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#World Cup 2014

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

Here's how the English media reacted to Suarez's four-month ban
# In The News
From The42
# In The News

Here's how the English media reacted to Suarez's four-month ban

Jun 27th 2014, 12:33 PM 7,897 Views 13 Comments

The newspapers dismissed suggestions from the Uruguayan camp that the star is a victim of a smear campaign.

Suarez ban 'too severe', says Fred
# AH LUIS LUIS
From The42
# AH LUIS LUIS

Suarez ban 'too severe', says Fred

Jun 27th 2014, 10:38 AM 4,620 Views 24 Comments

The striker’s union is backing their exiled Uruguayan colleague, it seems.

Germany handle the heat of group stage as Low hopes for improvement
# Brazil 2014
From The42
# Brazil 2014

Germany handle the heat of group stage as Low hopes for improvement

Jun 27th 2014, 10:01 AM 1,613 Views 0 Comments

The Germans will hope to have it made in the shade as they travel to cooler climbs, writes Mikey Stafford in Recife.

6 memorable last-16 matches from down the years
# Loser Leaves Town
From The42
# Loser Leaves Town

6 memorable last-16 matches from down the years

Jun 27th 2014, 9:30 AM 3,757 Views 6 Comments

And you thought the group stages were good?

11 ways to ease the World Cup withdrawal symptoms we're all feeling today
# At A Loss
From The42
# At A Loss

11 ways to ease the World Cup withdrawal symptoms we're all feeling today

Jun 27th 2014, 8:30 AM 3,625 Views 8 Comments

It’s okay, buddy. We’re all in this together.

Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from last night’s World Cup action
# Day 15
From The42
# Day 15

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

Jun 27th 2014, 8:00 AM 6,488 Views 8 Comments

Algeria go through for the very first time while Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup is over.

Eamon Dunphy is backing Chile to lift the World Cup but who's your tip to win it out?
# Neck On The Line
From The42
# Neck On The Line

Eamon Dunphy is backing Chile to lift the World Cup but who's your tip to win it out?

Jun 27th 2014, 12:15 AM 8,203 Views 41 Comments

The group games are over and now the business end of the tournament starts on Saturday.

# world-cup-2014 - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Klinsmann's US advance to second round despite Germany defeat
# Match Report
From The42
# Match Report

Klinsmann's US advance to second round despite Germany defeat

Jun 26th 2014, 8:28 PM 4,002 Views 0 Comments

Thomas Müller’s brilliant second-half goal meant Joachim Löw got one over on his former master.

As It Happened: Belgium v South Korea, Algeria v Russia - Group H World Cup 2014 From The42
Live Jun 26th 2014, 8:00 PM

As It Happened: Belgium v South Korea, Algeria v Russia - Group H World Cup 2014

World Cup hangout: Andy Lee joins us to talk Suarez, bonuses and more From The42
Live Jun 26th 2014, 7:00 PM

World Cup hangout: Andy Lee joins us to talk Suarez, bonuses and more

Take a bow Kwadwo Asamoah after this sublime cross for Ghana's goal against Portugal
# Tekkers
From The42
# Tekkers

Take a bow Kwadwo Asamoah after this sublime cross for Ghana's goal against Portugal

Jun 26th 2014, 6:30 PM 4,309 Views 2 Comments

He laid it on a plate for Asamoah Gyan.

Family and friends defend 'great guy' Luis Suarez after biting ban
# Back Story
From The42
# Back Story

Family and friends defend 'great guy' Luis Suarez after biting ban

Jun 26th 2014, 6:23 PM 5,693 Views 23 Comments

The Liverpool striker’s grandmother admitted that the 27-year-old was always a hothead.

Poll: Is Luis Suarez' four-month ban swift justice or another witch hunt?
# Defanged
From The42
# Defanged

Poll: Is Luis Suarez' four-month ban swift justice or another witch hunt?

Jun 26th 2014, 3:43 PM 5,350 Views 52 Comments

If Uruguay reach the World Cup final this year, Luis Suarez won’t be allowed in the stadium.

Cantona to Keegan and Bremner: The longest bans in football
# Bad Boys
From The42
# Bad Boys

Cantona to Keegan and Bremner: The longest bans in football

Jun 26th 2014, 3:33 PM 5,665 Views 0 Comments

Here’s some reading while you wait, Luis.

