they were made to work in the second period, sealed a crucial victory Algeria moved to within touching distance of reaching the last-16 of the World Cup for the first time after beating South Korea 4-2 in a six-goal thriller in Porto Alegre. Vahid Halilhodzic’s men ran ... Read More »

GHANA FA DENIES MATCH-FIXING Allegations

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has denied allegations making the rounds in the UK that it may have been influenced to fix some matches of the Black Stars. As a result of this stories, the GFA has requested the Ghana Police Service to investigate two persons for misrepresenting the GFA with an attempt to defraud. According a GFA statement “Messrs ... Read More »

Odemwingie fires Super Eagles to brink of last-16

he striker struck in the first half to secure victory for the African nation, who were forced to withstand a late rally, with Edin Dzeko hitting the post Peter Odemwingie fired Nigeria to the brink of qualification for the last-16 as they beat Bosnia 1-0 and knocked them out of the World Cup. The striker slotted past Stoke City team-mate ... Read More »

Magnificent Messi breaks Iranians’ heart

A stunning strike from Lionel Messi snatched a 1-0 victory for Argentina against a spirited Iran side in Saturday’s Group F World Cup clash in Belo Horizonte. Few would have expected Argentina, viewed as one of the favourites to win the tournament, to be given too much of a test by a team that has never gone beyond the first round ... Read More »

2014 World Cup: Africa’s worst outing?

The 2014 FIFA World Cup holding in Brazil started turning a bleak and sad moment for African countries at the commencement of the second round of the tournament on Wednesday June 18, 2014 when Cameroon were humiliated 0-4 by Croatia in the their second game signaling the end of the road for them. The Cameroon’s sad encounter was only the harbinger ... Read More »

Five Reasons for Nigeria Optimism

If you witnessed the sub-par showing of the Super Eagles on Monday, the title of this article might appear utterly incongruous. “What optimism could possibly be gleaned from such a performance?” you might ask. Well, this is me: the ‘Big Picture’ guy. The heat of the moment has dissipated, so let’s logically assess the situation of Stephen Keshi’s group ahead ... Read More »

James and Quintero seal dramatic win as Ivory Coast are defeated

The South American side are within touching distance of qualification for the knockout stages after a hard-fought victory against the Elephants Colombia put themselves in the driving seat of World Cup Group C with a 2-1 victory over Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday. Following a first-half that was low on goalmouth action, the match burst into life in the final 30 minutes. James Rodriguez ... Read More »