Editorial

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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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

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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

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PROFILE: The Chile goalkeeper completed his transfer to Barcelona on Wednesday. So what will the 31-year-old bring to the Spanish giants?

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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?

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DEBATE: Should the Chelsea forward return to the starting XI for the crucial Group F match, or should Babatunde retain his spot?

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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

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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

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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

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The Great Debate: Should the Chelsea forward return to the starting XI for the crucial Group F match, or should Babatunde retain his spot?

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COMMENT: While the finest selection of African talent made its curtain call in cruel circumstances, the international game's great overachievers march on

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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

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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

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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