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# World Cup 2014

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# Water carrier
Cabaye credits Deschamps for French revolution at World Cup
Les Blues go into tonight’s Group E finale almost assured of top spot, and the current midfielder says it’s all down to his predecessor.
# Poll
Poll: For how long would you ban Luis Suarez?
Is is three strikes and you’re out?
# World Cup 2014
FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Luis Suarez
The Uruguayan has until 5pm Brazil time to give his side of the story.
# Have your say
Does this angle definitively prove that Luis Suarez bit his opponent?
The player himself, along with other members of the Uruguayan camp, have denied the accusations.
# Analysis
5 ways England can improve their fortunes at major tournaments
Implementing a winter break and other ideas for Roy Hodgson’s side.
# World Cup 2014
Breakfast at Bebeto's: All you need to know from last night's World Cup action
Including Colombian class, Greek drama and, you guessed it, Suarez’ bite.
# Conspiracy
'Nothing happened', snaps Uruguay's Lugano as FIFA promise investigation into Suarez 'bite'
The defender issued an angry criticism of Giorgio Chiellini, saying ‘as a man, he disappointed me totally’.
# neck
'Chiellini bumped into me with his shoulder', says Suarez as he complains of eye injury
The Liverpool striker says whatever happened today is ‘no big deal’.
# Twittersphere
Twitter reacts to Luis Suarez's alleged bite
The site erupted following the star’s controversial actions today.
# great bunch of lads
Colombia are dancing (and winning) again thanks to this brilliant James Rodriguez goal
Japan had levelled on the stroke of half-time thanks to a header from Okazaki.
# ciao for now
Cesare Prandelli resigns, 'taking responsibility' for Italy's early World Cup exit
Italian federation president Giancarlo Abete has also stood down after the Azzurri only managed to beat England in Brazil.
# Football's Going Home
Winless England bow out of World Cup with a whimper
Roy Hodgson’s side finished bottom of Group D as they could only manage a 0-0 draw against Costa Rica.
# antipasto
Snapshot: Here's Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder after his 'run-in' with Luis Suarez
Obviously, we haven’t seen the defender’s shoulder very often, but they look like bite-marks to us.
# Catenaccio
Uruguay advance to last 16 after dramatic finish against 10-man Italy
The Catenaccio approach looked like it would pay off until Diego Godin’s late header.
# hungry man
Did Luis Suarez bite yet another footballer?
It looks like his 10-match ban taught him absolutely nothing.
# lolz
Frank Lampard handed the biggest possible insult of this tournament
The midfielder won’t be happy when he sees this photo.
AS IT HAPPENED
England v Costa Rica, Italy v Uruguay, World Cup Group D
Italy faced Uruguay and England played Costa Rica as Group D reached its conclusion.
# reality bytes
Gerrard: 'The players that want the money and the fame - it will have an effect'
After another poor showing at a major tournament, the English inquest has already begun.
# Letter from Brazil
'Fast forward 350 years and the Europeans are back in Brazil hunting for fame and fortune'
Louis van Gaal’s Dutch side are laying the foundations for a new Oranje Empire but our man Mikey Stafford has acquired a soft spot for the all-action Mexicans.
# Legend
It's Lionel Messi's birthday today, so here are his top 50 goals*
*Arguably.
# tetchy
Jordi Alba to Spanish journalist: 'I'll rip your head off'
Left-back involved in heated exchange after his side’s 3-0 World Cup win over Australia.
# Potential
'Gary Neville will become a top-class manager' - Hodgson
Speculation over the 66-year-old coach’s future has already been dismissed by the Football Association chairman Greg Dyke.
# Growth
USA v Portugal is 'most-viewed soccer match in the United States ever'
Cable sports network ESPN confirmed that nearly 18 million Americans watched the game.
# Collision Course
Toure: 'City didn't give me days off when my brother was dying in bed'
Ivorian says he was in Abu Dhabi with his team-mates while his younger sibling, Ibrahim, was close to death.
# Awwww
VIDEO: Spain's David Villa breaks down in tears after being substituted
The 32-year-old striker was making his last appearance at international level.
# Have your say
Open thread: Are Brazil good enough to win the World Cup?
The question provoked a lively debate on the RTÉ panel last night.
# response
Ghana FA president denies match-fixing claims
The Ghanaians also confirmed they had reported the matter to FIFA.
# riposte
Angry Van Gaal takes journalists to task over criticism
“Could you give me a definition of attacking football? That’s my question to you,” he said.
# success
Neymar powers Brazil into second round
The opening goal came as a huge release for Brazil and their fans in the crowd of over 69,000.
# Report
Mexico earn place in World Cup last 16 with convincing win over Croatia
The Mexicans will now face the Dutch in the second round.
AS IT HAPPENED
Brazil v Cameroon, Croatia v Mexico, World Cup Group A
Brazil took on Cameroon and Croatia faced Mexico as Group A reached its climax.
# Wave Goodbye
Spain restore pride with comfortable win over Australia
Victory means the Spanish finished third in Group B behind Chile and group winners the Netherlands.
# Clockwork Oranje
Robben inspires victory against Chile as Dutch claim top spot
Goals from Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay were enough for Louis van Gaal’s side to pick up a third consecutive win.
# Pressure
Analysis: How the US blew a famous victory in 55 seconds of madness
The Americans were on the verge of going through before Silvestre Varela’s late intervention.
AS IT HAPPENED
World Cup hangout: Live from Brazil, waving adios to Spain
As Spain finally managed to win a game, we discussed the tournaments most disappointing teams.
# Robin Ban Persie
It finished 2-0 between Holland and Chile. Here's the only other stat you need to know
Well, we found it interesting anyway…
# Support
Give me six! Six-finger Brazilians want 6th World Cup
The Da Silvas, who live in the capital Brasilia, see themselves as a sort of talisman.
# TV guide
Which World Cup games are they showing on TV this week?
Short answer: all of them, if you know where to look.
AS IT HAPPENED
As they happened: Netherlands v Chile, Australia v Spain, Group B
The Dutch and Chile are battling it out for top spot as they bid to avoid Brazil in the second round.
# AWOL
Redknapp: I won't name and shame England duty dodgers
Steven Gerrard has called on Harry Redknapp to reveal which Tottenham players he claims skipped international duty.