30/06/14: DONE DEAL: Kaka has signed for MLS side Orlando City SC on a free transfer from AC Milan.

30/06/14: DONE DEAL: Kaka has signed for MLS side Orlando City SC on a free transfer from AC Milan.

World Cup 2014 ( Group Stage)

Most Assists

Juan Cuadrado (3) Colombia

Daley Blind (3) Netherlands

Eden Hazard (2) Belgium

Graham Zusi (2) USA

Karim Benzema (2) France

Walter Ayori (2) Ecuador

Ricardo Rodriguez (2) Switzerland

James Rodriguez (2) Colombia

Emmanuel Emenike (2) Nigeria

Serge Laurier (2) Ivory Coast

Oscar (2) Brazil

Josep Drmic (2) Switzerland

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World Cup 2014 ( Group Stage)

Goals per teams scored during round one:

Netherlands 10

Colombia 9

France 8

Brazil/ Switzerland/Germany 7

Argentina/ Algeria/ Croatia 6

Chile 5

Mexico/ Spain/ Cote D’Ivoire/ Costa Rica/ Uruguay/ Bosnia/ USA/ Portugal/ Ghana/ Belgium 4

Australia/ Ecuador/ Nigeria/ Korea Republic 3

Greece/ Japan/ Italy/ England/ Russia 2

Cameroon/ Honduras/ Iran 1

NB: A total of 136 goals has been scored with Messi, Neymar and Muller being the top scorers with 4 goals each.

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World Cup 2014 ( Group Stage)

Goals per teams scored during round one:

Netherlands 10

Colombia 9

France 8

Brazil/ Switzerland/Germany 7

Argentina/ Algeria/ Croatia 6

Chile 5

Mexico/ Spain/ Cote D’Ivoire/ Costa Rica/ Uruguay/ Bosnia/ USA/ Portugal/ Ghana/ Belgium 4

Australia/ Ecuador/ Nigeria/ Korea Republic 3

Greece/ Japan/ Italy/ England/ Russia 2

Cameroon/ Honduras/ Iran 1

NB: A total of 136 goals has been scored with Messi, Neymar and Muller being the top scorers with 4 goals each.

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World Cup 2014 ( Group Stage)

3rd and 4th place from group a- h:

Group A: Croatia and Cameroon. Group B: Spain and Australia

Group C: Cote D’Ivoire and Japan

Group D: Italy and England

Group E: Ecuador and Honduras

Group F: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iran

Group G: Portugal and Ghana

Group H: Russia and Korea Republic

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Qualify Teams (Round of 16)

Group A: Brazil and Mexico

Group B: Netherlands and Chile

Group C: Colombia and Greece

Group D: Costa Rica and Uruguay

Group E: France and Switzerland

Group F: Argentina and Nigeria

Group G: Germany and USA

Group H: Belgium and Algeria


From the 28th June and on going

Brazil v Chile will kick off second round follow by Netherlands v Mexico later on in the day

Day 2: Colombia v Uruguay (South American clash) and Costa Rica v Greece later on in the day

Day 3: France v Nigeria should be an interesting match and so is Argentina v Switzerland

Day 4: Germany v Algeria will be a good match follow by Belgium v USA later on in the day

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World Cup 2014

Group Stage

Teams that finish with nine points:

Netherlands, Colombia, Argentina and Belgium


Teams that finish with seven points:

Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, France and Germany


Teams tthat finish with six points:

Chile, Uruguay and Switzerland


Teams that finish with four points:

Greece, Nigeria, USA and Algeria

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France official 2014 WC photo

France official 2014 WC photo

World Cup: FINAL 23: Group H

Belgium 

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Atletico Madrid, on loan from Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Sammy Bosut (Zulte Waregem).

Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Atletico Madrid), Laurent Ciman (Standard Liege), Nicolas Lombaerts (Zenit St Petersburg), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Daniel Van Buyten (Bayern Munich), Anthony Vanden Borre (Anderlecht), Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham).

Midfielders: Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur), Steven Defour (Porto), Kevin De Bruyne (Wolfsburg), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Kevin Mirallas (Everton), Divock Origi (Lille), Axel Witsel (Zenit St Petersburg).

Forwards: Romelu Lukaku (Everton, on loan from Chelsea), Dries Mertens (Napoli)

Algeria

Goalkeepers: Rais Mbolhi (CSKA Sofia), Cedric Si Mohamed (CS Constantine), Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche (USM Alger).

Defenders: Essaid Belkalem (Watford, on loan from Granada), Madjid Bougherra (Lekhwya Club), Liassine Cadamuro (Mallorca), Faouzi Ghoualm (Napoli), Rafik Halliche (Academica Coimbra), Aissa Mandi (Stade Reims), Carl Medjani (Valenciennes), Djamel Mesbah (Livorno), Mehdi Mostefa (AC Ajaccio).

Midfielders: Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur), Yasine Brahimi (Granada), Medhi Lacen (Getafe), Saphir Taider (Inter Milan), Hassan Yebda (Udinese).

