Neymar and Hernanes of Brazil

Brazil beat Croatia but penalty row sours World Cup opener

Match Report Fri 13 Jun, AT 08:59

'Just give the cup to Brazil', say Croatia after controversial opening match in Sao Paulo

Youngsters play football in front of a World Cup mural in a Rio favela

Brazil 2014: What time does the World Cup start?

Briefing Thu 12 Jun, AT 16:40

The long awaited festival of football finally gets underway tonight - here's the lowdown

Manaus pitch Arena Amazonia

World Cup begins with clouds over Manaus and Sao Paulo

Summary Thu 12 Jun, AT 09:20

World Cup whispers: England concerns over pitch as untested Itaquerao hosts Brazil opener

Fred and Neymar of Brazil

World Cup favourites: why Brazil might not win the tournament

Preview Wed 11 Jun, AT 12:36

This is not a vintage Brazil side and they will be under huge pressure to deliver at home

World Cup trophy, Spain 2010

World Cup odds: the intelligent punter's guide

Summary Tue 17 Jun, AT 15:01

Who should you put your money on? And who'll win the Golden Boot? Our guide to the World Cup odds

Subway workers on strike demonstrate in Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo violence stokes World Cup protest fears

One-Minute Read Tue 10 Jun, AT 11:52

With the opening match of the World Cup fast approaching, violence threatens to disrupt the tournament

Ivory Coast players during the International friendly match with El Salvador

World Cup dark horses: can Ivory Coast win in Brazil?

Preview Thu 5 Jun, AT 14:44

Will an African nation finally win the cup this year? Ivory Coast have the firepower to make it happen