Jack Pitt-Brooke

Jack Pitt-Brooke is a sports writer for The Independent.

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Andy Carroll injury: Hope is hammered again for long-suffering West Ham fans

News of Andy Carroll's latest injury woes sends Hammers hope crashing yet again as pre-season optimism fades

Patrick Vieira is a youth coach at Manchester City

Jack Pitt-Brooke: Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism

The club's youth team coach took his players off the field after clashes during a pre-season friendly in Croatia

Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: How Argentina’s final threat is dependent on six secret weapons

Argentina look to Lionel Messi but there are six other players just as important

Oscar is consoled by manager Luiz Felipe Scolari
Substitute goalkeeper Tim Krul saves a penalty during the Netherlands' quarter-final shootout victory over Costa Rica

World Cup 2014 comment: Referees should stop Tim Krul like mind-games during penalties

The Netherlands keeper put his Costa Rican opponents off during the quarter-finals

Germany's defender and captain Philipp Lahm (C) and midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (R) celebrate after winning the quarter-final against France

Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014 preview: It is time for Germany's golden generation to turn promise into prizes

It's time to deliver for the likes of Mesut Ozil, Toni Kroos, Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger

Arjen Robben goes down theatrically after being fouled by Mexico’s Rafael Marquez, leading to the penalty that put Netherlands into the World Cup quarter-finals
Fernandinho challenges Freddy Guarin

Brazil vs Colombia comment World Cup 2014: Fernandinho shows Luiz Felipe Scolari’s tougher side

Brazil scrapped and kicked their way through to the semi-finals

Costa Rica’s captain Bryan Ruiz pounces against Greece

World Cup 2014: How Joel Campbell and Bryan Ruiz thrived on bigger stage

The greatest underdog story in a World Cup full of them will face its hardest test this evening when Costa Rica challenge the Netherlands in the fourth and last quarter-final. Before the tournament, it might have looked like a mismatch and yet Costa Rica have already taken the scalps of Italy and Uruguay and could certainly disrupt the Dutch.

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