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SUPER MARIO: Gotze clinches World Cup for Germany

Bournemouth Echo:

1:05pm Monday 14th July 2014

GERMANY were crowned world champions for the fourth time thanks to a stunning extra-time winner from super-sub Mario Gotze.

Argentina reach World Cup final after penalty shootout win over Holland

Bournemouth Echo:

10:29am Thursday 10th July 2014

ARGENTINA are just 90 minutes away from lifting the World Cup in the Maracana after they edged past Holland on penalties in Wednesday's semi-final at the Arena Corinthians.

Germany obliterate hosts Brazil

Bournemouth Echo:

10:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

BRAZIL'S dreams of making a return to a World Cup final in the Maracana were shattered in the most agonising manner as Germany inflicted on the hosts one of the most remarkable defeats in the 84-year history of this competition.

World Cup semi-finals day two: how do you follow that?

Bournemouth Echo:

11:24am Wednesday 9th July 2014

IT’S the second World Cup semi-final in Brazil tonight, with the Netherlands looking to reach consecutive finals.

Who will make the World Cup final? We preview the first semi-final in Brazil

Bournemouth Echo: Susann Idres

8:59am Tuesday 8th July 2014

AFTER the upsets and the shock results, we’re still left with four of the heavyweights of global football for the World Cup semi finals.

Holland break Costa Rican hearts on penalties

Bournemouth Echo:

11:24am Monday 7th July 2014

HOLLAND'S substitute goalkeeper Tim Krul dramatically made two saves in a penalty shoot-out against Costa Rica to carry his side into the semi-finals of the World Cup.

Argentina ease into World Cup semi-finals

Bournemouth Echo:

11:22am Monday 7th July 2014

ARGENTINA eased into the World Cup semi-finals as a disappointing Belgium side made a low-key exit from the tournament.

Luiz thunderbolt sends Brazil through to semis - but Neymar ruled out of World Cup

Bournemouth Echo:

11:17am Monday 7th July 2014

DAVID Luiz thundered home one of the World Cup's finest goals as Brazil progressed to the semi-finals, disposing of Colombia in an enthralling battle.

Germany progress after victory over lacklustre France

Bournemouth Echo:

11:14am Monday 7th July 2014

GERMANY secured a familiar World Cup semi-final berth with a minimum of fuss as French hopes of avenging past injustices shrivelled and died in the Maracana.

World Cup 2014: who will go through on day two of the quarter-finals?

Bournemouth Echo: Brazil World Cup: All the teams, all the facts

10:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

DAY two of the World Cup quarter-finals sees two intriguing ties on the cards.

Down to business on first day of World Cup 2014 quarter-finals

Bournemouth Echo: Erica Karouk will be supporting her native Brazil

11:50am Friday 4th July 2014

IT’S the first quarter-finals at the World Cup today and the time when the big names will start to fall.

Belgium reach quarter-finals with USA win

Bournemouth Echo:

10:23am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

An outstanding performance from the United States, inspired by Tim Howard, could not prevent American hearts being broken as Belgium finally produced a performance to match their pre-World Cup billing.

Di Maria breaks Swiss hearts in extra-time

Bournemouth Echo:

10:18am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

ARGENTINA squeezed into the quarter-finals of the World Cup thanks to a last-gasp extra-time winner from Angel Di Maria.

Germany unconvincing in Algeria win

Bournemouth Echo:

11:55am Tuesday 1st July 2014

GERMANY scraped through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup despite being given a real scare by Algeria on a thrilling night of football in Porto Alegre.

France march into World Cup quarter-finals

Bournemouth Echo:

11:52am Tuesday 1st July 2014

FRANCE marched into the World Cup quarter-finals after shading an absorbing contest against Nigeria in Brasilia courtesy of Paul Pogba's header.

World Cup 2014: Why day 20 is set to be a tough one to call

Bournemouth Echo: Vianna Renaud

11:44am Tuesday 1st July 2014

IT’S a tough one to call in today’s World Cup round of 16 games.

Ten-man Costa Rica beat Greece on penalties

Bournemouth Echo: Ten-man Costa Rica beat Greece on penalties

10:34am Monday 30th June 2014

COSTA Rica are through to their first ever World Cup quarter-final after recovering from a second-half red card, a late Greece leveller and an extra-time barrage to progress on penalties.

Holland through to last 8 after dramatic last gasp win over Mexico

Bournemouth Echo: Holland through to last 16 after dramatic last gasp win over Mexico

10:32am Monday 30th June 2014

KLAAS Jan Huntelaar kept his cool in the heat of Fortaleza as Holland stunned Mexico with an injury-time winner.

VIDEO: Hopes high for quarter final place for Netherlands

Bournemouth Echo: Netherlands' Memphis Depay, left, celebrates with his teammate Robin van Persie after scoring their third goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and the Netherlands at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Wednesday,

10:18am Sunday 29th June 2014

THE Netherlands have been impressive so far in this World Cup and look to progress to the quarter-finals today against Group A runner-up Mexico.

