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  1. At halftime: ‘Dos’ disallowed goals haunting Mexico vs. Cameroon — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 13, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

    Brazil Soccer WCup Mexico Cameroon

    Giovani dos Santos has had two goals disallowed, at least one that should’ve counted, and Mexico and Cameroon are scoreless at the break.

  2. Australia’s Tim Cahill stops just short of labeling Chile as dirty

    Jun 13, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    Tim Cahill, seen playing in Paris on Friday, saw his team lose 6-0 to France. In Australia's previous qualifier, the Socceroos lost 6-0 to Brazil. (Photo: Getty Images.)

    If the Socceroos are to come out of the group somehow, they need to scrap points from Chile, Netherlands and/or Spain. Key word: scrap.

  3. Game on: Lineups & more as Mexico set to “fight to death” vs. Cameroon

    Jun 13, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT


    El Tri is prepared to put forth a gritty, backloaded defensive formation out to kick off its Group A play against Cameroon.

  4. Les Bleus to Sky Blues: Sagna to City official; Team extends Kolarov too

    Jun 13, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT

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    The two defenders are set to finish their playing primes at the Etihad Stadium.

  5. World Cup Today: What you need to know about the three Friday matches

    Jun 13, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT

    Oribe Peralta, Miguel Layun

    Previewing the big tilts between Mexico and Cameroon, Chile and Australia, and Spain and the Netherlands as the World Cup tries to move past Fred’s dive.

  6. Everton rewards Roberto Martinez with new five-year contract

    Jun 13, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT

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    Even after just one year, Martinez deserves to be rewarded — and secured — for doing his job very well.

  7. Corluka: “Just give Brazil the World Cup and everyone can go home”

    Jun 13, 2014, 7:41 AM EDT

    Referee Yuichi Nishimura from Japan gives penalty kick against Croatia during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, during the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Fabrizio Bensch, Pool)

    Croatia’s defender went on an epic rant against the officiating after his side controversially lost to Brazil in the World Cup opener.

  8. WATCH: Highlights of Brazil’s win, opening the 2014 World Cup

    Jun 12, 2014, 11:32 PM EDT


    Miss Thursday’s opener? These highlights will get you caught up on Game 1 of 64.

  9. BPL update: How the Premier League’s stars performed on day one

    Jun 12, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT


    Oscar was the strongest of the BPL’s representatives in Thursday’s opener.

  10. World Cup Group A Snapshot: How the dynamics changed after day one

    Jun 12, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT


    Brazil takes its first step, while Croatia’s margin for error narrows.

  11. Dive, poor officiating get 2014 World Cup off to a bad start

    Jun 12, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT


    Blame the player, blame the official, but blame the game, too. And in that way, we should probably blame ourselves.

  12. Nerves, Nishimura, Pletikosa: Talking points after Brazil’s victory over Croatia

    Jun 12, 2014, 7:17 PM EDT


    Brazil overcomes their nerves, Yuishi Nishimura becomes famous, and Stipe Pletikosa can’t save Croatia

  13. Two Neymar goals, moment of controversy see Brazil start with 3-1 win over Croatia

    Jun 12, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT


    A disputed 69th minute penalty may have cost Croatia an opening game point.

  14. At halftime: Own goal, Neymar score leave Brazil even with Croatia — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 12, 2014, 4:56 PM EDT


    Croatia provides an early scare, but Brazils biggest star responds.

  15. Cristiano Ronaldo leaves training with ice on ailing knee

    Jun 12, 2014, 3:54 PM EDT


    Though he returned in Portugals’ last friendly, things are now looking worse for Cristiano Ronaldo.

  16. VOTE NOW: Who will win the 2014 World Cup?

    Jun 12, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

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    Which nation will pick up the world’s bragging rights at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil?

  17. Mexico announces XI for opener; Chicharito an unhappy sub for country

    Jun 12, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

    Javier Hernandez of Mexico gestures, dur

    Manchester United’s regular substitute will fill the same role for Mexico in its 2014 World Cup opener.

  18. SportsDash: Excitement and anxiety as World Cup kicks off

    Jun 12, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT

    Brazil fans

    Yahoo Sports Martin Rogers is on the ground in Brazil and joins SportsDash to talk World Cup 2014 from the off-field to the on-field to the poor field in Manaus.

  19. World Cup Today: Getting started with Brazil and Croatia

    Jun 12, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

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    There’s only one match on the docket today, but it promises to be a doozy. Mario Mandzukic-less Croatia will attempt to topple host nation and tournament favorite Brazil.

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