Lionel Messi

Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi

Messi is Argentina's only hope as they stumble past Swiss

Match Report
Wed 2 Jul, AT 09:19

Many people's tip for the tournament look ordinary against well-organised Switzerland

Cameroon flag at the World Cup

Cameroon probes 'seven bad apples' World Cup fix claim

Summary
Tue 1 Jul, AT 12:36

World Cup whispers: Cameroon fix fears, US soccer backlash, Germany's weird free kick

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

Marcelo Vieira and David Luiz of Brazil

Video: the ten funniest World Cup moments (so far)

One-Minute Read
Thu 19 Jun, AT 12:54

The weird, wonderful, funny and downright bizarre episodes from Brazil's joyful World Cup

Robin van Persie scores a stunning equaliser against Spain

Why the goal-crazy World Cup is being hailed as the best ever

Summary
Mon 16 Jun, AT 14:00

Goals galore and shock results have got the fans purring, but what's different this time?

Lionel Messi

World Cup favourites: why Argentina won't win in Brazil

Summary
Fri 6 Jun, AT 11:13

Lionel Messi leads a fearsome strikeforce, but there are glaring weaknesses elsewhere on the pitch

The new Brazuca ball and the FIFA World Cup Trophy

World Cup 2014: secrets of the Adidas Brazuca ball revealed

Talking Point
Thu 29 May, AT 11:55

In 2010 the awful Jabulani stole the show for all the wrong reasons. Will the Brazuca do the same?

Lionel Messi

Messi signs new Barcelona deal to steal Ronaldo's cash crown

One-Minute Read
Fri 16 May, AT 13:40

After agreeing a new contract, can Argentine win La Liga and add the World Cup to his CV?

Edinson Cavani

Man Utd after Fabregas and Cavani, as Arsenal eye Welbeck

Transfer Talk
Thu 24 Apr, AT 08:41

United may be without a manager, but they are not without ambition in the transfer market

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