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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.

Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-Substitute Hernandez inspires Mexico to reach last 16

RECIFE, Brazil, June 23 (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.

Jun 23, 2014

Hernandez inspires Mexico into last 16 with Croatia win

RECIFE (Reuters) – Javier Hernandez came off the bench to help Mexico reach the last 16 of the World Cup as their watertight defense and swift counter attacks gave them a 3-1 win against Croatia on Monday to emerge from Group A as runners-up behind Brazil.

Mexico, who will face Group B winners Netherlands in Fortaleza on Sunday, had looked happy to hold out for the draw that would have seen them into the knockout stages, before the Manchester United forward came on to turn the match on its head.

Jun 23, 2014

Soccer-Hernandez inspires Mexico into last 16 with Croatia win

RECIFE, Brazil, June 23 (Reuters) – Javier Hernandez came off the bench to help Mexico reach the last 16 of the World Cup as their watertight defence and swift counter attacks gave them a 3-1 win against Croatia on Monday to emerge from Group A as runners-up behind Brazil.

Mexico, who will face Group B winners Netherlands in Fortaleza on Sunday, had looked happy to hold out for the draw that would have seen them into the knockout stages, before the Manchester United forward came on to turn the match on its head.

Jun 22, 2014

Mexico should be trembling with fear, says Croatia coach

RECIFE Brazil (Reuters) – Like a bullish heavyweight squaring up to his opponent, Croatia coach Niko Kovac claimed Mexican knees should be knocking with fear ahead of their decisive World Cup clash on Monday.

The match in Recife will decide which of the Group A opponents lives to fight another day in the round of 16, with Mexico, who have four points from their opening two games, knowing a draw will enough to see them safely through.

Jun 22, 2014

Soccer-Mexico should be trembling with fear, says Croatia coach

RECIFE, Brazil, June 22 (Reuters) – Like a bullish heavyweight squaring up to his opponent, Croatia coach Niko Kovac claimed Mexican knees should be knocking with fear ahead of their decisive World Cup clash on Monday.

The match in Recife will decide which of the Group A opponents lives to fight another day in the round of 16, with Mexico, who have four points from their opening two games, knowing a draw will enough to see them safely through.

Jun 21, 2014

Costa Rica stun Italy to reach last-16, England out

RECIFE Brazil (Reuters) – Costa Rica buried predictions of their early demise to emerge into the knockout stages of the World Cup for only the second time with a 1-0 Group D win over Italy on Friday that sent England crashing out.

Forward Bryan Ruiz headed powerfully home a minute before halftime to leave Costa Rica fans dancing in the sunshine at Recife’s Pernambuco arena and mocking those who thought they would be the sacrificial lambs in one of the tournament’s toughest pools.