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#World Cup 2014

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

'Neymar has been hunted': What they're saying about the injury that has rocked Brazil
# Neymar
From The42
# Neymar

'Neymar has been hunted': What they're saying about the injury that has rocked Brazil

Jul 5th 2014, 11:04 AM 12,009 Views 31 Comments

Brazil’s golden boy ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a fractured vertebra.

'The referee didn't help': Tearful James fires one last volley before leaving
# The Morning After
From The42
# The Morning After

'The referee didn't help': Tearful James fires one last volley before leaving

Jul 5th 2014, 10:16 AM 11,896 Views 25 Comments

One of the World Cup’s leading lights is on his way home.

Neymar out of World Cup, according to Brazil doctor
# Back Problem
From The42
# Back Problem

Neymar out of World Cup, according to Brazil doctor

Jul 5th 2014, 1:04 AM 12,662 Views 41 Comments

The hosts’ talisman has broken vertebrae after tonight’s game.

Analysis: 3 talking points from Brazil's 2-1 win over Colombia
# Water Cooler
From The42
# Water Cooler

Analysis: 3 talking points from Brazil's 2-1 win over Colombia

Jul 5th 2014, 12:55 AM 7,945 Views 9 Comments

The strange refereeing decisions will surely overshadow the hosts’ quarter-final victory.

Van Gaal guards against complacency ahead of Costa Rica quarter-final
# Dutch Gold
From The42
# Dutch Gold

Van Gaal guards against complacency ahead of Costa Rica quarter-final

Jul 5th 2014, 12:15 AM 2,820 Views 3 Comments

“We should not underestimate Costa Rica. It is going to be a very tough match,” says LVG.

# world-cup-2014 - Friday 4 July, 2014

Match report: Brazil seal World Cup semi-final spot, Neymar carried off
# Selecao
From The42
# Selecao

Match report: Brazil seal World Cup semi-final spot, Neymar carried off

Jul 4th 2014, 11:25 PM 5,739 Views 28 Comments

It’s the end of the road for James and the Colombians.

As it happened: Brazil v Colombia, World Cup quarter final From The42
Live Jul 4th 2014, 10:15 PM

As it happened: Brazil v Colombia, World Cup quarter final

Captain Thiago Silva knees Brazil into early lead against Colombia
# Selecao
From The42
# Selecao

Captain Thiago Silva knees Brazil into early lead against Colombia

Jul 4th 2014, 9:16 PM 2,239 Views 4 Comments

The PSG defender bundled home a Neymar corner.

Hummels the hero as Germany push through against France to reach the semis
# Efficient
From The42
# Efficient

Hummels the hero as Germany push through against France to reach the semis

Jul 4th 2014, 8:27 PM 2,081 Views 0 Comments

The centre-back’s first-half goal was enough to separate the sides writes Mikey Stafford in the Maracana.

Three-quarters of Irish TV viewers have tuned in to watch a bit of the World Cup
# Brazil
From The42
# Brazil

Three-quarters of Irish TV viewers have tuned in to watch a bit of the World Cup

Jul 4th 2014, 8:08 PM 6,807 Views 27 Comments

The number of people watching the games on RTÉ Two peaked during England v Uruguay at 815,900.

Germany's Hummels dreams of World Cup final
# Onwards
From The42
# Onwards

Germany's Hummels dreams of World Cup final

Jul 4th 2014, 7:47 PM 1,539 Views 0 Comments

“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 From The42
Live Jul 4th 2014, 7:06 PM

World Cup hangout: the USA are out but we have a Croke Park Classic giveaway to celebrate the 4th of July

Hummels heads Germany to quarter-final victory over Les Bleus in Rio
# First Blow
From The42
# First Blow

Hummels heads Germany to quarter-final victory over Les Bleus in Rio

Jul 4th 2014, 5:32 PM 2,659 Views 4 Comments

The defender nodded home a 13th minute goal from Toni Kroos’ free-kick.

Life inside the Maracanã media centre, questions through a translator and rejoining the pack
# Letter From Brazil
From The42
# Letter From Brazil

Life inside the Maracanã media centre, questions through a translator and rejoining the pack

Jul 4th 2014, 2:41 PM 4,945 Views 2 Comments

Our man at the World Cup Mikey Stafford has arrived in Rio ahead of the first quarter-final tie this evening.

