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Lionel Messi

Match Highlights – Argentina vs Bosnia

Posted on 15 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

After eight years Lionel Messi finally has a World Cup, leading Argentina to a 2-1 win over Bosnia in a tense and close match that opened with the favorites in Group F taking the lead early after an own goal by Sead Kolasinac and ended with Vedad Ibisevic giving the Bosnian side some false hope in the final minutes. More

Karim Benzema

Match Highlights – France vs Honduras

Posted on 15 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

For the first time we had a match in this World Cup that had a chance of being remembered more for its brutality and violence and not the football, but eventually Honduras calmed down and accepted their fate of losing to a much better side, as France came away with a 3-0 win to take the top spot in Group E, getting a brace from Karim Benzema and another own goal off of goalkeeper Noel Valladares. More

Admir Mehmedi

Match Highlights – Switzerland vs Ecuador

Posted on 15 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

Another fantastic match to open play in Group E of the 2014 World Cup, as Switzerland conjure up a dramatic win with a Haris Serefovic goal in the very last minute of injury time, beating Ecuador 2-1. The South Americans actually took the lead through Enner Valencia, but another substitute, Admir Mehmedi, equalized early in the second half. More

Italy beat England

Match Highlights – England vs Italy

Posted on 14 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

Another clash of giants resulted in a very enjoyable match, as Italy beat England 2-1 with an opening goal from Claudio Marchisio and a winner from Mario Balotelli, while Daniel … More

Costa Rica beat Uruguay

Match Highlights – Uruguay vs Costa Rica

Posted on 14 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

The trend continues – surprising results and plenty of goals, as Costa Rica open the matches of Group D with a stunning 3-1 win over Uruguay who were playing without Luis Suarez and held the lead through Edinson Cavani. A brilliant Joel Campbell equalized, followed by goals from Oscar Duarte and substitute Marco Urena to claim a 3-1 win, with Maxi Pereira sent off in injury time. More

Pablo Armero

Match Highlights – Colombia vs Greece

Posted on 14 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

Things were made very clear about two of the teams in Group C, as Colombia looked fantastic in their 3-0 win over the declining Greece with a quick Pablo Armero goal followed by more celebration worthy goals from Teofilo Gutierrez and in injury time from the excellent James Rodriguez. More

Chile beat Australia

Match Highlights – Chile vs Australia

Posted on 13 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

Two very different teams met in Cuiaba to end the second day of football and the first round of matches in Group B. Chile played a brilliant first half, enough for them to beat Australia 3-1, relying mostly on Alexis Sanchez and his skills with a goal and an assist, while Tim Cahill gave Australia a fighting chance and hope for most of the second half. More

Netherlands beat Spain

Match Highlights – Spain vs Netherlands

Posted on 13 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

Everything written about the weakness of the Dutch side can be scrapped. Two goals from Robin van Persie and two from Arjen Robben led the Netherlands to an incredible 5-1 victory over Spain in something of a revenge match to the previous World Cup final, coming back from a goal down after the defending champions got a penalty kick they didn’t deserve. More

Mexico beat Cameroon

Match Highlights – Mexico vs Cameroon

Posted on 13 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

Justice sometimes is done, despite terrible officiating. Wilmar Roldán and his crew cancelled two legal goals from Giovani Dos Santos but Mexico eventually got the goal they deserves as Oribe Peralta scored off of a rebound, giving them a 1-0 win over Cameroon get a huge advantage in group A to join the qualifiers. More

Brazil beat Croatia

Match Highlights – Brazil vs Croatia

Posted on 12 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

A very enjoyable opening match which ended in a predictable way, although with a bitter taste in the mouths of those who watched. Neymar scored twice and Oscar finished as Brazil beat Croatia 3-1 despite conceding first from a Marcelo own goal, later helped by a penalty decision from Yuichi Nishimura that saved the hosts from a very complicated situation. More