COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - - Hosts Brazil will get the ball rolling against Croatia, holders Spain face 2010 runners-up Netherlands and U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann is up against compatriots Germany after Friday's World Cup draw.
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COSTA DO SAUIPE - World Cup hosts Brazil might not admit it but they will already have one eye on the last 16 and a potential clash with holders Spain or Netherlands after a favourable draw on Friday.
COSTA DO SAUIPE - Geoff Hurst was a national hero when he scored a hat-trick in England's 1966 final victory but he did his country no favours when he drew the former champions in one of the toughest 2014 World Cup groups.
MADRID - Barcelona conceded a surprise early goal but a Pedro double helped them fight back to secure a 4-1 victory at third-tier Cartagena in their King's Cup last 32, first leg on Friday.
- Manchester United manager David Moyes was in defiant mood ahead of the home Premier League game against Newcastle United on Saturday.
STOCKHOLM - The days of toiling in Sweden's second division may be over for Sundsvall midfielder Kevin Walker after he won the country's "Idol" talent competition on Friday.
World number one Magnus Carlsen toppled local favourite Viswanathan Anand in Chennai to add the world championship title to his already impressive resume on Friday.