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World Cup Round of 16 Day 2 Open Thread

Mexico takes on the Netherlands, and then Costa Rica and Greece fight for a spot in the quarterfinals.

World Cup Round of 16 Open Thread #1

Brazil. Chile. Uruguay. Colombia. It's CONMEBOL SATURDAY.

Moussa Sissoko scores as France dominate

Sissoko's goal was Newcastle's first of the 2014 World Cup.

Debuchy, Sissoko feature as France roll Honduras

France's 3-0 victory had a Newcastle flavor.

Tiote starts, Ivory Coast defeat Japan 2-1

Cheik Tiote started in the middle for Les Elephants, who defeated Japan on the strength of goals from Wilfried Bony and Gervinho.

Newcastle United World Cup Watching Guide

Four Newcastle players (and three former players with close ties to the team) will be competing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Five Newcastle players named to World Cup squads

Newcastle supporters have four teams to keep track of in Brazil this summer.

Nigeria, Cote D'Ivoire, France Qualify for WC2014

Several more Newcastle United players are headed to Brazil this summer.

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Newcastle Players in the World Cup

Several more Newcastle United players are headed to Brazil this summer.

International Toon Tracker: Cabaye Booked

Yohan Cabaye will miss France's next match with Georgia due to suspension. Meanwhile, Moussa Sissoko, Cheik Tiote, and Papiss Cisse all featured for their respective nations. Most importantly: Nobody was hurt.

Taylor called up to England WCQ Team

Injuries to England's defense have led to Taylor getting the call.

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Metalist Kharkiv's Last Loss

The ol' Youtube has come through again... kind of - here is the complete broadcast of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk's victory over Metalist Kharkiv (Metalist's last loss). It's Spanish commentary, however. Two things to keep in mind as you watch, however - Willian and Taison (left and right midfield) have both been sold during the January window.

A Brief History of Metalist Kharkiv

"Define Metalist Kharkiv in 1,000 words or less." Through 5 names and 87 years, Metalist Kharkiv have seen many ups and downs... until recently. Their recent run of 6 consecutive 3rd place Premier League finishes is their best in club history.

Harsh words from Pardew about Cheik Tioté?

Let's be honest... not many players from NUFC are making anybody's Best XI lists this season. How bad has it gotten for our favorite Ivorian?

Potential Striker Shortage On Tyneside

Alan Pardew could be heading into the match on Saturday with Swansea City with only 1 match-ready senior striker if the Senegal Football Association succeed in blocking Papiss Cisse from playing.

Additional ACoN absence for Newcastle United?

When the second leg of the ACoN playoff between the Ivory Coast and Senegal was abandoned, the Toon Army breathed a collective sigh of relief. We may still yet lose a striker for ACoN, and at perhaps a bad time for the player.

Newcastle United and the Africa Cup of Nations: Senegal 2 : 4 Ivory Coast

The first leg of the Senegal v. Ivory Coast ACoN playoff has ended. Where are we with regard to Newcastle United?

Newcastle United Internationals: A Brief Catch-up - Tim Krul Dutch #1, Ba, Cisse and Tiote In Action

We're roughly halfway through the long international break, and there is a little bit of news in the Newcastle United camp. This is also a Live Thread for the Senegal v. Ivory Coast ACoN play-off.

London 2012 Olympics Day One Live Thread: Women's Football

Euro 2012 Day 5: Czech Republic v. Greece, Poland v. Russia

Euro 2012 day 5 - live thread here! Talk it out!

Euro 2012 Live Thread: Day 3 - Spain v. Italy, Republic of Ireland v. Croatia

Match Day 3 in the 2012 edition of the European Championships is here. Watch the match in the comfort of your own home, but bring your banter here!

Euro 2012 Live Thread: Day 2 - Netherlands v. Denmark, Germany v. Portugal

Watch Euro Action. Talk about it here!

Euro 2012 Live Thread: Day 1 - Poland v. Greece, Russia v. Czech Republic

The European Championships start today. Join in, comment along live with the action here at Coming Home Newcastle!

CHN's Euro 2012 Preview

Eueo 2012 Preview with a Newcastle eye

2012 Olympic Draw: SJP to Host 9 Football Matches

Senegal Eliminated from AFCON, Ba and Cisse to Return Early

Africa Cup of Nations Draw: Extremely Late Update

Newcastle will be missing Cheik Tiote and Demba Ba in December and January when they leave for the Africa Cup of Nations. How long will they be gone and which fixtures will they miss?

International Toon Tracker: Cabaye Influential, Several U21s Feature

A look at how various Newcastle United players did during the international break.

International Toon Tracker: Cabaye Plays Through Injury

An roundup of Newcastle players playing international games. Cabaye and Vuckic are no longer injured, plus news on Tiote, Ba, and Santon.

You Can Start Crying Now, Argentina: The State of South American Football and What it Means for NUFC

South America produces tons of quality footballers. How can Newcastle get in on that action?