World Cup 2014

Russia World Cup could be under threat over doping claims
Russia 2014 World Cup
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Russia World Cup could be under threat over doping claims

Fifa urged to act over allegations 2014 squad may have been guilty of drugs offences
26 Jun 2017
Olympics 2016: What time is the football and who to watch?
Neymar
In Review

Olympics 2016: What time is the football and who to watch?

Neymar will be among the stars at the Olympics with Brazil tipped in the men's tournament and USA favourites for women's gold
2 Aug 2016
Humiliated Holland fail to qualify for Euro 2016
Robin van Persie of the Netherlands
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Humiliated Holland fail to qualify for Euro 2016

A 3-2 defeat to Turkey means that the Netherlands go from World Cup semi-finalists to European also rans in two years
14 Oct 2015
2014: The year in numbers – from five to 700 billion
Oscar Pistorius on day of verdict
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2014: The year in numbers – from five to 700 billion

Five years in jail for Oscar Pistorious, 6,800 dead from Ebola, 551m voters in India
28 Dec 2014
World Cup flops: Italy bounce back, but Spain lose again
Diego Costa, Chelsea and Spain
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World Cup flops: Italy bounce back, but Spain lose again

England's new era started badly, but what about the other teams who failed in Brazil?
5 Sep 2014
Ozil donates World Cup bonus to charity – what do others do?
Mesut Ozil celebrates Germany's World Cup triumph
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Ozil donates World Cup bonus to charity – what do others do?

Fifa gives $400m to the countries at the World Cup but how they spend it is up to them
18 Jul 2014
England face World Cup crisis as they slump in Fifa rankings
England Manager Roy Hodgson
In Brief

England face World Cup crisis as they slump in Fifa rankings

A dire World Cup in Brazil could cause problems for the Three Lions' 2018 qualifying campaign
17 Jul 2014

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Uruguay to host 2030 World Cup after Fifa 'fascist' row?
Suarez at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
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Uruguay to host 2030 World Cup after Fifa 'fascist' row?

South American country could stage the tournament with Argentina on its 100th anniversary
16 Jul 2014
Watch Germany's bizarre World Cup dance routines
Members of Germany's World Cup winning squad celebrate in Berlin
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Watch Germany's bizarre World Cup dance routines

Mertesacker, Ozil and Schurrle strut their stuff in Berlin. It was probably a good idea on the plane...
15 Jul 2014
WORLD CUP: Who makes team of the tournament?
Colombian World Cup star James Rodriguez
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WORLD CUP: Who makes team of the tournament?

Seven players from the final but not a single Brazilian in our pick of the experts' picks
15 Jul 2014
Messi did not deserve golden ball say Maradona and Blatter
 Lionel Messi of collects the Golden Ball trophy in Rio
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Messi did not deserve golden ball say Maradona and Blatter

Was Argentine star only named as player of the World Cup for 'marketing' reasons?
15 Jul 2014
World Cup highlights: the best and the worst of Brazil 2014
The German squad hoists the World Cup
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World Cup highlights: the best and the worst of Brazil 2014

The best player, the best game and the most memorable moments from a month of football
14 Jul 2014
World Cup jokes, tweets and memes: a tournament in review
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World Cup jokes, tweets and memes: a tournament in review

Lively on the pitch and funny off it: here's our selection of the best World Cup jokes
14 Jul 2014
Will German World Cup win boost 'Mutti' Merkel's ratings?
Angela Merkel with the German football team
In Depth

Will German World Cup win boost 'Mutti' Merkel's ratings?

Football-loving Chancellor seems more popular than ever after Germany's World Cup success
14 Jul 2014
Germany win the World Cup final - in pictures
Germany win the World Cup
In Brief

Germany win the World Cup final - in pictures

14 Jul 2014
Gotze stunner fells Argentina as Germany lift World Cup
Mario Gotze scores Germany's World Cup winning goal
In Review

Gotze stunner fells Argentina as Germany lift World Cup

Substitute hits injury time winner as Germany become first Europeans to win in America
14 Jul 2014
Who will win the World Cup... of fatness?
Obesity World Cup
In Brief

Who will win the World Cup... of fatness?

For this model, the teams were ranked in their groups according to average body mass index
11 Jul 2014
Porn websites in Brazil plea, as Thomas Muller busts a move
David Luiz after losing the semi-final
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Porn websites in Brazil plea, as Thomas Muller busts a move

World Cup whispers: Brazil's 'humiliation' continues, Neymar in tears, Messi exhausted
11 Jul 2014
Will Brazil humiliation cost Dilma Rousseff the presidency?
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff
In Depth

Will Brazil humiliation cost Dilma Rousseff the presidency?

