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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Brazil 2014

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# Report
Ghana's 'ball boy' received nearly €90,000 during their 2014 World Cup campaign
That’s the exact same amount as their players.
# Behind The Scenes
Check out the trailer for Die Mannschaft - the story behind Germany's World Cup triumph
You have to see Per Mertesacker busting his dance moves.
# copycats
Copying Germany won't work for other countries - Pep Guardiola
The Munich coach says you have to back your own system.
# Poll
FIFA say yes but was this the best goal of the World Cup?
James Rodriguez’ effort against Uruguay got the nod but we want to know if you agree.
# World Cup 2014
It wasn't me! Someone in the Germany camp broke the World Cup trophy
It’s okay though, it wasn’t the real one.
# Lahm of God
'Teamwork, not individuals, the reason Germany won' - Philipp Lahm
The Germany captain says individual players don’t matter.
# Messi-ing in action
Don't cry for me Argentina - Lionel Messi is the loneliest man in the Maracanã
The Argentine playmaker had a last minute free-kick to send the game to penalties.
# Schumacher II
Here's the incident that somehow resulted in a free kick to Manuel Neuer
Eh, what ref?
# Heroes
Goalkeepers shine brightest at 2014 World Cup
The single most impressive goalkeeping display of all, though, may have come from America’s Tim Howard.
# Legend on legend
Maradona: 'Messi will define World Cup final'
The Argentine legend says his country ‘can’t allow’ a European team win the World Cup in South America.
# Germany
A World Cup final is the least German fans expected
This is the culmination of a long re-building process says James Carew.
# head games
Should Javier Mascherano be free to play on after reacting to a head injury like this?
The Argentina midfielder collapsed to the turf after a clash of heads.
World Cup hangout: The prize-giving webchat that's pity-partying hard in Brazil
We’ve got another phone to give away and the hungry Mikey Stafford is in São Paulo awaiting Argentina v The Netherlands.
# Paper Talk
Six of our favourite front pages from Brazil in the wake of their 7-1 defeat
Unsurprisingly, they don’t go easy on their team.
# Hammerings
Open Thread: What's the worst defeat your team has ever suffered?
In the wake of Germany’s rout of Brazil, we want to know the worst defeat you can remember?
# Seventh hell
'It's my fault' says Big Phil Scolari after Germany rout
The Brazil coach is taking full responsibility for the humiliating defeat.
World Cup Hangout: All the neutrals are supporting Germany tonight, right?
We’re approaching endgame as the first semi-final gets under way this evening.
# Letter from Brazil
Kerrymen at the Copacabana -- Ireland are surely the best-supported nation not at this World Cup
With not a single green-clad team left in Brazil, Mikey Stafford gives you the pros and cons of rowing in behind each of the final four.
# football fwend
The story of the World Cup so far (according to Rihanna)
Love the way you analyse, RiRi.
# no more neymar
Neymar urges Brazil to achieve his dream World Cup win without him
Warning, this video might make you very emotional for the kid.
# back problem
Neymar out of World Cup, according to Brazil doctor
The hosts’ talisman has broken vertebrae after tonight’s game.
# Onwards
Germany's Hummels dreams of World Cup final
“I was flat this morning and had to drink loads of water after the game, but things worked out differently for me at the end,” said the Dortmund centre half.
# Letter from Brazil
Life inside the Maracanã media centre, questions through a translator and rejoining the pack
Our man at the World Cup Mikey Stafford has arrived in Rio ahead of the first quarter-final tie this evening.
# Brazil 2014
Breakfast at Bebeto's: All you need to know from last night’s World Cup action
Belgium and Argentina stay in Brazil as we say goodbye to the US and Switzerland.
# Match Report
Belgium beat gallant USA 2-1 to make World Cup quarter-finals
Klinsi’s boys did their country proud but the Red Devils march on.
# Something in my eye
Argentine commentator breaks down in tears after di Maria's winner against Switzerland
We were crying too but only because we missed out on a shootout.
# Match Report
Messi turns creator to send Argentina into last eight
Angel di Maria finished the move as Argentina survived a late siege in extra-time.
World Cup hangout: the webchat that would change its mind at the last minute in a shootout
Let’s talk futbol! There’s two loser-leaves-town games and we’re on the couch.
# Got ink?
Chile striker gets tattoo of 119th minute shot that hit the crossbar against Brazil
No, we don’t know why either.
# Ref Justice
Klinsmann questions appointment of today's referee because 'he is able to speak French'
Surely mind games from the US coach?
# Day 19
Breakfast at Bebeto's: All you need to know from last night’s World Cup action
Germany and France both left it late as they advanced to the quarter-finals.
# claims
Cameroon FA to investigate match-fixing claims involving World Cup squad
The allegations surround the country’s game with Croatia.
# Brazil 2014
Glenn Hoddle just called Algeria 'Al Jazeera' on ITV
Nearly, Glenn.
# Close Calls
All the goals as France reach the quarter-final of the World Cup
Nigeria had a goal ruled out for offside in the first half.
# Keeping clam
Uruguay president curses FIFA 'sons of b****es'
Jose Mujica also described the sanctions on Suárez as ‘fascist’.
# buy buy buy
Now you too can own your own bottle of referee's vanishing spray
And it can be yours for just €8.71 plus post and packaging.
# saviour
Navas the hero as Costa Rica's adventures continue
The Central American side are into the quarter-finals where they’ll face the Netherlands.
# Brazil 2014
World Cup player intro Cavan style? The best Gif of the tournament is here
And it’s live!
# controvassy
Robben sorry for World Cup dive, but insists penalty was right
“That was a stupid, stupid thing to do but sometimes you’re expecting to be struck and then they pull their leg away at the last minute.”
Costa Rica v Greece, World Cup last 16
We had all the action as the World Cup’s underdogs went head-to-head.