Player Ratings

Saturday 14 June 2014

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Two goals from Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben were enough to destroy Spain in the second half, as a near-faultless performance from Louis van Gaal's men shocked the champions

Friday 13 June 2014

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Despite having two goals harshly disallowed, Miguel Herrera's men gave themselves a huge boost in the chase for qualification thanks to Oribe Peralta's second-half strike in Natal

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Monday 9 June 2014

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A resurgent Karim Benzema led the charge for Les Bleus, firing home two goals, as Didier Deschamps' side romped to victory in a near-perfect performance ahead of the World Cup

Sunday 8 June 2014

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Jozy Altidore was man of the match with a brace, and Goal rated him and the rest of the players on show as the USA beat Nigeria in Florida.

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Goal took in the action in Miami, where the Three Lions were frustrated in another draw, after struggling to break down a determined and often reckless Honduras side

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Vicente del Bosque's men prepared for the World Cup with a comfortable 2-0 win over Albert Roca's side at the FedEx Field in Maryland thanks to two goals from David Villa

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A first international goal for Ricky Alvarez gave a much-changed home side an early lead, before Lionel Messi struck as a substitute against a toothless Slovenian outfit

Saturday 7 June 2014

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Portugal captain Bruno Alves rose majestically to steer a late header beyond Guillermo Ochoa, doing just enough to secure a narrow victory against a hard-working El Tri

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Fred grabbed the solitary goal in grumbling Morumbi, as Brazil fought their way beyond plucky Serbia to their ninth consecutive victory with the help of a much-needed clean sheet

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Joachim Low's side produce a relentless second-half display to return to winning ways ahead of the World Cup as Miroslav Klose becomes the nation's all time highest goalscorer

Thursday 5 June 2014

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Goal took in the action at El Monumental, where goals from Palacio, Rodriguez and Mascherano did the business for the hosts against the Soca Warriors

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Claudio Marchisio's early header wasn't enough for Cesare Prandelli's men, who couldn't find the clinical touch required to put hard-working minnows Luxembourg to the sword

Wednesday 4 June 2014

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Goal took in the action inside the World Cup host country, as the Selecao took care of business at home, with Neymar in fine form during an emphatic win

Monday 2 June 2014

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Goals from the lively Samuel Eto'o and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting were enough to secure a draw for the visitors, who were overtaken by goals from Andre Schurrle and Thomas Muller