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World Cup

# world-cup - Thursday 17 April, 2014

There are at least 2,022 fake FIFA World Cups floating around China

China has started a major crackdown on football products that infringe on trademarks.

# world-cup - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From The Score Spain pip Brazil as World Cup’s most expensive squad Winning

Spain pip Brazil as World Cup’s most expensive squad

The squad of reigning champions is worth an estimated 486.9 million euros

# world-cup - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Michael D Higgins hopes England ‘go all the way’ at the World Cup

The President made his remarks to some 700 people who attended a gala dinner in London at the end of day two of his historic State visit to the UK.

# world-cup - Monday 7 April, 2014

From The Score Ireland Women to open World Cup campaign with USA encounter Coygig

Ireland Women to open World Cup campaign with USA encounter

Philip Doyle’s side will then face reigning champions New Zealand, before finishing the group stage against Kazakhstan.

# world-cup - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From The Score Belgium and Villa star Benteke to miss World Cup Setback

Belgium and Villa star Benteke to miss World Cup

Manager Paul Lambert hopes the star can use his frustration to make a successful comeback next season.

# world-cup - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From The Score The new US World Cup jersey looks like an ice pop Tasty

The new US World Cup jersey looks like an ice pop

It’s one of those that you will either love or hate.

From The Score Brazil halt work on World Cup stadium after death of construction worker Stopped In Tracks

Brazil halt work on World Cup stadium after death of construction worker

The stadium in Sao Paulo is due to host the opening game between Brazil and Croatia.

# world-cup - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From The Score Barcelona career and World Cup dream over for Victor Valdes, club confirm Road To Rio

Barcelona career and World Cup dream over for Victor Valdes, club confirm

The Spain goalkeeper suffered a horror injury tonight.

From The Score World Cup hopefuls Germany could wilt in Brazilian heat, warns Diego Maradona El Diez

World Cup hopefuls Germany could wilt in Brazilian heat, warns Diego Maradona

El Diego fancies them to impress though.

# world-cup - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

From The Score All Blacks star Cory Jane has no recollection of sleeping pill binge at 2011 World Cup Black Sheep

All Blacks star Cory Jane has no recollection of sleeping pill binge at 2011 World Cup

The winger explained that he and Israel Dagg made the mistake of taking the pills and then going out for something to eat.

From The Score ‘There are a lack of stars in Brazilian football,” says legendary winger Jairzinho Criticism

‘There are a lack of stars in Brazilian football,” says legendary winger Jairzinho

The dashing winger known as the “Hurricane” remains the only man to score in every round of the World Cup.

# world-cup - Monday 24 March, 2014

From The Score Stop everything! Shakira’s got a new World Cup song Brazil 2014

Stop everything! Shakira’s got a new World Cup song

Her latest offering is no ‘Waka Waka’ but it was never going to be, was it?

# world-cup - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From The Score Racing Métro will meet Joe Schmidt in September to discuss Sexton workload Planning

Racing Métro will meet Joe Schmidt in September to discuss Sexton workload

Laurent Labit says the rumours of his out-half’s return to Ireland made him laugh.

# world-cup - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

From The Score Ireland will face Romania at Wembley Stadium in the Rugby World Cup Old Foes

Ireland will face Romania at Wembley Stadium in the Rugby World Cup

While Joe Schmidt’s men were winning the Six Nations, rugby’s 17th best side were losing to Georgia in Tbilisi.

From The Score Former FIFA boss paid millions by Qataris – report Allegation

Former FIFA boss paid millions by Qataris – report

The Telegraph said a former vice-president of the organisation appeared to have been personally paid $1.2 million.

# world-cup - Monday 17 March, 2014

From The Score ‘We could have won a lot easier than that,’ admits relieved Irish cricket coach Phil Simmons Interview

‘We could have won a lot easier than that,’ admits relieved Irish cricket coach Phil Simmons

“It’s a great start, but there are three games in the group and we know how dangerous UAE can be,” he added.

From The Score Superb Ireland overcome Zimbabwe in Cricket World Cup opener after late drama Take A Bow

Superb Ireland overcome Zimbabwe in Cricket World Cup opener after late drama

They ultimately won by just three wickets.

# world-cup - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From The Score England can win World Cup, insists Mourinho England Expects

England can win World Cup, insists Mourinho

“When I see the players and the experience of the players and the clubs where they play, I don’t understand why one day it cannot happen.”

# world-cup - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From The Score Here’s all you need to know about the World Cup in 100 seconds 100 Days

Here’s all you need to know about the World Cup in 100 seconds

Except what FIFA’s 33rd team will be up to when the rest of the world are checking out Brazil and the boys.

From The Score The evolution of the World Cup football in one cool GIF Brazil 2014

The evolution of the World Cup football in one cool GIF

They don’t make them like they used to.

