World Cup

Brazil World Cup: hackers target official websites

One-Minute Read Thu 27 Feb, AT 14:20

‘Fast, damaging and relatively simple’ techniques will be used to crash Fifa and sponsor’s sites, say activists

England v Germany: what is the point of tonight's game?

Preview Tue 19 Nov, AT 13:03

The result may not be crucial but there is pride and planning to consider for the Wembley encounter

Joe Hart

Joe Hart faces City and England axe – how did it all go wrong?

Talking Point Tue 29 Oct, AT 11:07

Costel Pantilimon to take over for Man City against Newcastle, and he could keep the shirt

Michel Platini

Platini sidesteps Blatter dig by calling for 40-team World Cup

One-Minute Read Mon 28 Oct, AT 15:23

Uefa president responds to calls for less European influence by suggested enlarged tournament

Sonny Bill Williams rugby league

Rugby League World Cup Q&A: the toughest sport in the world

Briefing Fri 25 Oct, AT 09:39

The history, the stars and the teams taking part in the competition that starts this weekend

Balotelli Mafia row gets Italy squad banned from Twitter

One-Minute Read Wed 16 Oct, AT 15:37

Cesare Prandelli acts swiftly after striker is branded an 'imbecile' by anti-mob campaigner

England captain Steven Gerrard

World Cup: Gerrard defends England's 'Golden Generation'

Summary Tue 8 Oct, AT 08:33

It's 'nonsense' to say England players don't care insists captain ahead of vital qualifiers

Topless fans, music and flags banned from Brazil's Maracana

First Reaction Fri 12 Jul, AT 11:45

Attempts to 'sterilise' the spiritual home of Brazilian football have not been well received

Brazil sends World Cup warning with 3-0 demolition of Spain

Match Report Mon 1 Jul, AT 08:11

Brazil 'is back' says Neymar as Samba Boys end Spain's winning streak to take Confederations cup