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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, June 27, 2014
Giorgio Chiellini, the Italian player bitten by Luis Suarez this week, has called the Uruguayan's subsequent four-month, worldwide soccer ban "excessive" and fears it could lead to the player becoming alienated. FIFA handed the punishment down on Thursday, thus ruling the Liverpool striker out of the rest of the World ... Read the whole story
Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has said that his team will not underestimate the USA when the two teams meet in the round of 16 on Tuesday. Belgium progressed from Group H with maximum points, but the Red Devils labored to beat the likes of Algeria, Russia and South Korea by ... Read the whole story
When Colombia squares off against Uruguay in the round of 16 on Saturday, both teams will be missing their talismanic striker. While Colombia's players have been playing well in the absence of Radamel Falcao, who was forced to withdraw from the tournament after tearing his ACL in January, Uruguay has ... Read the whole story
Brazil on Saturday squares off against Chile, an opponent the five-time World Cup winner hasn't lost to since a World Cup qualifier 14 years ago. Since, Brazil has won 10 of its 12 games against this opposition. In the World Cup, Brazil has faced Chile three times, winning all three, ... Read the whole story
Algeria coach Vahid Halihodzic insists that his players have not forgotten the furor surrounding Algeria's 1982 World Cup exit at the hands of West Germany and Austria. West Germany controversially won that match, 1-0, and it was widely thought that both countries fixed the result, which was sufficient for both ... Read the whole story
Argentina striker Sergio Aguero will definitely miss the round of 16 game against Switzerland after the Manchester City forward limped off the field during the Albiceleste's 3-2 win against Nigeria on Wednesday. While some news outlets are reporting that Aguero's World Cup is now over, Argentine press officer Andres Ventura ... Read the whole story
Manchester United on Friday finally completed the twin signings of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao, and Luke Shaw from Southampton. While Herrera's transfer fee was in excess of 29 million pounds ($49.4 million), Shaw, who is just 18, joins United for close to 27 million pounds ($46 million). Read the whole story
The Wiggles, the popular Australian children's entertainers, have released a YouTube video about the Luis Suarez-Giorgio Chiellini biting incident called The Last Suarez Supper! The group changed the lyrics to the Toreador song from Bizet's opera, Carmen to make the parody. Increasingly, the Wiggles are creating content geared at adults. ... Read the whole story


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