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Jun 21, 2014

We want to put Portugal in their place, says Klinsmann

MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) – The United States want to put Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in their place when they meet in their second group game on Sunday, U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann said on the eve of the match.

Germany’s 2-2 draw with Ghana on Saturday means the Americans will qualify for the second round if they beat the Portuguese, who are bottom of the group with no points.

Jun 21, 2014

Soccer-We want to put Portugal in their place, says Klinsmann

MANAUS, Brazil, June 21 (Reuters) – The United States want to put Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in their place when they meet in their second group game on Sunday, U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann said on the eve of the match.

Germany’s 2-2 draw with Ghana on Saturday means the Americans will qualify for the second round if they beat the Portuguese, who are bottom of the group with no points.

Jun 21, 2014

If we don’t beat U.S. we’re out of World Cup: Portugal coach

MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) – Portugal will be out of the World Cup if they do not beat the United States in their second Group G game in Manaus on Sunday because a draw will not be enough, coach Paulo Bento said bluntly on Saturday.

Portugal, one of the leading contenders coming into the tournament, lost their first game 4-0 to Germany and the United States beat Ghana 2-1.

Jun 21, 2014

Soccer-If we don’t beat U.S. we’re out of World Cup – Portugal coach

MANAUS, Brazil, June 21 (Reuters) – Portugal will be out of the World Cup if they do not beat the United States in their second Group G game in Manaus on Sunday because a draw will not be enough, coach Paulo Bento said bluntly on Saturday.

Portugal, one of the leading contenders coming into the tournament, lost their first game 4-0 to Germany and the United States beat Ghana 2-1.

Jun 20, 2014

Great day for U.S. team, beating Portugal 3-2 in 2002

MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) – The United States play Portugal in the World Cup on Sunday, hoping to channel the inspiration and drive which brought them a shock victory the last time the teams met in the tournament.

Few gave the Americans much chance when they ran out into the heat and humidity in Suwon, South Korea, for their first game of the 2002 World Cup finals on June 5.

Jun 20, 2014

Soccer-Great day for U.S. team, beating Portugal 3-2 in 2002

MANAUS, Brazil, June 20 (Reuters) – The United States play Portugal in the World Cup on Sunday, hoping to channel the inspiration and drive which brought them a shock victory the last time the teams met in the tournament.

Few gave the Americans much chance when they ran out into the heat and humidity in Suwon, South Korea, for their first game of the 2002 World Cup finals on June 5.

Jun 19, 2014

Croatia coach lavishes praise on returning Mandzukic

MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) – Croatia coach Niko Kovac lavished praise on striker Mario Mandzukic who returned from suspension to score two goals in the 4-0 win over Cameroon in World Cup Group A on Wednesday.

The powerfully-built Mandzukic, who missed the opening 3-1 defeat by Brazil after being sent off in Croatia’s final qualifying match, dominated the Cameroonian defence and scored twice in the second half.

Jun 19, 2014

Soccer-Croatia coach lavishes praise on returning Mandzukic

MANAUS, Brazil, June 18 (Reuters) – Croatia coach Niko Kovac lavished praise on striker Mario Mandzukic who returned from suspension to score two goals in the 4-0 win over Cameroon in World Cup Group A on Wednesday.

The powerfully-built Mandzukic, who missed the opening 3-1 defeat by Brazil after being sent off in Croatia’s final qualifying match, dominated the Cameroonian defence and scored twice in the second half.

Jun 19, 2014

Coach labels Cameroon bust-up ‘disgusting’

MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) – Cameroon coach Volker Finke said an on-field bust-up between two of his players during the team’s abject 4-0 defeat against Croatia on Saturday was “disgusting” and bemoaned a lack of discipline and effort by his players.

In the first half midfielder Alex Song was sent off for elbowing Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic in the back and towards the end of the game defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto head-butted Benjamin Moukandjo after an argument.

Jun 19, 2014

Soccer-Coach labels Cameroon bust-up ‘disgusting’

MANAUS, Brazil, June 18 (Reuters) – Cameroon coach Volker Finke said an on-field bust-up between two of his players during the team’s abject 4-0 defeat against Croatia on Saturday was “disgusting” and bemoaned a lack of discipline and effort by his players.

In the first half midfielder Alex Song was sent off for elbowing Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic in the back and towards the end of the game defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto head-butted Benjamin Moukandjo after an argument.

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      "I have been the National Political Correspondent in Canada for Reuters since 1999, focussing on politics, defence (in particular Canada's role in the Afghan War) and the environment. I won the award for Reuters Treasury scoop in 2009 for my work at the G20 summit. From 1995 to 1999 I worked in London, mainly covering foreign affairs, and from 1989 to 1995 I was stationed in Moscow where I covered the collapse of the Soviet Union and the many conflicts this helped trigger."
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