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#World Cup 2014

# world-cup-2014 - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Millions await the 'nature versus nurture' World Cup final
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Millions await the 'nature versus nurture' World Cup final

Jul 13th 2014, 6:55 AM 2,710 Views 1 Comment

Argentina, and one very special player, will attempt to combat the impressive Germans.

Robben welcome at Manchester United - Van Gaal
# Invite
From The42
# Invite

Robben welcome at Manchester United - Van Gaal

Jul 13th 2014, 1:07 AM 11,515 Views 17 Comments

The coach also sought to temper expectations among Manchester United fans excited about his impending arrival.

5 memorable past Germany-Argentina clashes
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

5 memorable past Germany-Argentina clashes

Jul 13th 2014, 12:05 AM 3,335 Views 3 Comments

This is the third consecutive World Cup in which the sides have met.

# world-cup-2014 - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Sabella still hopeful over Di Maria fitness, says Argentina need 'perfect match'
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

Sabella still hopeful over Di Maria fitness, says Argentina need 'perfect match'

Jul 12th 2014, 11:54 PM 2,138 Views 0 Comments

“We have to remain very concentrated and close all the spaces open to them,” he says.

Brian Kerr nearly broke Twitter with his World Cup commentary this evening
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

Brian Kerr nearly broke Twitter with his World Cup commentary this evening

Jul 12th 2014, 11:37 PM 29,651 Views 17 Comments

The former Ireland manager was on top form during tonight’s World Cup play-off.

Brazil booed as Netherlands claim World Cup third spot
# Consolation
From The42
# Consolation

Brazil booed as Netherlands claim World Cup third spot

Jul 12th 2014, 11:13 PM 39,427 Views 55 Comments

The hosts’ defence was hopelessly exposed, with the first Dutch goal coming when Robben raced in behind them.

Lionel Messi ready for 'most important match'
# Main Man
From The42
# Main Man

Lionel Messi ready for 'most important match'

Jul 12th 2014, 10:26 PM 3,117 Views 1 Comment

“Tomorrow, we will play the most important match of our lives for our country,” he wrote on Facebook.

All the goals as the Netherlands outclass Brazil
# Goals
From The42
# Goals

All the goals as the Netherlands outclass Brazil

Jul 12th 2014, 9:32 PM 8,737 Views 13 Comments

This tournament can’t end too soon for David Luiz.

Schweinsteiger pays tribute to 'leader of the pack' Mascherano
# Respect
From The42
# Respect

Schweinsteiger pays tribute to 'leader of the pack' Mascherano

Jul 12th 2014, 8:02 PM 5,919 Views 3 Comments

The midfielder has recognised the qualities of his opponent tomorrow.

World Cup hangout: Karl Spain on World Cup highlights, Billo's retirement and Kevin Kilbane's soundness From The42
Live Jul 12th 2014, 7:19 PM

World Cup hangout: Karl Spain on World Cup highlights, Billo's retirement and Kevin Kilbane's soundness

Maradona: 'Messi will define World Cup final'
# Legend On Legend
From The42
# Legend On Legend

Maradona: 'Messi will define World Cup final'

Jul 12th 2014, 3:14 PM 5,172 Views 12 Comments

The Argentine legend says his country ‘can’t allow’ a European team win the World Cup in South America.

A World Cup final is the least German fans expected
# Germany
From The42
# Germany

A World Cup final is the least German fans expected

Jul 12th 2014, 1:57 PM 3,102 Views 4 Comments

This is the culmination of a long re-building process says James Carew.

# world-cup-2014 - Friday 11 July, 2014

This video suggests Brazil LITERALLY didn't turn up against Germany
# CAMERA TRICKS
From The42
# CAMERA TRICKS

This video suggests Brazil LITERALLY didn't turn up against Germany

Jul 11th 2014, 9:03 PM 9,746 Views 8 Comments

An ingenious new version of the game has edited out all the Brazilians from the match highlights.

Tearful Neymar backs 'friend' Messi as Argentina, Germany prepare
# Support
From The42
# Support

Tearful Neymar backs 'friend' Messi as Argentina, Germany prepare

Jul 11th 2014, 12:24 PM 4,671 Views 7 Comments

The Brazil star wants the four-time world footballer of the year to win on Sunday.

