Wayne Rooney, England

World Cup dark horses: how long will England last in Brazil?

Preview Fri 13 Jun, AT 10:18

With the pressure off, Roy Hodgson's blend of youth and experience may be able to play without fear

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

England World Cup 1966

1966 vs 2014: how do England World Cup squads compare?

Summary Wed 11 Jun, AT 13:46

The similarities between Alf Ramsey's heroes of 1966 vs Roy Hodgson's selections for Brazil

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

Qatar faces £3m World Cup corruption allegation

One-Minute Read Sun 1 Jun, AT 08:37

Calls for bidding to be re-run after new ‘bombshell’ revelations about bidding process

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

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