Yaya Toure was named African Footballer of the Year for a record fourth straight time at the annual Confederation of African Football awards on Thursday. The Ivory Coast midfielder joins Samuel Eto’o as the only players to win the continent’s top individual award four times but only Toure has done it in successive years, starting
Turkish giants Galatasaray have appointed former coach of Italian national team Cesare Prandelli as their new coach. Prandelli takes over from Roberto Mancini, who left the Turkish club in June after failing to win the Turkish premier league. The 56-year-old resigned as Italy’s coach after a poor World Cup performance in Brazil where they were
Brazil triumphed 4-1 over Cameroon at the Estadio Nacional on Monday night in the World Cup 2014. Brazilian prodigy Neymar scored a brace on either side of Joel Matip’s goal for Cameroon, before Fred and Fernandinho put the game beyond doubt for the Selecao.
The Dutch battled to top Group B took place in Sao Paulo after winning a tactical battle with Chile on Monday afternoon in Sao Paulo. The Netherlands claimed the win in the second half thanks to goal from Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay.
Uruguay defeated England 2-1 at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paolo, Brazil on Thursday evening at the 2014 World Cup. Wayne Rooney’s first World Cup goal was sandwiched in between Luis Suarez’s brace for the Celeste as the star striker starred on his return from injury.
Colombia overcame Ivory Coast 2-1 to take control of World Cup group C at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha in Brasilia. After a quiet first half the game burst into life after the break as James Rodriguez’s header and Juan Quintero’s calm finish put the Colombians in a commanding position before Gervinho reduced the scoreline with a fine solo effort.
Mario Mandzukic scored twice as Croatia dumped the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon out of the World Cup with a 4-0 thrashing in Manaus.
Spain has now joined Brazil of 1966, France of 2002 and Italy of 2010 to be defending champions to crash out of the World Cup in the group stages. The number one ranked team in World football lost their second group game to Chile by 2 goals to nil, after having lost to the Netherlands
Netherlands put one foot in the Round of 16 with anentertaining 3-2 win over Australia at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre. The Socceroos, for their part, now stand on the brink of elimination despite an excellent performance, and the fate of both teams will be confirmed should Chile win or draw against Spain in
Second-half goals from substitutes Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens enabled Belgium to come from behind and beat Algeria 2-1 in their Group H opener. After drew first blood through a Sofiane Feghouli’s first-half penalty before Belgium coach, Marc Wilmots made two tactical changes that changed the eventual outcome of the match as substitutes Marouane Fellaini and Dries