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#World Cup 2014

# world-cup-2014 - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

From The42 A tactical breakdown of where the 2014 World Cup final was won and lost Analysis

A tactical breakdown of where the 2014 World Cup final was won and lost

A patient game from Germany eventually yielded its rewards, as they beat Argentina 1-0.

From The42 Power ranking the 17 best moments of the 2014 World Cup Looking Back

Power ranking the 17 best moments of the 2014 World Cup

Featuring Christ the Redeemer, Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez and more.

From The42 How Germany went from Euro 2000  'disaster' to World Cup champions Die Struktur

How Germany went from Euro 2000 'disaster' to World Cup champions

This is not a golden generation for Die Nazionale Mannschaft, but the product of a well-laid plan.

From The42 Analysis: The best young players at the 2014 World Cup Young Guns

Analysis: The best young players at the 2014 World Cup

It’s a highly competitive field but who makes our special XI?

From The42 Germany dance back into Berlin on massive open-top Merc truck Adulation

Germany dance back into Berlin on massive open-top Merc truck

The centre of Berlin was thronged with fans celebrating the World Cup success.

From The42 Jubilant crowds welcome home German World Cup heroes Celebrations

Jubilant crowds welcome home German World Cup heroes

The German team have landed in Berlin, where expectant crowds are waiting.

From The42 5 things Martin O'Neill and Ireland can learn from the 2014 World Cup Analysis

5 things Martin O'Neill and Ireland can learn from the 2014 World Cup

Squad depth is more important than ever and other noteworthy points.

From The42 5 cult heroes we loved at the 2014 World Cup The Unlikely Lads

5 cult heroes we loved at the 2014 World Cup

They may have flown under the radar but this bunch impressed us a lot.

# world-cup-2014 - Monday 14 July, 2014

From The42 Here are the best and worst XIs of the 2014 World Cup Stars

Here are the best and worst XIs of the 2014 World Cup

Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos, Lionel Messi and more players who stood out.

From The42 We’ll leave it there so: Contador out, Rihanna lifts the World Cup and all today's sport Monday

We’ll leave it there so: Contador out, Rihanna lifts the World Cup and all today's sport

There’s also a new Limerick manager and Manchester United’s record kit deal.

From The42 The Netherlands' Arjen Robben secures the 'Golden Dive' award Simulation

The Netherlands' Arjen Robben secures the 'Golden Dive' award

Marcelo, Fred and Georgios Samaras provided competition, but there was only ever going to be one winner.

From The42 What was your favourite goal of the 2014 World Cup? Golazos This post contains a poll

What was your favourite goal of the 2014 World Cup?

We’ve whittled 171 down to 12…

From The42 Check out the BBC's brilliant, epic end-of-World-Cup montage Class

Check out the BBC's brilliant, epic end-of-World-Cup montage

We can’t wait for the station’s next effort in four years’ time.

From The42 A young Irish football fan is now the proud owner of a piece of World Cup history Lucky

A young Irish football fan is now the proud owner of a piece of World Cup history

Kevin and Oisín Treanor recently attended Germany’s incredible 7-1 win over Brazil.

From The42 Why Manuel Neuer was the best player at the 2014 World Cup Number One

Why Manuel Neuer was the best player at the 2014 World Cup

German goalkeeper displayed remarkable agility, awareness and intelligence.

From The42 Here's how the German media reacted to their side's World Cup triumph Happy Days

Here's how the German media reacted to their side's World Cup triumph

The top-selling Bild daily splashed “1:0″ and “World Champions!” across its front page.

From The42 Brazil fires national football coach Felipe Scolari - reports This Is The End

Brazil fires national football coach Felipe Scolari - reports

Last Tuesday’s loss to Germany was the country’s worst defeat since losing the 1950 final game to Uruguay.

From The42 Lionel Messi already a great, says Sabella Acclaim

Lionel Messi already a great, says Sabella

The 27-year-old Barcelona superstar squandered a glorious chance early in the second half in last night’s World Cup final.

From The42 55 of the most memorable pics from the 2014 World Cup Looking Back

55 of the most memorable pics from the 2014 World Cup

We look back on some of the images that defined the past month in Brazil.

