World Cup 2014

Messi is Argentina's only hope as they stumble past Swiss
Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi
In Review

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

Many people's tip for the tournament look ordinary against well-organised Switzerland
2 Jul 2014
Howard, Navas, Cesar – hero goalkeepers of the World Cup in pictures
World Cup hero goalkeepers
In Brief

Howard, Navas, Cesar – hero goalkeepers of the World Cup in pictures

The goals have dried up but the likes of Howard, Ochoa, Cesar, M'Bohli have excelled
2 Jul 2014
Cameroon probes 'seven bad apples' World Cup fix claim
Cameroon flag at the World Cup
In Depth

Cameroon probes 'seven bad apples' World Cup fix claim

World Cup whispers: Cameroon fix fears, US soccer backlash, Germany's weird free kick
1 Jul 2014
Mujica: Fifa 'sons of bitches' for Suarez ban
Jose Mujica
In Brief

Mujica: Fifa 'sons of bitches' for Suarez ban

Jose Mujica says the punishment dished out for striker is 'fascist' as he welcomes team home from Brazil
30 Jun 2014
Rodriguez the toast of Brazil - but is he better than Bebe?
James Rodriguez
In Depth

Rodriguez the toast of Brazil - but is he better than Bebe?

World Cup whispers: Rodriguez rocks Uruguay, Brazilian tempers flare, Greek integrity
30 Jun 2014
Costa Rica fairytale continues thanks to keeper Navas
Navas
In Review

Costa Rica fairytale continues thanks to keeper Navas

The 'whipping boys' of Group D are into the quarter finals after beating Greece on penalties
30 Jun 2014
Robben too hot to handle as Holland stun Mexico in 38C
Arjen Robben
In Review

Robben too hot to handle as Holland stun Mexico in 38C

Dive row overshadows late Holland comeback as conditions give a taste of what to expect in Qatar
30 Jun 2014
USA and Algeria become the neutrals' choice at World Cup
USA football squad
In Depth

USA and Algeria become the neutrals' choice at World Cup

The runners up in Groups G and H have both been on a footballing journey in Brazil
27 Jun 2014
LIVERPOOL: Fury as Suarez treated 'like a dog'
Luis Suarez
In Depth

LIVERPOOL: Fury as Suarez treated 'like a dog'

Anfield said to be considering legal action over Fifa's four-month club ban for World Cup incident
27 Jun 2014
Luis Suarez: four-month bite ban leaves Liverpool reeling
Luis Suarez and Giorgio Chiellini after their clash in Natal
In Depth

Luis Suarez: four-month bite ban leaves Liverpool reeling

The Uruguayan will not be able to play or even train with his club until late October
26 Jun 2014
Klinsmann vs Germany: will the US get the draw they need?
Jurgen Klinsmann
In Depth

Klinsmann vs Germany: will the US get the draw they need?

World Cup whispers: A man divided, Suarez needs help, greenbacks for Ghana
26 Jun 2014
England return: can young stars become the new Spain?
Jack Wilshere during England’s final Group D game against Costa Rica
In Depth

England return: can young stars become the new Spain?

It is time to stop promising and start delivering warns Wilshere, as preparations for Euro 2016 begin
26 Jun 2014
Why does Brazil define itself by World Cups, not wars? Video
A boy runs past graffitti showing the Brazil logo
In Depth

Why does Brazil define itself by World Cups, not wars? Video

Film aims to explain the World Cup hosts' obsession with the beautiful game
26 Jun 2014
Messi 'from Jupiter'; Argentina set for World Cup glory
Lionel Messi
In Review

Messi 'from Jupiter'; Argentina set for World Cup glory

Nigeria coach says Messi is from another planet as Argentina make it three out of three
26 Jun 2014
Mick Jagger's World Cup curse strikes again as Italy fall
Mick Jagger watches England play football
In Depth

Mick Jagger's World Cup curse strikes again as Italy fall

World Cup whispers: the 'anti-octopus', golden boots and copaca-paneer
25 Jun 2014
Liverpool dilemma: what can club do with shamed Suarez?
Luis Suarez
In Depth

Liverpool dilemma: what can club do with shamed Suarez?

As star striker faces huge ban the Reds could end up saddled with an unsellable pariah
25 Jun 2014
Awful England cap worst World Cup since 1958 with dire draw
Daniel Sturridge of England reacts
In Review

Awful England cap worst World Cup since 1958 with dire draw

But Hodgson and England fans try to put a positive spin on another dismal display in Brazil
25 Jun 2014
Suarez faces two-year ban as World Cup 'bite' sparks uproar
Luis Suarez
In Depth

Suarez faces two-year ban as World Cup 'bite' sparks uproar

Uruguayan striker writes his name into World Cup infamy as he appears to bite Italian defender
25 Jun 2014
Who will win the World Cup of... life expectancy?
World Cup Fans
In Brief

Who will win the World Cup of... life expectancy?

