Asia

Saturday, June 21, 2014

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The Iran coach says his players need to be one step ahead of their rivals in Saturday's Group F game, but claims they won't focus solely on the Barcelona forward

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Greece' 10 men battled to a point on Thursday but their head coach believes they could have stolen a win had their counterattacking been stronger

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The Samurai Blue were held to a 0-0 draw by 10-man Greece on Thursday and their coach believes a lack of cutting edge in attack cost his side dearly

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The Barcelona star got off the mark for the tournament with a stunning strike against Bosnia & Herzegovina and he and his team-mates are after more goals

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Alberto Zaccheroni's men are now in a perilous position after failing to break down Greece despite the first-half dismissal of Konstantinos Katsouranis

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Both sides remain in with a chance of progression from Group C as Alberto Zaccheroni's men fail to find a way through an exceptionally resolute 10-man Ethniki

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Alberto Zaccheroni's men played with a numerical advantage for most of the game following Kostas Katsouranis' dismissal but could failed to break the deadlock

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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The Portuguese trainer has revealed he plans to end his three-year spell with Team Melli at the end of the tournament in Brazil

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Following their defeat to Cote d'Ivoire in their opening game, the Manchester United playmaker is desperate for maximum points against Greece on Friday

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The former Hoffenheim boss was hugely impressed by the approach of his new squad as he led a practice session upon his arrival at their training camp

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The Italian has no doubt the AC Milan man will rise to the occasion and has stressed that Greece should not be underestimated

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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The Oranje fought to a 3-2 victory over Australia and the coach was thrilled with how his attackers - and specifically Robin van Persie - ensured back-to-back World Cup wins

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The forward believes his side were good enough to have taken all three points against Russia on Tuesday and feels they will be even better against Algeria

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Following defeats to Cote d'Ivoire and Colombia respectively, head coaches Alberto Zaccheroni and Fernando Santos know nothing but victory will suffice on Thursday

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The AC Milan playmaker believes his side were overawed by some of the star names in Cote d'Ivoire's line-up and says they must be far bolder in their next Group C clash

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COMMENT: The Russia No.1 has come under scrutiny in recent months due to patchy club form and his high-profile blunder against Korea in the World Cup means no easing of pressure

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The Italian backed his shot stopper after he committed an embarrassing error to allow South Korea to take a second-half lead in their Group G encounter

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The 45-year-old claims he had a feeling goalscorer Lee Keun-ho could make an impact against a tiring back line and says he had planned the substitution in advance

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The Russia forward rescued a point for Fabio Capello's side in their first game but urged people to avoid dwelling on his teammate's goalkeeping blunder