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Alexis and Valdivia help see off plucky Australia

First-half strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Jorge Valdivia and a late goal from Jean Beausejour sealed a 3-1 win for Chile in their World Cup Group B opener against Australia. Jorge Sampaoli’s men stormed out of the blocks in the Group B affair, with Alexis and Valdivia on target inside 14 minutes. Australia’s all-time leading scorer Tim Cahill popped up ... Read More »

Mexico 1-0 Cameroon: Peralta strike secures victory for Herrera’s men

Oribe Peralta again proved his worth to Mexico as his goal helped them to a 1-0 win over Cameroon in their World Cup opener on Friday. The Club America striker now has nine goals from his last seven competitive matches for Mexico as he put his side second in Group A after a hard-fought victory. Amid heavy rain in Natal, ... Read More »

Robben and Van Persie obliterate world champions

Netherlands left World Cup holders Spain shaken to the core after they recorded a 5-1 thrashing in their opening game on Friday. Andres Iniesta scored in extra-time to give Spain a 1-0 win and the trophy in South Africa four years ago, and it appeared the same result was on the cards in Salvador when Xabi Alonso powered home a ... Read More »

Brazil 3-1 Croatia: Neymar inspires Selecao comeback

wo goals from Neymar and a late Oscar strike inspired Brazil to a 3-1 comeback victory over Croatia in the opening game of the 2014 World Cup. The host nation fell behind to an early own goal from Marcelo, before Neymar was perhaps fortunate to be shown just a yellow card after catching Luka Modric in the throat with a ... Read More »

Bolaji Ojo-Oba raises alarm over Super Eagles

The former NFF scribe has expressed his fears over the Super Eagles as they prepare to make their fifth outing at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil Former Secretary General of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Bolaji Ojo-Oba has said the Super Eagles might be shown the exit door in the first round of the 2014 Fifa World Cup if ... Read More »

World Cup: Police sack Plateau viewing centre operators

Plateau State Police Command  has banned the operation of football viewing centres as the world’s topmost football tournament, the Brazil 2014 World Cup starts on Thursday. The command said that the action became imperative  after discovering that they had become targets of terrorist attacks especially as the FIFA World Cup takes off. In a statement by Police Public Relations  Officer, ... Read More »