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Jun 21, 2014

Now is the time for Bosnia to show their mettle – Susic

CUIABA Brazil (Reuters) – World Cup newcomers Bosnia must prove coach Safet Susic’s belief that they are good enough to reach the knockout stages by beating Nigeria on Saturday, he said.

After a hard-fought 2-1 defeat to Argentina, Susic said he believed his squad – the lone debutants in Brazil – are second best in Group F, but now must show it.

Jun 21, 2014

Soccer-Now is the time for Bosnia to show their mettle – Susic

CUIABA, Brazil, June 20 (Reuters) – World Cup newcomers Bosnia must prove coach Safet Susic’s belief that they are good enough to reach the knockout stages by beating Nigeria on Saturday, he said.

After a hard-fought 2-1 defeat to Argentina, Susic said he believed his squad – the lone debutants in Brazil – are second best in Group F, but now must show it.

Jun 20, 2014

Pekerman reaps rich rewards for Colombia after lean years

CUIABA Brazil (Reuters) – Colombia coach Jose Pekerman is a thin man who has endured the lean years that inevitably come with a life devoted to soccer.

When the Argentine’s playing years ended due to a knee injury in the late 1970s, he supported himself with odd jobs, like driving a taxi.

Jun 20, 2014

Soccer-Pekerman reaps rich rewards for Colombia after lean years

CUIABA, Brazil, June 20 (Reuters) – Colombia coach Jose Pekerman is a thin man who has endured the lean years that inevitably come with a life devoted to soccer.

When the Argentine’s playing years ended due to a knee injury in the late 1970s, he supported himself with odd jobs, like driving a taxi.

Jun 19, 2014

World Cup fans get extra kick from far-flung Brazil wilderness

CHAPADA DOS GUIMARAES Brazil (Reuters) – A pair of scarlet macaws swooped around the 86-metre (282-foot)waterfall, crossed the deep green gorge and soared right over the heads of visitors, who might have witnessed a more impressive spectacle than the World Cup match the night before.

As if on cue, the playful pair, with their red, blue and yellow plumage and long tails, preened for tourists who had made their way to the Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park the day after the Russia-South Korea match on Tuesday in Cuiaba which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Jun 19, 2014

Soccer-World Cup fans get extra kick from far-flung Brazil wilderness

CHAPADA DOS GUIMARAES, Brazil, June 19 (Reuters) – A pair of scarlet macaws swooped around the 86-metre (282-foot)waterfall, crossed the deep green gorge and soared right over the heads of visitors, who might have witnessed a more impressive spectacle than the World Cup match the night before.

As if on cue, the playful pair, with their red, blue and yellow plumage and long tails, preened for tourists who had made their way to the Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park the day after the Russia-South Korea match on Tuesday in Cuiaba which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Jun 18, 2014

Capello hails Russia reaction as ‘greatest’ birthday gift

CUIABA Brazil (Reuters) – Fabio Capello was so pleased that Russia battled back to secure a 1-1 draw against South Korea in their World Cup Group H opener on Tuesday that he even allowed for an uncharacteristic birthday celebration.

Capello turns 68 on Wednesday and had said in a gruff tone a mere 24 hours before the match that he expected no presents from anyone. But their second-half equalizer, six minutes after a goalkeeping blunder allowed South Korea to take the lead, softened up the Italian manager, a renowned disciplinarian.

Jun 18, 2014

Soccer-Capello hails Russia reaction as ‘greatest’ birthday gift

CUIABA, Brazil, June 17 (Reuters) – Fabio Capello was so pleased that Russia battled back to secure a 1-1 draw against South Korea in their World Cup Group H opener on Tuesday that he even allowed for an uncharacteristic birthday celebration.

Capello turns 68 on Wednesday and had said in a gruff tone a mere 24 hours before the match that he expected no presents from anyone. But their second-half equaliser, six minutes after a goalkeeping blunder allowed South Korea to take the lead, softened up the Italian manager, a renowned disciplinarian.

Jun 17, 2014

South Korea find World Cup strength from warm-up rout

CUIABA Brazil (Reuters) – In the space of a week, South Korea have taken a stinging 4-0 loss to Ghana in Miami and turned it into a case study on what not to do in their opening World Cup Group H match against Russia on Tuesday.

It was a humbling World Cup warm-up for the team who made it to the semi-finals in 2002 when South Korea co-hosted the tournament. They have lost four of their last five games, conceded 11 goals and scored two.

Jun 17, 2014

Soccer -South Korea find World Cup strength from warm-up rout

CUIABA, Brazil, June 16 (Reuters) – In the space of a week, South Korea have taken a stinging 4-0 loss to Ghana in Miami and turned it into a case study on what not to do in their opening World Cup Group H match against Russia on Tuesday.

It was a humbling World Cup warm-up for the team who made it to the semi-finals in 2002 when South Korea co-hosted the tournament. They have lost four of their last five games, conceded 11 goals and scored two.

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      "Mary Milliken is Entertainment and Lifestyle Editor for the Americas since July 2013, based in Los Angeles. In 15 years with Reuters, she been bureau chief in Washington DC, the West Coast and South America and has organized news teams covering everything from presidential elections to economic crises to natural disasters. She speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese."
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