World Cup 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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A Match Hospitality director has been held as part of Operation Jules Rimet – a police investigation into ticket touting at this summer's tournament in Brazil

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Let your knowledge of football translate into prize winning by predicting the scoreline in upcoming W/ Cup semi-final fixtures and win Nivea hamper

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The former Italy goalkeeper has lavished praise on the Germany star and says his ability with the ball at his feet marks him out as a cut above his peers

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The Argentina goalkeeper will be tasked with ending his former coach's World Cup dreams on Wednesday, but revealed his debt of gratitude to his old boss

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The former Spain international believes a Jurgen Klinsmann-type player would be the final piece in Joachim Low's jigsaw

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

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

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EXCLUSIVE: The Azzurri icon has plenty of sympathy for the injured Brazil attacker having missed out himself in Italy's 2006 World Cup final victory

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COMMENT: Once admired for a style which wowed the world, Brazil's current side is no vintage - even though they could go on to win the World Cup once again

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

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The 54-year-old coach says the semi-finals are a contest between Europe and South America and is sure his side can get beyond the tournament hosts

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Joachim Low's side are wary of a Selecao team that committed 31 fouls in their quarter-final win over Colombia and called for a clamp down from official Marco Rodriguez

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The Selecao skipper said there is no way the challenge which left the 22-year-old with a broken back was accidental and backed Dante to shine in his absence against Germany

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Ahead of the clash with Germany, the Brazil coach said his side can cope without their finest forward, who is sidelined with a broken vertebra

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ANALYSIS: The Monaco midfielder was a star for Colombia at the World Cup and has attracted the attention of Real Madrid, where he could progress into the best player in the world

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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 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