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#World Cup 2014

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

Letter from Brazil: National nightmare tough to swallow for a country not interested in excuses
# World Cup 2014
From The42
# World Cup 2014

Letter from Brazil: National nightmare tough to swallow for a country not interested in excuses

Jul 9th 2014, 10:16 AM 12,787 Views 18 Comments

Mikey Stafford watched Brazil’s nightmare in a north Rio favela where the reaction was “muted to the point of non-existent.”

Here's how a Galway pub ended up selling 50c pints during last night's match
# Humdinger
From The Daily Edge
# Humdinger

Here's how a Galway pub ended up selling 50c pints during last night's match

Jul 9th 2014, 9:23 AM 40,772 Views 16 Comments

A deal that reduced the price of beer by 50c every time a team scored went brilliantly wrong.

'The most extraordinary, staggering, bewildering game': The reaction to Brazil's night of shame
# Stop Making Sense
From The42
# Stop Making Sense

'The most extraordinary, staggering, bewildering game': The reaction to Brazil's night of shame

Jul 9th 2014, 9:04 AM 5,766 Views 0 Comments

Where do you even start?

RTÉ played out their World Cup coverage last night with a Garth Brooks song
# The Dance
From The Daily Edge
# The Dance

RTÉ played out their World Cup coverage last night with a Garth Brooks song

Jul 9th 2014, 8:51 AM 3,919 Views 4 Comments

A triumph for some. A devastating blow to others.

12 of the greatest Twitter responses to Brazil's humiliating defeat
# Awkward
From The Daily Edge
# Awkward

12 of the greatest Twitter responses to Brazil's humiliating defeat

Jul 9th 2014, 7:56 AM 24,213 Views 5 Comments

The match was the most tweeted about sporting event ever.

Why the Brazil-Germany game was the most incredible match I’ve ever witnessed
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Why the Brazil-Germany game was the most incredible match I’ve ever witnessed

Jul 9th 2014, 7:10 AM 10,897 Views 13 Comments

The tournament hosts endured their heaviest World Cup loss ever against Joachim Löw’s side last night.

# world-cup-2014 - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Germany one step Klose after hitting hopeless hosts Brazil for seven
# Down And Out
From The42
# Down And Out

Germany one step Klose after hitting hopeless hosts Brazil for seven

Jul 8th 2014, 11:27 PM 7,492 Views 24 Comments

Scolari’s men have been sent packing after suffering their biggest ever competitive defeat.

As it happened: Brazil v Germany, World Cup semi-final From The42
Live Jul 8th 2014, 8:11 PM

As it happened: Brazil v Germany, World Cup semi-final

We’ll Leave It There So: Brazil and Germany face off, GAA react to Garth and all today's sport
# Tuesday
From The42
# Tuesday

We’ll Leave It There So: Brazil and Germany face off, GAA react to Garth and all today's sport

Jul 8th 2014, 8:08 PM 9,489 Views 7 Comments

RVP’s header is getting its own coin, there’s a new Pro 12 sponsor on the way and a lot of cash was spent on Ross McCormack.

World Cup Hangout: All the neutrals are supporting Germany tonight, right? From The42
Live Jul 8th 2014, 6:59 PM

World Cup Hangout: All the neutrals are supporting Germany tonight, right?

What are Argentina’s chances of winning the World Cup?
# Final Four
From The42
# Final Four

What are Argentina’s chances of winning the World Cup?

Jul 8th 2014, 4:55 PM 2,793 Views 0 Comments

The Dutch are up next for Alejandro Sabella’s side in the semi-finals tomorrow.

What are the Netherlands' chances of winning the World Cup?
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

What are the Netherlands' chances of winning the World Cup?

Jul 8th 2014, 3:40 PM 10,952 Views 22 Comments

Louis van Gaal’s side take on Argentina tomorrow in the second semi-final.

Kerrymen at the Copacabana -- Ireland are surely the best-supported nation not at this World Cup
# Letter From Brazil
From The42
# Letter From Brazil

Kerrymen at the Copacabana -- Ireland are surely the best-supported nation not at this World Cup

Jul 8th 2014, 2:01 PM 14,947 Views 14 Comments

With not a single green-clad team left in Brazil, Mikey Stafford gives you the pros and cons of rowing in behind each of the final four.

