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# World Cup 2014

All time
Neymar says he almost lost his ability to walk from 2014 World Cup back injury
The Brazil international suffered fractured vertebrae against Colombia.
# Brilliant Orange
'The Dutch team of 1974 is often compared to The Beatles with Johan Cruyff as John Lennon'
David Winner looks back on the genius of Cruyff and his role in the magnificent Dutch team of the 1970s.
# Speaking out
Thiago Silva: I suffered from post-World Cup depression
The PSG captain also spoke about his omission from recent Brazil squads
# Mineirazo
How much do remember from the night Germany beat Brazil 7-1?
It’s hard to believe it was a year ago today.
# Perfect 10
A year has passed since James Rodriguez smashed in this gift to football
Because in-off-the-bar goals are the best goals.
# Report
Ghana's 'ball boy' received nearly €90,000 during their 2014 World Cup campaign
That’s the exact same amount as their players.
# hope for steph
Robin van Persie will miss tonight's Ballon d'Or ceremony because of injury
The Dutchman is nominated for the Puskas Award along with Ireland’s Stephanie Roche and James Rodriguez.
# Deutsche LOLs
Bayern's Brazilian defender threatened to hit Thomas Müller after hearing one too many '7 - 1' jokes
“We can joke about anything, but not about this,” said the tortured Dante.
# Sport Review 2014
The 10 most memorable moments of the 2014 World Cup
Robin van Persie, Luis Suarez and Tim Howard all created their unique storylines at what was a wonderful tournament.
# white knights
German football 2014: It was fitting the country was crowned the world's best
There had been a feeling of anticipation in German football and success in Brazil made perfect sense.
# Golden Boot
Mario Götze's World Cup-winning boot has sold for €2 million
German hero donated his left boot to help a children’s charity.
# COYBIG
Roy Keane gives Irish amputee footballers rousing speech ahead of World Cup campaign
The 2014 World Cup starts in Mexico this week.
# TAKING ACTION
A Colombian lawyer is suing FIFA for €1billion over refereeing decisions
Aurelio Jimenez claims decisions made by Carlos Velasco Carballo at the World Cup partially casued his cardiac problems.
# promise
Tottenham confirm signing of USA World Cup star DeAndre Yedlin
The 21-year-old caught the eye in his country’s last-16 encounter with Belgium.
# Dare to Zlatan
Zlatan stumps up €40k to deliver learning difficulties World Cup dream for Swedish team
Ibra’s a gent.
# reflection
Pique: Van Gaal said I wasn't 'tough enough' to be a centre back
The Barcelona player also claimed he is not one of the best defenders in the world on current form.
# reflections
'The end of an era': Where did it all go wrong for Spain at the World Cup?
Gaizka Mendieta and Guillem Balague give their thoughts on the Spanish team’s failure one month on.
# new arrival
West Ham finalise a deal for striker Enner Valencia
Attacker who scored three times for Ecuador at the World Cup makes the switch from Mexican side Pachuca.
# anti-climax
Guillem Balague on why Lionel Messi had a disappointing World Cup final
The Spanish football expert also played down criticism of FIFA’s decision to give the Golden Ball to the Barca star.
# dream team
Cristiano Ronaldo denies reports of link-up with US rapper Lil Wayne
Previous rumours had indicated that a deal between the two stars was set to happen.
# anomaly
Neymar's brain activity while playing less than 10% the level of amateur footballers
The findings were published in the Swiss journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
# Road to France
Ireland and O'Neill to face Löw as Germany boss staying on for two more years
The 54-year-old has announced that he will remain with the World Cup winners until Euro 2016.
# copycats
Copying Germany won't work for other countries - Pep Guardiola
The Munich coach says you have to back your own system.
# going backwards
It's another reappointment for Brazil as Dunga handed back control of Seleção
And there we were thinking they wanted to play football again.
# Poll
FIFA say yes but was this the best goal of the World Cup?
James Rodriguez’ effort against Uruguay got the nod but we want to know if you agree.
# World Cup 2014
It wasn't me! Someone in the Germany camp broke the World Cup trophy
It’s okay though, it wasn’t the real one.
# Talented
This highlights video shows why many consider Neuer as the world's best keeper
The German stopper enhanced his reputation at the 2014 World Cup.
# request
Michael Darragh Macauley sends celebratory tweet to Rihanna after Dubs down Meath
The Dublin footballer urged the singer to “call” him.
# hot prospect
James Rodriguez will join Real Madrid for €80 million, according to Spanish media
It is believed the Colombian star is already on his way to Spain to finalise the deal.
# Ambition
United will play attractive football under Van Gaal - Woodward
Much of the Red Devils’ glittering success over the past two decades has been built on the club’s attacking philosophy.
# fun fun fun
'Dreams of Andrea Pirlo and the day my World Cup sticker-collecting hopes ended'
639 spaces to fill, 30 days to complete the album and one person to undertake the task. They said it was impossible. They were right.
# Analysis
6 lessons learned from the 2014 World Cup
Lionel Messi doesn’t need to prove his greatness, football must address its concussion problem and more.
# footballing genius
VIDEO: Are these the top 10 goals of the 2014 World Cup?
Featuring Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez, Tim Cahill and more.
# new arrival
Magpies add Dutch World Cup defender Janmaat to their ranks
The full-back signs from Feyenoord and will fill the void left by Mathieu Debuchy’s departure for Arsenal.
# what a guy
German football star Özil used his World Cup bonus to pay for Brazilian kids' operations
Lovely gesture.
# madridista midfield
Real Madrid seal €30 million Toni Kroos transfer from Bayern Munich
The 24-year-old midfielder has signed a six-year deal with the La Liga giants and will be presented at a ceremony today.
# Four more years
Here's what Ireland's team for the 2018 World Cup might look like
A number of the current squad are likely to still be eligible should the Irish team reach Russia in four years’ time.
# problem
Leo Messi keeps throwing up in matches and no one can figure out why
Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said that Messi went to a doctor, but the tests didn’t reveal anything.
# Ingenious
Check out this class video of all the World Cup goals in flip book form
This will hopefully help cure your burgeoning thirst for football in the tournament’s absence.
# back to brazil
'Deprived of fair and honest treatment' Eduardo walks away from Croatia
The Brazilian-born striker scored 29 times in his 64 caps, but retires complaining of influence from outside forces.