Three goals from Xherdan Shaqiri were enough to put the plucky Central Americans to the sword, with la Nati squeezing through into the knockout stages at the expense of Ecuador
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Super Eagles have become the first African team to reach the knock out stages in Brazil after Iran failed to beat Bosnia
Edin Dzeko and Miralem Pjanic starred as the Dragons earned their first ever World Cup win, eliminating Carlos Queiroz's side from Group F in the process
PROFILE: The Chile goalkeeper completed his transfer to Barcelona on Wednesday. So what will the 31-year-old bring to the Spanish giants?
DEBATE: Should the veteran remain in the side to receive his 100th cap for the national side, or must Kenneth Omeruo be reunited with his regular defensive partner?
DEBATE: Should the Chelsea forward return to the starting XI for the crucial Group F match, or should Babatunde retain his spot?
COMMENT: After a strong start to the competition, Didier Deschamps' swashbuckling side should not be overlooked as potential winners with a favourable last-16 draw
COMMENT: The Liga heavyweights could be having second thoughts about moving for the Uruguay striker after his apparent bite on Italy centre-back Giorgio Chiellini
COMMENT: The two Argentina strikers have struggled so far at the World Cup but will need to find form as their side face tougher tests in the rest of the competition
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The Great Debate: Should the Chelsea forward return to the starting XI for the crucial Group F match, or should Babatunde retain his spot?
Jose Pekerman's side put four past the Asian Cup champions as they progress to the next round as dominant Group C winners
COMMENT: While the finest selection of African talent made its curtain call in cruel circumstances, the international game's great overachievers march on
The controversial Liverpool striker's World Cup dream looks to be in tatters after he was caught appearing to bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's Group D clash
Diego Godin's header sent Oscar Tabarez's side into the next round after Claudio Marchisio had been sent off and Luis Suarez caught up in another biting allegation
COMMENT: The Azzurri were sent packing after indiscipline had seen them lose two of their starters for the closing stages
Will the hopes of Johannesburg come to an end on the fields of Brazil?
After two stellar showings in his debut World Cup, the Colombia winger has come on the radar of the biggest clubs in the world
The Azzurri coach has taken his country forward, but defeat on Tuesday against Uruguay will leave him with nothing to show for it
COMMENT: The Asian champions have come up woefully short so far in the World Cup leaving many questions to answer, not least their stress-free qualification campaign