England didn't survive long at Brazil 2014, but here's how they would have done if the tournament was decided by longevity
24 Jun 2014
Mexican coach becomes a hero, as Villa ends career in tears
Mexico manager Miguel Herrera
In Depth

Mexican coach becomes a hero, as Villa ends career in tears

World Cup whispers: crazy coaches, amorous armadillos and centre-Barack Obama
24 Jun 2014
ENGLAND: Signs of hope as rebuild job begins
Roy Hodgson
In Review

ENGLAND: Signs of hope as rebuild job begins

England in the 'realm of despair' after World Cup exit but young team offers glimpse of hope
24 Jun 2014
WORLD CUP: Neymar settles nerves for Brazil
Brazil's forward Neymar
In Review

WORLD CUP: Neymar settles nerves for Brazil

Two goals from Neymar help the hosts top Group A, despite the efforts of Cameroon and Mexico
24 Jun 2014
WORLD CUP: Ronaldo hair riddle
Cristiano Ronaldo
In Depth

WORLD CUP: Ronaldo hair riddle

World Cup whispers: Ghana call the police; does Ronaldo haircut hide a message?
23 Jun 2014
Why are American teams dominating the World Cup?
Arturo Vidal of Chile celebrates victory over Spain with his teammates
In Depth

Why are American teams dominating the World Cup?

New World sides have won 11 of 14 games against sides from other continents
23 Jun 2014
England choose platitudes over planning ahead of Costa Rica
England manager Roy Hodgson
In Review

England choose platitudes over planning ahead of Costa Rica

Roy Hodgson wants to ensure everyone gets a game before England fly home
23 Jun 2014
Where did it all go wrong for England, and where now?
Phil Jagielka and Wayne Rooney
In Depth

Where did it all go wrong for England, and where now?

Critics cannot decide who is at fault for England's latest World Cup debacle
20 Jun 2014
Balotelli demands kiss from the Queen to keep England alive
Mario Balotelli, The Queen
In Depth

Balotelli demands kiss from the Queen to keep England alive

World Cup whispers: Italian striker's Twitter request, as Big Phil lookalike fools reporter
20 Jun 2014
SUAREZ GLOATS: Executioner sinks stuttering England
Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring against England
In Review

SUAREZ GLOATS: Executioner sinks stuttering England

Sensational Liverpool striker returns from knee injury to kill off the Three Lions
20 Jun 2014
WORLD CUP: Can England overcome Uruguay?
Luis Suarez
In Review

WORLD CUP: Can England overcome Uruguay?

Tonight's match is not only about Rooney and Suarez, there are other things to consider
19 Jun 2014
Who will win the World Cup... of drinking?
World Cup Fans
In Brief

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

How the World Cup in Brazil would pan out if it was decided by alcohol intake
19 Jun 2014
Wayne Rooney: beast-mode or bust for England's talisman
Wayne Rooney, England
In Depth

Wayne Rooney: beast-mode or bust for England's talisman

Restored to the middle, can Wayne Rooney finally deliver for England?
19 Jun 2014
Ian Wright quits Brazil after robbery, Chile fans stampede
ian-wright.jpg
In Depth

Ian Wright quits Brazil after robbery, Chile fans stampede

World Cup whispers: Wright's family threatened by raiders, Cahill scores wonder-goal
19 Jun 2014
Spain out of World Cup after six days
Javi Martinez and Sergio Ramos of Spain
In Review

Spain out of World Cup after six days

Champions out as another lacklustre show ends in defeat at the hands of vibrant Chile
19 Jun 2014
TRANSFER TALK: Arsenal and Liverpool target stars
Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa
In Brief

TRANSFER TALK: Arsenal and Liverpool target stars

Keeper Guillermo Ochoa and Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez in Wenger's sights
19 Jun 2014
World Cup alternatives: what to watch instead of football
Magic duo Penn and Teller
In Depth

World Cup alternatives: what to watch instead of football

Top ten things to do this week if you want to avoid the World Cup fever sweeping the globe
18 Jun 2014
Spain: will champions be out of World Cup?
Goalkeeper Iker Casillas of Spain
In Review

Spain: will champions be out of World Cup?

Defeat to Chile could send Spain the way of France in 2002 and Italy in 2010
18 Jun 2014
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