Forwards: Abdelmoumene Djabou (Club Africain), Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia), Nabil Ghilas (Porto), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City), Islam Slimani (Sporting Lisbon), Hilal Soudani (Dinamo Zagreb).

Russia

Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Yury Lodygin (Zenit St Petersburg), Sergey Ryzhikov (Rubin Kazan).

Defenders: Vasili Berezutskiy (CSKA Moscow), Sergey Ignashevich, Georgi Schennikov (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Granat (Dynamo Moscow), Alexey Kozlov (Dynamo Moscow), Andrey Eshchenko (Anzhi Makhachkala), Dmitry Kombarov (Spartak Moscow), Andrey Semenov (Terek Grozny),

Midfielders: Denis Glushakov (Spartak Moscow), Igor Denisov (Dynamo Moscow), Yury Zhirkov (Dynamo Moscow), Alexey Ionov (Dynamo Moscow), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Alexander Samedov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Victor Faizulin (Zenit St Petersburg), Oleg Shatov (Zenit St Petersburg), Roman Shirokov (Krasnodar).

Forwards: Maxim Kanunnikov (Amkar Perm), Alexander Kerzhakov (Zenit St Petersburg), Alexander Kokorin (Dynamo Moscow).

South Korea

Goalkeepers: Jung Sung-ryeong (Suwon Bluewings), Kim Seung-gyu (Ulsan Horang-i), Lee Bum-young (Busan I’Park)

Defenders: Yun Suk-young (QPR), Kim Young-kwon (Guangzhou Evergrande), Hwang Seok-ho (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), Hong Jeong-ho (Augsburg), Kwak Tae-hwi (Al Hilal), Lee Yong (Ulsan Horang-i), Kim Chang-soo (Kashiwa Reysol), Park Joo-ho (Mainz)

Midfielders: Ki Seung-yueng (Sunderland, on loan from Swansea), Ha Dae-sung (Beijing Guoan), Han Kook-young (Kashiwa Reysol), Park Jung-woo (Guangzhou R&F), Son Heung-min (Bayer Leverkusen), Kim Bo-kyung (Cardiff City), Lee Chung-yong (Bolton Wanderers), Ji Dong-won (Augsburg).

Forwards: Koo Ja-cheol (Mainz), Lee Keun-ho (Sangju Sangmu), Park Chu-young (Arsenal), Kim Shin-wook (Ulsan Horang-i)

^ Belgium, the favorite to win this Group. They’re also the most experienced courtesy their previous 11 campaigns

^ This is the 8th consecutive time that Korea Republic have qualified for a WC tournament.

World Cup: FINAL 23: Group G

Germany

Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover)

Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund), Kevin Grosskreutz (Borussia Dortmund), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Benedikt Howedes (Schalke), Per Mertesacker (Arsenal).

Midfielders: Julian Draxler (Schalke), Matthias Ginter (Freiburg), Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich), Thomas Muller, Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Christoph Kramer (Borussia Monchengladbach), Sami Khedira (Real Madrid), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Andre Schurrle (Chelsea)

Forwards: Miroslav Klose (Lazio), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal).

Portugal

Goalkeepers: Beto (Sevilla), Eduardo (Braga), Rui Patricio (Sporting).

Defenders: Andre Almeida (Benfica), Bruno Alves (Fenerbahce), Fabio Coentreo (Real Madrid), Pepe (Real Madrid), Joao Pereira (Valencia), Ricardo Costa (Valencia), Neto (Zenit).

Midfielders: Joao Moutinho (Monaco), Miguel Veloso (Dinamo Kiev), Raul Meireles (Fenerbahce), Ruben Amorim (Benfica), William Carvalho (Sporting).

Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Eder (SC Braga), Rafa (SC Braga), Helder Postiga (Lazio), Hugo Almeida (Besiktas), Nani (Manchester United), Varela (FC Porto), Vieirinha (Wolfsburg).

Ghana

Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates), Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset), Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars).

Defenders: Samuel Inkoom (Platanias), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege), Harrison Afful (Esperance), John Boye (Rennes), Jonathan Mensah (Evian), Rashid Sumalia (Mamelodi Sundowns).

Midfielders: Michael Essien (AC Milan), Sulley Muntari (AC Milan), Rabiu Mohammed (Kuban Krasnodar), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese), Afriyie Acquah (Parma), Christian Atsu (Vitesse), Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough), Andre Ayew (Marseille), Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan).

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain), Kevin-Prince Boateng (Schalke 04), Abdul Majeed Waris (Valenciennes), Jordan Ayew (Sochaux).

USA

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).

Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke), Timmy Chandler (Nuremberg), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders).

Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City).

Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Aron Johansson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes).

^ Landon Donovan is not included on the final list for the USA roster

^ Germany are heavy contenders to win the tournament

^ Ghana will face Portugal for the first time ever

^ Portugal and Germany know each other well, having faced each other 3 out of the last four major tournaments.