World Cup 2014

Tuesday 8 July 2014

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The legend says that the host nation must be prepared to "die on the pitch" and follow his team's example from the 1990 World Cup final when several key men were absent

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EXCLUSIVE: The former Albiceleste midfielder believes the hosts will fear another 'Maracanazo' if they come up against their fiercest rivals in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday

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The Dutch midfielder and Manchester City striker have both recovered from injury to feature as they battle it out for the right to face Germany or Brazil in the final

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While the Barcelona maestro looks intent on replicating Diego Maradona in dragging the Albiceleste all the way to glory, Al Hain-Cole thinks that the Dutchman may stand in his way

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Reports emerged on Sunday that the 22-year-old could feature in the World Cup final, should the Selecao make it, but there have been furious reactions to those claims

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Having seen both their captain and Neymar ruled out of their semi-final match against Germany, Al Hain-Cole wonders whether the Selecao skipper will prove the biggest loss

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The 25-year-old centaral defender has turned his form around after being dropped by Joachim Low last September and is now an indispensable member of the national team

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The former England boss is scathing in his assessment of Luiz Felipe Scolari's men, insisting that they have shown none of their country's traditional flair and invention

Monday 7 July 2014

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The innovation, which assists referees in ensuring that defensive walls do not encroach closer than 10 yards at free-kicks, has been successfully used at the World Cup

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The full-back is desperate to win the tournament with his country and wants to show his appreciation to Roma by helping them win the league next season

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Felipao told the media ahead of his side's clash with Germany that the Selecao can cope without their finest forward, who is sidelined with a broken vertebra

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The coach, who will take over from Louis van Gaal after the World Cup, believes the Dutch should be confident heading into Wednesday's semi-final

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The Feyenoord defender insists Argentina have weak points that Netherlands can exploit in their World Cup semi-final in Sao Paulo on Wednesday

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The Germany coach believes the World Cup hosts can cover for the loss of two key players and insists his side feel no fear heading into Tuesday's game

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There had been calls for the defender to be suspended for fracturing a verterbra in the forward's back but it has been confirmed that no retrospective action can be taken

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The Everton manager was impressed with the displays of Roy Hodgson's men at the World Cup and feels they will be able to taste international glory in the near future

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The bookmakers are struggling to split the four remaining teams in the competition but in previous tournaments it hasn't always been that way, Jim Knight takes a look at the odds

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The Bosnian made history by leading the north African nation into the last 16 of the World Cup but says his work was "stigmatised" in some sections of the press

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The Real Madrid winger has picked up a thigh strain and the former Spain international says coach Alejandro Sabella has no obvious replacement for the 26-year-old