Lionel Messi

Argentina celebrate after winning their semi-final
10 Jul, 2014

A day after German masterclass, second World Cup semi ends in stalemate and penalties

Neymar is carried off the pitch after being injured in Brazil's quarter-final against Columbia
07 Jul, 2014

Superstar tells team-mates to win World Cup for him, amid claims he will make shock comeback

Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi
02 Jul, 2014

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

Cameroon flag at the World Cup
01 Jul, 2014

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

Lionel Messi
26 Jun, 2014

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

Marcelo Vieira and David Luiz of Brazil
19 Jun, 2014

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

Robin van Persie scores a stunning equaliser against Spain
16 Jun, 2014

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

Lionel Messi
06 Jun, 2014

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
29 May, 2014

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