Claudio Villa

World Cup 2014 friendlies: Injuries the story on Saturday

The Netherlands won on Saturday, while Italy and Portugal were both held to 0-0 draws. But the story of the day is the injuries to Riccardo Montolivo and Luis Montes.

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Mexico impress, but lose a star

Miguel Herrera will feel better about his team's comprehension of his system and their ability to score heading into the World Cup, but Mexico will have to make do without star Luis Montes.

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Italy struggle to Ireland draw

Italy failed to impress in a goalless friendly against Ireland on Saturday, and lost midfielder Riccardo Montolivo to a suspected broken leg.

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Portugal, Greece can't score

What happens when Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't play for Portugal? Literally nothing.

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Dutch down Ghana 1-0 in a dull match

The Dutch won an exceedingly dull match over Ghana thanks a goal from Robin van Persie.

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Mexico's Montes suffers horror injury

Mexico midfielder Luis Montes will miss the World Cup after suffering a terrible injury in a warm-up friendly.

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Montolivo breaks leg against Ireland

Riccardo Montolivo's World Cup could be over before it has even begun.

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11 World Cup teams play Saturday

The biggest day of World Cup prep yet is Saturday, featuring three games where Brazil-bound teams play each other.

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Ronaldo, Pepe rested for Portugal against Greece

Cristiano Ronaldo is resting. Time to see what Portugal can do without him.

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Italy face Ireland in London on Saturday

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli looks set to experiment with his lineup in Italy's pre-World Cup friendly against Ireland on Saturday.

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Texas hosts Mexico vs. Ecuador friendly

Mexico and Ecuador continue their World Cup preparations with a friendly in Arlington on Saturday.

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