From The42 'I take my leave with so many great memories': Billo's tribute and farewell speech Okey Doke

'I take my leave with so many great memories': Billo's tribute and farewell speech

Tonight’s World Cup final was Bill O’Herlihy’s last time in the RTÉ chair.

Knocked out: Global players’ union want action after World Cup concussions

FIFPro say the decision needs to be taken out of the hands of team doctors.

From The42 12 things that restored our faith in football at the 2014 World Cup Passion

12 things that restored our faith in football at the 2014 World Cup

Crying during anthems, fan reactions, ‘why always me’ and more…

From The42 'Teamwork, not individuals, the reason Germany won' - Philipp Lahm Lahm Of God

'Teamwork, not individuals, the reason Germany won' - Philipp Lahm

The Germany captain says individual players don’t matter.

# world-cup-2014 - Sunday 13 July, 2014

From The42 Timeline: How the 2014 World Cup final was won Timeline

Timeline: How the 2014 World Cup final was won

Argentina will regret their host of missed chances.

From The42 Messi wins Golden Ball, James wins Golden Boot, Neuer wins Golden Gloves World Cup 2014

Messi wins Golden Ball, James wins Golden Boot, Neuer wins Golden Gloves

Argentina’s superstar picked as the World Cup’s best player despite a disappointing night in the Maracanã.

From The42 Don't cry for me Argentina - Lionel Messi is the loneliest man in the Maracanã 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.

From The42 Das ist Götze! Mario's goal wins the World Cup for Germany Winning This post contains videos

Das ist Götze! Mario's goal wins the World Cup for Germany

The Munich midfielder popped up with seven minutes remaining to score.

From The42 Here's the incident that somehow resulted in a free kick to Manuel Neuer Schumacher II
From The42 Snapshot: Christ the Redeemer holds the sun in his arms Spectacular

Snapshot: Christ the Redeemer holds the sun in his arms

The World Cup final cameraman captured a magnificent shot tonight.

From The42 Late replacement Kramer forced out of World Cup final with suspected concussion Injury

Late replacement Kramer forced out of World Cup final with suspected concussion

The Borussia Moenchengladbach midfielder was substituted 32 minutes into his competitive international debut.

From The42 As it happened: Germany v Argentina, 2014 World Cup final Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Germany v Argentina, 2014 World Cup final

The eyes of the world were on the Maracanã tonight. Relive the 2014 World Cup final in our minute-by-minute report.

From The42 Gerrard should remain as England captain, says Beckham Support

Gerrard should remain as England captain, says Beckham

The Liverpool star donned the captain’s armband as England failed to progress from Group D in Brazil.

From The42 The defining song of the 2014 World Cup is... Anthem

The defining song of the 2014 World Cup is...

Since Thursday morning, Rio has been humming with Argentinians.

From The Daily Edge 7 animals who really want to watch the World Cup final with you Cats Vs Dogs

7 animals who really want to watch the World Cup final with you

They’d certainly win the World Cup in ADORABLE.

From The42 Goalkeepers shine brightest at 2014 World Cup 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.

From The42 Robin van Persie gave his World Cup medal away to a Dutch fan last night ALTRUISM

Robin van Persie gave his World Cup medal away to a Dutch fan last night

The Man United striker also scored a penalty as Holland comfortably beat the tournament hosts.

From The Daily Edge No, North Korea didn't tell its citizens they're in the World Cup final World Cup

No, North Korea didn't tell its citizens they're in the World Cup final

Lots of people were duped by a parody. Again.

From The42 'Okey doke, we'll leave it there so' - Billo calls time on RTÉ career tonight Interview

'Okey doke, we'll leave it there so' - Billo calls time on RTÉ career tonight

The vastly-experienced broadcaster is set to retire after the World Cup final.

From The42 Brazil coach Scolari leaves decision on future to federation Doubt

Brazil coach Scolari leaves decision on future to federation

Last night’s loss came on top of Tuesday’s 7-1 mauling by Germany in the semi-final.

From The42 5 talking points ahead of today's Germany-Argentina World Cup final Analysis

5 talking points ahead of today's Germany-Argentina World Cup final

Can Messi deliver, will the respective stubborn defences be breached and more.