Seven different scorers struck in Salvador, as a solid 70 minutes from France ensured that Deschamps' men remain favourites to qualify from their group, with Benzema impressing
Friday, June 20, 2014
Jorge Luis Pinto's side were not considered threats to the rest of Group D before the tournament, but a win against the 2006 champions earns them a place in the knockout phase
Both sides remain in with a chance of progression from Group C as Alberto Zaccheroni's men fail to find a way through an exceptionally resolute 10-man Ethniki
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Luis Suarez returns from injury to haunt the Three Lions, who now must rely on other results to save their World Cup dream...
Following on from the convincing win over Greece, Jose Pekerman's side took charge of Group C with another lively counter-attacking show, but they were made to work hard
Goals from Ivica Olic, Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic (2) saw the African nation crash out of the competition
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The World Cup holders were dumped out of the competition after a second lacklustre showing in the space of a week
Louis van Gaal's men failed to match the standards set in the victory over Spain, but did just about enough to overcome a dangerous Australia side
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Mexico frustrated Brazil in Fortaleza, resulting in an entertaining stalemate, as El Tri goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa put on a shot-stopping masterclass to keep the Selecao at bay
Russia bounced back from a howler by Igor Akinfeev to draw 1-1 with South Korea in Cuiaba on Tuesday.
Clint Dempsey put the Americans in front after 30 seconds but the Black Stars' domination was rewarded by Ayew's leveller before Brooks won in dramatically late on
Monday, June 16, 2014
Carlos Queiroz's men frustrate the Super Eagles as the first goalless draw of the World Cup is frustratingly played out in Arena da Baixada in Curitiba...
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Didier Deschamps' men started their World Cup campaign in fine form, picking up a 3-0 win over ten-man Honduras in a game which saw a controversial goal-line technology moment
Substitute Haris Seferovic grabbed a stoppage-time winner in a fairly open and competitive affair, courtesy of a fantastic run from his own half by Valon Behrami
Second half goals from Bony and Gervinho help turn the match around and give the African side victory in Recife
Goals from Claudio Marchisio and Mario Balotelli were enough to defeat England in the Azzurri's opening World Cup clash, with wide man Antonio Candreva tireless on the right flank
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Oscar Tabarez's side suffered a shock defeat in their Group D opener as los Ticos came from behind with a blistering second-half display to secure a huge three points