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Jun 24, 2014

Joyful Costa Rica ready for more giant-slaying

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Defying their underdog status to top a group of three former world champions, jubilant Costa Rica are ready to do it all again in only their second ever World Cup last 16 appearance.

“We’ve given Costa Rica status in the football world. Noone can say it was chance, luck or just for a few moments,” coach Jorge Luis Pinto said after Tuesday’s 0-0 draw with England that followed remarkable wins over Uruguay and Italy.

Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-Joyful Costa Rica ready for more giant-slaying

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – Defying their underdog status to top a group of three former world champions, jubilant Costa Rica are ready to do it all again in only their second ever World Cup last 16 appearance.

“We’ve given Costa Rica status in the football world. Noone can say it was chance, luck or just for a few moments,” coach Jorge Luis Pinto said after Tuesday’s 0-0 draw with England that followed remarkable wins over Uruguay and Italy.

Jun 24, 2014

Hodgson happy with improved England performance

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – England’s young side gave their fans something to cheer before exiting Brazil with a promising performance in their World Cup 0-0 draw with Group D winners Costa Rica, according to manager Roy Hodgson.

The England boss made nine changes and fielded the country’s second youngest starting lineup at a World Cup in their final match of the tournament on Tuesday after defeats by Italy and then Uruguay had already condemned them to an early exit.

Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-Hodgson happy with improved England performance

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – England’s young side gave their fans something to cheer before exiting Brazil with a promising performance in their World Cup 0-0 draw with Group D winners Costa Rica, according to manager Roy Hodgson.

The England boss made nine changes and fielded the country’s second youngest starting lineup at a World Cup in their final match of the tournament on Tuesday after defeats by Italy and then Uruguay had already condemned them to an early exit.

Jun 23, 2014

Neymar inspires Brazil, Dutch storm on at World Cup

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil’s poster-boy striker Neymar fulfilled a nation’s expectations to score twice in a 4-1 destruction of Cameroon on Monday while the Netherlands again showed their potential to win the World Cup with a third straight win.

The 22-year-old Neymar, his team’s box-office attraction and main hope for goals, again rose to the occasion with two precise low shots in the first half either side of Cameroon’s goal.

Jun 23, 2014

Soccer-Neymar inspires Brazil, Dutch storm on at World Cup

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, June 23 (Reuters) – Brazil’s poster-boy striker Neymar fulfilled a nation’s expectations to score twice in a 4-1 destruction of Cameroon on Monday while the Netherlands again showed their potential to win the World Cup with a third straight win.

The 22-year-old Neymar, his team’s box-office attraction and main hope for goals, again rose to the occasion with two precise low shots in the first half either side of Cameroon’s goal.

Jun 23, 2014

Costa Rica fear backlash by ‘mother of football’ England

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Giant-slayers Costa Rica must not look down their noses at eliminated England despite their remarkably different fortunes at the World Cup, the Central Americans’ coach said on Monday.

Viewed as tournament underdogs, the ‘Ticos’ have already qualified for the next round after stunning wins over Uruguay and Italy, while England lost to the same opponents and are flying home straight after Tuesday’s game against Costa Rica.

Jun 23, 2014

Soccer-Costa Rica fear backlash by ‘mother of football’ England

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, June 23 (Reuters) – Giant-slayers Costa Rica must not look down their noses at eliminated England despite their remarkably different fortunes at the World Cup, the Central Americans’ coach said on Monday.

Viewed as tournament underdogs, the ‘Ticos’ have already qualified for the next round after stunning wins over Uruguay and Italy, while England lost to the same opponents and are flying home straight after Tuesday’s game against Costa Rica.

Jun 23, 2014

Long-suffering fans stick with England to bitter end

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – You dream for years, you travel thousands of kilometers, you spend a fortune, and then you end up watching your humiliated team play a totally meaningless World Cup game.

So how does it feel for fans of eliminated England gathering in Belo Horizonte for their last match on Tuesday?

Jun 23, 2014

Soccer-Long-suffering fans stick with England to bitter end

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, June 23 (Reuters) – You dream for years, you travel thousands of kilometres, you spend a fortune – and then you end up watching your humiliated team play a totally meaningless World Cup game.

So how does it feel for fans of eliminated England gathering in Belo Horizonte for their last match on Tuesday?

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      "Andrew Cawthorne is a British journalist who has worked for Reuters since 1992 on various assignments in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Prior to that, Andrew worked on newspapers for several years."
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