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France sink Super Eagles Brasilia, June 30 (FIFA.com/IBNS) France have marched through to the FIFA World Cup™ quarter-finals with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Nigeria in Brasilia. Didier Deschamps' side were given a tough time of it by the African champions, but edged this tight encounter in the Estadio Nacional thanks to a Paul Pogba header and an injury-time own goal by Joseph Yobo. 30-Jun-2014
Navas-inspired Ticos win shootout, reach Recife, June 30 (FIFA.com/IBNS): Costa Rica made history in Recife by overcoming Greece on penalties to reach the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals for the first time. In doing so, they denied their opponents the opportunity to set a similar benchmark after 120 minutes ended with the score at 1-1. 30-Jun-2014
Dutch delight at late turnaround Fortaleza , June 29 (FIFA.com/IBNS) Two goals in the final few minutes put the Netherlands through to the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil with a 2-1 victory over heartbroken Mexico in Fortaleza. 30-Jun-2014
Rodriguez brace sets up Brazil showdown Rio De Janeiro, June 29 (FIFA.com/IBNS): A sublime James Rodriguez double helped make history for Colombia as they reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup for the first time by overcoming Uruguay 2-0 in Rio de Janeiro. 29-Jun-2014
Brazil through as Chile pay the penalty Belo Horizonte, June 28 (FIFA.com/IBNS) Hosts Brazil have squeezed through to the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup on penalties after a tense, thrilling 1-1 draw with Chile at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte. Gonzalo Jara hit the post with the decisive kick, while Julio Cesar saved two, to give Brazil a 3-2 win in the shootout and send the valiant Chileans home. 29-Jun-2014
Novak reaches fourth round of Wimbledon London, June 27 (IBNS): Serbian Tennis star Novak Djokovic moved to the fourth round of the Wimbledon men's singles event by defeating Gilles Simon here on Friday. 27-Jun-2014
Algeria book Germany date, eliminate Rus Curitiba, June 27 (FIFA.com/IBNS): Islam Slimani's second-half header secured Algeria a 1-1 draw with Russia that sent them into the knockout phase of the FIFA World Cup for the first time. Fabio Capello's side had been on course to seize the runners-up spot in Group H thanks to Alexander Kokorin’s early goal, but Vahid Halilhodzic’s men rallied to secure a trip to Porto Alegre to face Germany on Monday. 27-Jun-2014
Koreans crash to ten-man Belgium Sao Paulo, June 27 (FIFA.com/IBNS) Korea Republic have exited the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil after a 1-0 defeat to ten-man Begium in Sao Paulo. Jan Vertonghen scored the only goal of this Group H fixture as Marc Wilmots side maintained their 100 per cent record despite the first-half dismissal of Steven Defour. 27-Jun-2014
Rafael Nadal reaches 3rd round of Wimble London, June 26 (IBNS): Surviving a scare, Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal defeated Lukas Rosol to reach the third round of the Wimbledon men's singles event here on Thursday. 27-Jun-2014
Both through as Germans edge US Recife, June 26 (FIFA.com/IBNS): Germany beat USA 1-0 on a rain-soaked day in Recife, a result that takes both sides through from a highly competitive Group G at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. 27-Jun-2014
Ronaldo downs Ghana but Portugal crash o Brasilia, June 26 (FIFA.com/IBNS) Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana in Brasilia, but it was insufficient to keep them from crashing out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on goal difference. 27-Jun-2014
FIFA bans Uruguay's Suarez for four mont Rio De Janeiro, June 26 (IBNS): International football body FIFA on Thursday banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football related activities for four months for biting an opponent at the World Cup. 26-Jun-2014
