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World Cup Daily Digest: June 25th

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Last minute penalty, former world champions out, and Suarez bites.. again.

Julian Finney
Day 13 Results

Costa Rica 0 - England 0

Costa Rica wins group D after a drab affair against England.

Italy 0 - Uruguay 1

Diego Godin continues to score crucial goals, but was overshadowed by Luis Suarez's alleged biting incident.

Japan 1 - Colombia 4

Colombia sweep all their group games, this time blowing away a poor Japan side.

Greece 2 - Ivory Coast 1

A last minute penalty denied Ivory Coast a berth in the knockout stage for the third consecutive time.

Day 14 Previews

Bosnia - Herzegovina vs Iran

Bosnia is already eliminated but is still looking for their maiden win, while Iran needs to win to have a chance of progressing.

Nigeria vs Argentina

Argentina will be looking to wrap up the group stage as group winner against a Nigeria side that is capable of a surprise.

Ecuador vs France

France will try to continue their impressive goalscoring form, while Ecuador still needed points to secure a place in the knockout stage.

Honduras vs Switzerland

Switzerland will need to bounce back quickly after being thrashed by France, Honduras still has a mathematical chance of qualifying but needs to win big and hopes France does too.

FIFA investigates Suarez incident

After the alleged biting incident, FIFA has opened disciplinary proceeding against Luis Suarez. The striker is looking at a lengthy spell in the sidelines:

Suarez denied any wrongdoings, claiming "these are just things that happen out on the pitch", while Chiellini called his opponent "a sneak".

Prandelli tenders resignation

After Italy failed to make it out of the group stage in back-to-back occasions, Cesare Prandelli has tendered his resignation, with Giancarlo Abate, the President of Italian FA following suit.

Lamouchi also quit

Sabri Lamouchi followed Prandelli's footsteps by quitting his post as Côte d'Ivoire's boss after his side was knocked out in a dramatic fashion against Japan.

Samaras feels Greece is better

Georgios Samaras who converted the last-minute penalty to send Greece through to the next round believes that his side played better than Côte d'Ivoire and deserved the victory.

Zac set for Japan talks

After exiting the World Cup with just a point, Alberto Zaccheroni will discuss his future with JFA. The 61-year old Italian also said that "this team could have done a lot more".

Mondragon hails Pekerman

Faryd Mondragón, who at 43 years old, is now the oldest player to ever appear at the World Cup, has praised Jose Pekerman who convinces him to continue to play on.

Dependence on Messi 'dangerous'

Alejandro Sabella has admitted though its natural to depend on Lionel Messi, but insists that the other players need to improve as well 'starting from him' said the former Leeds and Sheffield United player.


Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Iran (Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador. Kick-off: 17.00 BST)

Nigeria vs Argentina (Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre. Kick-off: 17.00 BST)

Ecuador vs France (Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro. Kick-off: 21.00 BST)

Honduras vs Switzerland (Arena Amazonia, Manaus. Kick-off: 21.00 BST)