British official arrested over illegal ticket sales at World Cup
# FIFA
From The42
# FIFA

British official arrested over illegal ticket sales at World Cup

Jul 8th 2014, 9:59 AM 2,746 Views 2 Comments

The director of a company that handles World Cup ticket packages could face four years in prison.

The story of the World Cup so far (according to Rihanna)
# Football Fwend
From The42
# Football Fwend

The story of the World Cup so far (according to Rihanna)

Jul 8th 2014, 9:00 AM 11,104 Views 8 Comments

Love the way you analyse, RiRi.

Here's what happened the only other time Brazil and Germany met in the World Cup
# Flashback
From The42
# Flashback

Here's what happened the only other time Brazil and Germany met in the World Cup

Jul 8th 2014, 8:30 AM 4,672 Views 10 Comments

Ronaldo exorcised his 1998 demons as the Brazilians won their fifth World Cup.

Brazil must forget the golden boy and place fate in the hands of Big Phil
# Been There Done That
From The42
# Been There Done That

Brazil must forget the golden boy and place fate in the hands of Big Phil

Jul 8th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,828 Views 27 Comments

The host nation has not provided attractive football, but they are controlled by a man who knows exactly what it takes to win against Germany.

Brazil players' behaviour not acceptable, says Löw
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

Brazil players' behaviour not acceptable, says Löw

Jul 8th 2014, 7:15 AM 7,067 Views 10 Comments

The Germany coach expects a battle against the hosts tonight.

# world-cup-2014 - Monday 7 July, 2014

Zuniga a coward for Neymar challenge, says Silva
# Anger
From The42
# Anger

Zuniga a coward for Neymar challenge, says Silva

Jul 7th 2014, 11:24 PM 7,150 Views 26 Comments

Meanwhile, the PSG defender won’t play in the semi-final after his yellow card appeal was rejected.

What are Brazil’s chances of winning the World Cup?
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

What are Brazil’s chances of winning the World Cup?

Jul 7th 2014, 8:45 PM 5,414 Views 12 Comments

Luis Felipe Scolari’s side play Germany in the first semi-final tomorrow.

'Very sad' little boy loses his World Cup stickers in Dublin, Twitter mobilises in support
# Panini Stickers
From The Daily Edge
# Panini Stickers

'Very sad' little boy loses his World Cup stickers in Dublin, Twitter mobilises in support

Jul 7th 2014, 8:11 PM 10,213 Views 3 Comments

Can you help find it?

Barcelona coy over Suarez as reports of €78million deal agreed
# Waiting Game
From The42
# Waiting Game

Barcelona coy over Suarez as reports of €78million deal agreed

Jul 7th 2014, 4:50 PM 10,192 Views 17 Comments

Although the Liverpool man is suspended from all football-related activity, he would be able to join the Spanish giants if a deal is finalised.

Roy Keane says England players didn't perform, dismisses Rooney criticism
# Straight Talking
From The42
# Straight Talking

Roy Keane says England players didn't perform, dismisses Rooney criticism

Jul 7th 2014, 4:15 PM 15,321 Views 15 Comments

Roy Hodgson’s men failed to win a game in Group D, as Costa Rica and Uruguay progressed into the knockout stages.

What are Germany’s chances of winning the World Cup?
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

What are Germany’s chances of winning the World Cup?

Jul 7th 2014, 3:28 PM 5,639 Views 12 Comments

Joachim Löw’s highly-fancied side take on Brazil in the semi-final tomorrow.

'F**k FIFA' - Brazilians protest at World Cup costs as Silva awaits redemption
# Letter From Brazil
From The42
# Letter From Brazil

'F**k FIFA' - Brazilians protest at World Cup costs as Silva awaits redemption

Jul 7th 2014, 2:07 PM 13,850 Views 18 Comments

Mikey Stafford reports from Rio, where the real fans cannot afford to attend matches in the flesh.

Referee who missed Suarez bite handed World Cup semi-final
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

Referee who missed Suarez bite handed World Cup semi-final

Jul 7th 2014, 11:44 AM 2,914 Views 7 Comments

FIFA have assigned Mexican Marco Rodriguez to officiate the last four meeting between hosts Brazil and Germany tomorrow night.

