South America

Friday 4 July 2014

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Alejandro Sabella's side scraped through their last-16 clash against Switzerland and must improve to beat a Belgium team that also needed extra-time to reach the quarters

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Are we blessed with a golden age of shot-stoppers? Have conditions in Brazil favoured the men between the posts or is it as simple as poor finishing and fortuitous keeping?

Thursday 3 July 2014

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The defender says it will take a collective effort to thwart the Barcelona star and that his side have their sights firmly set on upsetting the World Cup hosts

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The Fifa president is glad to see the striker has accepted responsibility for his actions and is looking forward to seeing him back on the field at the end of his suspension

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Both Colombian stars have been linked with moves to La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid but the club's Russian vice president has ruled out a summer exit for either player

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The 22-year-old insists his team can't win every game 5-0 and says the players have to make results a priority over dazzling and thrilling performances

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The 22-year-old has attracted a lot of interest through his excellent performances in the World Cup and his father says his dream is to join the European champions

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Goal is publishing extracts from Luca Caioli's book, Neymar: The Making Of The World's Greatest New Number 10. In this excerpt, Vicente del Bosque discusses the Brazil icon

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With the FIFA 2014 World Cup™ in full swing, Goal takes a look at the fan culture of the competing countries. Here we explore Colombia

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COMMENT: This summer's tournament has provided so many standout moments and success stories that it could go down as the greatest of all time

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The hosts take on their in-form South American rivals in the World Cup quarter-final in Fortaleza on Friday as two of the tournament's stand-out performers go head-to-head

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The Premier League club will not allow the striker to leave for less than his release clause but voters in our poll insist that the Uruguay international needs to be offloaded

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The Fifa president said the tournament in Brazil had gone to plan and criticised those who feared protests and delays to stadium construction would ruin the competition

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The Chelsea-owned goalkeeper kept the Barcelona ace out six times last season, so he has no qualms about facing the No.10 in Brasilia on Saturday

Wednesday 2 July 2014

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Eugenio Figueredo confirmed the Liverpool star will miss next year's Copa America but says he is battling to see the suspension reduced after the Uruguayan issued an apology

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The Albiceleste skipper has been the Man of the Match in all four of his side’s World Cup games, and the full-back says it is only right that they base their play on his quality

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The Barcelona forward praised the Monaco star for his World Cup form but remains confident his side can reach the last four by defeating Colombia in the quarter-finals

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The Chelsea midfielder insists that his team-mates do not feel weighed down by the expectations of their nation and is convinced they can triumph in Brazil

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The former Chelsea ace refused to warm-up ahead of the Black Stars’ final group game with Portugal and the case has been referred to the country's FA for review

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The Bayern Munich winger says his national team are proud of what they have achieved so far in Brazil, and that they want to go even further in the tournament