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World Cup Daily Digest: July 4th

The World Cup is back and we have all the latest news right here.

Alexandre Loureiro
Quarterfinal Day 1

France v Germany

Why root for France? They've shown the potential to be devastating on attack, though their last two match has been underwhelming, Plus Paul Pogba's hair!

Why root for Germany? After routing Portugal 4-0, Germany has been utterly flat in their performance. So unless you're German, root for France.

Brazil v Colombia

Why root for Brazil? This tournament for Neymar and co is basically "win-or-bust", so they'll need every bit of support despite being not nearly convincing enough thus far.

Why root for Colombia? We're witnessing a star in the making in James (Ha-mes) Rodriguez here, plus you can dance along to their goal celebrations!

Flu symptoms struck Germany

Seven Germany players has been hit by flu-like symptoms, but Joachim Low has not said whether that will affect his team's line-up.

Ronaldo urges changes; Scolari defend players

Ronaldo, Brazil's top goalscorer in the World Cup, expect Felipe Scolari to make changes in the upcoming game against Colombia.

Meanwhile, amidst criticism and questions regarding Brazil's mental strength, Scolari defended his players and said that they don't feel any pressure. He also insist that Brazil have "one hand on the cup".

France can write history

Didier Deschamps believes that Germany's experience in the knockout stages of major competitions will be a boost for them, but insist that France can "write their own history".


France vs Germany (Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro. Kick-off: 17.00 BST)

Brazil vs Colombia (Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza. Kick-off: 21.00 BST)