South America

Sunday 6 July 2014

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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

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Players from seven English top-flight sides were in action as both Argentina and Netherlands won through to the semi-finals, with the Belgian contingent going home

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The goalkeeper was brought on late in extra-time against Costa Rica and saved two spot-kicks, helping Netherlands reach the World Cup semi-final

Saturday 5 July 2014

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The forward fractured his vertebra in the 2-1 win over Colombia on Friday, but Jose Luiz Runco says the injury is less serious than some had feared

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The Tottenham defender has revealed that Belgium had the prolific forward in the back of their minds from the start, while Toby Alderweireld felt the Europeans were unlucky

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The Napoli striker had failed to net in six games for the Albiceleste, but was thrilled to end that streak with the winner in his side's 1-0 victory over Belgium on Saturday

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The Belgium coach could not hide his frustration after his team exited the World Cup at the quarter-final stage against the South Americans

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The defender was unimpressed with the South American side despite Lionel Messi & Co's victory over the Red Devils, which sent them crashing out of the tournament

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The Albiceleste boss was delighted with his team's performance as they edged past Belgium 1-0 in Brasilia, courtesy of Gonzalo Higuain's first-half strike

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The 22-year-old saw his World Cup brought to a premature end on Friday and was comforted by his team-mates as he prepared to board the team flight

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Follow LIVE commentary with Goal as Lionel Messi looks to continue his excellent World Cup by guiding la Albiceleste past Marc Wilmots' side in Brasilia

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The veteran goalkeeper, who became the World Cup's oldest ever player during the group stage, has called time on his career following Colombia's defeat to Brazil

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The Brazil captain feels that the Chelsea forward would be the ideal replacement for the injured striker after he suffered a fractured vertebra against Colombia

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The striker feels that his side operate much better as a unit than Brazil, who have lost their star player for the remainder of the tournament after an injury on Friday

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The Argentina great believes that the Albiceleste need to rely on the forward less and other players need to begin to contribute if they are to have a successful World Cup

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The Colombia midfielder was emotional after his side's 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Brazil on Friday, saying that he was overcome by pride at their World Cup displays

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The Brazil forward expresses his sadness after the 22-year-old was ruled out of the tournament through injury but insists that his absence will give his side added motivation