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Guillermo Ochoa throws up an impenetrable shield around his goal as stubborn Mexico frustrate World Cup hosts Brazil to earn a 0-0 draw on Tuesday.
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Spain seek World Cup redemption against Chile on Wednesday with Iker Casillas and his teammates still shaken by their humiliating defeat by the Netherlands.
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Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa walked away from the stadium in Fortaleza with his name writ large as having produced one of the great goalkeeping performances in a World Cup finals match and having put a dent in hosts Brazil's confidence after a 0-0 draw.
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Alexander Kerzhakov rescued Russia in their first World Cup finals match since 2002, scoring three minutes after coming on as substitute to salvage a 1-1 draw against South Korea on Tuesday.
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Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta says that the defending champions must ready themselves for a fight when they tackle Chile in Wednesday's make-or-break World Cup encounter in Rio de Janeiro.
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Heavyweights England and Uruguay must resurrect their World Cup hopes or face the prospect of an early flight home when they collide in a crunch Group D fixture on Thursday.
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The tattoo on England forward Raheem Sterling's left forearm suggests that he may have been predestined to play the role he has been thrust into at the World Cup.
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Colombia are planning to rely on a possession game to combat the speed and power of Ivory Coast when the two sides meet in Brasilia on Thursday.
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Australia manager Ange Postecoglou believes his side must attack if they are to become the latest side to cause an upset at the World Cup when they face a Netherlands team fresh from hammering defending champions Spain 5-1.
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Japan and Greece face a high-stakes World Cup shoot-out here on Thursday after opening match defeats which have left their participation in the tournament hanging by a thread.
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After a 12-year World Cup famine, success-starved Belgium are preparing to feast on their opponents, says midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.
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A dancing chemist, a British bobby and doppelganger for a Hollywood star, a Swedish millionaire, and a hair salon owner are all playing a central role at this year's World Cup.
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Celso Borges is dreaming of emulating his father's achievements as Costa Rica quietly set their sights on a second qualification for the World Cup knock-out rounds.
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Hardman Chile defender Gary Medel looks to revel in his nickname of 'Pitbull' when he looks to shatter Spain's World Cup hopes on Wednesday.
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Most World Cup managers are forced to get out the map to pin down the whereabouts of their star players but for Russians it appears there's no place like home.
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While millions of Brazilians were watching their World Cup team on television, Rene Rivera was walking his golden retriever along a swan lake at a Sao Paulo park.
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Australia forward Mathew Leckie believes his side can become the latest to cause an upset at the World Cup when they face a Netherlands team fresh from hammering defending champions Spain 5-1.
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Defending champions Spain face a do-or-die group game against Chile knowing that defeat is not an option after their five-goal thrashing against the Netherlands.
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Croatia and Cameroon clash in Manaus looking to put their troubles behind them and keep alive hopes of making the World Cup knock-out rounds.
Kick-off 2200 GMT. Coverage by Colin Droniou
Press conferences, training:
PORTO FELIZ: Honduras training session, press conference 1130 GMT
GUARUJA: Bosnia training session, press conference 1245 GMT
VESPASIANO: Argentina training session, press conference 1300 GMT
CAMPINAS: Portugal training session 1330 GMT. Press conference 1900 GMT
RIBEIRAO PRETO: France press conference 1345 GMT
BRASILIA: Colombia press conference and training/Ivory Coast press conference and training. From 1430 GMT
PORTO SEGURO: Switzerland press conference 1500 GMT
SAO PAULO: Uruguay press conference and training/England press conference and training. From 1730 GMT
NATAL: Japan press conference and training/Greece press conference and training. From 2030 GMT.
Australia v Netherlands in Porto Alegre at 1600 GMT
Spain v Chili in Curitiba at 1900 GMT
Cameroon v Croatia in Manaus at 2200GMT