Read the full FIFA statement on Luis Suárez's four-month ban
# Kick In The Teeth
From The42
# Kick In The Teeth

Read the full FIFA statement on Luis Suárez's four-month ban

Jun 26th 2014, 3:17 PM 4,251 Views 25 Comments

The Uruguay forward has been punished for the incident involving Giorgio Chiellini.

Ghana's Boateng and Muntari sent home from Brazil after 'vulgar insults' and 'physical attack'
# Ghana's Saipan
From The42
# Ghana's Saipan

Ghana's Boateng and Muntari sent home from Brazil after 'vulgar insults' and 'physical attack'

Jun 26th 2014, 2:28 PM 7,576 Views 9 Comments

Sulley Muntari is said to have attacked a member of the Ghana FA while Kevin Prince Boateng issued ‘vulgar insults’ to coach Kwesi Appiah.

There's been torrential rainfall in Recife today ahead of Germany v USA
# Looks Like Rain Ted
From The42
# Looks Like Rain Ted

There's been torrential rainfall in Recife today ahead of Germany v USA

Jun 26th 2014, 1:52 PM 4,250 Views 2 Comments

The northern city has been hit by a downpour with just hours until the crucial Group G encounter.

Hulk Hogan and Will Ferrell are pumped for USA v Germany so you should be too
# USA! USA! USA!
From The42
# USA! USA! USA!

Hulk Hogan and Will Ferrell are pumped for USA v Germany so you should be too

Jun 26th 2014, 1:37 PM 5,194 Views 6 Comments

‘I believe that we will win, brother.’

Klinsmann living the American Dream as he prepares to face homeland
# Letter From Brazil
From The42
# Letter From Brazil

Klinsmann living the American Dream as he prepares to face homeland

Jun 26th 2014, 12:00 PM 4,745 Views 0 Comments

Mikey Stafford reports from Recife as the USMNT boss talks football in German with a US accent.

Jamie Carragher 'convinced' of Luis Suarez departure
# Thrice Bitten
From The42
# Thrice Bitten

Jamie Carragher 'convinced' of Luis Suarez departure

Jun 26th 2014, 11:15 AM 10,056 Views 46 Comments

The Uruguayan is out the Anfield gap, says Carra.

Babatunde set to miss rest of World Cup after horrific arm injury
# Ouch
From The42
# Ouch

Babatunde set to miss rest of World Cup after horrific arm injury

Jun 26th 2014, 10:22 AM 5,416 Views 3 Comments

A powerful shot from teammate Ogenyi Onazi caused the injury.

I will not resign, insists returning Roy Hodgson
# Three Lions
From The42
# Three Lions

I will not resign, insists returning Roy Hodgson

Jun 26th 2014, 9:11 AM 2,028 Views 9 Comments

The England boss reckons he’s the right man for the euro 2016 campaign.

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

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

Jun 26th 2014, 7:30 AM 7,782 Views 9 Comments

A Swiss hat-trick, a French stalemate and Messi finding form.

Klinsmann aiming for tactical masterclass against former protégé Löw
# Klinsi
From The42
# Klinsi

Klinsmann aiming for tactical masterclass against former protégé Löw

Jun 26th 2014, 7:00 AM 2,470 Views 3 Comments

Mikey Stafford reports from Recife, where the United States and Germany meet today.

Uruguayan President, FA and players circle the wagons in defence of Suárez
# Lacking Bite
From The42
# Lacking Bite

Uruguayan President, FA and players circle the wagons in defence of Suárez

Jun 26th 2014, 12:42 AM 9,191 Views 35 Comments

The head of state says he saw nothing wrong.

# world-cup-2014 - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Shaqiri's treble fires Switzerland into second round tie with Messi's Argentina
# Gala
From The42
# Gala

Shaqiri's treble fires Switzerland into second round tie with Messi's Argentina

Jun 25th 2014, 11:25 PM 3,590 Views 9 Comments

The Bayern Munich man linked superbly with Josip Drmić to put Honduras to the sword.

France top Group E despite Ecuador stalemate
# Nil Points
From The42
# Nil Points

France top Group E despite Ecuador stalemate

Jun 25th 2014, 11:20 PM 2,395 Views 1 Comment

The previously rampant French were strangely subdued.

