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Jul 2, 2014

Belgium deserved win after creating many chances: Wilmots

SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – Belgium silenced their critics and put behind them a slow start to the World Cup, with coach Marc Wilmots happy with the number of chances created by his team in a 2-1 win against the United States on Tuesday.

“We had something like 27 chances in the game and we deserved our win. We created a chance after just two minutes and it was fantastic goalkeeping from Tim Howard that kept us out,” Wilmots told the post match press conference.

Jul 2, 2014

Soccer-Belgium deserved win after creating many chances – Wilmots

SALVADOR, Brazil, July 1 (Reuters) – Belgium silenced their critics and put behind them a slow start to the World Cup, with coach Marc Wilmots happy with the number of chances created by his team in a 2-1 win against the United States on Tuesday.

“We had something like 27 chances in the game and we deserved our win. We created a chance after just two minutes and it was fantastic goalkeeping from Tim Howard that kept us out,” Wilmots told the post match press conference.

Jul 2, 2014

Klinsmann upbeat about future despite U.S. loss

SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – Beaten but unbowed, the United States exited the World Cup after losing to Belgium on Tuesday, their disappointment to be going home offset by optimism for the future.

The Americans went down 2-1 in an extra-time thriller that ended with both teams’ players running themselves to the point of exhaustion after one of the best matches of the tournament.

Jul 2, 2014

Soccer-Klinsmann upbeat about future despite U.S. loss

SALVADOR, Brazil, July 1 (Reuters) – Beaten but unbowed, the United States exited the World Cup after losing to Belgium on Tuesday, their disappointment to be going home offset by optimism for the future.

The Americans went down 2-1 in an extra-time thriller that ended with both teams’ players running themselves to the point of exhaustion after one of the best matches of the tournament.

Jul 1, 2014

Cameroon to investigate World Cup match-fixing claims

SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – Cameroon are to investigate claims that seven of their players were involved in match-fixing at the World Cup, the country’s football federation FECAFOOT said on Monday.

FECAFOOT said it had instructed its ethics committee to probe allegations of what it described as “fraud” in their three games in Brazil, particularly a 4-0 loss to Croatia in Manaus in their second Group A game.

Jul 1, 2014

Soccer-Cameroon to investigate World Cup match-fixing claims

SALVADOR, Brazil, June 30 (Reuters) – Cameroon are to investigate claims that seven of their players were involved in match-fixing at the World Cup, the country’s football federation FECAFOOT said on Monday.

FECAFOOT said it had instructed its ethics committee to probe allegations of what it described as “fraud” in their three games in Brazil, particularly a 4-0 loss to Croatia in Manaus in their second Group A game.

Jul 1, 2014

Algeria win admirers as they depart plucky losers

SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – Algeria’s battling display against Germany in the last 16 of the World Cup on Monday will not only have won them many new admirers but also marks them out as one of the favorites for next year’s African Nations Cup.

Africa’s last team standing after Nigeria’s defeat by France earlier in the day, Algeria gave Germany a mighty scare, taking them to extra time in Porto Alegre before finally losing 2-1.

Jul 1, 2014

Soccer-Algeria win admirers as they depart plucky losers

SALVADOR, Brazil, June 30 (Reuters) – Algeria’s battling display against Germany in the last 16 of the World Cup on Monday will not only have won them many new admirers but also marks them out as one of the favourites for next year’s African Nations Cup.

Africa’s last team standing after Nigeria’s defeat by France earlier in the day, Algeria gave Germany a mighty scare, taking them to extra time in Porto Alegre before finally losing 2-1.

Jun 30, 2014

Vermaelen out, Kompany doubtful for Belgium

SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – Thomas Vermaelen will miss Belgium’s World Cup last-16 match against the United States on Tuesday while captain Vincent Kompany will undergo a late fitness test, coach Marc Wilmots said on Monday.

Vermaelen has not recovered from a hamstring injury while fellow defender Kompany’s participation in the knockout round game at Salvador’s Fonte Nova arena is in doubt as he battles with a groin problem.

Jun 30, 2014

Soccer-Vermaelen out, Kompany doubtful for Belgium

SALVADOR, Brazil, June 30 (Reuters) – Thomas Vermaelen will miss Belgium’s World Cup last-16 match against the United States on Tuesday while captain Vincent Kompany will undergo a late fitness test, coach Marc Wilmots said on Monday.

Vermaelen has not recovered from a hamstring injury while fellow defender Kompany’s participation in the knockout round game at Salvador’s Fonte Nova arena is in doubt as he battles with a groin problem.