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Jun 24, 2014

Nigeria offers greetings not gifts to birthday boy Messi

PORTO ALEGRE Brazil (Reuters) – Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi offered birthday boy Lionel Messi best wishes on Tuesday but warned the Argentine to expect no gifts from the Super Eagles who will be fighting for their World Cup lives when the two sides meet in a Group F clash.

While Argentina have already clinched their place in the last 16, the Nigerians enter Wednesday’s match at Beira Rio stadium with their fate in their own hands, a draw enough to guarantee they will make the knockout phase.

Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-Nigeria offers greetings not gifts to birthday boy Messi

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi offered birthday boy Lionel Messi best wishes on Tuesday but warned the Argentine to expect no gifts from the Super Eagles who will be fighting for their World Cup lives when the two sides meet in a Group F clash.

While Argentina have already clinched their place in the last 16, the Nigerians enter Wednesday’s match at Beira Rio stadium with their fate in their own hands, a draw enough to guarantee they will make the knockout phase.

Jun 23, 2014

Brazil to roll out armoured welcome wagon for Argentina

PORTO ALEGRE Brazil (Reuters) – Authorities showed off the new welcome wagon they plan to roll out if necessary as Porto Alegre braced on Monday for an Argentinean invasion for their final World Cup Group F match against Nigeria.

Looking like an armour-plated motor home, the local military brigade offered reporters a close-up look at the massive vehicle that comes equipped with a water jet which can reach up to 60 metres in distance and cameras that allow recording images in its surroundings.

Jun 23, 2014

Soccer-Brazil to roll out armoured welcome wagon for Argentina

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, June 23 (Reuters) – Authorities showed off the new welcome wagon they plan to roll out if necessary as Porto Alegre braced on Monday for an Argentinean invasion for their final World Cup Group F match against Nigeria.

Looking like an armour-plated motor home, the local military brigade offered reporters a close-up look at the massive vehicle that comes equipped with a water jet which can reach up to 60 metres in distance and cameras that allow recording images in its surroundings.

Jun 22, 2014

Algeria beat South Korea 4-2 to close in on last 16

PORTO ALEGRE Brazil (Reuters) – Algeria opened the goal scoring floodgates swamping South Korea 4-2 in a thrilling World Cup Group H clash on Sunday that kept hopes of securing a spot in the last 16 alive and triggered celebrations across the Arab nation.

Algeria’s first World Cup victory since 1982 moved them into second place in the group on three points behind Belgium, who beat Russia 1-0 earlier in the day to top the standings on six.

Jun 22, 2014

Soccer-Algeria beat South Korea 4-2 to close in on last 16

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, June 22 (Reuters) – Algeria opened the goal scoring floodgates swamping South Korea 4-2 in a thrilling World Cup Group H clash on Sunday that kept hopes of securing a spot in the last 16 alive and triggered celebrations across the Arab nation.

Algeria’s first World Cup victory since 1982 moved them into second place in the group on three points behind Belgium, who beat Russia 1-0 earlier in the day to top the standings on six.

Jun 22, 2014

No crystal ball necessary for Korean Octopus

PORTO ALEGRE Brazil (Reuters) – Lee Young-pyo, a former South Korean player turned broadcaster, has created a stir in his homeland for his uncanny success at predicting World Cup winners in Brazil.

Lee has become so accurate with this tips that Koreans have dubbed him “Young-pyo the Octopus,” after the clairvoyant cephalopod named Paul that became a global celebrity for picking winners at the 2010 World Cup.

Jun 21, 2014

Soccer-No crystal ball necessary for Korean Octopus

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, June 21 (Reuters) – Lee Young-pyo, a former South Korean player turned broadcaster, has created a stir in his homeland for his uncanny success at predicting World Cup winners in Brazil.

Lee has become so accurate with this tips that Koreans have dubbed him “Young-pyo the Octopus,” after the clairvoyant cephalopod named Paul that became a global celebrity for picking winners at the 2010 World Cup.

Jun 20, 2014

Algeria ready to turn goal trickle into flood

PORTO ALGERE Brazil (Reuters) – Algeria scored their first World Cup goal in 28 years in their opener and will hope the offensive floodgates have opened in a crucial Group H match against a leaky South Korea on Sunday.

With dark horse Belgium sitting atop the group standings and Russia and Korea joint second after an opening 1-1 draw, Algeria will be fighting for their World Cup lives on Sunday at Porto Alegre’s Beira Rio stadium.

Jun 20, 2014

Soccer-Algeria ready to turn goal trickle into flood

PORTO ALGERE, Brazil, June 20 (Reuters) – Algeria scored their first World Cup goal in 28 years in their opener and will hope the offensive floodgates have opened in a crucial Group H match against a leaky South Korea on Sunday.

With dark horse Belgium sitting atop the group standings and Russia and Korea joint second after an opening 1-1 draw, Algeria will be fighting for their World Cup lives on Sunday at Porto Alegre’s Beira Rio stadium.