Bruce Springsteen tells 'Luis Sanchez' that 'biting has no place in sports'
# The Boss Speaks Out
From The42
# The Boss Speaks Out

Bruce Springsteen tells 'Luis Sanchez' that 'biting has no place in sports'

Jun 25th 2014, 10:28 PM 10,792 Views 11 Comments

Everyone else has had their say on Suarez, why not let Bruce throw in his two cents.

Classy Shaqiri hat-trick inspires Switzerland to victory against Honduras
# Treble
From The42
# Treble

Classy Shaqiri hat-trick inspires Switzerland to victory against Honduras

Jun 25th 2014, 10:25 PM 5,047 Views 5 Comments

The Bayern Munich midfielder struck a golazo from outside box in the 6th minute.

Man United's Antonio Valencia red carded against France
# Straight Red
From The42
# Straight Red

Man United's Antonio Valencia red carded against France

Jun 25th 2014, 10:19 PM 6,028 Views 52 Comments

The Ecuador captain was given his marching orders early in the second half.

Mesut Özil channels his inner Rooney to express positional frustrations
# Nozil
From The42
# Nozil

Mesut Özil channels his inner Rooney to express positional frustrations

Jun 25th 2014, 8:30 PM 6,814 Views 5 Comments

The German star is not enjoying life on the right wing.

As it happened: France v Ecuador, Switzerland v Honduras, World Cup Group E From The42
Live Jun 25th 2014, 8:30 PM

As it happened: France v Ecuador, Switzerland v Honduras, World Cup Group E

England make low key return after dismal World Cup
# They're Coming Home
From The42
# They're Coming Home

England make low key return after dismal World Cup

Jun 25th 2014, 7:25 PM 8,685 Views 8 Comments

Time to get on that beach, chaps.

Living in America - Kyle Bekerman says Jürgen Klinsmann's gone native
# Turned Stateside
From The42
# Turned Stateside

Living in America - Kyle Bekerman says Jürgen Klinsmann's gone native

Jun 25th 2014, 6:58 PM 4,598 Views 6 Comments

The German coach faces his home country tomorrow.

Someone made a Luis Suárez eating Giorgio Chiellini Pac-Man game
# Pac Man
From The42
# Pac Man

Someone made a Luis Suárez eating Giorgio Chiellini Pac-Man game

Jun 25th 2014, 6:31 PM 4,833 Views 1 Comment

Because internet.

Messi brace and Rojo finish see Argentina past Musa-inspired Nigeria
# Scenes
From The42
# Scenes

Messi brace and Rojo finish see Argentina past Musa-inspired Nigeria

Jun 25th 2014, 6:15 PM 7,441 Views 0 Comments

The Barcelona magician scored with a beautiful free-kick just before half time.

Opinion: Luis Suarez has an addiction problem -- and he’s surrounded by enablers
# Danger Man
From The42
# Danger Man

Opinion: Luis Suarez has an addiction problem -- and he’s surrounded by enablers

Jun 25th 2014, 5:18 PM 7,970 Views 57 Comments

The Uruguay and Liverpool star is under fire after allegedly biting an opponent yesterday.

Croatia's early exit, the great Davor Suker and comparisons with Ireland
# WC2014
From The42
# WC2014

Croatia's early exit, the great Davor Suker and comparisons with Ireland

Jun 25th 2014, 3:05 PM 7,899 Views 11 Comments

Niko Kovac’s team will turn attentions to the Euro 2016 qualifiers after finishing third in Group A, writes our man in Brazil.

Perfectly reasonable sounding man calls BBC radio to explain why it's fine to bite people
# Crazy Talk
From The42
# Crazy Talk

Perfectly reasonable sounding man calls BBC radio to explain why it's fine to bite people

Jun 25th 2014, 12:58 PM 9,843 Views 4 Comments

He’s bitten four men ‘that he can think of’.

Bags packed with ice cubes and beer cans as Colombia's convenient invasion keeps going strong
# Letter From Brazil
From The42
# Letter From Brazil

Bags packed with ice cubes and beer cans as Colombia's convenient invasion keeps going strong

Jun 25th 2014, 12:00 PM 13,945 Views 14 Comments

Mikey Stafford was in a fan fest in Recife, pondering the ramifications of an All-Ireland final on Good Friday.