Free-scoring France foiled but Ecuador b Rio De Janeiro, June 26 (FIFA.com/IBNS): Goals dried up for free-scoring France in a 0-0 Group E stalemate with ten-man Ecuador, confirming top spot and a knockout tie against Nigeria for Didier Deschamps’ team while the CONMEBOL outfit bowed out of the FIFA World Cup. 26-Jun-2014
Shaqiri treble takes Swiss through Manaus, June 26 (FIFA.com/IBNS) Xherdan Shaqiri hit a hat-trick as Switzerland qualified for the Round of 16 with a comfortable 3-0 win over Honduras at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus. 26-Jun-2014
Wimbledon: Novak reaches third round London, June 25 (IBNS): Serbian Tennis star Novak Djokovic fought hard to reach the third round of the Wimbledon men's singles round by beating Radek Stepanek here on Wednesday. 26-Jun-2014
Nigeria through despite Messi-inspired d Porto Alegre, June 25 (FIFA.com/IBNS):Argentina secured top spot in Group F and preserved their unblemished record at Brazil 2014 with a 3-2 win over Nigeria illuminated by braces for Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa. 26-Jun-2014
Bosnians bid farewell by eliminating Ira Salvador, June 25 (FIFA.com/IBNS) Bosnia and Herzegovina concluded their maiden FIFA World Cup campaign with a 3-1 victory over Iran that thwarted their opponents’ hopes of squeezing into the Round of 16 at the expense of Nigeria in Group F. 26-Jun-2014
FIFA opens 'disciplinary proceedings' ag Sao Paulo, June 25 (IBNS): The world football body FIFA on Wednesday confirmed that it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Luis Suarez of Uruguay for allegedly biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini. 25-Jun-2014
Cruising Colombia triumph, send Japan ho Cuiaba , June 25 (FIFA.com/IBNS) Colombia beat Japan 4-1 to storm into the Round of 16 with a perfect record and end their opponents' hopes of a late escape from elimination. 25-Jun-2014
Ticos top group with England draw Belo Horizonte, June 25 (FIFA.com/IBNS)Costa Rica have secured top spot in Group D after a 0-0 draw with England in Belo Horizonte's Estadio Mineirao. Roy Hodgson's Three Lions created the better chances in this match, but they again failed to capitalise and head for home bottom of the section having failed to win any of their three matches. 25-Jun-2014
Greek spot-kick drama denies Ivorians Fortaleza, June 25 (FIFA.com/IBNS) Incredible drama unfolded in Fortaleza when Georgios Samaras converted a stoppage-time penalty to secure Greece a 2-1 victory over Cote d'Ivoire to set up a Round of 16 clash against Costa Rica at the FIFA World Cup. 25-Jun-2014
Godin delights Uruguay, sends Italy home Natal, June 24 (FIFA.com/IBNS) A fortunate conversion from Diego Godin proved golden for Uruguay as they booked a spot in the FIFA World Cup Round of 16 with a late 1-0 victory over ten-man Italy in Natal. 25-Jun-2014
Mexico beat Croatia to spark Recife fies Recife, June 24 (FIFA.com/IBNS): Mexico booked their place in the knockout stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil with a 3-1 win over Croatia in their third and final Group A game in Recife. Rafael Marquez, Andres Guardado and Javier Hernandez provided the goals and El Tri will now meet the Netherlands in the Round of 16, while the Croats head for home. 24-Jun-2014
Neymar double helps Brazil book Chile ti Brasilia, June 24 (FIFA.com/IBNS): Brazil celebrated their 100th FIFA World Cupmatch with a fittingly entertaining 4-1 victory over Cameroon to arrange a mouthwatering Round of 16 meeting with fellow South Americans Chile. 24-Jun-2014
Villa and Spain bow out on a high Curitiba , June 23 (FIFA.com/IBNS): David Villa brought the curtain down on a glorious international career by scoring a wonder goal that helped Spain end a forgettable FIFA World Cup campaign with a 3-0 win over Australia in Curitiba. 23-Jun-2014
