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#World Cup 2014

# world-cup-2014 - All time

World Cup Hangout: Live and dangerous from Brazil with a tablet to give away From The42
Live Jun 29th 2014, 7:00 PM

World Cup Hangout: Live and dangerous from Brazil with a tablet to give away

FIFA investigate 'punch' on Chilean player by Brazil official
# Fight Night
From The42
# Fight Night

FIFA investigate 'punch' on Chilean player by Brazil official

Jun 29th 2014, 6:55 PM 6,117 Views 0 Comments

Mauricio Pinilla is the alleged victim.

VIDEO: Dutch claim dramatic rope-a-dope win with two late goals against stunned Mexico
# Yesh
From The42
# Yesh

VIDEO: Dutch claim dramatic rope-a-dope win with two late goals against stunned Mexico

Jun 29th 2014, 6:52 PM 5,792 Views 19 Comments

It’s heartbreak for the central Americans.

Mexico have one foot in the quarter finals thanks to this Giovanni dos Santos screamer
# Olé
From The42
# Olé

Mexico have one foot in the quarter finals thanks to this Giovanni dos Santos screamer

Jun 29th 2014, 6:25 PM 3,331 Views 4 Comments

The Dutch are on the brink of a tournament exit.

As it happened: Holland v Mexico, World Cup last 16 From The42
Live Jun 29th 2014, 4:27 PM

As it happened: Holland v Mexico, World Cup last 16

Greece players ask for their World Cup bonuses to be put towards training complex
# Goodfellas
From The42
# Goodfellas

Greece players ask for their World Cup bonuses to be put towards training complex

Jun 29th 2014, 4:02 PM 8,133 Views 12 Comments

Admirable gesture from the players who are preparing for a round of 16 tie against Costa Rica.

Klinsmann tells USA players to plan for World Cup final
# Determined
From The42
# Determined

Klinsmann tells USA players to plan for World Cup final

Jun 29th 2014, 2:52 PM 6,348 Views 2 Comments

Manager wants players’ families to change their return flights from Brazil to sometime after July 13th.

The beautiful game: Brazilian progress spreads joy across the nation
# Letter From Brazil
From The42
# Letter From Brazil

The beautiful game: Brazilian progress spreads joy across the nation

Jun 29th 2014, 2:08 PM 3,153 Views 4 Comments

‘Football’s biggest party needs its hosts almost as much as Brazil needs the World Cup,’ writes Mikey Stafford.

Colombian commentary for Rodríguez's wondergoal was predictably brilliant
# Goooooooll!
From The42
# Goooooooll!

Colombian commentary for Rodríguez's wondergoal was predictably brilliant

Jun 29th 2014, 1:22 PM 6,942 Views 3 Comments

The new star of the World Cup struck a magnificent volley against Uruguay last night.

Ambitious France out to confirm World Cup credentials against Nigeria
# Les Bleus
From The42
# Les Bleus

Ambitious France out to confirm World Cup credentials against Nigeria

Jun 29th 2014, 11:11 AM 3,154 Views 0 Comments

Didier Deschamps’ side swept past Honduras and Switzerland, before a stalemate against Ecuador.

The Kingdom, Suarez and celebs at Wimbledon: it's our favourite sports writing this week
# Well Read
From The42
# Well Read

The Kingdom, Suarez and celebs at Wimbledon: it's our favourite sports writing this week

Jun 29th 2014, 9:19 AM 4,706 Views 0 Comments

Get that kettle on.

Rodriguez 'like Maradona', says Uruguay coach
# High Praise
From The42
# High Praise

Rodriguez 'like Maradona', says Uruguay coach

Jun 29th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,564 Views 5 Comments

“For me, special talents are those who do things that are completely out of the ordinary,” he explained.

Costa Rica's Cinderella fairytale faces history-seeking Greek roadblock
# Clash Of Styles
From The42
# Clash Of Styles

Costa Rica's Cinderella fairytale faces history-seeking Greek roadblock

Jun 29th 2014, 8:58 AM 2,032 Views 1 Comment

Mikey Stafford reports from Recife, where both sides are aiming to achieve historical feats.

