Asia

Tuesday 17 June 2014

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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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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...

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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

Monday 16 June 2014

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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

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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)...

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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

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The 52-year-old admitted that the Asian nation are a bit of an unknown quantity but insisted they cannot underestimate them

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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