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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# World Cup 2014

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# Neymar
'Neymar has been hunted': What they're saying about the injury that has rocked Brazil
Brazil’s golden boy ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a fractured vertebra.
# The Morning After
'The referee didn't help': Tearful James fires one last volley before leaving
One of the World Cup’s leading lights is on his way home.
# back problem
Neymar out of World Cup, according to Brazil doctor
The hosts’ talisman has broken vertebrae after tonight’s game.
# water cooler
Analysis: 3 talking points from Brazil's 2-1 win over Colombia
The strange refereeing decisions will surely overshadow the hosts’ quarter-final victory.
# Dutch Gold
Van Gaal guards against complacency ahead of Costa Rica quarter-final
“We should not underestimate Costa Rica. It is going to be a very tough match,” says LVG.
# Selecao
Match report: Brazil seal World Cup semi-final spot, Neymar carried off
It’s the end of the road for James and the Colombians.
Brazil v Colombia, World Cup quarter final
We covered every minute of tonight’s intriguing South American derby in Fortaleza.
# Selecao
Captain Thiago Silva knees Brazil into early lead against Colombia
The PSG defender bundled home a Neymar corner.
# Efficient
Hummels the hero as Germany push through against France to reach the semis
The centre-back’s first-half goal was enough to separate the sides writes Mikey Stafford in the Maracana.
# Brazil
Three-quarters of Irish TV viewers have tuned in to watch a bit of the World Cup
The number of people watching the games on RTÉ Two peaked during England v Uruguay at 815,900.
# Onwards
Germany's Hummels dreams of World Cup final
“I was flat this morning and had to drink loads of water after the game, but things worked out differently for me at the end,” said the Dortmund centre half.
World Cup hangout: the USA are out but we have a Croke Park Classic giveaway to celebrate the 4th of July
We’re talking football as France take on Germany and looking ahead to Brazil v Colombia.
# first blow
Hummels heads Germany to quarter-final victory over Les Bleus in Rio
The defender nodded home a 13th minute goal from Toni Kroos’ free-kick.
# Letter from Brazil
Life inside the Maracanã media centre, questions through a translator and rejoining the pack
Our man at the World Cup Mikey Stafford has arrived in Rio ahead of the first quarter-final tie this evening.
# Espana 82
The Tragedy of Seville: 'Still to this day I have a cracked vertebra and broken teeth'
Ahead of France’s quarter-final meeting with Germany tonight, Patrick Battiston recalls being assaulted by the German goalkeeper 32 years ago.
# sleepyheads
Germans are Googling 'how to banish dark circles under eyes' as they stay up late to watch World Cup
Cucumbers, lads.
# Just the ticket
Police suspect FIFA member in World Cup ticket scandal worth millions
Brazilian police appeal to FIFA as they try to track down the source of the black market tickets.
# Fraternité
Youthful French momentum could overpower jaded Germans in Rio
Mikey Stafford reports from Brazil, where Didier Deschamps’ side face a confused Germany.
# Number Ones
'Barcelona-bound Bravo is my pick of World Cup keepers,' says Bonner
A man who knows all about being a hero on the world stage gives his thoughts on the stopper’s who have impressed in Brazil.
# Redemption
Brazil's brilliant World Cup teaching naysayers a lesson, says Lula
The former president feels that pessimists can learn from the success of the tournament.
# The Name's James
Monaco say World Cup star James Rodriguez is not for sale
The French club also hope to hang on to striker Falcao next season.
# pokerface
Kroos to make Madrid decision post-World Cup as French pressure builds
The German playmaker is choosing to concentrate on the World Cup quarter-final, rather than transfer talk.
# started from the bottom
New documentary on Lionel Messi's journey to the top screened in Brazil
Former World Cup winner Jorge Valdano was centrally involved in the creation of ‘Messi’.
# thinking outside the box
France 'fear nothing' as Bleus pit their wits against Hugo Lloris' fellow sweeper keeper
The Spurs goalkeeper praised Manuel Neuer high-energy role in getting Germany into the quarter-finals.
# Letter from Brazil
'In the early stages of the World Cup it was okay to wear an Argentina jersey in the street...'
Our man in Brazil is braced for a not-so-smooth landing.
# Respect
President Obama calls up US players Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey
‘I just wanted to call to say you guys did us proud,’ said Barack.
# Top to bottom’s World Cup last 8 power rankings
Just one more day before the quarter-finals are upon us.
# coping
Sports psychologist helping Brazil to stay mentally strong -- Neymar
The Brazilian number 10 insists he does not feel over-burdened by the pressure during this World Cup.
# World Cup 2014
Oh dear... Jimmy Kimmel went to ask some Americans how Landon Donovan performed at the World Cup
He was amazing during the 2 – 1 win over Portugal, but not as good as Lando Calrissian… and he had time to bite some dude too.
# go sports
11 signs you're a complete bandwagon World Cup fan
You haven’t been there, man.
# Letter from Brazil
World Cup party moves on from Recife leaving calm after the storm
Mikey Stafford checks in from the northern Brazilian city, where the action is now finished.
# Dutch Gold
Michael Carrick relishing Van Gaal era in Manchester
Careful what you wish for.
# Brazil 2014
Breakfast at Bebeto's: All you need to know from last night’s World Cup action
Belgium and Argentina stay in Brazil as we say goodbye to the US and Switzerland.
# six fingers
Ochoa in high demand, says agent
No-one ever regretted buying someone based on a tournament performance.
# Match Report
Belgium beat gallant USA 2-1 to make World Cup quarter-finals
Klinsi’s boys did their country proud but the Red Devils march on.
# Something in my eye
Argentine commentator breaks down in tears after di Maria's winner against Switzerland
We were crying too but only because we missed out on a shootout.
Belgium v US, World Cup last 16
Will Jurgen Klinsmann mastermind a historic win for the Americans or are the talented Belgian side set to prevail?
# U-S-A
Letter from Brazil: Fans living the American Dream ahead of last-16 showdown
As they say in their chant, the US support believe that they will win.
# Tuesday
We'll leave it there so: Keane's a Villain, big names leave Wimbledon and all today's sport
We’ve also got news from Dundalk’s European exploits and the inside track of what’s happening in Ulster Rugby.
# Match Report
Messi turns creator to send Argentina into last eight
Angel di Maria finished the move as Argentina survived a late siege in extra-time.