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World Cup Daily Digest: June 27th

The group stage is done and dusted, knockout round is here!

Michael Steele
Day 14 & 15 Results

Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 - Iran 1

Bosnia concludes their debut World Cup with a maiden victory. Both teams will be looking for new coaches, as Safet Susic and Carlos Queiroz has quit from their respective posts.

Nigeria 2 - Argentina 3

A five goal thriller between these two sides, with defender Marcos Rojo grabbing the final goal. Argentina will next play Switzerland, but will be without the injured Sergio Agüero possibly for the remainder of the tournament.

Ecuador 0 - France 0

After two games and eight goals, France was shutout by Ecuador, who bow out of the World Cup.

Honduras 0 - Switzerland 3

Xherdan Shaqiri scored a hat-trick as he fire the Swiss to the knockout stage.

Portugal 2 - Ghana 1

Despite the win, Portugal crashes out of the World Cup along with Ghana. Skipper Cristiano Ronaldo however, said that they are leaving "with their heads held high".

USA 0 - Germany 1

Although defeated by Germany, USA squeaks through to the knockout stage. Mesut Özil is confident and determined to win the trophy. While goalscorer Thomas Müller received praise from Jurgen Klinsmann who called him "remarkable".

South Korea 0 - Belgium 1

South Korea falls to 10-man Belgium thanks to Jan Vertonghen winning goal. Head coach Hong Myung-Bo took full responsibility for his side's exit from the tournament.

Algeria 1 - Russia 1

The host of the next World Cup is eliminated as the Foxes makes their first knockout stage appearance. After the match, Fabio Capello defended his side's performance while blaming laser pointer targeted at keeper Igor Akinfeev.

Four month ban for Suarez; will appeal punishment

Luis Suárez has been banned for nine international fixtures and four month from all football activities by FIFA after he was found guilty for biting Giorgio Chiellini. The Uruguayan FA is set to appeal the decision.

Zaccheroni and Suarez call it quits

Alberto Zaccheroni has resigned, backtracking on his initial plan to return to Japan and speak with the federation.

Colombian Luis Fernando Suarez has also resigned from the Honduras national team.

Pirlo still available

Andrea Pirlo has reverse his decision to quit international football and reiterates that if he is needed for Euro 2016 qualifiers he is available.

Spygate Episode II

A helicopter from Brazilian news station, O Globo, hovered over Chile's team training, while Jorge Sampaoli was working on team tactics. The Chile players tries to hit it with the ball but missed.


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