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Belgium will kick-off their FIFA World Cup 2014 campaign against Algeria in the first match of the day during the quadrennial football event on June 12. This is a Group H match in Estadio Mineirao Belo Horizonte. Neither team has ever gone past the semi-final of the event, and both would be looking to give a good show of themselves.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took to Twitter on Tuesday to praise his country's 0-0 draw with Nigeria, after a lacklustre football World Cup opener for Team Melli in Brazil. (Full match report).

Ghana can still reach the knockout stages of the World Cup despite losing to 2-1 to the USA on Monday, according to Asamoah Gyan.

Clint Dempsey's goal inside the first minute on Monday night gave the African nation a mountain to climb, and though Andre Ayew equalised in the second half, a late

Ex-Nigeria skipper Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha has said the Super Eagles were poor in a goalless draw with Iran in a World Cup Group F match in Curitiba yesterday.

It was unlucky 13th match for Nigeria at Brazil 2014 as the African champions could not find a way past a packed Iran defence despite bossing the possession and

The AC Milan great says youthful exuberance is no longer an excuse for Italy striker's wayward behaviour and that he must start producing on a consistent basis
Paolo Maldini has told Mario Balotelli he is now at an age where he should be mature enough to rise above the behavioural troubles that have plagued his career.

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