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  1. Talking points: England’s World Cup has been a failure, but context is important

    Jun 19, 2014, 6:25 PM EST

    An England fan reacts following Uruguay's 2-1 victory over England in the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Those looking for something to blame should start with FIFA’s ping pong balls. England’s the victim of a tough group.

  2. Game on: Lineups and talking points as Japan lines up against Greece

    Jun 19, 2014, 5:19 PM EST

    Japan's Keisuke Honda celebrates scoring the opening goal during the group C World Cup soccer match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Two teams looking for their first points of the 2014 World Cup meet in Natal.

  3. Suárez scores twice in return, leads Uruguay to 2-1 win over England

    Jun 19, 2014, 4:59 PM EST

    SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates scoring his team's first goal 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.

    The Three Lions are on the brink of elimination after the South American champions revitalize their knockout round hopes.

  4. At halftime: Suárez header has Uruguay up on England, 1-0 — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 19, 2014, 3:53 PM EST

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    One moment of transition separates two teams fighting to get out of Group D.

  5. Report: Could Seattle’s Martins be on the move to Besiktas?

    Jun 19, 2014, 2:23 PM EST

    Obafemi Martins

    A Sky Sports Italy reporter is tipping Martins for a move to join Jermaine Jones at Besiktas

  6. Game on: Lineups & more as England, Uruguay battle for World Cup lives

    Jun 19, 2014, 2:10 PM EST

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    Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney will be under the microscope for both similar and very different reasons come 3pm ET.

  7. FT: Colombia holds off Ivory Coast in raucous Brasilia

    Jun 19, 2014, 1:58 PM EST

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    Thrills from James Rodriguez, Juan Quintero and Gervinho find their end with Colombia close to advancing to knockout rounds.

  8. WATCH: Sensational Gervinho run and strike to give Ivory Coast late hope

    Jun 19, 2014, 1:45 PM EST

    Colombia v Cote D'Ivoire: Group C - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    The second half is living up to the first half’s promise in Sao Paolo.

  9. At halftime: Colombia, Ivory Coast threaten, lack finish — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 19, 2014, 12:51 PM EST

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    Neither team could get a ball across the goal line, as Colombia looked dangerous for 35 and Ivory Coast for the final 10.

  10. Kompany misses training with groin strain ahead of Russia match

    Jun 19, 2014, 12:46 PM EST

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    Belgium and Manchester City’s captain is a question for Sunday’s match with Russia, and knockout round advancement is on the line.

  11. Game on: Lineups & more as Ivory Coast, Colombia tangle; Drogba again sub

    Jun 19, 2014, 11:35 AM EST

    Can the Ivory Coast seal their first every berth in the knockout stages?

    “He knows how important he is to the team and what his role is for Cote d’Ivoire,” said head coach Sabri Lamouchi.

  12. No Jozy Altidore against Portugal; Matt Besler “should” be good to go

    Jun 19, 2014, 10:56 AM EST

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    Soccerly also says that Clint Dempsey has not decided whether to add a mask to his gear for Sunday’s match.

  13. World Cup Today: England, Uruguay among four fending off elimination

    Jun 19, 2014, 10:04 AM EST

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    The Ivory Coast is a win away from exorcising the demons of consecutive group stage exits at World Cup,

  14. US/Portugal game could see heat index tease 100; More Manaus criticism

    Jun 19, 2014, 9:12 AM EST

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    It’s going to be hot in Manaus for a huge tilt between Portugal and US. Water breaks, anyone?

  15. FIFA investigates homophobic, racist behavior from 4 World Cup nations, including Mexico

    Jun 19, 2014, 8:25 AM EST

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    It’s a massive stage on which FIFA can make a strong statement. We’ll see what happens.

  16. Gerrard, Lampard issue “wake-up call” to England players before Uruguay tilt

    Jun 19, 2014, 7:27 AM EST

    England's Gerrard takes a drink during a training session at the St George's Park training complex near Burton upon Trent

    England hasn’t been eliminated in the group stage during its last six World Cups and last two European championships.

  17. Lionel Messi fan arrested after invading training pitch for autograph

    Jun 18, 2014, 11:12 PM EST

    Denis Andre Oliveira,

    With tears streaming down his cheeks, Oliveira told reporters that his sole motivation was to get was Lionel Messi’s autograph.

  18. Cristiano Ronaldo 100% fit to play vs. US, says Portuguese keeper

    Jun 18, 2014, 10:35 PM EST

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    “Cristiano is 100 percent fit to play. Every match he starts to play, it’s because he’s fit to play,” said Beto.

  19. Luis Suarez fit to play and expected to start against England

    Jun 18, 2014, 8:59 PM EST

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    The presence of Suarez alone would be a game-changer for Uruguay, who lacked an inspirational and incisive presence against Los Ticos.

  20. Croatia cruises to 4-0 win behind Mario Mandzukic brace

    Jun 18, 2014, 7:59 PM EST

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    Mario Mandzukic marked his 2014 World Cup debut with a brace to help Croatia to a 4-0 victory over Cameroon in Manaus.

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