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Jun 19, 2014

Soccer-No time to party for Chile with top spot the focus-FA

BELO HORIZONTE, June 19 (Reuters) – Chile will have no time to bask in the glory of their memorable win over World Cup holders Spain as they focus on securing top spot in Group B, the country’s football chief Sergio Jadue said on Thursday.

Surprise package Chile defeated the Spaniards 2-0 on Wednesday to advance from the group stage with a game to spare but FA chief Jadue said the knockout round was not yet on their minds.

Jun 19, 2014

Chile FA to punish fans who stormed media center

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Chile’s FA plans to sanction fans who stormed into the Maracana stadium media center ahead of their 2-0 win over Spain on Wednesday, causing a security embarrassment for World Cup hosts Brazil.

An estimated 200 Chilean soccer burst into the media center about an hour before kickoff raising major concerns for world soccer’s governing body FIFA and tournament organizers.

Jun 19, 2014

Soccer-Chile FA to punish fans who stormed media centre

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil June 19 (Reuters) – Chile’s FA plans to sanction fans who stormed into the Maracana stadium media centre ahead of their 2-0 win over Spain on Wednesday, causing a security embarrassment for World Cup hosts Brazil.

An estimated 200 Chilean soccer burst into the media centre about an hour before kickoff raising major concerns for world soccer’s governing body FIFA and tournament organisers.

Jun 18, 2014

Argentina keep big names out of the spotlight

VESPASIANO Brazil (Reuters) – Argentina stuck to their tactic of keeping their big name players out of the World Cup spotlight as much as possible, rolling out their two reserve goalkeepers to face a throng of media representatives on Wednesday.

The tactic has so far worked well with Argentina kicking off their campaign with a 2-1 opening Group F victory over Bosnia and Iran awaiting on Saturday in Belo Horizonte.

Jun 18, 2014

Soccer-Argentina keep big names out of the spotlight

VESPASIANO, Brazil June 18 (Reuters) – Argentina stuck to their tactic of keeping their big name players out of the World Cup spotlight as much as possible, rolling out their two reserve goalkeepers to face a throng of media representatives on Wednesday.

The tactic has so far worked well with Argentina kicking off their campaign with a 2-1 opening Group F victory over Bosnia and Iran awaiting on Saturday in Belo Horizonte.

Jun 18, 2014

Belgium with enough firepower to confirm contenders tag

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Belgium breathed a sigh of relief after edging past Algeria 2-1 on Tuesday to get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start but the depth of their squad looks set to carry them well past the group stage.

The Belgians, who breezed through the qualifiers unbeaten, have arrived in Brazil as one of the top title favorites with arguably their best team in a generation.

Jun 18, 2014

Soccer-Belgium with enough firepower to confirm contenders tag

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, June 18 (Reuters) – Belgium breathed a sigh of relief after edging past Algeria 2-1 on Tuesday to get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start but the depth of their squad looks set to carry them well past the group stage.

The Belgians, who breezed through the qualifiers unbeaten, have arrived in Brazil as one of the top title favourites with arguably their best team in a generation.

Jun 17, 2014

Belgium overcome stage fright to edge past Algeria 2-1

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Much-fancied Belgium suffered a case of stage fright in their first World Cup match in 12 years and had to battle back from a goal down to beat gutsy Algeria 2-1 with two goals late in the game in their World Cup Group H opener on Tuesday.

Substitutes Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens saved Belgium’s blushes after Algeria playmaker Sofiane Feghouli had put the North Africans ahead with a 25th minute penalty at the Mineirao stadium, their first World Cup goal in 28 years.

Jun 17, 2014

Nervy Belgium sweat for 2-1 win over Algeria

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) – Much-fancied Belgium fought back from a goal down to score twice in the final 20 minutes and earn a hard-fought 2-1 victory over gutsy Algeria in their World Cup Group H opener on Tuesday.

Goals from substitutes Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens turned the game around after Algeria playmaker Sofiane Feghouli had given them a 25th minute lead with a penalty at the Mineirao stadium.

Jun 17, 2014

Soccer-Nervy Belgium sweat for 2-1 win over Algeria

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, June 17 (Reuters) – Much-fancied Belgium fought back from a goal down to score twice in the final 20 minutes and earn a hard-fought 2-1 victory over gutsy Algeria in their World Cup Group H opener on Tuesday.

Goals from substitutes Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens turned the game around after Algeria playmaker Sofiane Feghouli had given them a 25th minute lead with a penalty at the Mineirao stadium.

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