Power ranking the 10 best players left in the World Cup
# Stars
From The42
# Stars

Power ranking the 10 best players left in the World Cup

Jul 7th 2014, 8:00 AM 25,629 Views 56 Comments

Mats Hummels, Thiago Silva and other individuals who have caught the eye.

# world-cup-2014 - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: The mystery of the Rimet trophy
# Reel Stories
From The42
# Reel Stories

Sports Film of the Week: The mystery of the Rimet trophy

Jul 6th 2014, 8:30 PM 4,678 Views 2 Comments

This is another of the recent ESPN 30 for 30 Soccer Stories.

Here's how the Dutch media reacted to their team's dramatic win over Costa Rica
# Success
From The42
# Success

Here's how the Dutch media reacted to their team's dramatic win over Costa Rica

Jul 6th 2014, 2:31 PM 11,885 Views 5 Comments

Louis van Gaal’s goalkeeper decisision was hailed as a masterstroke.

Still have plenty of World Cup stickers left to swap? You’re not alone
# Hobby
From The42
# Hobby

Still have plenty of World Cup stickers left to swap? You’re not alone

Jul 6th 2014, 1:12 PM 3,835 Views 3 Comments

We speak to collector Mark Maguire about his idea to organise a Dublin-based swap meet-up.

Van Gaal kept keeper in dark over last-minute switch
# Alternative
From The42
# Alternative

Van Gaal kept keeper in dark over last-minute switch

Jul 6th 2014, 10:42 AM 12,685 Views 11 Comments

The bold gambit paid off spectacularly as Tim Krul saved two spot-kicks.

5 reasons why Brazil can retain hope despite Neymar injury
# History
From The42
# History

5 reasons why Brazil can retain hope despite Neymar injury

Jul 6th 2014, 9:51 AM 4,306 Views 4 Comments

The 22-year-old is not the first high-profile star to withdraw from the tournament.

Breakfast at Bebeto's: All you need to know from last night’s World Cup action
# Then There Were 4
From The42
# Then There Were 4

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

Jul 6th 2014, 7:30 AM 8,430 Views 8 Comments

The Oranje crushed Costa Rica (on penalties) and Argentina fortified their position in enemy territory.

Neymar urges Brazil to achieve his dream World Cup win without him
# No More Neymar
From The42
# No More Neymar

Neymar urges Brazil to achieve his dream World Cup win without him

Jul 6th 2014, 1:19 AM 5,390 Views 8 Comments

Warning, this video might make you very emotional for the kid.

Krul exit for Costa Rica as Netherlands hold their nerve to reach World Cup semi-final
# Spot-on
From The42
# Spot-on

Krul exit for Costa Rica as Netherlands hold their nerve to reach World Cup semi-final

Jul 6th 2014, 12:19 AM 6,525 Views 13 Comments

The Newcastle United ‘keeper was an inspired late substitute from Holland boss, Louis van Gaal.

# world-cup-2014 - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Angel Di Maria ruled out of World Cup -- report
# Fallen Angel
From The42
# Fallen Angel

Angel Di Maria ruled out of World Cup -- report

Jul 5th 2014, 11:02 PM 10,388 Views 5 Comments

Argentina’s second most threatening player hobbled out of their win over Belgium.

Higuain fires Argentina into World Cup semis
# Final Countdown
From The42
# Final Countdown

Higuain fires Argentina into World Cup semis

Jul 5th 2014, 7:50 PM 3,248 Views 4 Comments

Alejandro Sabella’s side will play either the Netherlands or Costa Rica, who face off later.

World Cup hangout: Belgium crash out, Neymar hysteria, Rihanna's provocative tweets and more From The42
Live Jul 5th 2014, 7:12 PM

World Cup hangout: Belgium crash out, Neymar hysteria, Rihanna's provocative tweets and more

As it happened: Argentina v Belgium, World Cup quarter final From The42
Live Jul 5th 2014, 4:23 PM

As it happened: Argentina v Belgium, World Cup quarter final

'Anyone who tells you the party died with Neymar's injury was in the wrong part of town'
# Letter From Brazil
From The42
# Letter From Brazil

'Anyone who tells you the party died with Neymar's injury was in the wrong part of town'

Jul 5th 2014, 2:41 PM 11,385 Views 5 Comments

Brazil has been shaken by the loss of its biggest star – but Mikey Stafford found that there was no stopping the party in Rio.