Football Previews

Thiago Silva of Brazil (R) consoles teammate David Luiz after Germany's 7-1 victory during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match on July 8, 2014
Preview: Brazil vs. Netherlands
Sports Mole previews Brazil's third-place playoff with the Netherlands on Saturday as the host nation go in search of redemption.
Jul 11, 16:26
Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring during the Group F football match between Argentina and Iran at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on June 21, 2014
Preview: World Cup final: Germany vs. Argentina
Sports Mole previews the biggest game in football as Argentina and Germany prepare to meet at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium in the World Cup final on Sunday.
Jul 11, 14:59
Netherlands players celebrate after defeating Costa Rica in a penalty shootout during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at Arena Fonte Nova on July 5, 2014
Preview: Netherlands vs. Argentina
Sports Mole looks ahead to Wednesday's World Cup semi-final between the Netherlands and Argentina.
Jul 7, 15:58
Brazil players pose for a team photo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Brazil and Colombia at Castelao on July 4, 2014
Preview: Brazil vs. Germany
Sports Mole looks ahead to the World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany in Belo Horizonte.
Jul 6, 20:30
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar of the Netherlands celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Netherlands and Mexico at Castelao on June 29, 2014
Preview: Netherlands vs. Costa Rica
Sports Mole previews the action due to take place in the World Cup quarter-finals between the Netherlands and Costa Rica on Saturday.
Jul 3, 15:00
Argentina's Angel di Maria celebrates his late winner against Switzerland in their World Cup round of 16 match in Sao Paulo on July 1, 2014
Preview: Argentina vs. Belgium
Sports Mole previews the World Cup quarter-final action between Argentina and Belgium at the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia on Saturday.
Jul 3, 13:25
James Rodriguez of Colombia celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay at Maracana on June 28, 2014
Preview: Brazil vs. Colombia
Sports Mole looks ahead to Brazil's quarter-final World Cup match against Colombia in Fortaleza.
Jul 2, 17:43
France's midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring the first goal during a Round of 16 football match between France and Nigeria at Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014
Preview: France vs. Germany
Sports Mole looks ahead to France and Germany's quarter-final World Cup clash at the Maracana.
Jul 2, 17:43
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes jogs onto the pitch during the Pre Season Friendly match between Aberdeen and FC Twente at Pittodrie Stadium on July 26, 2013
Preview: Aberdeen vs. Daugava Riga
Sports Mole previews Aberdeen's Europa League qualifying first leg at home to Latvian outfit Daugava Riga.
Jul 1, 17:17
France's defender Raphael Varane runs with the ball during a Group E football match between France and Honduras at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
Preview: France vs. Nigeria
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the World Cup last-16 tie between France and Nigeria in Brasilia.
Jun 29, 14:57
Germany's forward Mario Gotze celebrates after scoring during a Group G football match between Germany and Ghana at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 21, 2014
Preview: Germany vs. Algeria
Sports Mole looks ahead to Monday night's World Cup last-16 tie in Porto Alegre as Germany take on Algeria.
Jun 29, 14:17
Belgium players pose for a team photo during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between South Korea and Belgium at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 26, 2014
Preview: Belgium vs. USA
Sports Mole previews Belgium's showdown with the USA in the last 16 of the World Cup.
Jun 29, 01:29
Argentina pose for a team photo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Nigeria and Argentina at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 25, 2014
Preview: Argentina vs. Switzerland
Sports Mole looks ahead to Argentina's World Cup last-16 clash against Switzerland.
Jun 29, 00:58
Greece's players celebrate after scoring a goal during the Group C football match between Greece and Ivory Coast at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014
Preview: Costa Rica vs. Greece
Sports Mole previews the World Cup second-round match between Costa Rica and Greece.
Jun 27, 14:08
Arjen Robben (L) and Robin van Persie of the Netherlands walk off the field after scoring two goals each and defeating Spain 5-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014
Preview: Netherlands vs. Mexico
Sports Mole previews the second-round clash between Netherlands and Mexico at the World Cup finals in Brazil.
Jun 27, 13:13
Colombia players pose for a team photo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Japan and Colombia at Arena Pantanal on June 24, 2014
Preview: Colombia vs. Uruguay
Sports Mole looks ahead to Colombia's round of 16 match against Uruguay at the World Cup.
Jun 26, 15:01
Brazil pose for a team photo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Cameroon and Brazil at Estadio Nacional on June 23, 2014
Preview: Brazil vs. Chile
Sports Mole previews the round-of-16 clash between Group A winners Brazil and Group B runners-up Chile at Belo Horizonte this Saturday.
Jun 26, 13:54
Head coach Marc Wilmots of Belgium jumps for joy after defeating Russia 1-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on June 22, 2014
Preview: South Korea vs. Belgium
Sports Mole looks ahead to the Group H meeting of South Korea and Belgium on Thursday evening.
Jun 24, 20:49
Members of the Germany's national team pose prior to a Group G football match between Germany and Ghana at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 21, 2014
Preview: USA vs. Germany
Sports Mole looks ahead to the World Cup encounter between joint Group G leaders Germany and the USA.
