Africa

Saturday 21 June 2014

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The veteran is now just one goal shy of becoming the leading goalscorer in World Cup history after coming off the bench to spare his nation's blushes

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Siblings Jerome and Kevin-Prince will line up on opposite sides when Ghana meet Germany on Saturday but the Marseille player insists they won't be distracted because of it

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The Bosnia-Herzegovina forward had the chance to keep his side in the competition in the palm of his hand but his failure to take a late chance exemplified a poor night

Friday 20 June 2014

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The 28-year-old says the elbow to his back during Croatia's 4-0 win over Cameroon was deliberate, and also refused to talk about his future at Bayern Munich

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The Manchester City midfielder was one of Ivory Coast's better performers as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Colombia, but his future after the tournament is unclear

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The Cote d'Ivoire forward believes Louis van Gaal's side must now be considered the team most likely to lift the trophy after an impressive start to their campaign

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The Elephants head coach insists that the defeat to Colombia was unfair on his players but lamented the mistakes that allowed their opponents to take victory in Brasilia

Thursday 19 June 2014

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Following on from the convincing win over Greece, Jose Pekerman's side took charge of Group C with another lively counter-attacking show, but they were made to work hard

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The South American side are within touching distance of qualification for the knockout stages after a hard-fought victory against the Elephants

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The Barcelona midfielder was dismissed for striking Mario Mandzukic off the ball as Cameroon crashed out of the tournament following a 4-0 loss to Croatia on Wednesday

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The left-back launched an inexplicable assault on compatriot Ben Moukandjo towards the end of their loss to Croatia, but escaped a sending off as none of the officials saw it

Wednesday 18 June 2014

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The national team coach says the needs of the collective comes before the interests of the veteran striker as Cote D'Ivoire seek qualification for the last 16 from Group C

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The country was thrown into mourning as more than a dozen fans were killed and 26 injured at a World Cup viewing party during Brazil's draw with Mexico on Tuesday night

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While his manager was enjoying his stay in Brazil, the Arsenal midfielder cannot wait for the club season, while Ghana deny that there is a players' revolt in the camp

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The 33-year-old has been accused of "treason" for his role in a pre-tournament strike over bonus payments, but says he will soon "come up hard" on the people behind the headlines

Tuesday 17 June 2014

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The former Super Eagles midfielder claims the responsibility for his country's dour 0-0 draw with Iran lies solely at the feet of their coach, slamming his tactical approach