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#Brazil 2014

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Fit-again Rossi named in 30-man Italy squad to face Ireland
# Azzurri
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# Azzurri

Fit-again Rossi named in 30-man Italy squad to face Ireland

May 14th 2014, 9:37 AM 4,618 Views 7 Comments

Cesare Prandelli has recalled the Fiorentina striker for their World Cup training camp and a friendly with the Boys in Green ahead of next month’s finals in Brazil.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Torres and Mata in but no place for Isco in Spain's star-studded provisional WC squad
# Yikes!
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# Yikes!

Torres and Mata in but no place for Isco in Spain's star-studded provisional WC squad

May 13th 2014, 12:26 PM 13,816 Views 27 Comments

Vicente del Bosque has announced a hugely impressive 30-man panel ahead of next month’s finals.

# brazil-2014 - Monday 5 May, 2014

Funeral takes place of Brazilian football fan killed by toilet bowl projectile
# Football Violence
From The42
# Football Violence

Funeral takes place of Brazilian football fan killed by toilet bowl projectile

May 5th 2014, 11:01 AM 7,509 Views 2 Comments

Paulo Ricardo Gomes da Silva was fatally injured during clashes in the city of Recife, one of the venues for the World Cup.

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Michael D Higgins hopes England 'go all the way' at the World Cup
# Brazil 2014
# Brazil 2014

Michael D Higgins hopes England 'go all the way' at the World Cup

Apr 9th 2014, 10:53 PM 17,029 Views 63 Comments

The President made his remarks to some 700 people who attended a gala dinner in London at the end of day two of his historic State visit to the UK.

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

David Cameron wants the price of England's €109 World Cup jersey lowered
# Rip-off
From The42
# Rip-off

David Cameron wants the price of England's €109 World Cup jersey lowered

Apr 2nd 2014, 2:26 PM 6,493 Views 18 Comments

Nike have received a backlash from fans since its release last week and the British Prime Minister isn’t happy either.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

The new US World Cup jersey looks like an ice pop
# Tasty
From The42
# Tasty

The new US World Cup jersey looks like an ice pop

Apr 1st 2014, 4:10 PM 3,527 Views 6 Comments

It’s one of those that you will either love or hate.

# brazil-2014 - Monday 24 March, 2014

Stop everything! Shakira's got a new World Cup song
# Brazil 2014
From The42
# Brazil 2014

Stop everything! Shakira's got a new World Cup song

Mar 24th 2014, 9:29 PM 9,425 Views 5 Comments

Her latest offering is no ‘Waka Waka’ but it was never going to be, was it?

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Which is your favourite World Cup jersey from the 32 qualified teams?
# Get Shirty
From The42
# Get Shirty

Which is your favourite World Cup jersey from the 32 qualified teams?

Mar 4th 2014, 6:06 PM 13,197 Views 47 Comments

With just 100 days to go until the finals kick off in Brazil, it’s time you familiarise yourself with the latest strips.

The evolution of the World Cup football in one cool GIF
# Brazil 2014
From The42
# Brazil 2014

The evolution of the World Cup football in one cool GIF

Mar 4th 2014, 10:57 AM 4,438 Views 8 Comments

They don’t make them like they used to.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Brazilian football fan beaten to death after league match in Sao Paulo
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Brazilian football fan beaten to death after league match in Sao Paulo

Feb 25th 2014, 9:54 AM 3,107 Views 3 Comments

The 34-year-old father was rushed to hospital after being beaten with metal bars.

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

No way back for Terry with England says Hodgson as World Cup looms in Brazil
# Door Shut
From The42
# Door Shut

No way back for Terry with England says Hodgson as World Cup looms in Brazil

Feb 12th 2014, 5:15 PM 3,883 Views 6 Comments

Terry’s recent form has lead to calls for him being brought back into the England squad.

# brazil-2014 - Friday 24 January, 2014

England 'WAGs' not welcome at Rio base
# Brazil 2014
From The42
# Brazil 2014

England 'WAGs' not welcome at Rio base

Jan 24th 2014, 10:27 AM 6,668 Views 2 Comments

Roy Hodgson plans on running a tight ship this summer.

# brazil-2014 - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Falcao facing World Cup heartbreak as Colombia striker suffers serious injury
# Brazil 2014
From The42
# Brazil 2014

Falcao facing World Cup heartbreak as Colombia striker suffers serious injury

Jan 23rd 2014, 3:38 PM 14,772 Views 47 Comments

The Monaco forward is likely out of the tournament.

