Previews

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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The Russians have collected just one point from two matches and must defeat the African side in order to stand a chance of reaching the knockout stages

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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The group leaders are guaranteed top spot in Group E after scoring eight goals in their first two games, while the South Americans must match Switzerland's result to reach last 16

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Carlos Queiroz's men need to win against Safet Susic's eliminated side and rely on Nigeria losing to Argentina in Porto Alegre to have any chance of making the round of 16

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The Barcelona star has scored two of the Albiceleste's three goals in the tournament and will look to down Stephen Keishi's side who have an eye on a place in the last 16

Monday, 23 June 2014

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Sabri Lamouchi's men know that a win would see them through to the round of 16, while Fernando Santos's side must defeat their opponents and hope for favours elsewhere

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The coach has seen his South American side win convincingly twice and will look to head into the knockout stages with the confidence of three straight victories in Group C

Sunday, 22 June 2014

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Unless Cameroon produce an upset for the ages, only one team will leave Recife with a place in the round of 16 as they look to further their World Cup journey

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The eliminated champions have been embarrassed in Brazil and will look to avoid a final humiliation against the Socceroos as they search for their first points

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Luiz Felipe Scolari's men will be hoping to secure their spot as group winners and rediscover their attacking verve against the already eliminated Indomitable Lions

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Both teams are already assured of a place in the round of 16 but know the loser of this match will face the winners of Group A - most likely to be hosts Brazil

Saturday, 21 June 2014

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The Real Madrid superstar continues to struggle with a knee injury as his country go into a match they will likely need three points from to keep their qualification hopes alive

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The Asian giants were denied two points by Aleksandr Kerzhakov's equaliser for Russia while the north Africans fell victim to a late Belgium comeback in Belo Horizonte

Friday, 20 June 2014

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The Barcelona superstar got off the mark for the tournament with a stunning strike against Bosnia & Herzegovina and he and his team-mates are now after more goals

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Joachim Low's men got off to the perfect start with a comprehensive thrashing of Portugal on Monday and will be hoping to carry on that momentum against the Africans

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Safet Susic's men acquitted themselves well in their World Cup debut against Argentina but know it will count for nothing if they fail to defeat the Super Eagles

Thursday, 19 June 2014

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After missing the opening win over England, the Juventus shot-stopper is set to return to help Cesare Prandelli's men pursue a spot in the last 16 against Uruguay's conquerors

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With France and Switzerland firmly in control after opening victories, only three points can give either of these sides an outside chance of qualification for the knockout rounds

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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Everything for the South American side hinges on the return of their star striker, as England contemplate an early exit unless they avoid defeat