The Tragedy of Seville: 'Still to this day I have a cracked vertebra and broken teeth'
# Espana 82
From The42
# Espana 82

The Tragedy of Seville: 'Still to this day I have a cracked vertebra and broken teeth'

Jul 4th 2014, 11:00 AM 8,987 Views 7 Comments

Ahead of France’s quarter-final meeting with Germany tonight, Patrick Battiston recalls being assaulted by the German goalkeeper 32 years ago.

Germans are Googling 'how to banish dark circles under eyes' as they stay up late to watch World Cup
# Sleepyheads
From The Daily Edge
# Sleepyheads

Germans are Googling 'how to banish dark circles under eyes' as they stay up late to watch World Cup

Jul 4th 2014, 10:48 AM 1,916 Views 1 Comment

Cucumbers, lads.

Police suspect FIFA member in World Cup ticket scandal worth millions
# Just The Ticket
From The42
# Just The Ticket

Police suspect FIFA member in World Cup ticket scandal worth millions

Jul 4th 2014, 9:43 AM 2,779 Views 4 Comments

Brazilian police appeal to FIFA as they try to track down the source of the black market tickets.

Youthful French momentum could overpower jaded Germans in Rio
# Fraternité
From The42
# Fraternité

Youthful French momentum could overpower jaded Germans in Rio

Jul 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 7,996 Views 21 Comments

Mikey Stafford reports from Brazil, where Didier Deschamps’ side face a confused Germany.

'Barcelona-bound Bravo is my pick of World Cup keepers,' says Bonner
# Number Ones
From The42
# Number Ones

'Barcelona-bound Bravo is my pick of World Cup keepers,' says Bonner

Jul 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,019 Views 2 Comments

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.

Brazil's brilliant World Cup teaching naysayers a lesson, says Lula
# Redemption
From The42
# Redemption

Brazil's brilliant World Cup teaching naysayers a lesson, says Lula

Jul 4th 2014, 12:24 AM 2,548 Views 1 Comment

The former president feels that pessimists can learn from the success of the tournament.

# world-cup-2014 - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Monaco say World Cup star James Rodriguez is not for sale
# The Name's James
From The42
# The Name's James

Monaco say World Cup star James Rodriguez is not for sale

Jul 3rd 2014, 11:10 PM 6,802 Views 5 Comments

The French club also hope to hang on to striker Falcao next season.

Kroos to make Madrid decision post-World Cup as French pressure builds
# Pokerface
From The42
# Pokerface

Kroos to make Madrid decision post-World Cup as French pressure builds

Jul 3rd 2014, 9:11 PM 7,022 Views 10 Comments

The German playmaker is choosing to concentrate on the World Cup quarter-final, rather than transfer talk.

New documentary on Lionel Messi's journey to the top screened in Brazil
# Started From The Bottom
From The42
# Started From The Bottom

New documentary on Lionel Messi's journey to the top screened in Brazil

Jul 3rd 2014, 8:33 PM 5,164 Views 10 Comments

Former World Cup winner Jorge Valdano was centrally involved in the creation of ‘Messi’.

France 'fear nothing' as Bleus pit their wits against Hugo Lloris' fellow sweeper keeper
# Thinking Outside The Box
From The42
# Thinking Outside The Box

France 'fear nothing' as Bleus pit their wits against Hugo Lloris' fellow sweeper keeper

Jul 3rd 2014, 7:12 PM 2,952 Views 0 Comments

The Spurs goalkeeper praised Manuel Neuer high-energy role in getting Germany into the quarter-finals.

'In the early stages of the World Cup it was okay to wear an Argentina jersey in the street...'
# Letter From Brazil
From The42
# Letter From Brazil

'In the early stages of the World Cup it was okay to wear an Argentina jersey in the street...'

Jul 3rd 2014, 1:38 PM 13,464 Views 3 Comments

Our man in Brazil is braced for a not-so-smooth landing.

President Obama calls up US players Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey
# Respect
From The42
# Respect

President Obama calls up US players Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey

Jul 3rd 2014, 10:44 AM 6,740 Views 12 Comments

‘I just wanted to call to say you guys did us proud,’ said Barack.

