Group F

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Ecuador’s Michael Arroyo reacts after a missed chance  against France. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

France 0 Ecuador 0 The first two weeks of the World Cup has been dominated by the Latin American teams but last night France helped dispatch Ecuador f(...)

Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates his second goal   against Nigeria at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre. Photograph: Edgard Garrido / Reuters

Argentina 3 Nigeria 2This is a great World Cup and it has a great soundtrack. To the tune of Bad Moon Rising, Nigeria and Argentina scored five more g(...)

 Edin Dzeko of Bosnia and Herzegovina helps Toni Sunjic after he collided with teammate Muhamed Besic at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. Photograph:  Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 Iran 1Argentina played their part and won in Porte Alegre, yet Iran could not rouse themselves to take advantage and progress fro(...)

Lionel Messi has scored two of Argentina’s three goals so far at the World Cup including the late winner against Iran at the Estàdio  Mineirao on Saturday. Photograph: AP.

After underwhelming early performances, Argentina and reigning African champions Nigeria have something to prove when they meet in their final Grou(...)

Diego Maradona  and his daughter Giannina  look on during the  World Cup  Group F match against Iran at Estadio Mineirao  in Belo Horizonte. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

The president of the Argentina FA has blamed the presence of Diego Maradona in the stands for Argentina’s poor showing against Iran in Saturday’s Grou(...)

Bosnia’s Edin Dzeko beats   Nigeria’s Kenneth Omeruo (22) and Shola Ameobi to the ball as he misses a chance to score a goal during their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match at the Pantanal arena in Cuiaba. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Bosnia-Herzegovina went out of their first World Cuplast night with a sense of injustice over a disallowed goal and regrets that they had not performe(...)

Edin Dzeko: The striker needs to be at his best if Bosnia are to beat Nigeria. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

For Bosnia, a victory at the World Cup finals would be another first with African champions Nigeria in their sights at the Arena Pantanal in Group (...)

Argentina’s Lionel Messi acknowledges the fans after last night’s game. Photograph: Pilar Olivares/Reuters

“This is how we prime Lio” said Argentina’s sports paper Olé, praising a half-time rejig forced on its national team after a poor first half in Sunday(...)

Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates his winner against Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Marcelo Sayao / EPA

After all the build-up, all the hype, Lionel Messi’s World Cup started with what Argentina’s fans will hope was a slow burner of a performance. Consi(...)

Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against   Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Michael Dalder / Reuters

Argentina 2 Bosnia-Herzegovina 1It was a winning start for Argentina but their victory was not convincing even before a late Bosnia reply from Vedad I(...)

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