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Jun 27, 2014

Soccer-New-look Greece and Costa Rica eye quarter-finals

RECIFE, Brazil, June 27 (Reuters) – A solid defence used to be Greece’s modus operandi while Costa Rica traditionally relied on maverick individuals but the stereotypes have been shed in this World Cup where the two teams face a last-16 clash on Sunday.

A World Cup quarter-final against either the Netherlands or Mexico is the prize on offer for both when they meet in the coastal Brazilian city of Recife.

Jun 26, 2014

U.S. to launch all-out offensive in last 16, says Klinsmann

RECIFE Brazil (Reuters) – The United States gave Germany too much respect, but manager Juergen Klinsmann promised there would be no repeat of their cagey display in the last 16 after they reached the World Cup’s knockout stages despite a 1-0 loss on Thursday.

The U.S. edged into the second round as Group G runners-up but could have been dumped out of the tournament had Ghana beaten Portugal in a match being played simultaneously.

Jun 26, 2014

Soccer-U.S. to launch all-out offensive in last 16, says Klinsmann

RECIFE, Brazil, June 26 (Reuters) – The United States gave Germany too much respect, but manager Juergen Klinsmann promised there would be no repeat of their cagey display in the last 16 after they reached the World Cup’s knockout stages despite a 1-0 loss on Thursday.

The U.S. edged into the second round as Group G runners-up but could have been dumped out of the tournament had Ghana beaten Portugal in a match being played simultaneously.

Jun 25, 2014

Klinsmann and Loew put friendship on hold for World Cup

RECIFE Brazil (Reuters) – No phone calls, no texts. For United States coach Juergen Klinsmann and his Germany counterpart Joachim Loew their friendship is on hold until after the World Cup.

With their two teams meeting in a decisive Group G clash in Recife on Thursday, there is no room for small talk between Klinsmann and his former apprentice.

Jun 25, 2014

Soccer-Klinsmann and Loew put friendship on hold for World Cup

RECIFE, Brazil, June 25 (Reuters) – No phone calls, no texts. For United States coach Juergen Klinsmann and his Germany counterpart Joachim Loew their friendship is on hold until after the World Cup.

With their two teams meeting in a decisive Group G clash in Recife on Thursday, there is no room for small talk between Klinsmann and his former apprentice.

Jun 24, 2014

History repeats itself for sinner Suarez

RECIFE Brazil (Reuters) – From matchwinner to vilified sinner, the World Cup has again provided the stage for Luis Suarez’s polarizing career to unfurl in microcosm.

Just days after the Uruguay striker dismantled England on a triumphant return from injury, the dark side of his character that bubbles under the surface, erupted in another moment of sheer madness as he appeared to sink his teeth into Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.

Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-History repeats itself for sinner Suarez

RECIFE, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – From matchwinner to vilified sinner, the World Cup has again provided the stage for Luis Suarez’s polarising career to unfurl in microcosm.

Just days after the Uruguay striker dismantled England on a triumphant return from injury, the dark side of his character that bubbles under the surface, erupted in another moment of sheer madness as he appeared to sink his teeth into Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.

Jun 24, 2014

Time to give CONCACAF teams respect, says Mexico coach

RECIFE Brazil (Reuters) – CONCACAF teams deserve to be treated with the same respect as those from Europe and South America, Mexico’s charismatic coach Miguel Herrera said after booking a spot in the knockout stages of the World Cup.

Goals from Rafael Marquez, Andres Guardado and Javier Hernandez helped Mexico beat Croatia 3-1 on Monday and move into the tournament’s last 16 having finished runners-up in Group A behind hosts Brazil.

Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-Time to give CONCACAF teams respect, says Mexico coach

RECIFE, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – CONCACAF teams deserve to be treated with the same respect as those from Europe and South America, Mexico’s charismatic coach Miguel Herrera said after booking a spot in the knockout stages of the World Cup.

Goals from Rafael Marquez, Andres Guardado and Javier Hernandez helped Mexico beat Croatia 3-1 on Monday and move into the tournament’s last 16 having finished runners-up in Group A behind hosts Brazil.

Jun 24, 2014

Substitute Hernandez inspires Mexico to reach last 16

RECIFE (Reuters) – Mexico reached the World Cup last 16 with a near-perfect display of counter-attacking football as Javier Hernandez provided the spark for a 3-1 win over Croatia on Monday that left them as Group A runners-up.

Mexico, who will face the Netherlands in the last 16, had looked happy to hold out for the draw that would have put them into the knockout stages before the Manchester United forward came off the bench to turn the match on its head.