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France vs. Germany Quarterfinal: Preview, Prediction, Betting Odds

France vs. Germany; Venue – Estádio Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro; Date – 4th July 2014; Time – 9:30 pm IST; In a mouth watering quarter final clash, former world champions and giants of European football Germany and France battle it out for a spot in the semi final. Both sides have fared very similarly in the tournament with some dominant group stage performances ...

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Ghana Players sent Home as Accreditation Withdrawn

Two of Ghana’s star players have been suspended from the team just hours before their crucial World Cup match against Portugal. AC Milan’s Sulley Muntari and Schalke’s Kevin-Prince Boateng have both had their World Cup accreditation withdrawn, the Ghana FA (GFA) announced. The two former Portsmouth players will play no part in Ghana’s must-win last group match against Portugal in ...

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Flick: Lahm role stays despite injuries

Germany’s goal-scoring defender Mats Hummels is doubtful for their second FIFA World Cup™ match on Saturday against Ghana, assistant coach Hans-Dieter ‘Hansi’ Flick said Wednesday. Hummels headed Germany’s second goal in Monday’s 4-0 thrashing of Portugal in Salvador before having to be helped off with deep bruising to his right thigh. The Borussia Dortmund centre-back now faces a race against ...

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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez : My ‘barbarian’ desire to win

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez says that he has a “barbarian” desire to beat England in their FIFA World Cup™ clash this week. The Liverpool striker, who missed his country’s shock 3-1 Group D defeat to Costa Rica, also appealed Uruguayan fans to have trust even though there is no word yet whether he will play in Thursday’s game. “I have ...

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FIFA Fan Fest passes the one million mark

Ever since the FIFA Fan Fest opened its doors to the public on the opening day of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, fans from all over the world have been flooding into the 12 venues to watch matches live in stunning Brazilian locations. The three games which took place on Tuesday, 17 June saw the total attendance figure smash the one ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo returns for open training

Cristiano Ronaldo received a rock star’s welcome as he returned to training on Wednesday, with Portugal seeking to regroup after their mauling from Germany in their FIFA World Cup™ opener. The Real Madrid star had a light workout for about 45 minutes before having ice applied to his troublesome left knee: a precaution the medical staff have also taken in ...

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FIFA World Cup 2014 Opening Ceremony: Jennifer Lopez Relents, to Perform with Pitbull

Jennifer Lopez will perform “We Are One (Ole Ola)” live with rapper Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte as the FIFA opening ceremony kicks off today (Thursday, June 12) night in Sao Paulo, relenting from her earlier stated position not to perform. In a statement given to People Magazine by her representiative, it was said: “Jennifer would not want to ...

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Nishimura to referee the opening match of Brazil 2014

Japan’s Yuichi Nishimura has been assigned as the referee for the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ between Brazil and Croatia on Thursday 12 June. He will be assisted by compatriots Toru Sagara and Toshiyuki Nagi, with Alireza Faghani of Iran designated as the fourth official. Referee designations have been made for the first four matches of the ...

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FIFA Wold Cup 2014: More tit bits at a glance

Bosnia Herzegovina – Former Yugoslavian outfit Bosnia and Herzegovina will be making their debut in this edition of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The ‘dragons’ as they are dearly called have never qualified for the major soccer tournament after being declared as an independent nation and will look to make the most of their very first opportunity. The nation ...

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Official FIFA World Cup account launched on Instagram

FIFA has launched its official FIFAWorldCup account on Instagram to share the best imagery from Brazil and for football supporters across the globe to share their World Cup celebrations on social media. Fans can see and share exclusive back-stage pictures from the 12 stadiums in Brazil and the very best photography from the cities, beaches and fans at the event. The account ...

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Portugal Team : FIFA 2014 World Cup Review

The Progress of Portugal depends on the prospects of one man’s availability. A certain gentlemen named Cristiano Ronaldo. Ever since bursting into the footballing scene, Ronaldo has been ‘the name’ to watch out for. His exploits with both club and country have been nothing short of phenomenal and he look to captain a buoyant Portugal side. Manager Paulo Bento has ...

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