2014 World Cup

Suarez at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Uruguay to host 2030 World Cup after Fifa 'fascist' row?

One-Minute Read
Wed 16 Jul, AT 09:07

South American country could stage the tournament with Argentina on its 100th anniversary

World Cup jokes, tweets and memes: a tournament in review

Mon 14 Jul, AT 13:49

Lively on the pitch and funny off it: here's our selection of the best World Cup jokes

Angela Merkel with the German football team

Will German World Cup win boost 'Mutti' Merkel's ratings?

First Reaction
Mon 14 Jul, AT 13:20

Football-loving Chancellor seems more popular than ever after Germany's World Cup success

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

Will Brazil humiliation cost Dilma Rousseff the presidency?

Talking Point
Fri 11 Jul, AT 12:32

Brazil's failure to win the World Cup could have implications for the president's re-election

A referee uses the spray during a World Cup match

World Cup spray could be used in Premier League and Europe

First Reaction
Tue 8 Jul, AT 13:01

English clubs to discuss introducing the vanishing spray that has been a hit in Brazil

Julian Green and Michael Bradley

America learns to love 0-0 as World Cup romance ends

First Reaction
Wed 2 Jul, AT 14:40

US fans celebrate goalkeeper Tim Howard as rest of the world tips its cap to America

Lionel Messi

Messi 'from Jupiter'; Argentina set for World Cup glory

Match Report
Thu 26 Jun, AT 09:09

Nigeria coach says Messi is from another planet as Argentina make it three out of three

Thomas Muller scores against Portugal

Muller shows Rooney how it's done as hat-trick sinks Portugal

Match Report
Tue 17 Jun, AT 09:29

German striker leads rout of Ronaldo's men, but Pepe red-card clash reopens dive debate

Balotelli fever: Italy celebrates black football hero at last

Mon 16 Jun, AT 08:09
Andrea Vogt

Mario Balotelli's goal against England silences racists at a critical time for Italy, with immigration soaring

Men sit at a market stall in Qatar with a replica of a trophy

Qatar World Cup bribe claims: what's next for Fifa?

Mon 2 Jun, AT 12:09

Sunday Times allegations pile the pressure on Fifa to strip Qatar of the 2022 World Cup