Rodriguez double sends Uruguay out of World Cup

Bournemouth Echo: Rodriguez double sends Uruguay out of World Cup

10:29am Monday 30th June 2014

URUGUAY followed their shamed striker Luis Suarez out of the World Cup as the furore over his lengthy ban for biting was eclipsed by a goal of spectacular beauty by Colombia's young star James Rodriguez.

Hosts Brazil squeeze past Chile on penalties

Bournemouth Echo: Hosts Brazil squeeze past Chile on penalties

10:25am Monday 30th June 2014

BRAZIL squeezed through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup after coming within a whisker of going out against an accomplished Chile side.

Germany defeat USA to top group

Bournemouth Echo: Germany defeat USA to top group

12:50pm Friday 27th June 2014

THOMAS Muller moved level with Lionel Messi and Neymar at the top of the World Cup scoring charts with the goal which took Germany through to the last 16.

Algeria make history with Russia draw

Bournemouth Echo: Algeria make history with Russia draw

12:53pm Friday 27th June 2014

ALGERIA booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time in their history with a 1-1 draw against Russia in Curitiba.

Ghana win not enough for Portugal

Bournemouth Echo: Ghana win not enough for Portugal

12:50pm Friday 27th June 2014

A 2-1 victory over Ghana was not enough to save Portugal's World Cup campaign as their target of a top-two finish in Group G and a place in the knockout stages fell agonisingly short.

Vertonghen nets winner for Belgium in Korea win

Bournemouth Echo: Jan Vertonghen celebrates his winner for Belgium. Picture: Action Images

12:20am Friday 27th June 2014

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen scored the winner as Belgium beat South Korea 1-0 to set up a last-16 tie with the USA.

Suarez hit with four-month ban

Bournemouth Echo: Suarez hit with four-month ban

4:06pm Thursday 26th June 2014

LUIS Suarez has been given a nine-game international ban and a four-month suspension from all football for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Shaqiri hat-trick fires Switzerland into knock-out stages

Bournemouth Echo: Shaqiri hat-trick fires Switzerland into knock-out stages

10:58am Thursday 26th June 2014

A XHERDAN Shaqiri hat-trick fired Switzerland into the knock-out stages with a 3-0 victory over Honduras and set up a mouth-watering tie against Argentina in the first round of the knock-out stages.

France held by 10-man Ecuador

Bournemouth Echo: France held by 10-man Ecuador

10:56am Thursday 26th June 2014

FRANCE secured top spot in Group E and a last 16 showdown with Nigeria as Ecuador’s Manchester United midfielder Antonio Valencia saw red for a two-footed lunge in the Maracana.

Messi inspires Argentina to win over Nigeria

Bournemouth Echo: Messi inspires Argentina to win over Nigeria

10:54am Thursday 26th June 2014

LIONEL Messi scored twice, including a sumptuous free-kick, to help Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 and ensure qualification to the knockout stages as winners of Group F.

Bosnia eliminate Iran with win

Bournemouth Echo: Bosnia eliminate Iran with win

10:51am Thursday 26th June 2014

IRAN'S dreams of a place in the last 16 of the World Cup were ended by goals from Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, Miralem Pjanic and Avdija Vrsajevic as Bosnia-Herzegovina’s tournament ended with a 3-1 win.

All up for grabs on final day of World Cup 2014 group games

Bournemouth Echo: Susann Idres

9:40am Thursday 26th June 2014

TODAY is the final round of World Cup group games, with all to play for in Group G and Group H, before the tournament has its first day off since beginning two weeks ago.

Dramatic late penalty sends Greece through to knockout stages

Bournemouth Echo: Dramatic late penalty sends Greece through to knockout stages

11:40am Wednesday 25th June 2014

FORMER Celtic striker Georgios Samaras struck an injury-time penalty as Greece snatched a place in the World Cup last-16 with a dramatic 2-1 win over Ivory Coast.

Rodriguez inspires Colombia to victory over Japan

Bournemouth Echo: Rodriguez inspires Colombia to victory over Japan

11:36am Wednesday 25th June 2014

MIDFIELDER James Rodriguez enhanced his growing reputation with an influential display as a second-half substitute as Colombia set up a mouthwatering clash with fellow South Americans Uruguay after victory over Japan in Cuiaba guaranteed them top spot in Group C.

Suarez bite overshadows Uruguay's win over Italy

Bournemouth Echo: Suarez bite overshadows Uruguay's win over Italy

11:33am Wednesday 25th June 2014

LUIS Suarez found himself at the centre of another biting storm shortly before Diego Godin's late goal sent Uruguay through to the World Cup knockout stages at the expense of 10-man Italy in Natal.

