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
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'
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
World Cup whispers: some venues still not ready, and what does Wayne Rooney dream of?
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