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World Cup Round of 16: Belgium vs USA preview

After having progressed from Group H with a 100% record Belgium take on the USA for a place in the World Cup quarter finals. Marc Wilmots's men defeated Algeria, Russia and South Korea to win their group, and have a good track record against the US team. The five previous meetings between the two teams brought four wins for Belgium, the latest being a 4-2 friendl...

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World Cup Round of 16: Argentina vs Switzerland preview

Switzerland take on mighty Argentina for a place in the last eight of the World Cup, one of the few sides with an 100% record in this year's competition. Alejandro Sabella's men qualified as Group F winners with nine points out of nine, following victories over Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria. The Swiss managed to beat Ecuador to second place in Group E than...

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World Cup Round of 16: Germany vs Algeria preview

Germany have never failed to reach the last eight of the World Cup and they can maintain that proud tradition if they beat Algeria on Monday evening. Joachim Low's men finished top of Group G on seven points while Algeria reached the knockout stages for the first time in their history by finishing second behind Belgium in Group H. Arsenal forward Lukas Podols...

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World Cup Round of 16: France vs Nigeria preview

France and Nigeria will meet in the World Cup round of 16 in Brasilia on Monday afternoon for just the second time in the two nations' history. France topped Group E, scoring eight goals and conceding just two, while Nigeria finished second behind Argentina in Group F. The only previous meeting between these two teams came in a Saint-Etienne friendly five years...

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Adidas Removes Posters of Luis Suarez in Brazil

Adidas has removed posters across Brazil showing a ferocious picture of Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez. After his suspension for biting a player during a World Cup football match tourists are taking advantage of photo ops next to these posters and placing various body parts between his jaws. Of course these pics have attracted social media coverage on s...

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World Cup Round of 16: Costa Rica vs Greece preview

Costa Rica, the surprise package of the 2014 World Cup, will be looking to take the upset even further as they face Greece for a place in the quarter finals on Sunday. Costa Rica topped a group that included Uruguay, Italy and England while Greece side that only qualified in the final minute of their match with Ivory Coast. Coach Jorge Luis Pinto will probably...

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World Cup Round of 16: Netherlands vs Mexico preview

Netherlands have the upper hand as they go into their last-16 fixture with Mexico as one of four teams who hold a 100% record at the end of the group stage. The Dutch started the tournament with a 5-1 demolition job of reigning champions Spain before beating Australia and Chile as well. Robin van Persie will be ready to play again after serving a suspension in th...

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Sportech Receives Massive VAT Refund

Sportech plc has faced an ongoing fight against Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs regarding the refund value added taxes from ten years ago assessed to its Spot The Ball game. The company announces that was given a GBP93 million refund from HMRC. Sportech investors need to refrain from doing the happy dance since HMRC has appealed and the money could be given...

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Marathonbet Secures Another Sponsorship Deal

Online bookmaker Marathonbet has sealed another UK football sponsorship deal after signing a two year agreement with Hibernian FC. Sponsorship is effective immediately and Marathonbet may opt to extend the deal for a third year. Graham Luke, CEO at Marathonbet said, "Hibs is a club famed for its history and its loyal and ardent fanbase. 'We join the...

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Luis Suarez Bitten Back

Liverpool and Uruguay football striker Luis Suarez is in trouble for his third biting incident, most recently at the World Cup. Suarez is being bitten back with FIFA penalties of GBP 66,000, a nine-game international football ban, a four month suspension and Suarez has been sacked from after only one months as its wandering ambassador. 888Poker...

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New Sports Betting Bill on the Table in New Jersey

Just day after the US Supreme Court declined involvement in New Jersey's appeal against lower court rulings against introducing intrastate sports betting, state politicians in both the Assembly and the Senate have placed their stamp of approval on a draft bill presented by Sen. Ray Lesniak. The new bill allows the state to repeal its laws against sports bettin...

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World Cup Round of 16: Colombia vs Uruguay preview

South American rivals Colombia and Uruguay fight for a place in the quarter-finals as they face each other in the round of 16 on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. Uruguay are the last team to have beaten Colombia, Jose Pekerman's men have not lost a match since the qualifying group defeat against Forlan and company last year. James Rodriguez, Mario Yepes and Carlos Car...

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World Cup Round of 16: Brazil vs Chile preview

Brazil have no choice but to reach quarter-finals at their home World Cup when they take on Chile in Belo Horizonte on Saturday. The home side came through the group stage unbeaten, but they were held to a goalless draw by Mexico. Brazil don't have any players suspended for the knockout stage. There aren't any fresh injury concerns for Brazil either, but coach Lu...

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Mobile World Cup Wagers are Rolling In

The FIFA World Cup has revealed the wide use of mobile devices in placing bets according to a study from payments company Secure Trading which indicated that 70 percent of wagers placed on the England vs. Costa Rica game were placed using mobile devices. 'These major events offer a significant mobile opportunity for operators but they must be equipped for t...

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Sports Betting Ring Busted in Malaysia

Malaysian police busted another online sports betting ring accepting World Cup football wagers generating Malaysian Ringgit 7.5 million (US $2.33 million) per day. According to CID Deputy Director DatukMazlan Mansor, there were four men operating the ring which has been on the police radar for the past month. Police recovered three laptops, two iPads, two...

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Online Gambling Operators Face Stricter Regulations in Irish Market

The slow progression of licensing, regulation and taxation of online gambling operators in Ireland continues; however measure have been outlined until the requisite licensing and enforcement agency forms. Michael Noonan, the finance minister, has brought forward an amendment to the gambling laws which were passed earlier in the year. The amendment seeks ad...

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World Cup: Algeria vs Russia preview

Qualification is up for grabs in Group H as Algeria and Russia meet in Curitiba on Thursday for a place in the last sixteen of the World Cup. Belgium are already through thanks to six points from their first two games, while the Algerians and the Russians will battle it out to secure the second spot. Algeria lost their opening match of the tournament to Belgiu...

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World Cup: USA vs Germany preview

Both sides know that a draw is all that they need in Recife on Thursday to secure their places in the last sixteen at the World Cup. Germany and USA are tied on four points before the final Group G matches but Germany are top thanks to their superior goal difference. Bastian Schweinsteiger could be included in the German starting line-up for this match, with P...

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Sports Illustrated to Enter Mobile Sports Betting Market

US publication owned by Time Inc., Sports Illustrated, has plans to enter the mobile gambling market. "We want to build a successful mobile plan so that the consumer will consume our content across any device including desktop and come away with a positive experience with the right advertising built into it," Sports Illustrated publisher Brendan Ripp said to...

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World Cup: Ecuador vs France preview

France can grab their third win out of three World Cup matches when they face Ecuador at the Maracana on Wednesday. The French side bagged eight goals in their first two matches but they will still need a draw to make sure they finish top of the group. They could be leapfrogged at the top of Group E if Ecuador beat them by four goals, certainly not likely but not...

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