NEWWhy Kieran Richardson is a bigger loss for Fulham than it seems
Kieran Richardson proved a lot of critics wrong in the last months of his time at Fulham Another day another dollar at Fulham.
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Sun Jul 06, 2014
If Costa Rica can come within a penalty shoot-out of World Cup semis, ...
If Costa Rica can come within a penalty shoot-out of World Cup semis, why can't Wales even qualify? With the heroics of the unfancied stars from Central America still fresh in the mind, Paul Abbandonato asks when it will be Wales' turn The Steven Spielberg blockbuster Jurassic Park was centred on a fictional island just off the Pacific Coast of ... (more)
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Twitter Reacts as Dutch Substitute GK Tim Krul Ends Costa Rica's World Cup Run
Louis van Gaal's tactical gamble paid off in the end as backup goalkeeper Tim Krul's two saves in the penalty shootout against Costa Rica were enough to book the Netherlands a place in the semifinal of the 2014 World Cup.
Which channel is Holland vs Costa Rica on? All you need to know ahead of World Cup quarter-final
Louis van Gaal's men will be confident of reaching the last-four tonight but as we have seen already this summer, the Costa Ricans cannot be underestimated The Dutch were very impressive in Group A but failed to replicate that form as they stuttered past Mexico in the last round.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Why we should actually be proud of England's World Cup performance
Boys' done good: Jack Wilshere and Frank Lampard of the England team after the Costa Rica game, 24 June.
The New Zealand Herald
Football: Tough-guy coach gets Costa Rica going
Cojones matter at this World Cup. The scale of Brazilian dismay at captain Thiago Silva's request not to take a penalty against Chile last Sunday is hard to overstate, prompting much talk in the bars around here about the size of his pair.
South China Morning Post
Los Ticos hoping to write another chapter in their fairy tale
Arjen Robben and Nigel de Jong do some stretching at the Netherlands' training base in Rio de Janeiro.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Picking a Combined Netherlands vs. Costa Rica 2014 World Cup XI
On Saturday, the Netherlands and Costa Rica will face each other in the quarter-final of the World Cup in Brazil.
Costa Rica coach learned from Dutch master
What they may not know is that Costa Rica's Jorge Luis Pinto learned his coaching from the Dutchman who invented 'total football'.
West London latest: Confusion over QPR defender targets, Fulham make new signing
Rio Ferdinand has been the subject of conflicting reports recently, with the Daily Mirror reporting that the 36-year-old may be considered too old to sign by the QPR board.
Magath completes Fulham back four with Voser signing
After two years of waiting, Fulham have finally treated themselves to an actual left-back by signing Swiss 27-year-old Kay Voser.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Three players Fulham should sign this summer
Ipswich Town's Aaron Cresswell would be an obvious choice to solve Fulham's left back problem Numerous departures have already gone through, with plenty more around the corner, while Felix Magath and co have moved reasonably quickly to snap up Shaun Huthcinson, Tim Hoogland and Adam Taggart.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
Netherlands and Costa Rica win in stunning fashion
Rio de Janeiro, June 30 : Both the Netherlands and 10-men Costa Rica reached the World Cup quarterfinals in a way that stunned the football world.
Michael Umana scores Costa Rica's winning penalty
Costa Rica are through to their first ever World Cup quarter-final after recovering from a second-half red card, a late Greece leveller and an extra-time barrage to progress 5-3 on penalties.
Bryan Ruiz, Gary Medel and Julio Cesar may be Premier League flops...
Bryan Ruiz, Gary Medel and Julio Cesar may be Premier League flops - but they are proving to be World Cup stars in Brazil England crashed out of their group but a number of players who failed to make the cut in the Premier League have been lighting up the tournament Julio Cesar didn't even make the bench at QPR last season, but he was Brazil's hero ... (more)
LIVE: Costa Rica v Greece
2 ' Karnezis , the Greek goalkeeper, has recovered from his injury in the last game to take his place between the sticks.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
Today at the World Cup: Your at-a-glance guide
Few predicted Costa Rica beating England, Italy and Uruguay to top spot in Group D, while many thought Group C hopefuls Greece would struggle.
Bryan Ruiz shakes off Fulham flop tag in his starring role for Costa Rica at the World Cup
When the Fulham player steps out at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife tonight to face Greece in the last 16, he will already have clocked up more than 104,000 in air miles - the equivalent of four times around the planet.
World Cup predictions: Martin Lipton runs the rule over the last 16 with teams four games from glory
As we enter the business end of the tournament Marin Lipton runs the rule of the remaining 16 teams and predicts who will make it all the way to the final Plenty of big names have gone home leaving a mix of favourites and underdogs as all the summertime fun in Brazil starts to get serious.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Costa Rica vs Greece World Cup 2014 preview: Jorge Luis Pinto's...
Some years ago, on holiday to Costa Rica, I was struck by how every town, village and hamlet, however small, had three common elements: a school, a church, and a football pitch.