Russia bounced back from a howler by Igor Akinfeev to draw 1-1 with South Korea in Cuiaba on Tuesday.
Tuesday 17 June 2014
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
Carlos Queiroz's men frustrate the Super Eagles as the first goalless draw of the World Cup is frustratingly played out in Arena da Baixada in Curitiba...
The teams were evenly matched throughout the 90 minutes with both teams struggling to create chances in their opening game of the tournament
Monday 16 June 2014
The defender says his side are well prepared for the superior strength of Fabio Capello's men and is hopeful the conditions will not be difficult in Cuiaba
The 30-year-old has targetted a return to the Indian national team at the top his agenda for this season besides being a part of the Indian Super League (ISL)...
Fabio Capello's men are looking to hit the ground running at their first World Cup since 2002, while Hong Myung-Bo is hoping a blend of youth and experience can thrive
Sunday 15 June 2014
The 52-year-old admitted that the Asian nation are a bit of an unknown quantity but insisted they cannot underestimate them
The latest in a string of damaging stories published by the Sunday Times newspaper alleges that world football's governing body will knowingly put players and fans at risk
The Italian lamented the lack of intensity that his side showed after a positive start against Ivory Coast, suggesting they gave their opponents too much space
Carlos Queiroz has built the Persian Stars a formidable and physical defensive unit but Stephen Keshi's men need a win if they are to kick on from their 2013 Afcon triumph
Second half goals from Bony and Gervinho help turn the match around and give the African side victory in Recife
The AC Milan man had put Alberto Zaccheroni's men into the lead but two nodded goals in the second half sealed a comeback, inspired by Didier Drogba's substitute arrival
Saturday 14 June 2014
The experienced forward says that his side's performance in the 2010 World Cup was a catalyst for improvement and they are now confident they can take on the best in Brazil
The South American side are in with a chance of eliminating the defending champions and the talismanic Juventus midfielder believes his side can triumph
Friday 13 June 2014
The African side have never managed to get beyond the group stage in the finals but a win over Alberto Zaccheroni's men will boost their chances of progressing
Thursday 12 June 2014
Japan's 2002 World Cup hero paved the way for a fresh generation of stars to come through the ranks at the Osaka club, including Hotaru Yamaguchi
Wednesday 11 June 2014
After a couple of consistent seasons in domestic football, the Uttarpara boy has now set his target to reserve a berth in the national team...
The former India international has tipped the Dempo youngsters attending the national camp to be selected in the final squad...
The Japanese official will take charge of the tournament's curtain-raiser when Brazil face Croatia on Thursday, having previously overseen the Selecao's elimination in 2010