South America

Monday, 7 July 2014

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The full-back is desperate to win the tournament with his country and wants to show his appreciation to Roma by helping them win the league next season

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Felipao told the media ahead of his side's clash with Germany that the Selecao can cope without their finest forward, who is sidelined with a broken vertebra

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The Feyenoord defender insists Argentina have weak points that Netherlands can exploit in their World Cup semi-final in Sao Paulo on Wednesday

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The Germany coach believes the World Cup hosts can cover for the loss of two key players and insists his side feel no fear heading into Tuesday's game

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There had been calls for the defender to be suspended for fracturing a verterbra in the forward's back but it has been confirmed that no retrospective action can be taken

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The Barcelona midfielder understands the danger posed by the potent Dutch forwards, and believes only fate will decide if they reach the World Cup final in Brazil

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COMMENT: A 24-year career came to its conclusion at the 2014 World Cup when the goalkeeper finally called it a day after a fairytale ending

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Fifa have confirmed that Mexico's Marco Rodriguez will oversee the semi-final clash on Tuesday with Mark Geiger of the United States acting as fourth official

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With the Barcelona star's World Cup now over, another man in Brazil's ranks must help the host nation be more than the sum of their parts - with Willian set to take up the mantle

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The host nation are without their star man for the rest of the tournament through injury and will need a new source of inspiration if they are to make the final

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The Chelsea winger is confident he will be fit to face Germany on Tuesday, while Fifa revealed the Selecao have lodged an appeal against Thiago Silva's suspension

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Any optimism was crushed by Brazil team doctor Jose Luiz Runco, who insisted that the Brazil superstar would not be able to feature in the final should the Selecao beat Germany

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The former AC Milan midfielder has been unveiled at the club where he began his career, as he begins a loan spell from MLS side Orlando City whom he joined earlier this month

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The 2006 World Cup winner was not impressed by the Dutch coach's decision to replace starting goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen with Tim Krul for a penalty shoot-out

Sunday, 6 July 2014

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The Dortmund coach is delighted with his defender's showing for Germany at the tournament in Brazil ranking him alongside Manuel Neuer and Thomas Muller as the stars so far

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The attacker's agent had suggested that he would be absent for the rest of the World Cup, but the national team's doctor has a more optimistic outlook a day after the injury

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The Brazil coach reveals that his star forward had feared even worse when he suffered a broken vertebra during a win over Colombia in the World Cup quarter-finals

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The Spain great predicts that the Selecao will struggle without the injured forward against Germany, suggesting that they pose a limited attacking threat without him

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The former Selecao striker, now a politician in his homeland, demands an investigation into the corruption and expenditure surrounding the tournament, though he hopes for victory

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The Belgium defender was not impressed by the South Americans despite their victory in Brasilia and has little doubt that Oranje will make it past them to the final