Africa

Thursday 19 June 2014

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

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The Schalke midfielder lamented the Black Stars' failure to overcome the United States on Monday evening, insisting that victory is now essential against Joachim Low's men

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Pictures from the Group G clash in which the European side came from a goal behind to win 2-1 thanks to goals from Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens.

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The Cameroon striker says that a persistent knee problem means that it is unlikely that he will be available for his side's crunch World Cup Group A meeting with Croatia

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The Chelsea midfielder admits that the Super Eagles should have created more on Monday but feels that the opposition's negative approach was the main factor behind their 0-0 draw

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Clint Dempsey put the Americans in front after 30 seconds but the Black Stars' domination was rewarded by Ayew's leveller before Brooks won in dramatically late on

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Clint Dempsey was on target 30 seconds into the game only to see his goal cancelled out but a header in the late stages secured the win for the United States

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The 52-year-old was not happy with his side's performance in their opening game, insisting they must do better when they face Bosnia

Monday 16 June 2014

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Vahid Halilhodzic says the North Africans have prepared as well as they possibly can and claims his side are confident of success in their Group H opener on Tuesday

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Pictures from the first goalless draw in the tournament as Iran and Nigeria failed to find the net in their first game of the World Cup

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The teams were evenly matched throughout the 90 minutes with both teams struggling to create chances in their opening game of the tournament

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The Black Stars face a tough task in a group containing USA, Portugal and Germany, but their striker is confident they can cause an upset and challenge in the group

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The African nation have inflicted defeat on United States at the last two World Cups but the Everton goalkeeper is keen to put those games behind them ahead of Monday's match