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Algeria coach angry at Ramadan focus

Sunday, 29 June 2014 19:35

2014 Fifa World Cup - Germany v Algeria (last 16)

  • Venue: Porto Alegre
  • Date: Monday, 30 June
  • Kick-off: 21:00 BST

Coverage: BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 live and ITV

Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic refused to divulge which of his Muslim players are observing Ramadan ahead of Monday's World Cup last-16 meeting with Germany.

The 30-day dawn-to-dusk fast began on Sunday and Halilhodzic, 61, bristled at a routine question about the subject in his pre-match news conference.

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Bosnia-Hercegovina 3-1 Iran
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 17:35
80:24

Attempt blocked. Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

80:20

Attempt blocked. Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

79:26

Sejad Salihovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) wins a free kick on the left wing.

79:26

Foul by Pejman Montazeri (Iran).

78:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sejad Salihovic replaces Tino Susic.

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World Cup: USA 2-2 Portugal
Sunday, 22 June 2014 19:55
76:41

Jermaine Jones (USA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:41

Foul by William Carvalho (Portugal).

75:03

Foul by Ricardo Costa (Portugal).

75:03

Geoff Cameron (USA) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:23 Booking

Booking Jermaine Jones (USA) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74:21

João Moutinho (Portugal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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World Cup: Argentina 1-0 Iran
Saturday, 21 June 2014 17:30
76:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Argentina. Rodrigo Palacio replaces Gonzalo Higuaín.

76:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Argentina. Ezequiel Lavezzi replaces Sergio Agüero.

76:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Iran. Khosro Heydari replaces Masoud Shojaei.

75:30

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

74:28

Delay in match Andranik Teymourian (Iran) because of an injury.

74:14

Attempt saved. Ángel Di María (Argentina) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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Iran 0-0 Nigeria
Monday, 16 June 2014 16:40
78:30

Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Iran) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Iran. Alireza Jahanbakhsh replaces Ashkan Dejagah.

75:22

Attempt saved. Ogenyi Onazi (Nigeria) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Peter Odemwingie.

74:30 Booking

Booking Andranik Teymourian (Iran) is shown the yellow card.

74:20

Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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Qatar fights 'baseless allegations'
Saturday, 14 June 2014 22:55

Organisers of the Qatar 2022 World Cup have robustly defended its bidding process against what it claims are "baseless allegations".

In a statement, Qatar 2022 says reports of impropriety around the voting for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments are a "flagrant attempt to prejudice an ongoing independent investigation".

A Fifa ethics committee led by lawyer Michael Garcia is looking into the 2018 and 2022 bidding process.

His recommendations are due next month.

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Fifa bans Beckenbauer for 90 days
Friday, 13 June 2014 17:40

Fifa has provisionally banned World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer from all footballing activities for 90 days for failing to co-operate with the Qatar 2022 corruption inquiry.

Beckenbauer, who won the World Cup with West Germany as a player and as a coach, had been asked to help with a Fifa ethics investigation.

The 68-year-old was part of the Fifa executive committee which voted to give the tournament to Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022.

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Fifa bans Beckenbauer over Qatar 2022
Friday, 13 June 2014 13:30

Fifa has provisionally banned World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer from all footballing activities for 90 days for failing to co-operate with the Qatar 2022 corruption inquiry.

Beckenbauer, who won the World Cup with West Germany as a player and as a coach, had been asked to help with a Fifa ethics investigation.

The 68-year-old was part of the Fifa executive committee which voted to give the tournament to Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022.

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Qatar claims are racist - Blatter
Monday, 09 June 2014 15:10

Fifa president Sepp Blatter claims allegations surrounding the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid are motivated by racism.

Qatar was chosen as host in December 2010 but corruption claims have prompted Fifa to begin an inquiry.

"There is a sort of storm against Fifa relating to the Qatar World Cup," Blatter said. "Sadly there's a great deal of discrimination and racism."

Fifa will rule on the validity of the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in September or October.

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Fifa sponsors back 2022 inquiry
Monday, 09 June 2014 05:41

Fifa is under growing pressure over its controversial decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

One of its main sponsors, Sony, has called on the governing body to carry out an "appropriate investigation" into claims of wrongdoing during the bidding process.

Meanwhile, the Sunday Times has published new allegations based on a leak of millions of secret documents.

Qatar were awarded the right to stage the 2022 World Cup in December 2010.

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