World Cup whispers: Russia and Mexico draw, Belgium have a narrow escape
Who should you put your money on? And who'll win the Golden Boot? Our guide to the World Cup odds
World Cup whispers: Why always me? asks Italian striker, as World Cup finally gets a stalemate
Goals galore and shock results have got the fans purring, but what's different this time?
World Cup whispers: injured physio out of the tournament, Japan fans clean up stadium
Word Cup whispers: Lopez and Pitbull get a mixed reception, and more problems emerge at Manaus
Guinea pigs, elephants, pandas and camels all vie for the crown of Paul the Octopus
World Cup whispers: England concerns over pitch as untested Itaquerao hosts Brazil opener
Harry Potter author supports No vote, donating £1m to Alistair Darling's Better Together campaign
The similarities between Alf Ramsey's heroes of 1966 vs Roy Hodgson's selections for Brazil
World Cup whispers: Sterling may start against Italy, Scolari nephew dies in car crash
World Cup whispers: England man brings Rio to a halt, Gerrard trains on his own
World Cup whispers: Argentina banner causes controversy, but England stars admire the view
Militants behead and rape victims, yet stage 'fun days' for residents of their self-declared caliphate
It is 24 years since Germany last won the tournament. Are they becoming 'specialists in failure'?
Lionel Messi leads a fearsome strikeforce, but there are glaring weaknesses elsewhere on the pitch
World Cup whispers: sex ban for Bosnia and Chile, Martin McGuinness gets England in sweepstake
World Cup whispers: Ghanaian puts hex on Portgual superstar, England passport numbers leaked
Pensions overhaul and proposal to sack MPs who break the law among Coalition's final programme
World Cup whispers: Chelsea man could replace Keane at ITV, fans urged to act like 'priests'