Category: International Sports

Argentina, Nigeria advance to knockout

Argentina, Nigeria advance to knockout

Argentina has edged past Nigeria 3-2 in the last Group F encounter at Brazil’s 2014 FIFA World Cup. Both teams advanced to the knockout stage despite Nigeria’s loss at Estadio Beira-Rio in the southern city of Porto Alegre on Wednesday. The Argentines finished on top of the group and Nigeria advanced as the second team [&hellip

Iran eliminated from FIFA World Cup

Iran eliminated from FIFA World Cup

Bosnia and Herzegovina has dashed Iran’s hopes to cruise into knockout stage of 2014 World Cup in Brazil following a 3-1 victory in a Group F match against the Iranian squad. On Wednesday, Edin Dzeko opened the scoring for Bosnians in the 23rd minute of the decisive hard-fought match at the Arena Fonte Nova in [&hellip

Colombia defeats Japan in third game

Colombia defeats Japan in third game

Colombia has overpowered Japan 4-1 in a Group C match that saw the Asian team eliminated at Brazil’s 2014 FIFA World Cup. On Tuesday, Los Cafeteros won their third match at Arena Pantanal in the central city of Cuiaba to advance to the knockout stage with three victories. Colombia won an early lead through a penalty [&hellip

Uruguay’s Suarez risks ban over incident

Uruguay’s Suarez risks ban over incident

The 2014 World Cup clash, which saw Uruguay sinking Italy, also saw Uruguayan star Luis Suarez sinking his teeth into Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder, prompting the prospect of a ban for the forward. Uruguayan players and team officials tried to shield Suarez by alleging ignorance, but the omnipresent eye of the camera had already [&hellip

Brazil routs Cameroon, top Group A

Brazil routs Cameroon, top Group A

​Brazil’s flagship forward Neymar scores twice towards the World Cup darlings’ eventual 4-1 victory over Cameroon, which secured the hosts a place among the tournament’s last 16. On Monday, Estádio Nacional de Brasilia opened to rapturous fans with a single-minded obsession to see the Selecao crowned in the games. The team’s first two games, an [&hellip

Mexicans rage past Croatia 3-1

Mexicans rage past Croatia 3-1

A blitzing 10-minute frenzy takes Mexico past the mighty-but-overpowered Croatia, thus securing the former a place in 2014 World Cup’s last 16. Having managed to hold World Cup darlings Brazil to a goalless draw and edge past Cameroon 1-0, the Mexicans needed but a tie at Arena Pernambuco in Recife on Monday to make their [&hellip

Belgium scores late goal to sink Russia

Belgium scores late goal to sink Russia

A late goal by Belgium’s teenage footballer Divock Origi against the Russian side has secured his national soccer team a place in the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. On Sunday, both sides made a bright start and the opening minutes of the Group H fixture at the Maracanã – Estádio Jornalista [&hellip

Portugal snatches 2-2 draw against US

Portugal snatches 2-2 draw against US

The Portuguese have managed to secure a dramatic 2-2 draw against the United States in the World Cup Group G, while the Americans were only seconds away from booking a spot in the Round of 16. Portugal’s winger Nani scored the only goal in the first half of the match versus the United States, which [&hellip

Uruguay beats England 2-1

Uruguay beats England 2-1

Uruguay’s national team has crushed England 2-1 in a Group D match in Brazil’s Sao Paulo following England’s bitter failure against Italy. Uruguay’s striker Luis Suarez, who plays in England’s Premier League, gave his team a 1-0 lead in 39th minute after he placed a low header past England’s keeper Joe Hart. In the 75th [&hellip

Spain knocked out of 2014 World Cup

Spain knocked out of 2014 World Cup

​Spain has been eliminated from Brazil’s 2014 World Cup following a 2-0 defeat by Chile. At a match held at Estadio Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, the Chileans blanked Spain in a Group B game to secure their place in the knockout phase of the tourney. Eduardo Vargas and Charles Aranguiz scored Chile’s [&hellip