Dalglish expects Liverpool to stand by Suarez
# PREDICTION
From The42
# PREDICTION

Dalglish expects Liverpool to stand by Suarez

Jun 29th 2014, 8:45 AM 4,483 Views 75 Comments

The striker has been handed a four-month ban from all football-related activities.

Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from last night’s World Cup action
# Day 17
From The42
# Day 17

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

Jun 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 7,977 Views 4 Comments

The hosts go through to set up another mouth-watering fixture with Colombia in the quarter-finals while Chile and Uruguay are heading home.

Germans reject talk of Algerian 'revenge'
# History Lesson
From The42
# History Lesson

Germans reject talk of Algerian 'revenge'

Jun 29th 2014, 7:27 AM 3,515 Views 0 Comments

Jogi Loew isn’t buying talk that the infamous 1982 carve up with Austria is a factor in 2014.

Uruguay hang Suarez kit as World Cup tribute
# Support
From The42
# Support

Uruguay hang Suarez kit as World Cup tribute

Jun 29th 2014, 12:19 AM 9,181 Views 23 Comments

The star’s number nine shirt and kit were laid out in the Maracana changing rooms.

Hitzfeld: Anything is possible against Argentina
# I Will In My Swiss
From The42
# I Will In My Swiss

Hitzfeld: Anything is possible against Argentina

Jun 29th 2014, 12:17 AM 3,748 Views 2 Comments

They take on one of the tournament favourites on Tuesday.

England fan's ear bitten off during Uruguay game
# Vicious
From The42
# Vicious

England fan's ear bitten off during Uruguay game

Jun 28th 2014, 11:52 PM 10,174 Views 20 Comments

No arrests have been made, the Association of Chief Police Officers said.

Rodriguez rocket earns Colombia Brazil clash
# Report
From The42
# Report

Rodriguez rocket earns Colombia Brazil clash

Jun 28th 2014, 11:21 PM 5,690 Views 5 Comments

The pre-match build-up had been dominated by talk of Suarez’s four-month ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.

Unconvincing Brazil scrape past Chile after nail-biting penalty shootout
# Last 8
From The42
# Last 8

Unconvincing Brazil scrape past Chile after nail-biting penalty shootout

Jun 28th 2014, 8:37 PM 4,206 Views 12 Comments

Gonzalo Jara missed his spot-kick after 120 minutes of enthralling football ended 1-1.

As it happened: Colombia v Uruguay, World Cup last 16 From The42
Live Jun 28th 2014, 8:13 PM

As it happened: Colombia v Uruguay, World Cup last 16

World Cup hangout: talk football and win a new tablet as we get back to Brazil From The42
Live Jun 28th 2014, 7:02 PM

World Cup hangout: talk football and win a new tablet as we get back to Brazil

As it happened: Brazil v Chile, World Cup last 16 From The42
Live Jun 28th 2014, 6:30 PM

As it happened: Brazil v Chile, World Cup last 16

Irish lad kicks a ball at his dad's head every day during World Cup
# Head Ball
From The Daily Edge
# Head Ball

Irish lad kicks a ball at his dad's head every day during World Cup

Jun 28th 2014, 3:43 PM 3,685 Views 0 Comments

We have no idea.

'I hit my face against the player' - Suarez denies biting Chiellini
# You're Joking Right?
From The42
# You're Joking Right?

'I hit my face against the player' - Suarez denies biting Chiellini

Jun 28th 2014, 3:29 PM 6,757 Views 56 Comments

In his statement to FIFA, the Uruguay striker claims he lost his footing and fell on his Italian opponent.

He drives me crazy but Suárez is no fine young cannibal
# Letter From Brazil
From The42
# Letter From Brazil

He drives me crazy but Suárez is no fine young cannibal

Jun 28th 2014, 2:03 PM 14,323 Views 64 Comments

What the Uruguayan did was wrong but it wasn’t pre-meditated or life-threatening writes Mikey Stafford.

Arsene Wenger recreates Robin van Persie's diving header on Brazilian beach
# Tekkers
From The42
# Tekkers

Arsene Wenger recreates Robin van Persie's diving header on Brazilian beach

Jun 28th 2014, 12:03 PM 10,487 Views 8 Comments

The Arsenal manager is enjoying his time at the World Cup.