# brazil-2014 - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Official World Cup kick-off could be taken by teen in a mind-controlled exoskeleton
# Technology
From The42
# Technology

Official World Cup kick-off could be taken by teen in a mind-controlled exoskeleton

Jan 2nd 2014, 7:12 PM 4,300 Views 1 Comment

Welcome to the future, football fans.

8 key questions ahead of this summer’s World Cup
# Looking Forward
From The42
# Looking Forward

8 key questions ahead of this summer’s World Cup

Jan 2nd 2014, 7:50 AM 6,113 Views 15 Comments

Will Messi thrive? Can England escape from their group? What can Ireland learn?

# brazil-2014 - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Vanishing spray to be used at World Cup, says Blatter
# Brazil 2014
From The42
# Brazil 2014

Vanishing spray to be used at World Cup, says Blatter

Dec 19th 2013, 6:08 PM 6,506 Views 3 Comments

Vanishing spray, which disappears within in a minute, is a foam squirted onto the pitch to mark the line where the defending team set up their defensive wall.

# brazil-2014 - Friday 6 December, 2013

Six 2014 World Cup group games we're looking forward to most
# Brazil 2014
From The42
# Brazil 2014

Six 2014 World Cup group games we're looking forward to most

Dec 6th 2013, 7:41 PM 19,535 Views 55 Comments

There’s only 188 days to go, folks.

Definitively power ranking the World Cup groups based on their deathliness*
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

Definitively power ranking the World Cup groups based on their deathliness*

Dec 6th 2013, 5:53 PM 16,759 Views 40 Comments

*According to science/the FIFA rankings.

As it happened: 2014 World Cup finals draw From The42
Live Dec 6th 2013, 3:40 PM

As it happened: 2014 World Cup finals draw

FIFA are holding the World Cup draw in the middle of nowhere
# Luxury
From The42
# Luxury

FIFA are holding the World Cup draw in the middle of nowhere

Dec 6th 2013, 9:58 AM 4,231 Views 7 Comments

The lavish resort features swan boats, turtles, horseback rides, and white sand beaches.

# brazil-2014 - Thursday 5 December, 2013

How the very complicated draw for the World Cup will work tomorrow
# Explainer
From The42
# Explainer

How the very complicated draw for the World Cup will work tomorrow

Dec 5th 2013, 3:51 PM 3,394 Views 11 Comments

It’s basically harder than time travel.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

FIFA announces pots for World Cup 2014 draw
# Brazil 2014
From The42
# Brazil 2014

FIFA announces pots for World Cup 2014 draw

Dec 3rd 2013, 5:56 PM 4,859 Views 12 Comments

Sepp Blatter was in Brazil today to unveil the format for Friday’s draw.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Make-or-break qualifier sees Algeria fans fill stadium... SIX HOURS before kick-off
# Anticipation
From The42
# Anticipation

Make-or-break qualifier sees Algeria fans fill stadium... SIX HOURS before kick-off

Nov 19th 2013, 3:18 PM 4,590 Views 3 Comments

You can’t question their commitment.

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Cavani scores stunning free-kick as Uruguay all but seal World Cup spot
# Brazil 2014
From The42
# Brazil 2014

Cavani scores stunning free-kick as Uruguay all but seal World Cup spot

Nov 13th 2013, 5:13 PM 3,907 Views 4 Comments

The South Americans defeated Jordan 5-0 in their play-off first leg in Amman.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

As it happened: World Cup 2014 qualifiers match tracker From The42
Live Oct 15th 2013, 6:59 PM

As it happened: World Cup 2014 qualifiers match tracker

# brazil-2014 - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Brazilian striker Diego Costa on the brink of switching allegiance to Spain
# Changing Teams
From The42
# Changing Teams

Brazilian striker Diego Costa on the brink of switching allegiance to Spain

Oct 3rd 2013, 5:42 PM 3,943 Views 15 Comments

The Atletico Madrid star intends to play for La Roja but won’t be available for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers due to paperwork.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Italy, Netherlands seal World Cup spots
# On The Plane
From The42
# On The Plane

Italy, Netherlands seal World Cup spots

Sep 10th 2013, 11:56 PM 1,476 Views 0 Comments

The two become the first European sides to qualify for Brazil.

