World Cup, Day Six: Scotland 0-1 Colombia

World Cup, Day Six: Scotland 0-1 Colombia

Group H: Scotland’s first World Cup match in 20 years wasn’t a victorious one as Colombia got their campaign off to a winning start this afternoon in Samara courtesy of a first-half strike from 23-year old Internacional forward Alejandro Aparicio® in an otherwise even contest. Both teams started the match cautiously, with the first effort on target … Continue reading

World Cup, Day Five: Ivory Coast 2-1 Japan

World Cup, Day Five: Ivory Coast 2-1 Japan

Group G: Ivory Coast survived the second-half dismissal of midfield linchpin Romaric to see off Japan who themselves lost a key man late in today’s Group G clash in Sochi. Zaragoza man Romaric becomes the second dismissal of the tournament, following Michael Bradley’s red card for USA yesterday. After an uneventful opening 20 minutes, the … Continue reading

World Cup, Day Five: Chile 1-1 Bosnia (G)

World Cup, Day Five: Chile 1-1 Bosnia (G)

Chile and Bosnia traded first-half goals in a balanced Group G match in St. Petersburg today. Bosnia’s all-time leading goalscorer and most-capped player Edin Dzeko opened the scoring midway through the half, with Leverkusen forward Junior Fernandes equalising right before the interval. Dzeko’s 65th goal for his country came in the 20th minute after good work from Sanjin … Continue reading