Should Ron Vlaar's penalty have counted against Argentina?
# ON THE SPOT
From The42
# ON THE SPOT

Should Ron Vlaar's penalty have counted against Argentina?

Jul 11th 2014, 10:52 AM 17,015 Views 21 Comments

Was the ball still in play? Did it cross the line? Where was that goal-line technology graphic that plagued us during the group stages?

Football brings hope, but not much more in favelas of Rio
# Letter From Brazil
From The42
# Letter From Brazil

Football brings hope, but not much more in favelas of Rio

Jul 11th 2014, 9:21 AM 8,520 Views 6 Comments

Mikey Stafford tours a north Rio favela with a Corkman trying to make a difference.

Tired and bruised Argentina keeping emotions in check with the prize in sight
# Rest Day
From The42
# Rest Day

Tired and bruised Argentina keeping emotions in check with the prize in sight

Jul 11th 2014, 12:05 AM 4,728 Views 8 Comments

La Albiceleste have a day less to rest but they will have to show even more discipline against the Germans on Sunday.

# world-cup-2014 - Thursday 10 July, 2014

It's official! Alexis Sanchez has joined Arsenal
# London Calling
From The42
# London Calling

It's official! Alexis Sanchez has joined Arsenal

Jul 10th 2014, 8:10 PM 15,378 Views 30 Comments

World Cup star agrees long-term deal with North London club after three-year stint with Barcelona.

Belgian football fan lands modelling gig after being spotted cheering at World Cup
# Because You're Worth It
From The Daily Edge
# Because You're Worth It

Belgian football fan lands modelling gig after being spotted cheering at World Cup

Jul 10th 2014, 12:17 PM 18,796 Views 8 Comments

Just like ridiculously good-looking felon before her.

LVG: Two Dutch players turned down first penalty before Ron Vlaar stepped up
# Third Choice
From The42
# Third Choice

LVG: Two Dutch players turned down first penalty before Ron Vlaar stepped up

Jul 10th 2014, 11:56 AM 9,001 Views 18 Comments

Louis Van Gaal signalled the beginning of finger-pointing season in The Netherlands.

'Nobody will die' - Defiant Scolari bats away questions on his Brazil future
# Mineirazo Fallout
From The42
# Mineirazo Fallout

'Nobody will die' - Defiant Scolari bats away questions on his Brazil future

Jul 10th 2014, 10:08 AM 2,998 Views 2 Comments

“We have a commitment with the CBF until the end of the World Cup – and the end of the World Cup is Saturday.”

An RTÉ commentator accidentally said 'penis' on live TV last night
# Slip Of The Tongue
From The Daily Edge
# Slip Of The Tongue

An RTÉ commentator accidentally said 'penis' on live TV last night

Jul 10th 2014, 9:59 AM 4,092 Views 0 Comments

*giggle*

I'll forever be grateful to van Gaal: Argentina's penalty hero Romero says thanks
# A Message To You Louis
From The42
# A Message To You Louis

I'll forever be grateful to van Gaal: Argentina's penalty hero Romero says thanks

Jul 10th 2014, 8:31 AM 12,160 Views 6 Comments

Argentinian keeper on a World Cup high after a disappointing season on the bench for Monaco.

Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know about last night’s World Cup action
# Oranje Crushed
From The42
# Oranje Crushed

Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know about last night’s World Cup action

Jul 10th 2014, 7:30 AM 8,730 Views 7 Comments

Leo Messi has a date with destiny at The Maracanã this Sunday.

Maracanã awaits Messi and Argentina after Dutch undone by penalties
# Then There Were Two
From The42
# Then There Were Two

Maracanã awaits Messi and Argentina after Dutch undone by penalties

Jul 10th 2014, 12:35 AM 6,264 Views 24 Comments

La Albiceleste defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a shootout to book their place with Germany in Sunday’s final.

# world-cup-2014 - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

As it happened: Netherlands v Argentina, World Cup semi-final From The42
Live Jul 9th 2014, 10:45 PM

As it happened: Netherlands v Argentina, World Cup semi-final

Should Javier Mascherano be free to play on after reacting to a head injury like this?
# Head Games
From The42
# Head Games

Should Javier Mascherano be free to play on after reacting to a head injury like this?

