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#World Cup 2014

# world-cup-2014 - Sunday 29 June, 2014

From The42 World Cup Hangout: Live and dangerous from Brazil with a tablet to give away Wchangout

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

Not that guy, he’s not live at all.

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

FIFA investigate 'punch' on Chilean player by Brazil official

Mauricio Pinilla is the alleged victim.

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

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

It’s heartbreak for the central Americans.

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

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

The Dutch are on the brink of a tournament exit.

From The42 As it happened: Holland v Mexico, World Cup last 16 Liveblog

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

We followed every minute of today’s game as Miguel Herrera’s side did battle with the brilliant Oranje.

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

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

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

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

Klinsmann tells USA players to plan for World Cup final

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

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

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

Colombian commentary for Rodríguez's wondergoal was predictably brilliant

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

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

Ambitious France out to confirm World Cup credentials against Nigeria

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

From The42 The Kingdom, Suarez and celebs at Wimbledon: it's our favourite sports writing this week Well Read
From The42 Rodriguez 'like Maradona', says Uruguay coach High Praise

Rodriguez 'like Maradona', says Uruguay coach

“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

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

From The42 Dalglish expects Liverpool to stand by Suarez PREDICTION

Dalglish expects Liverpool to stand by Suarez

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

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

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

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'

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

From The42 Uruguay hang Suarez kit as World Cup tribute Support

Uruguay hang Suarez kit as World Cup tribute

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

Hitzfeld: Anything is possible against Argentina

They take on one of the tournament favourites on Tuesday.

# world-cup-2014 - Saturday 28 June, 2014

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

England fan's ear bitten off during Uruguay game

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

From The42 Rodriguez rocket earns Colombia Brazil clash Report

Rodriguez rocket earns Colombia Brazil clash

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

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

Unconvincing Brazil scrape past Chile after nail-biting penalty shootout

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

From The42 As it happened: Colombia v Uruguay, World Cup last 16 Liveblog

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

Colombia took on Uruguay in the second last-16 game of the day.

From The42 World Cup hangout: talk football and win a new tablet as we get back to Brazil Wchangout

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

Come and join the cool people, as we put that whole Rest Day business behind us.

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

La Roja have been impressive so far and helped send 2010 champions Spain home but can they upset the hosts?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

The Copa América champions are circling the wagons.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The classic football movie is set for a reboot.

From The42 16 of our favourite images from the World Cup so far In Pics This post contains images

16 of our favourite images from the World Cup so far

The second round gets under way today.

# world-cup-2014 - Friday 27 June, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

While bite victim Chiellini has also offered some support.