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  1. At halftime: Sloppy first 45 has Ecuador and Honduras at one a-piece – FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 20, 2014, 6:57 PM EDT

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    Carlo Costly ended the second-longest World Cup drought in history, but Ecuador pulled back level just two minutes later in this wide open match.

  2. In wake of Pereira incident, players union lashes out at FIFA and suggests reforms in head injury protocol

    Jun 20, 2014, 6:12 PM EDT

    Pereira

    After Uruguayan player Alvaro Pereira was knocked out on the field but insisted he remain, the head injury debate is reignited.

  3. Game On: Lineups & more as Ecuador and Honduras look for bounce-backs to stay alive in Group E

    Jun 20, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Ecuador

    Can either winless Group E team put pressure on Switzerland?

  4. France goes coast-to-coast, smothering Switzerland in 5-2 rout

    Jun 20, 2014, 4:56 PM EDT

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    France put five past Switzerland, putting themselves on the brink of winning Group E.

  5. At halftime: Deadly French hit first-half triple to take command of Switzerland – FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 20, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT

    France

    The French blitzed the Swiss early, and they’re well in front and on their way to the top of Group E.

  6. Game on: Lineups, talking points as Switzerland, France go for Group E

    Jun 20, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT

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    Yohan Cabaye, Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud will all be in the Starting XI when France looks to topple its neighbors

  7. Another giant downed by Costa Rica; Los Ticos top Italy, end England’s WC

    Jun 20, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT

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    The tactics of Jorge Luis Pinto were spot on, and Costa Rica sent Italy to defeat and England to formal condemnation.

  8. At halftime: Los Ticos again! Ruiz has CRC ahead of Italy — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 20, 2014, 12:50 PM EDT

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    Costa Rica has Italy paying dearly for its lack of finish, as Los Ticos lead 1-0 in Group D.

  9. WATCH: Alexi Lalas talks Cristiano Ronaldo injury on Dan Patrick Show

    Jun 20, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Lalas also questions if U.S. captain Clint Dempsey will be 100% after suffering a broken nose against Ghana.

  10. Game on: Lineups and talking points as Costa Rica takes aim at Italy

    Jun 20, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Could another massive upset be on the cards for Los Ticos, or will Italy cement itself as Group D favorites?

  11. Hoping for parallels: Mertesacker credits Klinsmann for German power

    Jun 20, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

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    Klinsmann has received plenty of guff for his youth movement on the 23-man roster, with John Anthony Brooks, Julian Green and DeAndre Yedlin in the mix.

  12. World Cup Today: Swiss, French set to thrill; CRC looks to upset Italy

    Jun 20, 2014, 10:01 AM EDT

    Costa Rica

    The final match of the night will pit Ecuador and Honduras, each against elimination.

  13. Jermaine Jones wants to be Spurs to Ronaldo, Portugal’s Heat

    Jun 20, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Jermaine Jones

    So Bradley is Duncan, Dempsey’s Parker and Zusi would be Ginobili?

  14. Continental problem? Toronto columnist condemns CAF World Cup efforts

    Jun 20, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT

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    CAF is crooked, like the majority of confederations. To pick out one seems a little forced.

  15. New manager, new defender: West Brom’s Irvine adds Joleon Lescott

    Jun 20, 2014, 7:28 AM EDT

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    It remains to be seen how strong Lescott remains after making just 10 Premier League appearances, 24 overall, in 2013/14.

  16. Roy Hodgson’s asked about resigning, but England should keep calm and carry on

    Jun 19, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

    SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England manager Roy Hodgson looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    Hodgson’s being asked about his future despite the realities of his present.

  17. Spain’s reign may be over, but la Roja will be ready come Euro 2016

    Jun 19, 2014, 9:53 PM EDT

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    Think Spain are going to collapse? Think again. A wealth of talent means the European champs will be ready to defend their title at Euro 2016.

  18. Man advantage no help as Japan held to 0-0 draw by Greece

    Jun 19, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

    Japan's Keisuke Honda, right, takes on the Greek defense during the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Greece at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

    Fifty-two minutes with a man advantage wasn’t enough for Asia’s champions, held to a drawn by 10-man Greece.

  19. Report: Kaka has signed with MLS expansion team Orlando City SC

    Jun 19, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT

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    Kaká is reportedly leaving Milan, with one stop in Brazil before reaching Florida.

  20. At halftime: Japan and Greece still scoreless after Katsouranis dismissal — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 19, 2014, 6:56 PM EDT

    Japan's Yasuyuki Konno, left, holds on to Greece's Kostas Mitroglou before clearing the ball during the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Greece at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    Greek midfielder’s second yellow has handcuffed Santos’s side.

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