World Cup scores and recaps from Thursday

Here’s what you missed from Thursday’s games at the World Cup. For our complete archive of the day’s events, click the link for our World Cup live blog:

Group C: Colombia 2, Ivory Coast 1

Recap | Stats

Group D: Uruguay 2, England 1

Recap | Stats

Group C: Japan 0, Greece 0

Recap | Stats


Altidore officially ruled out of U.S.-Portugal match

John Brooks of U.S. rises from obscurity with winning goal vs. Ghana

Ghosts of 1950 loss to Uruguay still haunt many in Brazil

Defending champion Spain is eliminated with loss to Chile

Netherlands escapes Australia, clinches advancement

Croatia stays in running with rout of Cameroon

Revisit all of Wednesday’s action on the World Cup live blog

#Persieing: The Dutch star’s 93-year-old grandfather joins the trend

U.S. team awaits word on Altidore injury

Isolated Amazon city of Manaus celebrates its World Cup spotlight

Analyzing the goal scoring at the World Cup

Scores and schedule | Group standings | Stats leaders


Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.
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