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Brazil got lucky, admits Scolari

Brazil got lucky, admits Scolari

  Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari accepted that luck was on his team's side after they scraped into the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday by beating Chile on penalties. "If you don't exploit the few opportunities you get, you...

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Algeria through to World Cup second round as they draw 1-1 with Russia

Algeria through to World Cup second round as they draw 1-1 with Russia

Algeria progressed beyond the group stage at the FIFA World Cup for the first time in their history thanks to a 1-1 draw with Russia. Famously eliminated at the finals in Spain 32 years ago when West Germany and Austria played out a...

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Algeria through to second round as they draw 1-1 with Russia

Algeria through to second round as they draw 1-1 with Russia

  Algeria through to World Cup second round as they draw 1-1 with Russia

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Brazil 2014 Suarez charged by FIFA over biting

Brazil 2014 Suarez charged by FIFA over biting

FIFA has charged Luis Suarez with biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in the teams' World Cup match, a process that could lead to the Uruguay player being banned from international competition for up to two years. Football's governing body said on Wednesday that...

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FIFA World Cup: South Korea 2 Algeria 4

FIFA World Cup: South Korea 2 Algeria 4

A scintillating first-half display gave Algeria's chances of FIFA World Cup progression a huge boost as they beat South Korea 4-2 on Sunday. Vahid Halilhodzic's men ran riot in the opening 45 minutes in Porto Alegre as the South...

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FIFA World Cup: Germany 2 Ghana 2

FIFA World Cup: Germany 2 Ghana 2

Miroslav Klose became the FIFA World Cup's joint leading goalscorer as Germany drew 2-2 with Ghana in a pulsating Group G encounter. The veteran striker came off the bench in the 70th minute in Fortaleza on Saturday and had an...

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Iran need 'outstanding' match against Messi - Queiroz

Iran need 'outstanding' match against Messi - Queiroz

Iran's World Cup clash with Lionel Messi's Argentina in Belo Horizonte is the most "eagerly anticipated" in the country's history, coach Carlos Queiroz said Friday. And the Portuguese, who has revealed he will leave the job after the World Cup, insisted his Asian minnows...

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No decision taken over future, insists Del Bosque

No decision taken over future, insists Del Bosque

Vicente del Bosque has said he will wait to decide whether to lead his side's defence of the European Championships. Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has said he will wait to decide whether to lead his side's defence of the European Championships after crashing out of the World...

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Prandelli warns Azzurri ahead of Uruguay decider

Prandelli warns Azzurri ahead of Uruguay decider

Italy must step up the pace against Uruguay or face a second consecutive World Cup exit at the group phase. Italy must step up the pace against Uruguay or face a second consecutive World Cup exit at the group phase, coach Cesare Prandelli warned Friday after his side's shock...

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France poised for last 16 after Swiss rout

France poised for last 16 after Swiss rout

France are on the brink of reaching the World Cup last 16 after their emphatic 5-2 win over Switzerland. France are on the brink of reaching the World Cup last 16 after their emphatic 5-2 win over Switzerland on Friday kept them in control of Group E. The French backed...

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Cup dreams crumble for Casillas

Cup dreams crumble for Casillas

Less than four weeks after it seemed all was well with his world again after lifting a first Champions League crown in 12 seasons with Real Madrid, the sporting roof fell in on Spanish veteran keeper Iker Casillas and his colleagues at the Maracana on Tuesday after a...

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Del Bosque laments 'sad day' for Spain

Del Bosque laments 'sad day' for Spain

Vicente del Bosque could not hide his disappointment after the holders were eliminated from the World Cup. Spain coach Vicente del Bosque could not hide his disappointment after the holders were eliminated from the World Cup following a...

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Hailihodzic disappointed at missed opportunity

Hailihodzic disappointed at missed opportunity

Vahid Halilhodzic was left disappointed after Algeria came within 20 minutes of an upset in their opening FIFA World Cup match with Belgium. Algeria frustrated their opponents in the first half and took a surprise lead when Sofiane...

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FIFA World Cup: Russia 1 Korea Republic 1

FIFA World Cup: Russia 1 Korea Republic 1

  Russia fought back to draw 1-1 with the Korea Republic at the FIFA World Cup, after a howler from goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. Akinfeev and opposite number Jung Sung-Ryong had endured difficult nights in terms of catching the ball,...

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Brazil held by feisty Mexico as Ochoa stands firm

Brazil held by feisty Mexico as Ochoa stands firm

(Reuters) - World Cup favourites Brazil were held to a 0-0 draw by Mexico on Tuesday as goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa produced an inspired performance to deny the Brazilians their 11th victory in a row. In an absorbing Group A match in the deafening cauldron of Fortaleza's...

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Hat-trick for Mueller as Germany crush 10-man Portugal 4-0

Hat-trick for Mueller as Germany crush 10-man Portugal 4-0

(Reuters) - Thomas Mueller marked his 50th international with a hat-trick as Germany strolled to a 4-0 World Cup victory over a Portugal side reduced to 10 men late in the first half of a disappointingly one-sided Group G match on Monday. It had been expected to be a close...

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FIFA World Cup: Spain 1 Netherlands 5

FIFA World Cup: Spain 1 Netherlands 5

(BeInSports)- The Netherlands gained a measure of revenge for their FIFA World Cup final loss four years ago by demolishing Spain 5-1 on Friday. Andres Iniesta scored in extra-time to give Spain a 1-0 win and the trophy in South...

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Anti-Qatar World Cup campaign blasted as 'racist'

Anti-Qatar World Cup campaign blasted as 'racist'

Football chief Sepp Blatter resisted calls to order a re-vote for the 2022 World Cup on Thursday, saying no decision could be taken until FIFA completes a probe of Qatar's winning bid. Speaking in Sao Paulo, Blatter declined to comment directly on mounting corruption revelations...

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