# world-cup - Monday 3 March, 2014

From The Score Getting Sexton back in Ireland would be a World Cup boost, admits O’Driscoll Homecoming

Getting Sexton back in Ireland would be a World Cup boost, admits O’Driscoll

‘I think everyone is in agreement that we didn’t want to see him go’.

# world-cup - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

From The Score ‘Sexist’ World Cup shirts withdrawn after Brazil complaint World Cup

‘Sexist’ World Cup shirts withdrawn after Brazil complaint

Adidas removed the ‘looking to score’ tees from sale.

From The Score Germany job ‘a very attractive proposition’, admits Klopp Euro 2016

Germany job ‘a very attractive proposition’, admits Klopp

‘Very attractive’ until you see Marty and Roy in the other dugout, Jurgen.

From The Score Brazilian football fan beaten to death after league match in Sao Paulo RIP

Brazilian football fan beaten to death after league match in Sao Paulo

The 34-year-old father was rushed to hospital after being beaten with metal bars.

# world-cup - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

From The Score No way back for Terry with England says Hodgson as World Cup looms in Brazil Door Shut

No way back for Terry with England says Hodgson as World Cup looms in Brazil

Terry’s recent form has lead to calls for him being brought back into the England squad.

# world-cup - Sunday 9 February, 2014

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: RTÉ thinks it played safe on Pantigate – I beg to differ Opinion

Damien Kiberd: RTÉ thinks it played safe on Pantigate – I beg to differ

RTÉ would do well to remember the story of Jurgen Klinsmann’s dive in the 1990 World Cup and the effect that had on schoolboy footballers for years to come.

# world-cup - Friday 7 February, 2014

Pictures: Tear gas fired & running battles with police, in protest at transport hikes in Rio

“We want FIFA-standard trains,” demonstrators chanted. It’s the latest example of social tensions in Brazil in the run-up to the World Cup.

# world-cup - Monday 3 February, 2014

British pubs could stay open late for the World Cup

David Cameron has ordered a ‘rethink’ on opening times during England’s World Cup games.

# world-cup - Saturday 25 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge People are ragin’ that Graham Norton didn’t ask Thierry Henry about THAT handball incident Uh Oh

# world-cup - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From The Score Stop the clock: Lancaster backs rugby rule changes in run up to World Cup Tinkerman

Stop the clock: Lancaster backs rugby rule changes in run up to World Cup

The England coach says a more free-flowing game will boost support for the host nation in 2015.

# world-cup - Monday 20 January, 2014

From The Score Ireland captain Paul O’Connell signs two year deal with Munster and IRFU Super Poc

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell signs two year deal with Munster and IRFU

The second row looks set to finish his rugby career with his home province.

# world-cup - Monday 13 January, 2014

From The Score Downhill competitor narrowly avoids carnage as stray skier drifts into path Snow Joke

Downhill competitor narrowly avoids carnage as stray skier drifts into path

Get that eejit back to the green slopes.

From The Score FIFA’s policeman vows match-fixing won’t ruin World Cup Promise

FIFA’s policeman vows match-fixing won’t ruin World Cup

“We must assume that organised crime gangs will also try to fix matches,” he says.

# world-cup - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states

Enda Kenny has acknowledged Saudi Arabia’s election to the UN Human Rights Council, but the government won’t say if concerns about human rights issues are being raised with leaders there or in Qatar and UAE this week.

# world-cup - Thursday 2 January, 2014

From The Score Official World Cup kick-off could be taken by teen in a mind-controlled exoskeleton Technology

# world-cup - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

From The Score TheScore.ie’s crystal ball: Here’s what our writers think will happen in 2014 Predictions

TheScore.ie’s crystal ball: Here’s what our writers think will happen in 2014

How we think the World Cup, the Six Nations and other competitions will pan out over the next 12 months.

# world-cup - Saturday 21 December, 2013

From The Score ‘Successful teams have a consistency of thought’ – George Gregan High Performance

‘Successful teams have a consistency of thought’ – George Gregan

The Australian World Cup winner provides some insight into how coaches set the standards for their players.

# world-cup - Monday 16 December, 2013

From The Score Croatian defender Simunic hit with 10-game ban, will miss World Cup Disciplined

Croatian defender Simunic hit with 10-game ban, will miss World Cup

The veteran international has been sanctioned by FIFA for pro-Nazi chanting after their play-off win over Iceland.

# world-cup - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

From The Score Buffon fires Hart a World Cup warning WC2014

Buffon fires Hart a World Cup warning

The England goalkeeper needs to be playing before he faces the Azzurri, the Italy icon says.

# world-cup - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

From The Score Adidas reveal the new ball for next summer’s World Cup World Cup 2014

Adidas reveal the new ball for next summer’s World Cup

You can start to complain now, goalkeepers.

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