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Italy secure slim win over England

Italy 2, England 1 Italy held out against diligent England to earn a 2-1 win, courtesy of goals from Claudio Marchisio and Mario Balotelli, which leaves them second on goal The Italy team celebrate after scoring a goaldifference in Group D at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Daniel Sturridge had equalised soon after the […]

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Italy secure slim win over England

Italy 2, England 1   Italy held out against diligent England to earn a 2-1 win, courtesy of goals from Claudio Marchisio and Mario Balotelli, which leaves them second on goal difference in Group D at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. Daniel Sturridge had equalised soon after the Juventus midfielder had opened the scoring, but […]

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Elephant charge flattens Japan

Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 2, Japan 1 The Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire charged late in their FIFA World Cup Group C opener in Recife, scoring twice in two second-half minutes to overturn an early deficit against Japan. A pair of pin-point crosses from Serge Aurier created goals for Wilfried Bony and Gervinho, silencing the pro-Japan […]

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Sanchez stars as Chile overcome Australia

Chile secured a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Australia in Cuiaba to move level on points with Group B leaders the Netherlands. Early strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Jorge Valdivia put the South Americans well in control and, though Tim Cahill’s header got the Socceroos back into the game, Jean Beausejour sealed victory in injury-time. Led by […]

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Dutch rip Spain to shreds with astonishing display

The 2014 World Cup has its first historic moment as the Netherlands hammered Spain 5-1 in an incredible match in Salvador. The champions were not just beaten, but absolutely ripped to pieces by a much-unfancied Dutch side that could have scored even more than the five they put past the reigning Spaniards. Yet it was […]

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Mexico overcome referee gaffes to down Cameroon

Mexico gained a narrow 1-0 victory over Cameroon to give themselves a good chance of escaping Group A. After having two goals questionable ruled out for offside, El Tri eventually broke the deadlock in the second half through Oribe Peralta, the veteran striker chosen to take Javier Hernandez’s place in the team. The game started […]

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Neymar fires Brazil to comeback victory

Neymar was the star of the show as Brazil came from behind to secure a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Croatia in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup™. The hosts’ star No10 equalised after Marcelo’s own-goal, and converted a second-half penalty after Fred had been fouled by Dejan Lovren. Croatia had the ball in the net […]

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Napoli seals berth in Champions League

Coppa Italia winner Napoli guaranteed itself a UEFA Champions League qualifying spot with a comfortable 3-0 triumph over 10-man Cagliari. Dries Mertens put Napoli ahead from the penalty spot in the 33rd minute before Goran Pandev made it 2-0 before half-time. Cagliari had goalkeeper Marco Silvestri sent off for a red card in the 54th […]

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Draw leaves Chelsea one point behind Manchester City

Chelsea 0, Norwich City 0 Neil Adams’ side sat three points off safety before kick-off, knowing 17th-placed Sunderland would have a game in hand even after Sunday’s match, but Mourinho felt they did not play as though that was the case. “We had one team that needed three points to survive and they didn’t play […]

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Real Madrid stuns Bayern Munich, reaches Champions League final

Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals apiece as Real Madrid advanced to the Champions League final by stunning title holder Bayern Munich, 4-0, on Tuesday. Madrid completed a 5-0 aggregate victory and will play either Chelsea or Atletico Madrid in the May 24 final in Lisbon. Bayern slumped to its worst home defeat […]