TheScore.ie’s World Cup last 8 power rankings
# Top To Bottom
From The42
# Top To Bottom

TheScore.ie’s World Cup last 8 power rankings

Jul 3rd 2014, 8:00 AM 23,366 Views 30 Comments

Just one more day before the quarter-finals are upon us.

# world-cup-2014 - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Sports psychologist helping Brazil to stay mentally strong -- Neymar
# Coping
From The42
# Coping

Sports psychologist helping Brazil to stay mentally strong -- Neymar

Jul 2nd 2014, 11:39 PM 3,109 Views 4 Comments

The Brazilian number 10 insists he does not feel over-burdened by the pressure during this World Cup.

Oh dear... Jimmy Kimmel went to ask some Americans how Landon Donovan performed at the World Cup
# World Cup 2014
From The42
# World Cup 2014

Oh dear... Jimmy Kimmel went to ask some Americans how Landon Donovan performed at the World Cup

Jul 2nd 2014, 9:34 PM 10,395 Views 19 Comments

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.

11 signs you're a complete bandwagon World Cup fan
# Go Sports
From The Daily Edge
# Go Sports

11 signs you're a complete bandwagon World Cup fan

Jul 2nd 2014, 9:30 PM 22,624 Views 14 Comments

You haven’t been there, man.

World Cup party moves on from Recife leaving calm after the storm
# Letter From Brazil
From The42
# Letter From Brazil

World Cup party moves on from Recife leaving calm after the storm

Jul 2nd 2014, 3:00 PM 10,567 Views 2 Comments

Mikey Stafford checks in from the northern Brazilian city, where the action is now finished.

Michael Carrick relishing Van Gaal era in Manchester
# Dutch Gold
From The42
# Dutch Gold

Michael Carrick relishing Van Gaal era in Manchester

Jul 2nd 2014, 11:32 AM 4,723 Views 17 Comments

Careful what you wish for.

Breakfast at Bebeto's: All you need to know from last night’s World Cup action
# Brazil 2014
From The42
# Brazil 2014

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

Jul 2nd 2014, 8:00 AM 8,653 Views 12 Comments

Belgium and Argentina stay in Brazil as we say goodbye to the US and Switzerland.

Ochoa in high demand, says agent
# Six Fingers
From The42
# Six Fingers

Ochoa in high demand, says agent

Jul 2nd 2014, 6:30 AM 8,084 Views 4 Comments

No-one ever regretted buying someone based on a tournament performance.

# world-cup-2014 - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Belgium beat gallant USA 2-1 to make World Cup quarter-finals
# Match Report
From The42
# Match Report

Belgium beat gallant USA 2-1 to make World Cup quarter-finals

Jul 1st 2014, 11:44 PM 7,180 Views 14 Comments

Klinsi’s boys did their country proud but the Red Devils march on.

Argentine commentator breaks down in tears after di Maria's winner against Switzerland
# Something In My Eye
From The42
# Something In My Eye

Argentine commentator breaks down in tears after di Maria's winner against Switzerland

Jul 1st 2014, 10:36 PM 7,162 Views 2 Comments

We were crying too but only because we missed out on a shootout.

As it happened: Belgium v US, World Cup last 16 From The42
Live Jul 1st 2014, 8:30 PM

As it happened: Belgium v US, World Cup last 16

Letter from Brazil: Fans living the American Dream ahead of last-16 showdown
# U-S-A
From The42
# U-S-A

Letter from Brazil: Fans living the American Dream ahead of last-16 showdown

Jul 1st 2014, 8:07 PM 3,371 Views 1 Comment

As they say in their chant, the US support believe that they will win.

We'll leave it there so: Keane's a Villain, big names leave Wimbledon and all today's sport
# Tuesday
From The42
# Tuesday

We'll leave it there so: Keane's a Villain, big names leave Wimbledon and all today's sport

Jul 1st 2014, 8:00 PM 17,445 Views 1 Comment

We’ve also got news from Dundalk’s European exploits and the inside track of what’s happening in Ulster Rugby.

Messi turns creator to send Argentina into last eight
# Match Report
From The42
# Match Report

Messi turns creator to send Argentina into last eight

Jul 1st 2014, 7:55 PM 5,245 Views 2 Comments

Angel di Maria finished the move as Argentina survived a late siege in extra-time.