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World Cup Paper Review: Press Build Up 'Messi's Moment' Ahead of Maracana Final

In a preview of next season's Barcelona frontline, it's Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez who dominate Saturday's sports pages in the United Kingdom.<p>Suarez, whose move to Barcelona from Liverpool was confirmed on Friday via the team's website, is the lead story for a number of newspapers, while most …

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Hatching a Plan for Germany to Stop Lionel Messi in the World Cup Final

Lionel Messi will undoubtedly be at his absolute best on Sunday, when Argentina try to make history by winning the World Cup in the heart of Brazil. All that stands between them and utter humiliation for the host nation are Germany and Joachim Low's favoured squad.<p>The European regulars of the …

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Howard breaks record for World Cup saves against Belgium

The Everton goalkeeper kept Marc Wilmots's men at bay for 98 minutes before finally being beaten by Kevin De Bruyne's low strike but United States still ensured a frantic finale<p>Tim Howard made 15 saves during United States' 2-1 extra-time defeat by Belgium in Salvador on Tuesday - a new World Cup …

Fifa ask Der Spiegel to prove Cameroon match-fixing claims

Fifa have asked German magazine Der Spiegel to provide details of all its conversations with convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal to prove its claim that a World Cup game could have been fixed.<p>The governing body’s director of security, Ralf Mutschke, said in a statement read out at a daily …

Vincent Kompany says Belgium fancy their chances against Argentina

Vincent Kompany insists Belgium have a good chance against Argentina in their World Cup quarter-final – with the Red Devils coach Marc Wilmots claiming the South American side “lacks balance”.<p>The Manchester City defender, who is a slight doubt for the match in Brasília on Saturday after picking up …

World Cup 2014: Fifa study explains why this is officially one of the greatest tournaments of all

Fifa's Technical Study Group says audacious tactics, gifted attacking players and intelligent players have made this one of the greatest World Cups<p>A report on a <b>World Cup</b> being hailed as one of the greatest ever will be compiled by Fifa’s Technical Study Group and presented to all national …

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World Cup 2014: Luiz Felipe Scolari calls Brazil psychologist

<b>Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari summoned the squad's psychologist to his side's training base after the emotional last-16 win over Chile.</b><p>The hosts won 3-2 on penalties and a number of Selecao players were seen shedding tears during celebrations at the Estadio Mineirao.<p>Brazil playmaker Neymar was …

Neymar fit for Brazil’s World Cup quarter-final with Colombia

Neymar has declared himself fit and ready to lead Brazil against Colombia in the World Cup quarter-finals on Friday.<p>Neymar scored the winning penalty against Chile last week, but was battered and bruised by the end of the second-round match in Belo Horizonte.<p>The Barcelona forward had to leave the …