News About Group D

The Netherlands Progress to 2014 World Cup Semi-final

The Netherlands Progress to 2014 World Cup Semi-final

The Netherlands have survived a typically spirited fight from Central American qualifiers Costa Rica, beating the minnow nation 4-3 on penalties to book a place in their second consecutive FIFA World Cup semi-final. The absolute surprise packets of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Costa Rica were expected to play three pool matches and…

Costa Rica Progress to 2014 World Cup Quarter Finals

Costa Rica Progress to 2014 World Cup Quarter Finals

In an all-round impressive performance at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Costa Rica has progressed through to the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in history after a nail-biting 5-3 victory on penalties over Greece in their Round of 16 clash this morning. In what was without doubt a justified man-of-the-match performance, Costa Rican…

Colombia vs Uruguay 2014 World Cup Preview

Colombia vs Uruguay 2014 World Cup Preview

Only the second meeting between two South American nations at the 2014 FIFA World Cup following the opening Round of 16 game between Brazil and Chile, Sunday morning’s match between Colombia and Uruguay is shaping as one of the most fiercely-contested head-to-heads so-far. Champions of Group C, Colombia has no issue in overcoming all of…

England vs Costa Rica 2014 World Cup Preview

England vs Costa Rica 2014 World Cup Preview

Widely considered to be the first nation drawn in Group D at the 2014 FIFA World Cup to find themselves on the plane home, Costa Rica are offered the chance to seal top spot in the second ‘Pool of Death’ and progression to the knockout phase with just a draw against England at the Estadio…

Greece vs Ivory Coast 2014 World Cup Preview

Greece vs Ivory Coast 2014 World Cup Preview

Both offered a chance to join likely Group C champions Colombia in the knockout phase of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, tomorrow morning’s match between Greece and the Ivory Coast is shaping as one of the most highly anticipated showdowns of the final round of pool fixtures. Good enough to hold on for…

Italy vs Costa Rica 2014 World Cup Preview

Italy vs Costa Rica 2014 World Cup Preview

In what has become a highly anticipated showdown since each recording victories in the first round of matches in Group D at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Italy and Costa Rica will face off at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife at 2:00am Saturday morning; the winner almost assured progression to the tournament’s knock-out stage. Sneaking…

Italy Confident of Glory at 2014 World Cup

Italy Confident of Glory at 2014 World Cup

Italian veteran Andrea Pirlo is quietly confident of his nation repeating the heroics of 2006 and winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, starting with victory over England in their first Group match on Sunday, June 15th. A pivotal member of the squad that defeated France on penalties in the 2006 World Cup final…

Suarez Confident of Full Fitness for 2014 World Cup

Suarez Confident of Full Fitness for 2014 World Cup

Uruguayan strike weapon Luis Suarez is confident he will be fully fit in time to take his place in his nation’s 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign opener against Costa Rica on June 15th. Suffering meniscus damage in the final weeks’ of English Premier League side Liverpool’s unsuccessful title tilt, Suarez was forced to undergo surgery…