Bosnians bid farewell by eliminating Iran

With Argentina taking maximum points from the other fixture in the section, the Iranians could have secured second place and progression with a win of their own, but a trio of timely strikes by the European debutants extinguished such ambitions and provided coach Safet Susic with reason to smile before returning home. While qualification for […]

Super Eagles are through to the Last 16 despite lose

Alejandro Sabella’s side will be joined in the Round of 16 by the Super Eagles, who contributed greatly to this enthralling match and progress due to Iran’s defeat to already-eliminated Bosnia and Herzegovina. Even in a World Cup packed full of thrilling games, this was one of the best yet, and the tone was set […]

Nigeria-Argentina: A rivalry that keeps on runing

“It’s become a classic rivalry because we always, always, always play them,” joked Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi following last December’s draw for Brazil 2014. A look at the record books shows that he’s not far wrong. Their back catalogue features two finals in the Olympic Games – in 1996 and 2008 – three FIFA […]

All in a day's work for nerveless Samaras

Only seconds remained of the group match with Côte d’Ivoire, with the score tied at 1-1 and the Greeks needing a win to advance to the knockout rounds of the FIFA World Cup™ for the very first time. While some would have buckled under the pressure, there was no question of Samaras coming up short. […]

Disciplinary proceedings opened against Luis Suarez

48 and/or art. 57 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ match Italy-Uruguay played on 24 June 2014.  The player and/or the Uruguayan FA are invited to provide with their position and any documentary evidence they deem relevant until 25 June 2014, 5pm, Brasilia time. According to art. 77 lit. […]