Features

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014

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The Netherlands boss has had to change his plans following an injury to his "head of incidental pressing" — a player that his new club does not currently possess.

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The era of the striker being relied upon to provide most of the goals has seemingly passed, with the World Cup offering the latest example of an increasing trend.

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The Netherlands boss has made the most of his squad and got the big decisions right throughout his side's run to the World Cup semifinals.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

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Brazilian fans gave their full support to Belgium on Saturday, hoping for an upset of arch-rival Argentina, but the Argentines finished the day celebrating a quarterfinal victory.

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The Barcelona forward can revitalize the north Londoners' immediate fortunes while Liverpool will be searching for a Luis Suarez replacement.

Friday, July 4, 2014

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The Real Madrid forward performed poorly as France was knocked out of the World Cup with a 1-0 quarterfinal defeat to Germany.

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Goal columnist Ives Galarcep and Sporting News writer Mike DeCourcy are in Brazil to provide updates throughout the tournament.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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The U.S. just wrapped up a hard-fought World Cup run, and American fans aren't ready to hear excuses for why their team isn't better. But the future is bright.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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The two players are the two youngest players on the U.S. World Cup team, but on Tuesday night they were two of the most impressive players in the loss to Belgium.

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The U.S. national team had a chance to make history and continue to captivate a nation on Tuesday, but a lackluster performance saw the American World Cup dream end.

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The striker rediscovered his best form in the dramatic win over the United States; his Chelsea teammate will have to do likewise if the Red Devils are to reach the last four.

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Use our Opta widgets to keep up to date with which teams and players are shining at this summer's World Cup in Brazil - just cycle through the different ranking categories

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The Barcelona star provided the game's outstanding moment, a slick assist to Angel Di Maria to see his side into the last eight after a titanic struggle

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In a 2014 World Cup where the stakes are already high for every team left, the U.S. is facing a seminal moment as Belgium clash could be most important match ever.

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Despite some questioning the coach's tactics during the World Cup, the United States is clearly moving in the right direction under Klinsmann.