The Brazilian football federation has decided to sack coach Luiz Felipe Scolari after he failed to win the World Cup on home soil. Brazilian media are reporting that the federation will announce their decision on Monday. Scolari coached Brazil to the World Cup title in 2002 in his first stint as coach. He was brought
Belgium overcame a resilient American team in extra time to book a spot in the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals, edging the USA 2-1 on Tuesday.
Xherdan Shaqiri’s hat-trick helped Switzerland leap over Ecuador to qualify for the Round of 16 with a comfortable 3-0 win over Honduras at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil.
Spain beat Australia 3-0 at the Arena de Baixada in Curitiba on Monday afternoon. David Villa opened the scoring in the first half before second half goals from Fernando Torres and Juan Mata made it a comfortable win for La Roja.
Belgium defeated Russia 1-0 in a thrilling contest at the historic Estadio Maracana in the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sunday afternoon. Substitute Divock Origi scored the winning goal just before the end of regular time off of an assist from Eden Hazard to win the game for the Red Devils.
Portugal and the USA couldn’t be separated as they drew a pulsating match 2-2 at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus on Sunday evening. The Seleccao raced into an early lead through Nani and carried the advantage into the second half, when first Jermaine Jones, and then Clint Dempsey, netted for the Yanks to lift them ahead. In the last of
Algeria defeated South Korea 4-2 at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre on Monday night. The Greens took the lead through Islam Slimani before Rafik Halliche and Abdelmoumene Djabou made it 3-0 heading into half-time, however the Koreans pulled a goal back via Song Heung-min but Yacine Brahimi managed to make it 4-1; thus meaning Koo Ja-cheol’s goal only proved to
Peter Odemwingie’s first-half goal was enough to put the Super Eagles within a point of the Round of 16. Odemwingie found the back of the net early in the first half for the Super Eagles in a match they dominated.
Argentina defeated Iran, 1-0 in the third game of Group F at Estadio Mineiro, Belo Horizonte in the game which catalyzed the calibre of Carlos Queiroz. Iran worked collectively well at defense, but Messi’s stunning curler in the first minute of extra minute has broken the hearts of Asians.
Nigeria will go into their first group game against Iran looking to bury the ghosts of World Cup past by winning their first game at the football showpiece event for the first time since France1998 . Coach Stephen Keshi, in particular will look to make history as the first Nigerian to captain and coach a