Africa

Thursday 26 June 2014

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Needing a win in order to make it through to the last 16, Al Hain-Cole thinks a lack or creativity and carelessness in defence may see the Sbornaya slump to a 1-1 draw

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The North African side are on the verge of reaching the World Cup knockouts for the first time but their coach is wary of the strengths of Russia

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The ex-England boss insists his side should not be expected to perform miracles at the World Cup given their lengthy absence from the finals before this year

Wednesday 25 June 2014

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The African outfit threatened a strike on Tuesday, but have now made it clear they will take to the field irrespective of whether they are paid before the game

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The forward was delighted with his two goals in the defeat to Argentina but says they must be prepared for the fight in the knockout phase

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The Argentina captain scored twice in his side's 3-2 win over Nigeria in their final Group F clash in Porto Alegre on Wednesday to leave the Super Eagles boss in awe of his talent

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Stephen Keshi's men qualify for the second round after pushing their South American counterparts all the way, but a Lionel Messi double was ultimately decisive

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The attacker went level at the top of the Golden Boot standings, helping to prevent Ahmed Musa's doubles from gifting Stephen Keshi's men a point

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The Ghanaian government has been forced to send a whopping sum of $3 million to the Black Stars who demanded payment before Thursday's game

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The Real Madrid defender remains hopeful of qualifying for the round of 16, while Paulo Bento has stressed he will not resign if they crash out at the group stages

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Our Sony Fan Ambassador suggests that the Portugal forward poses less of a threat to Joachim Low's men's progress than the African side

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Ivorians remained inconsolable after awaking on Wednesday morning, still struggling to contend with their team being knocked out of the 2014 Fifa World Cup by unfancied Greece

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Both teams need a victory and a USA defeat to have any chance of advancing to the last 16 - a scenario which should ensure excitement at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha

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Having inspired his side to wins from their first two World Cup matches, Al Hain-Cole weighs up the Barcelona star's chances of doing so once more against the Super Eagles

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The Russians have collected just one point from two matches and must defeat the African side in order to stand a chance of reaching the knockout stages

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The Albiceleste boss admits that his side have a natural tendency to rely on the Barcelona forward and need to show more as a team in their clash with Nigeria

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The 42-year-old Frenchman has revealed that he will leave the African outfit after they bowed out of Brazil with a 2-1 defeat to Greece