Koreans crushed by impressive Algeria Porto Alegre, June 23 (FIFA.com/IBNS) Algeria have moved up to second in Group H with a convincing 4-2 win over Korea Republic at Porto Alegre's Estadio Beira-Rio. 23-Jun-2014
Varela strikes to save Portugal Manaus, June 23 (FIFA.com/IBNS) Portugal have avoided early elimination from the FIFA World Cup in the most dramatic of circumstances after Varela's 95th-minute goal secured a 2-2 draw with USA in Manaus. 23-Jun-2014
Decisive Origi blasts Belgium through Rio de Janeiro, June 22 (FIFA.com/IBNS): Belgium ensured a berth in the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup with a last-gasp 1-0 victory over Russia in Rio de Janeiro courtesy of another substitute goal, this time from Divock Origi. 23-Jun-2014
Nigeria extinguish Bosnian dreams Cuiaba, June 22 (FIFA.com/IBNS): Debutants Bosnia and Herzegovina saw themselves exit the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil after two games, following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Nigeria. Peter Odemwingie's first-half goal was enough to put the Super Eagles within a point of the Round of 16. 22-Jun-2014
Germany, Ghana share spoils in Fortaleza Fortaleza, June 22 (FIFA.com/IBNS) Germany and Ghana were forced to settle for a share of the points after their back-and-forth thriller in Fortaleza finished 2-2. All the goals came in the second-half of the Group G contest as strikers Miroslav Klose and Asamoah Gyan both equaled FIFA World Cup scoring records. 22-Jun-2014
Messi magic takes Argentina through Belo Horizonte, June 21 (FIFA.com/IBNS) A stunning injury-time goal by Lionel Messi has taken Argentina through to the Round of 16 with a 1-0 win over Iran in Belo Horizonte's Estadio Mineirao. 21-Jun-2014
Rooney apologises for England's early ex London, June 21 (IBNS): English football star Wayne Rooney on Saturday apologised his fans following the country early exit from the ongoing World Cup after two consecutive defeats in the tournament. 21-Jun-2014
Enner inspires Ecuador to comeback victo Curitiba, June 21 (FIFA.com/IBNS): A pair of predatory goals from Enner Valencia propelled Ecuador to a 2-1 comeback victory over Honduras that lifted them second in Group E, above Switzerland on goal difference. An excellent Carlo Costly strike had put the Central Americans ahead, but Valencia equalised from close-range before heading home the winner at the Arena da Baixada. 21-Jun-2014
Exhilarating Bleus blast Swiss in thrill Salvador, June 21 (FIFA.com/IBNS) France rocketed from outsiders to FIFA World Cup™ contenders with a scintillating 5-2 defeat of Switzerland in Salvador. Olivier Giroud, Blaise Matuidi, Mathieu Valbuena, Karim Benzema and Moussa Sissoko were on the score-sheet as Didier Deschamps’ side made all but sure of a place in the Round of 16, before wonder-strikes from Blerim Dzemaili and Granit Xhaka gave Swiss memorable consolations from an enrapturing encounter. 21-Jun-2014
Ruiz stuns Italy, sends Costa Rica throu Recife, June 20 (FIFA.com/IBNS): Costa Rica's amazing run here at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil continued in Recife, the Central American upstarts adding Italy’s scalp to their Group D belt after opening with a win over Uruguay. Los Ticos are now through to the knockout phase for only the second time in their history, thanks to a Bryan Ruiz header just before the interval at the Arena Pernambuco. 21-Jun-2014
United at Home against Home United Barasat, June 20 (IBNS) In an interview to www.fifa.com, Basketball great Kobe Bryant, a big Football buff had underlined the importance of having a common goal as the key to success citing the example of San Antonio Spurs who upstaged favourites Miami Heat to win the NBA title after a gap of seven years. 20-Jun-2014
Super Suarez makes the difference Sao Paulo, June 20 (FIFA.com/ IBNS) Uruguay forward Luis Suarez did something which he did not manage to do in the Premier League this season – score past Joe Hart – as he netted twice in the South Americans’ 2-1 win over England in their Group D clash in Sao Paulo. 20-Jun-2014
