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'
From tipping off doctors about your health to getting your house in order before bedtime
Instagram has strict rules on nudity – but not all social media sites are so puritanical
World Cup whispers: Keane stays at home, Poyet warns England & Lineker warns Rooney
World Cup whispers: Roy Hodgson's squad crosses the Atlantic, but there's no place for Nelson
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