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Almost 100% For Newcastle At Brazil World Cup

6 years ago
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A 3-2 win for Tim Krul’s Holland over Australia on Wednesday afternoon has guaranteed they will progress out of the Group stages, though the Newcastle Keeper is still to get onto the pitch. That win of course followed up the astonishing 5-1 demolition of Spain.

Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko both played their part as France beat Honduras 3-0, while Cheick Tiote made it four wins out of four for Newcastle players’ teams when he played the full 90 minutes as the Ivory Coast came back to beat Japan 2-1.

Technically still a Newcastle player, Shola and Nigeria spoiled the perfect record with a shocking 0-0 draw against Iran, easily the worst game of the tournament so far, though Shola did ok when coming off the bench.

For England, ex-Mags James Milner and Fraser Forster weren’t involved as England went down 2-1 against Italy, both players no doubt contemplating their remote chances of being involved on Thursday night against Uruguay as they relax at the Royal Tulip Hotel, which hosts the Brazilian Series Of Poker.

The next involvement from a Newcastle angle sees Cheick Tiote’s Ivory Coast face Columbia, a draw should see them on their way to progress in this weak group, with their final match against Greece.

Then at 8pm on Thursday it is make or break for England.

Thursday 19 June

Ivory Coast v Columbia (5pm BBC1)

England v Uruguay (8pm ITV)

Friday 20 June

France v Switzerland (8pm ITV)

Saturday 21 June

Nigeria v Bosnia (11pm BBC1)

Monday 23 June

Holland v Chile (5pm ITV1 of ITV4)

Tuesday 24 June

England v Costa Rica (ITV1)

Ivory Coast v Greece (9pm BBC3)

Wednesday 25 June

Nigeria v Argentina (5pm ITV1 or ITV4)

France v Ecuador (9pm BBC1)

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