Jun 24, 17:11
A dejected Cristiano Ronaldo walks away after Portugal lose 4-0 to Germany in their World Cup opener on June 16, 2014.
Preview: Portugal vs. Ghana
Sports Mole looks ahead to the final Group G encounter between Portugal and Ghana.
Jun 24, 16:48
Islam Slimani of Algeria (L) celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match against South Korea on June 22, 2014
Preview: Algeria vs. Russia
Sports Mole previews Thursday's important World Cup showdown in Curitiba between Group H rivals Algeria and Russia.
Jun 24, 12:05
Iran's fans cheer during a Group F football match between Iran and Nigeria at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba at the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014
Preview: Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran
Sports Mole previews the Group F match between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran on Wednesday afternoon.
Jun 23, 20:37
Karim Benzema of France celebrates scoring his team's first goal on a penalty kick with Patrice Evra during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014
Preview: Ecuador vs. France
Sports Mole peers ahead to the Group E match on Wednesday, as France look to wrap up top spot.
Jun 23, 19:50
Argentina head coach Alejandro Sabella shouts out orders on October 11, 2013.
Preview: Nigeria vs. Argentina
Sports Mole looks ahead to Wednesday's World Cup encounter between Nigeria and Argentina in Group F.
Jun 23, 17:13
Switzerland's German coach Ottmar Hitzfeld gestures during a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
Preview: Honduras vs. Switzerland
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's vital World Cup clash between Switzerland and Honduras in Group E.
Jun 23, 12:05
Didier Drogba of the Ivory Coast stands on the sidelines with head coach Sabri Lamouchi during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between the Ivory Coast and Japan at Arena Pernambuco on June 14, 2014
Preview: Greece vs. Ivory Coast
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's World Cup Group C clash between Greece and Ivory Coast.
Jun 22, 18:57
Japan's Italian coach Alberto Zaccheroni gestures during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Preview: Japan vs. Colombia
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's World Cup Group C clash between Japan and Colombia.
Jun 22, 18:32
Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match against England on June 19, 2014
Preview: Italy vs. Uruguay
Sports Mole looks ahead to the Group D encounter between Italy and Uruguay in Natal.
Jun 22, 16:28
England pose for a team photo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014
Preview: Costa Rica vs. England
Sports Mole looks ahead to England's final World Cup encounter against Costa Rica.
Jun 22, 16:01
Croatia pose for a team photo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Cameroon and Croatia at Arena Amazonia on June 18, 2014
Preview: Croatia vs. Mexico
Sports Mole looks ahead to the final Group A encounter between Croatia and Mexico.
Jun 21, 16:37
Neymar of Brazil celebrates his second goal with Hernanes in the second half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014
Preview: Cameroon vs. Brazil
Sports Mole looks ahead to Brazil vs. Cameroon, with the hosts knowing that a win would secure their place in the next round of the World Cup.
Jun 21, 15:53
Head coach Jorge Sampaoli of Chile reacts after his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014
Preview: Netherlands vs. Chile
Sports Mole looks ahead to the group decider between the Netherlands and Chile in Sao Paulo.
Jun 21, 15:05
Members of Spain's national team pose for the team photo prior to the Group B football match between Spain and Chile in the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 18, 2014
Preview: Australia vs. Spain
Sports Mole looks ahead to the World Cup group encounter between Australia and Spain, neither of whom can qualify for the next round.
Jun 21, 14:30
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo jogs laps during training June 3, 2014
Preview: United States vs. Portugal
Sports Mole previews the match between USA and Portugal at the World Cup finals.
Jun 20, 14:38
 Head coach Hong Myung-Bo of South Korea reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Russia and South Korea at Arena Pantanal on June 17, 2014
Preview: South Korea vs. Algeria
Sports Mole previews the match at the World Cup finals between South Korea and Algeria.
Jun 20, 12:48
Belgium's midfielder Marouane Fellaini celebrates after scoring during a Group H football match between Belgium and Algeria on June 17, 2014
Preview: Belgium vs. Russia
Sports Mole previews the World Cup match between Belgium and Russia.
Jun 20, 12:04
Vedad Ibisevic Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014
Preview: Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina
Sports Mole previews the World Cup clash between Nigeria and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Jun 19, 17:06
Thomas Muller celebrates scoring his hattrick for Germany in their World Cup opening game against Portugal on June 16, 2014.
Preview: Germany vs. Ghana
Sports Mole previews the fixture between Germany and Ghana at the World Cup finals.
Jun 19, 16:06
Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Group F football match between Argentina and Bosnia Hercegovina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 20
Preview: Argentina vs. Iran
Sports Mole previews the World Cup encounter between Argentina and Iran.
Jun 19, 15:38
Honduras' midfielder Wilson Palacios receives a red card from Brazilian referee Sandro Meira Ricci during a Group E football match between France and Honduras at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
Preview: Honduras vs. Ecuador
Sports Mole looks ahead to the Group E match between Honduras and Ecuador in Curitiba on Friday night.
Jun 18, 19:46
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