Saturday, December 20, 2014

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EXCLUSIVE: The striker is hopeful that his match-winning form for the OFC minnows alerts the authorities in his homeland to his potential as he eyes an international place

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COMMENT: With Sanni Issa's winning penalty, the OFC minnows overcame the champions of Concacaf, Cruz Azul, to finish behind only Real Madrid and San Lorenzo in Morocco

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Ryan De Vries put the New Zealanders ahead and although their Mexican opponents levelled through Joao Rojas, Ramon Tribulietx's men prevailed in the shootout

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The Mexicans will be favourites to prevail in Morocco but their New Zealand opponents have proven a tough side to beat thus far

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After being defeated in the semi-finals, will the Mexicans salvage some pride or can the part-timers from New Zealand cause a shock in the Club World Cup third-place play-off?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Marco Fabian accepted that Cruz Azul were vastly inferior to the European champions, lauding the Portuguese attacker and Iker Casillas in particular

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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The Portuguese wowed supporters in Marrakech with an audacious effort that very nearly came off, and would have been the icing on the Club World Cup semi-final cake

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Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema's goals in the first half left the Concacaf club - who had a penalty saved - trailing before Gareth Bale and Isco cleaned up in the latter 45 minutes

Monday, December 15, 2014

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The European champions will be heavy favourites to progress to the final with their Mexican opponents making what is their maiden appearance in the tournament

Sunday, December 14, 2014

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Questions were raised about the condition of the pitch following Cruz Azul's extra-time win over Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday and Fifa has confirmed the switch

Saturday, December 13, 2014

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COMMENT: The Ivory Coast referee's decision to send off a second Wanderers player amid baffling scenes helped to ensure the Mexicans the fixture of a lifetime

Friday, December 12, 2014

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The Cruz Azul captain is excited by the prospect of facing the 10-time European champions at the Club World Cup but is wary of the threat posed by Western Sydney Wanderers

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A disagreement between the players and the club threatens to derail their campaign but midfielder Iacopo La Rocca hopes his side can look beyond it when they face the Mexicans

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EXCLUSIVE: Cruz Azul attacking midfielder Christian Gimenez has compared the current Blancos XI with the expensively assembled Santiago Bernabeu squad from the early 2000s