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World Cup 2014 review: 64 memories from 64 matches in Brazil
1 month ago
From Fred's fall in the opening match to Mario Götze's winner in the final, we have enjoyed 64 matches, 171 goals and one long month of football. Here are some things you might have missed, some you might not remember and some you will never forget
World Cup 2014 talking points: USA reach limit and keepers keep shining
1 month ago
Guardian writers: Switzerland’s playmaker lived up to his billing against Argentina while the USA hit their class ceiling against a Belgium side who are steadily improving in Brazil
Lionel Messi: ‘Luck was on Argentina’s side in defeat of Switzerland’
1 month ago
Lionel Messi admitted Argentina were lucky and had ‘suffered and suffered’ before beating Switzerland to move into World Cup quarter-finals
Argentina’s reliance on Lionel Messi a big worry for Alejandro Sabella
1 month ago
Michael Cox: Argentina struggled to break down an organised and disciplined Switzerland side and do not look like an intelligent, cohesive team
Argentina’s Ángel di María breaks Switzerland’s hearts at the death
1 month ago
A 118th-minute goal gave Argentina a 1-0 win in their World Cup last 16 game, though there was still time for Switzerland to hit a post
Lionel Messi’s one-man mission for Argentina continues to pay dividends
1 month ago
Owen Gibson: Lionel Messi supplies the pass to allow Ángel di María to clinch the tie and spare Argentina the agony of penalties
Argentina v Switzerland: World Cup 2014 – as it happened
1 month ago
Minute-by-minute report: A dull game for 117 minutes exploded into glittering life thereafter, with one goal scored and two other notable misses, one from the halfway line, another from six yards! And after it all, Argentina make the quarters. Scott Murray was watching.
Xherdan Shaqiri takes on Argentina for Switzerland (and Kosovo)
1 month ago
Marcus Christenson: Bayern Munich midfielder is proud to be a Kosovar Albanian on duty for Switzerland at the World Cup – a far cry from the days when he did not want to take the bus to training at FC Basel
Argentina – and Lionel Messi – ready to shift up a gear for Switzerland
1 month ago
Argentina know they will have to be completely focused against Switzerland in the last 16, but may still have to rely on Lionel Messi for victory
World Cup 2014 talking points: Nigeria get real but Bosnia dwell on what ifs
2 months ago
Guardian staff: Stephen Keshi’s side face France with raised expectations while Honduras have made their mark with their tackling
Switzerland ease past Honduras courtesy of Xherdan Shaqiri hat-trick
2 months ago
Xherdan Shaqiri scored twice in the first half and completed his hat-trick with 20 minutes to go as Switzerland defeated Honduras 3-0 in Manaus
World Cup talking points: France fired up, Italy flop and Costa Rica dream
2 months ago
Guardian writers: Nothing went right for Mario Balotelli, Karim Benzema typified France’s spirit, Costa Rica are right to dream and the red-hot other Valencia
France lay down World Cup marker with drubbing of Switzerland
2 months ago
France served notice of their credentials with an emphatic and stylish 5-2 demolition of Switzerland in Salvador
Switzerland v France: World Cup 2014 – as it happened
2 months ago
Minute-by-minute report: France put on a stunning show as the Swiss were steamrollered by Karim Benzema, Oliver Giroud, et al. Scott Murray was watching
Yohan Cabaye fit to return for France in vital game against Switzerland
2 months ago
The France coach, Didier Deschamps, said Yohan Cabaye was fit for the game against Switzerland which the Switzerland coach, Ottmar Hitzfeld, described as a ‘derby’
Gökhan Inler: Switzerland’s strength at World Cup comes from team spirit
2 months ago
The Alpine country is divided on immigration issues, but the national team brings together players from all backgrounds
World Cup talking points: France shine, Honduran violence and foam issues
2 months ago
Guardian writers: There is plenty of room for improvement for Argentina, Ottmar Hitzfeld seeks a final flourish, and more from day four’s games
Switzerland sink Ecuador in nick of time as Haris Seferovic secures justice
2 months ago
Switzerland came from behind to beat Ecuador 2-1 with a goal seconds from the end by Haris Seferovic after Josip Drmic had an effort wrongly disallowed
Switzerland v Ecuador: World Cup 2014 – as it happened!
2 months ago
Day four of the World Cup kicks off with a late win or Switzerland in the Group E clash with Ecuador
World Cup 2014: Switzerland’s Ottmar Hitzfeld aims high before opener
2 months ago
Ottmar Hitzfeld said his Switzerland side had ‘no limits’ on their ambition as they prepared for their opening match against Ecuador

Latest News, Blogs & Podcasts

SBS - 1 week ago
ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland goalkeeper Diego Benaglio announced his retirement from international football on Wednesday, three weeks short of his 31st birthday and with 61 caps to his name.
WLKY Louisville - 5 days ago
History was made at Scottsburg Friday night as the Warriors played their first football game in 31 years. Scottsburg hosted Switzerland County in a junior varsity contest. Scottsburg led by six in the second quarter when Kenny Mills got a stop for the ...
The Guardian - 1 hour ago
... who retired from international football after the World Cup. Rooney, who been the England captain on two occasions, will lead a new-look England squad featuring four uncapped players against Norway and Switzerland. Jack Colback, Calum Chambers, ...
Channel News Asia - 3 weeks ago
RENNES, France: Experienced Swiss international midfielder Gelson Fernandes became Ligue 1 side Rennes' ninth signing of the close season on Monday (August 4) as he joined them from Bundesliga outfit Freiburg. The 27-year-old Cape Verde-born ...
Squawka Football News - 6 minutes ago
Former England striker Gary Lineker has backed Arsenal's Jack Wilshere to fulfil his potential on Twitter. The Match of the Day presenter has stood by the England international, who is yet to live up to the promise he showed as a teenager in the ...
The Guardian - 15 hours ago
Hodgson is planning for England's qualification programme for the European Championship in France during 2016, beginning with the game against Switzerland in Basel on Monday week. England have a moderate group that also includes San Marino, ...
The Guardian - 1 day ago
Photograph: Joern Pollex/Getty Images Lampard's penalty during the 2-2 draw in the Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland made him England's most prolific penalty taker ever. Disappointment followed though when a thigh injury meant he missed the ...
Tribal Football - 14 hours ago
The towering Serbian forward is a free agent after leaving Birmingham City earlier this summer and according to his representative Milan Calasan could be on his way to the Emirates Stadium. "(Arsene) Wenger called me in the afternoon on Tuesday and ...
Ukrainian football authorities wrote to UEFA and FIFA demanding sanctions and asserting their jurisdiction and UEFA's Emergency Panel recently issued a statement saying that "any football matches played by Crimean clubs organised under the auspices of ...
... World Cup campaign and the loss of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard by naming a youthful squad for the friendly at home to Norway on Wednesday and, far more importantly, the opening European Championship qualifying match away to Switzerland ...

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3 years ago
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4 years ago
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