The weird, wonderful, funny and downright bizarre episodes from Brazil's joyful World Cup
World Cup whispers: Wright's family threatened by raiders, Cahill scores wonder-goal
Star turn from Mexican goalkeeper draws comparisons with Gordon Banks in 1970
Who should you put your money on? And who'll win the Golden Boot? Our guide to the World Cup odds
Robotic exoskeleton lets paralysed man take first kick at the World Cup opening ceremony
Word Cup whispers: Lopez and Pitbull get a mixed reception, and more problems emerge at Manaus
'Just give the cup to Brazil', say Croatia after controversial opening match in Sao Paulo
The long awaited festival of football finally gets underway tonight - here's the lowdown
World Cup whispers: England concerns over pitch as untested Itaquerao hosts Brazil opener
This is not a vintage Brazil side and they will be under huge pressure to deliver at home
With the opening match of the World Cup fast approaching, violence threatens to disrupt the tournament
Will an African nation finally win the cup this year? Ivory Coast have the firepower to make it happen
They come from South America and they play in yellow shirts... could Colombia steal the hosts' thunder this summer?
World Cup whispers: Chelsea man could replace Keane at ITV, fans urged to act like 'priests'
Is low demand from disabled fans down to infrastructure problems outside the grounds?
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?
World Cup whispers: Rooney picks Ed Sheeran and Stereophinics, Paul Scholes snubs Wilshere
World Cup whispers: England strikers must gel as Times journalists undergo riot training
World Cup whispers: Brazil and France win in the fashion stakes, no joy for Bosnia and Honduras