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Belgium turn to youth in attack
2014-06-19 09:31:00
Two young Belgians impressed in a come-from-behind win over Algeria on Matchday 6, with both Romelu Lukaku and Divock Origi doing their chances of picking up the Hyundai Young Player Award here at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil? no harm at all. Powerful striker Lukaku started for Belgium in their opener. The 21-year-old powerhouse, however, was unable to break down a stingy Algerian rearguard and...
Legends look on
2014-06-10 10:23:00
Brazil is bouncing! Wherever you look you will see people of all ages kicking a ball about as they rock into the FIFA World Cup? spirit. The above picture shows youngsters kicking a ball about in a favela in Rio de Janeiro, in front of graffiti depicting Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Neymar of Brazil, among others. Multiple Brazilian legends honed their skills in the Carioca favelas, including Ro...
There were some surprise inclusions in the US team
2014-06-10 10:21:00
There were some surprise inclusions in the US team, like Julian Green and Timmy Chandler, and some well-publicised omissions like your long-time team-mate Landon Donovan. How long does it take before the selected guys begin the work of becoming one team? It’s a quicker process than you might think. We’re all professionals and we all know the way things go. Some guys make it and some don’t. All th...
Howard: We want to break out of the cage
2014-06-10 10:19:00
Tim Howard is the USA’s rock. An athletic and reliable goalkeeper who helped Everton to a fifth-place finish in the English Premier League this term, he recently marked his 100th cap and is preparing for his third FIFA World Cup? finals. The most successful keeper in American history, Howard is just one of five in the Brazil-bound Stars and Stripes squad with any experience playing at this highest...
8 unanswered goals
2014-06-10 10:08:00
8 unanswered goals is what France scored against Jamaica to equal their second-biggest victory of all time. Les Bleus best-ever win remains the 10-0 thrashing of Azerbaijan in 1995, while Sunday’s result was their fourth 8-0 success. Karim Benzema scored twice against the Jamaicans to make it six goals in as many internationals, while Antoine Griezmann rose from the bench and bagged a brace to lea...
Azzurri agony, King Klose and buoyant Brazil
2014-06-10 10:02:00
Brazil’s home invincibility, French prolificacy, a German legend losing a landmark and a Spaniard's penalty pain feature in FIFA.com’s statistical recap of the latest batch of international friendlies, along with Italy moving on to the cusp of an unwanted all-time low.42 years: that is how long Gerd Muller reigned as Germany’s all-time leading marksmen until Miroslav Klose usurped him on Friday. D...