As it happened: Austria v Ireland, World Cup qualifier From The42
Live Sep 10th 2013, 7:07 PM

As it happened: Austria v Ireland, World Cup qualifier

# brazil-2014 - Friday 6 September, 2013

‘We played into their hands’: O’Shea and Keane bemoan lack of Irish creativity
# 1 Dimensional
From The42
# 1 Dimensional

‘We played into their hands’: O’Shea and Keane bemoan lack of Irish creativity

Sep 6th 2013, 11:47 PM 3,312 Views 18 Comments

The experienced pair also refused to be drawn on the subject of Trapattoni’s future as Ireland manager.

# brazil-2014 - Monday 12 August, 2013

'The ship was rocking but we have steadied it' - John O'Shea
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

'The ship was rocking but we have steadied it' - John O'Shea

Aug 12th 2013, 5:00 PM 8,401 Views 23 Comments

The experienced defender maintains that Ireland must take at least four points from their next two World Cup qualifiers if they are to have any hope of making the finals in Brazil.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Westwood to get his chance as Forde undergoes surgery
# World Cup 2014
From The42
# World Cup 2014

Westwood to get his chance as Forde undergoes surgery

Aug 6th 2013, 12:00 PM 5,628 Views 7 Comments

The Sunderland goalkeeper will start against Wales next week with his rival almost certainly ruled out for the next month.

# brazil-2014 - Friday 12 July, 2013

Maracana bans standing up, musical instruments, flags and topless fans
# Party Poopers
From The42
# Party Poopers

Maracana bans standing up, musical instruments, flags and topless fans

Jul 12th 2013, 12:05 PM 2,608 Views 6 Comments

The legendary stadium, which will host next year’s World Cup final, has brought in strict new rules.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Carlos Queiroz sparks crowd fury with 'obscene gesture' as Iran seal World Cup spot
# Brazil 2014
From The42
# Brazil 2014

Carlos Queiroz sparks crowd fury with 'obscene gesture' as Iran seal World Cup spot

Jun 18th 2013, 7:27 PM 9,900 Views 7 Comments

Alex Ferguson’s old pal didn’t learn this at Old Trafford. Right?

# brazil-2014 - Monday 17 June, 2013

Sensational own goal ends South Africa's World Cup dreams
# Wrong Way
From The42
# Wrong Way

Sensational own goal ends South Africa's World Cup dreams

Jun 17th 2013, 4:48 PM 4,877 Views 1 Comment

Bernard Parker scored at both ends in last night’s qualifier in Addis Ababa.

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

TheScore.ie's World Cup Quiz answers
# Question Time
From The42
# Question Time

TheScore.ie's World Cup Quiz answers

Jun 12th 2013, 9:58 AM 2,405 Views 0 Comments

You didn’t have to be Statto to conquer these brain teasers.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Late penalty sees Japan become first team to qualify for Brazil 2014
# World Cup
From The42
# World Cup

Late penalty sees Japan become first team to qualify for Brazil 2014

Jun 4th 2013, 1:40 PM 1,926 Views 0 Comments

Keisuke Honda scored from the spot in injury-time to earn a 1-1 draw with Australia in Saitama.

# brazil-2014 - Monday 13 May, 2013

Trap names 28-man squad for England game
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

Trap names 28-man squad for England game

May 13th 2013, 11:08 AM 8,956 Views 22 Comments

Ireland play four matches in the coming weeks and will be without the likes of Kevin Doyle, Richard Dunne and Ciaran Clark.

# brazil-2014 - Sunday 28 April, 2013

He may be overweight and retired, but the original Ronaldo hasn't lost it
# Golazo!
From The42
# Golazo!

He may be overweight and retired, but the original Ronaldo hasn't lost it

Apr 28th 2013, 1:08 PM 4,636 Views 2 Comments

The 36-year-old former great scored a cracker in the exhibition match to mark the reopening Rio’s Maracana Stadium.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Hawk-Eye shot down as GoalControl wins FIFA goal-line technology battle
# Black Hawk-Eye Down
From The42
# Black Hawk-Eye Down

Hawk-Eye shot down as GoalControl wins FIFA goal-line technology battle

Apr 2nd 2013, 3:47 PM 1,903 Views 4 Comments

The German system will operate at both the Confederations Cup and World Cup.

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

'Ireland were fortunate to get a point' - Austria reacts to late World Cup draw
# Dim View
From The42
# Dim View

'Ireland were fortunate to get a point' - Austria reacts to late World Cup draw

Mar 27th 2013, 3:45 PM 2,262 Views 8 Comments

One Austrian newspaper described how the Irish were ‘up to their necks in water’ late in the second-half.