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Overpass collapses in Brazil's World Cup city

An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least one person and casting a shadow over a tournament that has suffered repeated construction accidents and delays. The bridge, located about two miles (3 km) from the Mineirao Stadium where World Cup games are being played, collapsed as vehicles were passing on a busy road underneath. Part of a passenger bus was crushed and another car…
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Suarez banned from all football for 4 months and 9 World Cup matches

Suarez has also been banned for four months from any football-related activity, preventing him from representing Liverpool until the end of October.   His nine-game international ban starts immediately so he will miss Uruguay's last-16 tie with Colombia and eight more competitive games.   He will also miss Liverpool's first nine league games of the season, including a visit to Manchester City on August 23 and home derby against Everton on September 27.   The ban means that…
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Ghana send Boateng, Muntari home, suspended them 'indefinitely'

  Ghana are due to play Portugal tonight in a game they must win to have a chance of reaching the last 16 of the World Cup but their preparations have been thrown into chaos.   Muntari, who plays for AC Milan, and Boateng, who represents Schalke, have both been dismissed by coach Kwesi Appiah for disciplinary reasons and have been suspended "indefinitely" by the country.   Muntari is alleged to have slapped Ghana management committee member…
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FIFA charges Suarez for biting Italy defender, face upto 24 months ban

FIFA has officially charged Uruguay's Luis Suarez with biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in the teams' World Cup match, a process that could lead to a suspension for Uruguay's best offensive player. FIFA announced early Wednesday that its disciplinary committee has opened proceedings against Suarez, just hours after the end of Tuesday's match. If the panel finds Suarez guilty of assaulting an opponent, FIFA rules call for a ban of at least two matches up…
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Ghana FA chief implicated in a match fixing scandal

Exclusive: Ghana Football Association calls in police after undercover investigation by The Telegraph and Channel Four’s Dispatches programme finds that the President of Ghana’s FA agreed for the team to play in international matches that others were prepared to rig. Ghana has been exposed as agreeing to take part in international football matches organised by match fixers. An undercover investigation by The Telegraph and Channel 4’s Dispatches programme found that the President of Ghana’s Football…
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Kenyan president sends Harambee Stars to World Cup in Brazil for exposure

By Oruruo Samuel Football power houses in Africa Nigeria, Cameroon, Egypt and Ivory Coast will soon have another strong contender in the Harambee Stars of Kenya. After playing second fiddle for so long, the continents' most successful nation in long distance races, now wants to be known also as a footballing nation. To make their intention known, Harambee Stars no 1 fan, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his wife have sent the entire squad to watch…
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Ayew hit 3 as Ghana trash South Korea 4 - 0 ahead of opener with US

The chant from fans sitting behind the Ghana bench filled the vast, mostly empty stadium early in the second half of Monday's friendly against South Korea. ''We want USA!'' they hollered. The Ghanians were feeling festive as their team won its last warmup match for next week's World Cup opener against the Americans by beating South Korea 4-0. Jordan Ayew scored three times after entering the game as an injury replacement, and Asamoah Gyan also…
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Didier Drogba and Gervinho score as Ivory Coast beat El Salvador 2 - 1

Didier Drogba and Gervinho each had a goal and an assist in World Cup-bound Ivory Coast's 2-1 victory over El Salvador on Wednesday night in an exhibition game. Gervinho took a pass from Drogba for a goal in the ninth minute. In the 42nd minute, Gervinho pulled the El Salvador goalkeeper away from the net and passed across to Drogba for his goal. El Salvador, which did not qualify for the World Cup, scored on…
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Nigeria, Greece play out goalless draw

Nigeria and Greece played out a goalless draw in a World Cup warm-up match at the PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania on Wednesday. This will be the second successive draw for both countries as Nigeria drew 2-2 with Scotland and Greece held Portugal to a goalless draw last Wednesday in warm-up friendlies. Nigeria head coach Stephen Keshi, having named his final World Cup squad a day earlier, restored 10 players who did not start the…
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Nigeria Coach Keshi releases his 23 man squad; Mba, Uzoenyi dropped

The trio of Sunday Mba, Nosa Igiebor and Ejike Uzoenyi have been left out of the Nigerian squad to the 2014 Fifa World Cup. According to a statement from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announcing the final 23-man squad, Warri Wolves goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi as well as Joel Obi, Obinna Nsofor and Nnamdi Oduamadi were also dropped by the Super Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi. Keshi selected nine defenders, five midfielders and seven strikers as…
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