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Jun 27, 2014

Germany, U.S and Algeria advance, Suarez banned

SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – Germany, the United States and Algeria sealed last 16 World Cup places on Thursday but much of the spotlight was on the tournament’s bad boys as Uruguay’s Luis Suarez got a nine-match ban for biting and Ghana sent two players home in disgrace.

On the final day of group matches, Germany beat the U.S. 1-0, a result that put both teams through from Group G, while Algeria’s 1-1 draw with Russia saw them join already-qualified Belgium in the second round for the first time from Group H.

Jun 26, 2014

Germany, U.S. advance but bad boys hog headlines

SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – Germany and the U.S. sealed last 16 World Cup spots on Thursday but much of the limelight was on the tournament’s bad boys as Uruguay’s Luis Suarez received a nine match ban for biting and Ghana sent two players home in disgrace.

On the final day of group matches in Brazil, a Thomas Mueller goal gave Germany a 1-0 win over the United States, a result that allowed both teams to advance.

Jun 26, 2014

Soccer-Germany, U.S advance but bad boys hog headlines

SALVADOR, Brazil, June 26 (Reuters) – Germany and the U.S. sealed last 16 World Cup spots on Thursday but much of the limelight was on the tournament’s bad boys as Uruguay’s Luis Suarez received a nine match ban for biting and Ghana sent two players home in disgrace.

On the final day of group matches in Brazil, a Thomas Mueller goal gave Germany a 1-0 win over the United States, a result that allowed both teams to advance.

Jun 25, 2014

Soccer-Bosnia’s first World Cup win ends Iran dreams

SALVADOR, Brazil, June 25 (Reuters) – Bosnia beat Iran 3-1 in their Group F finale on Wednesday to record their first World Cup win and deny the West Asians any chance of claiming a shock spot in the knockout stage.

Already eliminated after two losses, Bosnia, appearing at a major tournament for the first time as an independent nation, went ahead in the 23rd minute through striker Edin Dzeko and doubled their lead just before the hour through Miralem Pjanic.

Jun 25, 2014

Bosnia end Iran hopes, record first World Cup win

SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – Bosnia beat Iran 3-1 in their Group F finale on Wednesday to record their first World Cup win and deny the West Asians any chance of reaching the knockout stage.

Already eliminated after two losses, Bosnia, appearing at a major tournament for the first time as an independent nation, went ahead in the 23rd minute through Edin Dzeko.

Jun 25, 2014

Soccer-Bosnia end Iran hopes, record first World Cup win

SALVADOR, Brazil, June 25 (Reuters) – Bosnia beat Iran 3-1 in their Group F finale on Wednesday to record their first World Cup win and deny the West Asians any chance of reaching the knockout stage.

Already eliminated after two losses, Bosnia, appearing at a major tournament for the first time as an independent nation, went ahead in the 23rd minute through Edin Dzeko.

Jun 25, 2014

Iran stars step into limelight despite shrinking socks

SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – A hundred thousand fans for your home internationals, a nation’s admiration for excellent World Cup performances, contrasted with struggling to find opponents and socks that shrink in the wash, life as a soccer player for Iran has its unique highs and lows.

Iran’s soccer stars are revered at home and have a penchant for fast cars and expensive toys which mirrors those of similar status in other countries.

Jun 25, 2014

Soccer -Iran stars step into limelight despite shrinking socks

SALVADOR, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – A hundred thousand fans for your home internationals, a nation’s admiration for excellent World Cup performances, contrasted with struggling to find opponents and socks that shrink in the wash, life as a soccer player for Iran has its unique highs and lows.

Iran’s soccer stars are revered at home and have a penchat for fast cars and expensive toys which mirrors those of similar status in other countries.

Jun 23, 2014

Iran looking to party like it’s 1998

SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – With a solitary 1998 World Cup win to their name, another for Iran against Bosnia on Wednesday would alone be cause for big celebration, but with an improbable last 16 spot also up for grabs the party could really be one to remember.

Iran arrive in Salvador with just one point but a host of new fans thanks to a gutsy 0-0 draw with Group F rivals Nigeria and an excellent display against twice champions Argentina, where a late Lionel Messi goal denied them a famous stalemate.

Jun 23, 2014

Soccer-Iran looking to party like it’s 1998

SALVADOR, Brazil, June 23 (Reuters) – With a solitary 1998 World Cup win to their name, another for Iran against Bosnia on Wednesday would alone be cause for big celebration, but with an improbable last 16 spot also up for grabs the party could really be one to remember.

Iran arrive in Salvador with just one point but a host of new fans thanks to a gutsy 0-0 draw with Group F rivals Nigeria and an excellent display against twice champions Argentina, where a late Lionel Messi goal denied them a famous stalemate.

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