Colombia on the menu for Uruguayans as manager says Suárez has been made a 'scapegoat'
# Making A Meal Of It
From The42
# Making A Meal Of It

Colombia on the menu for Uruguayans as manager says Suárez has been made a 'scapegoat'

Jun 28th 2014, 11:32 AM 2,746 Views 12 Comments

The Copa América champions are circling the wagons.

Brazil's improvised football pitches show no space is too small for the country's second religion
# Life's A Pitch
From The42
# Life's A Pitch

Brazil's improvised football pitches show no space is too small for the country's second religion

Jun 28th 2014, 11:16 AM 11,675 Views 5 Comments

Odd dimensions and uneven ground are standard fair around parts of the country.

Unbelievable Jeff! Chris Kamara had a day to remember in Brazil yesterday
# Crime Fighter
From The42
# Crime Fighter

Unbelievable Jeff! Chris Kamara had a day to remember in Brazil yesterday

Jun 28th 2014, 10:04 AM 7,849 Views 5 Comments

The Sky Sports pundit turned crime-fighter caught an alleged thief yesterday.

Analysis: Has Ronaldo been an asset or a liability for Portugal at this World Cup?
# Report Card
From The42
# Report Card

Analysis: Has Ronaldo been an asset or a liability for Portugal at this World Cup?

Jun 28th 2014, 9:00 AM 7,676 Views 11 Comments

The Portuguese star’s fitness has come under scrutiny during the tournament.

'Now we have a real chance to make a living wage': Brazil workers upbeat on trash picking
# World Cup 2014
# World Cup 2014

'Now we have a real chance to make a living wage': Brazil workers upbeat on trash picking

Jun 28th 2014, 8:15 AM 7,237 Views 9 Comments

For the world cup, 850 rubbish pickers – or catadores – have been recruited and trained to work in Brazil’s 12 host stadium.

TheScore.ie's World Cup last 16 power rankings
# Business Time
From The42
# Business Time

TheScore.ie's World Cup last 16 power rankings

Jun 28th 2014, 8:00 AM 13,130 Views 15 Comments

Half the teams have gone home but who has impressed the most out of the remaining sides going into the knockout stages?

Why did Ireland reject an invitation to the 1950 World Cup in Brazil?
# Brazil 1950
From The42
# Brazil 1950

Why did Ireland reject an invitation to the 1950 World Cup in Brazil?

Jun 28th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,150 Views 12 Comments

The country’s World Cup adventure could have started 40 years before Italia 90.

Open Thread: Who would you cast in the remake of Escape to Victory
# Escape To A Score Draw
From The42
# Escape To A Score Draw

Open Thread: Who would you cast in the remake of Escape to Victory

Jun 28th 2014, 7:15 AM 3,607 Views 10 Comments

The classic football movie is set for a reboot.

16 of our favourite images from the World Cup so far
# In Pics
From The42
# In Pics

16 of our favourite images from the World Cup so far

Jun 28th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,086 Views 7 Comments

The second round gets under way today.

We’ll Leave It There So: Man United spend big, departure at Munster and today's sport
# Friday
From The42
# Friday

We’ll Leave It There So: Man United spend big, departure at Munster and today's sport

Jun 27th 2014, 7:51 PM 20,529 Views 3 Comments

No World Cup games but there is plenty going on including the latest from Wimbledon and news on Irish cyclist Philip Deignan.

Here are the best and worst XIs of the World Cup’s third round of games
# Heroes And Villains
From The42
# Heroes And Villains

Here are the best and worst XIs of the World Cup’s third round of games

Jun 27th 2014, 5:08 PM 9,546 Views 12 Comments

Lionel Messi, Rafael Marquez and James Rodriguez are among the players to have caught our eye.

'Why not send him to Guantanamo?' - Maradona adds his name to the Suárez defence team
# Support
From The42
# Support

'Why not send him to Guantanamo?' - Maradona adds his name to the Suárez defence team

Jun 27th 2014, 2:55 PM 5,485 Views 12 Comments

While bite victim Chiellini has also offered some support.