Jul 9th 2014, 10:02 PM 10,858 Views 18 Comments

The Argentina midfielder collapsed to the turf after a clash of heads.

7 feelings we're all feeling about the World Cup coming to an end
# Don't Leave Us
From The Daily Edge
# Don't Leave Us

7 feelings we're all feeling about the World Cup coming to an end

Jul 9th 2014, 9:30 PM 22,232 Views 45 Comments

Tell me why, I don’t like Monday.

Diving: Now a scourge of the office, bar and supermarket as well as the football pitch
# Everyday I'm Simulating
From The42
# Everyday I'm Simulating

Diving: Now a scourge of the office, bar and supermarket as well as the football pitch

Jul 9th 2014, 8:08 PM 5,714 Views 4 Comments

According to this excellent short film anyway.

FIFA suspends Nigerian Football Federation
# Ban
From The42
# Ban

FIFA suspends Nigerian Football Federation

Jul 9th 2014, 8:06 PM 8,854 Views 10 Comments

The ruling is with immediate effect and comes after ‘government interference.’

World Cup hangout: The prize-giving webchat that's pity-partying hard in Brazil From The42
Live Jul 9th 2014, 7:00 PM

World Cup hangout: The prize-giving webchat that's pity-partying hard in Brazil

What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday
# Tv Picks
From The Daily Edge
# Tv Picks

What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday

Jul 9th 2014, 5:30 PM 3,407 Views 0 Comments

Here are the shows and films that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later.

WWE commentary over footage of Brazil's drubbing is perfect
# Oh My God!
From The42
# Oh My God!

WWE commentary over footage of Brazil's drubbing is perfect

Jul 9th 2014, 2:25 PM 8,117 Views 6 Comments

‘Good Ol’ JR’ lends his voice to a soundtrack that sums up the hosts’ miserable night.

Six of our favourite front pages from Brazil in the wake of their 7-1 defeat
# Paper Talk
From The42
# Paper Talk

Six of our favourite front pages from Brazil in the wake of their 7-1 defeat

Jul 9th 2014, 2:10 PM 8,866 Views 3 Comments

Unsurprisingly, they don’t go easy on their team.

Take time to relive the greatest goal from a Netherlands Argentina World Cup game
# Pick It Out
From The42
# Pick It Out

Take time to relive the greatest goal from a Netherlands Argentina World Cup game

Jul 9th 2014, 1:19 PM 3,658 Views 6 Comments

DENNIS BERGKAMP! DENNIS BERGKAMP! DENNIS BERGKAMP!

11 utterly devastated football fans mourning Brazil's World Cup defeat
# A Brazilian Tears
From The Daily Edge
# A Brazilian Tears

11 utterly devastated football fans mourning Brazil's World Cup defeat

Jul 9th 2014, 12:11 PM 6,122 Views 5 Comments

Just let it all out. We’re here.

Open Thread: What's the worst defeat your team has ever suffered?
# Hammerings
From The42
# Hammerings

Open Thread: What's the worst defeat your team has ever suffered?

Jul 9th 2014, 12:02 PM 6,230 Views 34 Comments

In the wake of Germany’s rout of Brazil, we want to know the worst defeat you can remember?

Can Messi and Argentina surmount Van Gaal's Oranje hurdle tonight?
# Lionel V Louis
From The42
# Lionel V Louis

Can Messi and Argentina surmount Van Gaal's Oranje hurdle tonight?

Jul 9th 2014, 12:02 PM 6,533 Views 30 Comments

Our man in Brazil looks ahead to the second of the World Cup semi-finals.

'It's my fault' says Big Phil Scolari after Germany rout
# Seventh Hell
From The42
# Seventh Hell

'It's my fault' says Big Phil Scolari after Germany rout

Jul 9th 2014, 11:01 AM 4,691 Views 11 Comments

The Brazil coach is taking full responsibility for the humiliating defeat.

Joachim Loew - 'They were shocked by our goals and it made the game easier for us'
# German Supremacy
From The42
# German Supremacy

Joachim Loew - 'They were shocked by our goals and it made the game easier for us'

Jul 9th 2014, 11:00 AM 2,880 Views 0 Comments

Germany’s coach saluted his players for their thrilling display last night.