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DRAW PUTS PORTUGAL THROUGH

DURBAN: Portugal and Brazil played out an unsavoury goalless draw, including seven first-half yellow cards, as both sides reached the World Cup second round on Friday after completing their Group G games unbeaten.

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Dunga bemoanes Portuguese tactics

DURBAN: Brazil coach Dunga blamed Portugal for what he considered negative tactics after the dismal 0-0 draw which ensured both sides reached the last 16.

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Ivory Coast bow out despite win

NELSPRUIT: Ivory Coast convincingly beat North Korea 3-0 on Friday, but the win, which could easily have been by a larger margin, was still not enough to prevent the Africans from going out of the World Cup.

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US keen on Ghana revenge

RUSTENBURG: Coach Bob Bradley and his indefatigable United States team will seek revenge and a place in the quarter-finals when they meet Ghana on Saturday.

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Honda drives Japan World Cup bid

GEORGE: Exactly a month ago, a majority of Japanese wrote off their team’s chances of reaching the World Cup second round following a dismal 2-0 home defeat to old rivals South Korea in a send-off friendly.

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champions ousted

JOHANNESBURG: Holders Italy made a humiliating exit in the World Cup group stage when they lost 3-2 to Slovakia on Thursday having been largely outplayed.

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India win Asia Cup after 15 years

DAMBULLA: Pace battery led by Ashish Nehra demolished Sri Lanka to help India win the Asia Cup with a comfortable 81-run win on Thursday.
Dinesh Karthik top-scored with 66 as India made 268-6 after electing to bat in the day-night final, before the defending champions and hosts were shot out for 187.

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Paraguay advance as toppers

POLOKWANE: Paraguay topped Group F at the World Cup on Thursday after a drab 0-0 draw with surprise packets New Zealand.

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Brazil, Portugal ready to explode

DURBAN: Pride not pragmatism will be the watchword when soccer powerhouses Brazil and Portugal meet in a mouth-watering World Cup clash on Friday to decide the winners of Group G.

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