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  • Feisty Brazil sets tone for World Cup

    The 2014 World Cup hosts are fighting for a bigger cause, in the streets and in the stadiums of Brazil.

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  • Samuel Eto'o: Cameroon flop or legend?

    Goal assesses the legacy of arguably the African nation's greatest ever footballer. How high does he score?

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  • Neymar: No pressure when you are living a dream

    Neymar feels he has nothing to worry about at the World Cup. He is playing in the biggest tournament of his life the same way he played in tournaments in Brazil when he was a teenager. Neymar knows he is carrying the hopes of the entire host nation at the World Cup, but says he is not letting…

    The Associated Press
  • Five things to know: Brazil's legendary No.9s

    The tall gangly figure of Serginho is blamed by many Brazilians for the failure of their sublime side to win the 1982 World Cup. Today's No. 9 in the Brazil shirt, Fred, looked to be following in Serginho's footsteps until he finally found the net after 228 tournament minutes without a goal in a…

    The Associated Press
  • Did Suarez try to bite Chiellini before?

    Make your own mind up - did the Uruguay striker already try to take a nibble out of the Italy defender's shoulder at the Confederations Cup last year?

  • Convincing win gives Brazil boost of confidence

    Brazil heads into the knockout stage of the World Cup with added confidence after finally coming up with a convincing win at its home tournament. The hosts played well in a 4-1 win over Cameroon on Monday to secure a spot in the round of 16 and regain the trust of fans after two mediocre games. …

    The Associated Press
  • Stubborn Scolari happy to buck World Cup trend

    Brasília (AFP) - Fans and commentators alike may be delighting at the avalanche of goals lighting up the World Cup but Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has vowed to make his side more defensive. Scolari's team may have beaten Croatia 3-1 and Cameroon 4-1 on their way to winning Group A, but the…

  • Neymar predicted that Fred's mustache would lead to his first goal and it did

    Brazil striker Fred was unable to score in the team's first two matches of this World Cup, sparking increased scrutiny and criticism for the player widely considered to be the weak link in the starting XI. He needed a goal in Brazil's final group-stage match against Cameroon to quiet his critics…

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  • Tired Italy look to avoid more World Cup humiliation

    Four-time champions Italy admitted they are struggling with the weather conditions ahead of their clash with Uruguay in Natal on Tuesday where they will try to avoid being eliminated in the first round at successive World Cups. A win for the South Americans would send Cesare Prandelli's side…

  • No "meaningless" matches in the World Cup

    Spain and England headline the list of teams already eliminated entering the final round of group play.

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  • Neymar inspires Brazil, Dutch storm on at World Cup

    By Andrew Cawthorne BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil's poster-boy striker Neymar fulfilled a nation's expectations to score twice in a 4-1 destruction of Cameroon on Monday while the Netherlands again showed their potential to win the World Cup with a third straight win. The 22-year-old…

  • World Cup breathes a sigh of relief as Brazil reaches last 16

    The hosts haven't been spectacular in their group matches so far but they have topped their section and now take on fellow South Americans Chile in the next round

  • Anti-World Cup protests as Brazil play Cameroon

    Brasília (AFP) - Activists burned a mock World Cup trophy Monday in protests called to demand more investment in health and education as Brazil played a clutch match against Cameroon. The protests in Brasilia, where the match was being played, and Sao Paulo, the cradle of Brazil's recent protest…

  • Uruguay to pounce on Azzurri weaknesses, says Suarez

    Confident Luis Suarez said Uruguay will look to pounce on Italian weaknesses as the 'Celeste' bid to keep their World Cup dream alive with a win against the four-time champions in Natal on Tuesday. Liverpool striker Suarez helped Uruguay get over their 3-1 opening defeat to Costa Rica by scoring a…

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  • 'Evolving' Brazil aim to secure passage against Cameroon

    Brasília (AFP) - Stuttering Brazil will look to clinch their berth in the last 16 of the World Cup as they host already-eliminated Cameroon in their final Group A match at the National Stadium in the capital Brasilia on Monday. Luiz Felipe Scolari's side have beaten Croatia and drawn with Mexico…

  • Eto'o won't start for Cameroon against Brazil

    Cameroon captain Samuel Eto'o will not start against Brazil, further hampering the African team's chances of upsetting the hosts in their World Cup match on Monday. Cameroon coach Volker Finke said Sunday that Eto'o has not recovered from a knee injury that also kept him out of a 4-0 defeat…

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  • 'Do or die' matches are nothing new for Buffon

    It will be nothing new for Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon when the Azzurri face Uruguay on Tuesday with a spot in the second round of the World Cup on the line. Italy will advance with a win or a draw in the Group D match. ''So it's really not that bad of a situation,'' Buffon said Sunday. …

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  • Uruguay-Italy Preview

    Luis Suarez and Uruguay are full of momentum after beating England. Mario Balotelli and Italy are struggling to recover after a draining loss to Costa Rica. ''I'm enjoying this moment,'' Suarez said after scoring both goals in the 2-1 win over England. If the Azzurri win or draw they go through,…

    The Associated Press
  • Brazil trying to take pressure off Neymar

    Teammates and coaches are trying to take some of the pressure off Neymar at the World Cup, saying the Brazil star shouldn't be the only one expected to play well and lead the team to the title. Though usually quick to praise the youngster, the squad and staff have recently been more concerned with…

    The Associated Press
  • Where's Pele? 'The King' shunned at World Cup

    He's 'the king', renowned as football's greatest ever and the icon of Brazilian World Cup success. At the opening ceremony in Sao Paulo, attended by President Dilma Rousseff and a clutch of visiting heads of state, Pele was a notable absentee despite living not far away in Santos. For Brazil's…

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