England end World Cup with Costa Rica draw

Bournemouth Echo: Luke Shaw in action against Costa Rica

11:29am Wednesday 25th June 2014

ENGLAND'S dismal World Cup campaign ended in a fittingly underwhelming fashion as Roy Hodgson's men laboured to a dull goalless draw against Costa Rica.

Lloris' France progress to World Cup second round as group winners

Bournemouth Echo: Hugo Lloris shows his frustration as another French chances goes astray. Picture: Action Images

11:12pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris kept a clean sheet as France drew 0-0 with ten-man Ecuador to reach the World Cup second round as group winners.

World Cup 2014: A day where every goal will count

Bournemouth Echo: Sasha Hasatroudi

11:05am Wednesday 25th June 2014

GROUP E looks like the one to watch in today's World Cup matches, with each team in with at least a slim chance of making the second round.

Unbeaten Mexico qualify for knock-out stages

Bournemouth Echo: Unbeaten Mexico qualify for knock-out stages

9:44am Tuesday 24th June 2014

MEXICO captain Rafael Marquez once again led by example to help carry his side into the last 16 with a 3-1 victory over Croatia which ended their hopes of qualifying from Group A.

Brilliant Neymar inspires Brazil to victory

Bournemouth Echo: Brilliant Neymar inspires Brazil to victory

9:46am Tuesday 24th June 2014

NEYMAR'S superb two-goal show inspired Brazil as the hosts eased through to the last 16 of the World Cup, finishing top of Group A to set up a meeting with Chile.

Spain end poor World Cup with Australia win

Bournemouth Echo: Spain end poor World Cup with Australia win

9:42am Tuesday 24th June 2014

SPAIN at least ensured the end of their golden era finished with a 3-0 victory as they saw off Australia in something of a lacklustre Group B dead-rubber match in Curitiba.

Holland top Group B after beating Chile

Bournemouth Echo: Holland top Group B after beating Chile

9:39am Tuesday 24th June 2014

HOLLAND secured top spot in World Cup Group B after late goals from substitutes Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay steered them to a 2-0 victory over Chile in Sao Paulo on Monday.

WORLD CUP - HAVE YOUR SAY: Costa Rica 0 England 0

Bournemouth Echo: WHERE NOW?: Roy Hodgson

7:19pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

ENGLAND bowed out of the World Cup today with a goalless draw against Group D winners Costa Rica.

World Cup 2014: 10 things you never knew about Costa Rica

Bournemouth Echo: Costa Rica celebrate their third goal

11:33am Tuesday 24th June 2014

England take on Costa Rica later today before they head home after a disasterous performance at the 2014 World Cup.

World Cup 2014: England 'playing for pride' in game against Costa Rica

Bournemouth Echo: Chris Wiseman

9:19am Tuesday 24th June 2014

FOR the first time since 1958, England are going home after their final group game today at the World Cup in Brazil.

Late Varela header denies USA

Bournemouth Echo: Late Varela header denies USA

10:50am Monday 23rd June 2014

SUBSTITUTE Silvestre Varela headed in a stoppage-time equaliser against the United States to keep Portugal’s slim World Cup hopes alive.

Algeria win first World Cup game since 1982

Bournemouth Echo: Algeria win first World Cup game since 1982

10:41am Monday 23rd June 2014

SPORTING Lisbon striker Islam Slimani led the way as Algeria rekindled their hopes of emerging from Group H with a thrilling 4-2 victory over South Korea.

Belgium leave it late to defeat Russia

Bournemouth Echo: Belgium leave it late to defeat Russia

10:45am Monday 23rd June 2014

BELGIUM had to rely on a first international goal from 19-year-old striker Divock Origi to settle a tight and often dreary contest against Fabio Capello’s Russia side.

Nigeria end Bosnia-Herzegovina's World Cup hopes

Bournemouth Echo: Nigeria ends Bosnia's World Cup hopes

10:36am Monday 23rd June 2014

BOSNIA-Herzegovina suffered their second successive World Cup defeat as Nigeria’s 1-0 win in Cuiaba ended the debutants’ hopes of reaching the knockout stages.

Klose closes in on World Cup scoring record

Bournemouth Echo: GLORY GOAL: Germany striker Miroslav Klose peels away after scoring against Ghana

10:31am Monday 23rd June 2014

GHANA kept their World Cup hopes alive by denying Germany in Fortaleza in a 2-2 draw which saw Miroslav Klose become the joint leading World Cup goalscorer.

Magic Messi sends Argentina through to knockout stages

Bournemouth Echo: Magic Messi sends Argentina through to knockout stages

10:25am Monday 23rd June 2014

ARGENTINA once again required heroics from their talisman Lionel Messi as the diminutive forward scored an injury-time winner to secure qualification from World Cup Group F and break the hearts of a dogged Iran.






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