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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, June 26, 2014
Ghana on Thursday confirmed that Coach Kwesi Appiah has sent home Schalke's Kevin-Prince Boateng and AC Milan's Sulley Muntari for disciplinary reasons. The news comes just hours before Ghana faces Portugal in a key Group G match in which the Africans have a chance of qualifying for the round of ... Read the whole story
Sergio Aguero's World Cup future is uncertain after the Manchester City striker was withdrawn from Argentina's 3-2 win against Nigeria with a muscle problem in his left thigh. After the game, coach Alejandro Sabella confirmed that Ezequiel Lavezzi would replace Aguero if he is unable to play in Tuesday's round ... Read the whole story
Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri put Switzerland safely into the round of 16, netting a hat trick in a 3-0 win against Honduras as Group E play came to a close on Wednesday. Switzerland qualified as the second-place team in the group as France drew 0-0 with Ecuador; the Swiss ... Read the whole story
While Liverpool remains silent about FIFA's ongoing investigation into Luis Suarez's latest biting episode, former Liverpool players think the Uruguayan should be kicked out of Anfield. Video evidence suggests that Suarez did indeed bite Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's 1-0 win on Tuesday, and FIFA is expected to make its ... Read the whole story
Carlos Queiroz stepped aside as coach of the Iranian national team after failing to progress to the second round from World Cup Group F. Iran, which had two points from its first two games, had a chance to progress to the round of 16 with a win against Bosnia & ... Read the whole story
Alberto Zaccheroni stepped down as coach of Japan on Wednesday, taking full responsibility for the Asian champions' first round exit at the World Cup. Japan's poor campaign in Brazil ended with a heavy 4-1 defeat by eventual group winner Colombia. The Japanese ultimately finished bottom of Group C with 1 ... Read the whole story
Manchester City on Thursday completed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Fernando from FC Porto after agreeing a fee in the region of 12 million pounds ($20.4 million). The length of the 26-year-old's contract was not disclosed. Fernando becomes the Premier League champion's second signing after recruiting Arsenal right back Bacary ... Read the whole story


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