Colombia edge Elephants, near knockout s Brasilia, June 19 (FIFA.com/IBNS): Colombia gave themselves breathing space at the top of 2014 Group C after goals from James Rodriguez and Juan Quintero helped them to a 2-1 win over Cote d'Ivoire, putting them three points clear of Sabri Lamouchi's side. 19-Jun-2014
Russia, Korea Republic in disappointing Cuiaba, June 18 (FIFA.com/IBNS) Errors at either end saw Russia and Korea Republic share the spoils in Group H, with Igor Akinfeev gifting the Asian side the lead before Alexander Kerzhakov tapped in following a goal-mouth scramble to see it finish 1-1. 18-Jun-2014
Ochoa excels as Mexico hold Brazil Fortaleza, June 18 (FIFA.com/IBNS) Mexico, who suffered through a disastrous qualifying campaign in the CONCACAF zone, were inspired against Brazil in Fortaleza and earned a 0-0 draw against the much-fancied hosts. 18-Jun-2014
Subs inspire Belgian comeback Belo Horizonte, June 17 (FIFA.com/IBNS) Second-half goals from substitutes Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens enabled Belgium to come from behind and beat Algeria 2-1 in their Group H opener. 18-Jun-2014
Goals dry up as Iran, Nigeria draw Curitiba, June 17 (FIFA.com/IBNS): It was only a matter of time before the free-scoring 2014 FIFA World Cup produced its first goalless stalemate, and Iran and Nigeria provided it, playing out a 0-0 draw in Curitiba at the Arena da Baixada. 17-Jun-2014
Avenged Americans beat Black Stars Natal, June 17 (FIFA.com/IBNS) A first-minute goal by Clint Dempsey and a late winner from substitute John Brooks helped USA avenge their 2010 exit to Ghana with a 2-1 victory over the Black Stars in Natal. 17-Jun-2014
German lessons for CR7's Portugal Salvador, June 16 (FIFA.com/IBNS): Germany sent a message to the rest of the competitors here in Brazil with a 4-0 demolition of Portugal. 17-Jun-2014
Benzema bags brace as Bleus beat Hondura Porto Alegre, June 16, (FIFA.com/IBNS) France have made a perfect start to their Brazil 2014 campaign with a Karim Benzema-inspired 3-0 win over ten-man Honduras. The Real Madrid striker scored twice and had a large hand in another as Les Bleus moved to the top of Group E with an emphatic victory at Porto Alegre's Estadio Beira-Rio. 16-Jun-2014
Bosnia beaten by Messi marvel Rio De Janeiro, June 16 (FIFA.com/IBNS): Lionel Messi created one goal and scored a brilliant second as Argentina kicked off their FIFA World Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina. 16-Jun-2014
Last-gasp Seferovic snatches Swtizerland Brasilia, June 15 (FIFA.com/IBNS):Switzerland secured a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ecuador in the latest turnaround of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, with Haris Seferovic scoring in stoppage-time after Enner Valencia and Admir Mehmedi looked to have secured a point for both sides. 16-Jun-2014
Elephant charge flattens Japan Recife, June 15 (FIFA.com/IBNS): The Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire charged late in their Group C opener in Recife, scoring twice in two second-half minutes to overturn an early deficit against Japan. 15-Jun-2014
Italy secure slim win over England Manaus, June 15 (FIFA.com/IBNS): 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 Cesare Prandelli's side held on to their lead for the second time following an early goal after the break. 15-Jun-2014
Costa Rican comeback undoes Uruguay Fortaleza, June 15 (FIFA.com/IBNS) Costa Rica stunned Uruguay with two quick-fire goals en route to a 3-1 comeback victory in their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil opener. Edinson Cavani had given the South Americans the lead from the penalty spot, but Joel Campbell and Oscar Duarte struck with minutes of one another before Marco Urena rounded off an unexpected win. 15-Jun-2014
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