Archive | June, 2014

Schurrle, Ozil scrape Germany into France showdown

Extra-time goals from Andre Schurrle and Mesut Ozil proved enough for Germany to overcome a spirited Algeria 2-1 and move into a FIFA World Cup quarter-final against France.

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Mikel positive despite Nigeria exit

Proud of his side’s performance versus France and his own display in an epic midfield clash with Paul Pogba, John Obi Mikel was upbeat even after Nigeria bade farewell to Brazil 2014.

 

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Gago, Zabaleta stress Albiceleste evolution

Pablo Zabaleta and Fernando Gago speak to FIFA about their slow and steady improvement at Brazil 2014 and look ahead to the challenge posed by Switzerland.

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Neymar fit to take on Colombia

Despite suffering knocks to the knee and hamstring at the weekend, Brazil talisman Neymar is expected to be fit for Friday's FIFA World Cup quarter-final against Colombia.

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Vermaelen out, Kompany a concern

Marc Wilmots is facing a central defensive crisis, with Thomas Vermaelen definitely ruled out and Vincent Kompany battling to be fit for Belgium's clash with USA.

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Costa Rica gripped by football fever

With the intrepid Ticos making history in Brazil, it was a Monday like no other in Costa Rica. as FIFA.com discovers.

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Hitzfeld hones plan to thwart Messi

Ottmar Hitzfeld believes Switzerland can smother the incredible talents of Lionel Messi and continue their FIFA World Cup journey with a positive result against Argentina.

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Pogba: No words for that moment

Paul Pogba was rendered speechless after converting a crucial header that paved the way for France to down Nigeria 2-0 and reach the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals.

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Schar: Swiss can compete with the giants

After making his FIFA World Cup bow for Switzerland against Honduras, Fabian Schar spoke to FIFA about his thoughts on the tournament so far and the challenge of facing Argentina.

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USA unites across FIFA platforms

Fans from the USA have spent a total of 847 years and 143 days engaged with FIFA digital content since 1 June, the highest of any other country.

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