Skip to comments.Belgium bitten by injury bug before World Cup showdown with U.S.
Posted on 06/29/2014 4:37:45 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
... Belgium coach Marc Wilmots is sweating injuries to two of his four starting defenders captain Vince Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen and holds out hope that a weekend of rest will allow the two to recover in time to face the U.S. at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.
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Colombias James Rodríguez sizzles to end Uruguay World Cup saga
He glides with such menace, his touch sublime and awareness almost unnatural for one gracing these finals for the first time. This team purred when Rodríguez found space and time on the ball at the Maracanã, his movement clever as he interchanged with a fluid and potent front line.
Few predicted Costa Rica beating England, Italy and Uruguay to top spot in Group D, while many thought Group C hopefuls Greece would struggle. Now two of the most unfancied teams in the tournament meet in Recife for a prized place in the quarter-finals.
Before that we are focused on Fortaleza where two World Cup stalwarts go head-to-head. Louis van Gaal's Netherlands side were very impressive as they finished the group stage with maximum points and see Mexico standing between them and the last eight.
Looking forward to today’s matches...well one of them.
Greece determined to defy the odds against Costa Rica
Greece have prevailed in their now customary fashion, never looking likely contenders but somehow forgetting to get knocked out.
Bradley has covered a World Cup-leading 23.6 miles, or 38 kilometers. Chilean midfielder Marcelo Diaz is the only other player to go more than 36 kilometers, with three others having covered slightly more than 35.
Bayern Munich! :D
The question is trickiest for Algeria , who faces a formidable Germany on Monday. Muslims can also be found in the Nigeria and France teams and they will have to weigh their religious convictions against the effects of fasting on their performance.
We’ve got two serious challenges before that can happen.
Belgium and then Argentina/Switzerland. That
sure would be great for us to make it that far.
Klinsmann tells players to change travel plans
"Jurgen has been nothing but positive," said defender Omar Gonzalez. "He's telling us, he's telling our families to change our flights to July 14th, 15th, because we're going to be here until the very end.
We need to be wary, because against the smaller teams even the slightest distraction can mean youre knocked out.
If we play with our hearts, then we can go all the way. Weve got to give everything to the last second.
The reward that awaits us at the end of that road is fantastic.