Brazil's failure to win the World Cup could have implications for the president's re-election
11 Jul 2014
Will Messi seize his Maradona moment at the Maracana?
Lionel Messi
In Depth

Will Messi seize his Maradona moment at the Maracana?

The Argentina wizard offered little against Holland, but he can make history in the final
10 Jul 2014
Argentina into final after dire showdown with Holland
Argentina celebrate after winning their semi-final
In Review

Argentina into final after dire showdown with Holland

A day after German masterclass, second World Cup semi ends in stalemate and penalties
10 Jul 2014
Germany tear up the record books with 7-1 win
Miroslav Klose
In Depth

Germany tear up the record books with 7-1 win

World Cup whispers: Germany and Klose set records, Argentine reporter dies
9 Jul 2014
Brazil mourns: David Luiz must carry burden of 'Mineirazo'
Thiago Silva comforts David Luiz after Brazil's 7-1 semi-final loss
In Depth

Brazil mourns: David Luiz must carry burden of 'Mineirazo'

Defeat will haunt Brazil for generations as parents advised on how to help children cope
9 Jul 2014
Brazil reacts to the end of the World Cup - in pictures
Brazil World Cup semi final defeat
In Brief

Brazil reacts to the end of the World Cup - in pictures

9 Jul 2014
Germany batter Brazil: funniest jokes, tweets and videos
A Twitter post in response to Brazil's humiliation
In Depth

Germany batter Brazil: funniest jokes, tweets and videos

A round-up of the best jokes as Germany v Brazil became the most tweeted game in history
9 Jul 2014
Brazil World Cup 'catastrophe' as Germany trounce hosts 7-1
A tearful David Luiz leaves the pitch in Belo Horizonte
In Review

Brazil World Cup 'catastrophe' as Germany trounce hosts 7-1

Brazil in shock as coach Luiz Felipe Scolari calls semi-final disgrace the 'worst day' of his life
9 Jul 2014
World Cup spray could be used in Premier League and Europe
A referee uses the spray during a World Cup match
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World Cup spray could be used in Premier League and Europe

English clubs to discuss introducing the vanishing spray that has been a hit in Brazil
8 Jul 2014
Germany fear 'brutal' Brazil without Neymar and Silva
German head coach Joachim Loew
In Review

Germany fear 'brutal' Brazil without Neymar and Silva

Joachim Low calls on referee to get tough over fouls as Germany prepare to take on hosts
8 Jul 2014
Brazil in 'emotional turmoil' as Neymar final rumour denied
Neymar is carried off the pitch after being injured in Brazil's quarter-final against Columbia
In Depth

Brazil in 'emotional turmoil' as Neymar final rumour denied

Superstar tells team-mates to win World Cup for him, amid claims he will make shock comeback
7 Jul 2014
Dutch keeper angry over Krul twist, Brazil appeal Silva ban
Netherlands' goalkeeper Tim Krul saves a penalty
In Depth

Dutch keeper angry over Krul twist, Brazil appeal Silva ban

World Cup whispers: Dutch goalkeeping intrigue, Di Maria out for Argentina, farewell Ham-ez
7 Jul 2014
Scolari lashes out as Brazil adapt to ‘underdog’ status
Brazil's head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari
In Brief

Scolari lashes out as Brazil adapt to ‘underdog’ status

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari vents his anger at reporters ahead of Colombia clash
4 Jul 2014
Who will win the World Cup... of happiness?
World Cup Fans
In Brief

Who will win the World Cup... of happiness?

For this model, the teams in their groups were ranked according to the Legatum Prosperity Index
4 Jul 2014
WORLD CUP: Shakira vs Pitbull in anthem row
Shakira performs during the kick-off celebration concert
In Depth

WORLD CUP: Shakira vs Pitbull in anthem row

It's Ole Ola vs Waka Waka and La La La as Fifa anthem gets Brazilians hot under the collar
3 Jul 2014
Sulley Muntari 'caught smoking' and Sepp's smug overload
FIFA President Sepp Blatter in Brazil
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Sulley Muntari 'caught smoking' and Sepp's smug overload

World Cup whispers: Ghana midfielder was sent home for 'smoking during team meeting'
3 Jul 2014
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