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#World Cup 2014

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

From The42 Millions await the 'nature versus nurture' World Cup final Preview

Millions await the 'nature versus nurture' World Cup final

Argentina, and one very special player, will attempt to combat the impressive Germans.

From The42 Robben welcome at Manchester United - Van Gaal Invite

Robben welcome at Manchester United - Van Gaal

The coach also sought to temper expectations among Manchester United fans excited about his impending arrival.

From The42 5 memorable past Germany-Argentina clashes Looking Back

5 memorable past Germany-Argentina clashes

This is the third consecutive World Cup in which the sides have met.

# world-cup-2014 - Saturday 12 July, 2014

From The42 Sabella still hopeful over Di Maria fitness, says Argentina need 'perfect match' Looking Ahead

Sabella still hopeful over Di Maria fitness, says Argentina need 'perfect match'

“We have to remain very concentrated and close all the spaces open to them,” he says.

From The42 Brian Kerr nearly broke Twitter with his World Cup commentary this evening Legend

Brian Kerr nearly broke Twitter with his World Cup commentary this evening

The former Ireland manager was on top form during tonight’s World Cup play-off.

From The42 Brazil booed as Netherlands claim World Cup third spot Consolation

Brazil booed as Netherlands claim World Cup third spot

The hosts’ defence was hopelessly exposed, with the first Dutch goal coming when Robben raced in behind them.

From The42 Lionel Messi ready for 'most important match' Main Man

Lionel Messi ready for 'most important match'

“Tomorrow, we will play the most important match of our lives for our country,” he wrote on Facebook.

From The42 All the goals as the Netherlands outclass Brazil Goals

All the goals as the Netherlands outclass Brazil

This tournament can’t end too soon for David Luiz.

From The42 Schweinsteiger pays tribute to 'leader of the pack' Mascherano Respect

Schweinsteiger pays tribute to 'leader of the pack' Mascherano

The midfielder has recognised the qualities of his opponent tomorrow.

From The42 World Cup hangout: Karl Spain on World Cup highlights, Billo's retirement and Kevin Kilbane's soundness Wchangout

World Cup hangout: Karl Spain on World Cup highlights, Billo's retirement and Kevin Kilbane's soundness

The dreaded third-place play-off was also up for discussion.

From The42 Maradona: 'Messi will define World Cup final' 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.

From The42 A World Cup final is the least German fans expected Germany

A World Cup final is the least German fans expected

This is the culmination of a long re-building process says James Carew.

# world-cup-2014 - Friday 11 July, 2014

From The42 This video suggests Brazil LITERALLY didn't turn up against Germany CAMERA TRICKS

This video suggests Brazil LITERALLY didn't turn up against Germany

An ingenious new version of the game has edited out all the Brazilians from the match highlights.

From The42 Tearful Neymar backs 'friend' Messi as Argentina, Germany prepare Support

Tearful Neymar backs 'friend' Messi as Argentina, Germany prepare

The Brazil star wants the four-time world footballer of the year to win on Sunday.

From The42 Should Ron Vlaar's penalty have counted against Argentina? ON THE SPOT This post contains videos

Should Ron Vlaar's penalty have counted against Argentina?

Was the ball still in play? Did it cross the line? Where was that goal-line technology graphic that plagued us during the group stages?

From The42 Football brings hope, but not much more in favelas of Rio Letter From Brazil

Football brings hope, but not much more in favelas of Rio

Mikey Stafford tours a north Rio favela with a Corkman trying to make a difference.

From The42 Tired and bruised Argentina keeping emotions in check with the prize in sight Rest Day

Tired and bruised Argentina keeping emotions in check with the prize in sight

La Albiceleste have a day less to rest but they will have to show even more discipline against the Germans on Sunday.

# world-cup-2014 - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From The42 It's official! Alexis Sanchez has joined Arsenal London Calling

It's official! Alexis Sanchez has joined Arsenal

World Cup star agrees long-term deal with North London club after three-year stint with Barcelona.

From The Daily Edge Belgian football fan lands modelling gig after being spotted cheering at World Cup Because You're Worth It

Belgian football fan lands modelling gig after being spotted cheering at World Cup

Just like ridiculously good-looking felon before her.

From The42 LVG: Two Dutch players turned down first penalty before Ron Vlaar stepped up Third Choice

LVG: Two Dutch players turned down first penalty before Ron Vlaar stepped up

Louis Van Gaal signalled the beginning of finger-pointing season in The Netherlands.

From The42 'Nobody will die' - Defiant Scolari bats away questions on his Brazil future Mineirazo Fallout

'Nobody will die' - Defiant Scolari bats away questions on his Brazil future

“We have a commitment with the CBF until the end of the World Cup – and the end of the World Cup is Saturday.”

From The Daily Edge An RTÉ commentator accidentally said 'penis' on live TV last night Slip Of The Tongue

I'll forever be grateful to van Gaal: Argentina's penalty hero Romero says thanks

Argentinian keeper on a World Cup high after a disappointing season on the bench for Monaco.

From The42 Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know about last night’s World Cup action Oranje Crushed

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

Leo Messi has a date with destiny at The Maracanã this Sunday.

From The42 Maracanã awaits Messi and Argentina after Dutch undone by penalties Then There Were Two

Maracanã awaits Messi and Argentina after Dutch undone by penalties

La Albiceleste defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a shootout to book their place with Germany in Sunday’s final.

# world-cup-2014 - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

From The42 As it happened: Netherlands v Argentina, World Cup semi-final Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Netherlands v Argentina, World Cup semi-final

Could Messi send the Argies to their first final since 1990 or will it be Louis van Gaal’s men who face Germany.

From The42 Should Javier Mascherano be free to play on after reacting to a head injury like this? 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.

From The Daily Edge 7 feelings we're all feeling about the World Cup coming to an end Don't Leave Us

7 feelings we're all feeling about the World Cup coming to an end

Tell me why, I don’t like Monday.

From The42 Diving: Now a scourge of the office, bar and supermarket as well as the football pitch Everyday I'm Simulating This post contains videos

Diving: Now a scourge of the office, bar and supermarket as well as the football pitch

According to this excellent short film anyway.

From The42 FIFA suspends Nigerian Football Federation Ban

FIFA suspends Nigerian Football Federation

The ruling is with immediate effect and comes after ‘government interference.’

From The42 World Cup hangout: The prize-giving webchat that's pity-partying hard in Brazil Wchangout This post contains videos

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.

From The Daily Edge What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday Tv Picks

What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday

Here are the shows and films that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later.

From The42 WWE commentary over footage of Brazil's drubbing is perfect Oh My God!

WWE commentary over footage of Brazil's drubbing is perfect

‘Good Ol’ JR’ lends his voice to a soundtrack that sums up the hosts’ miserable night.

From The42 Six of our favourite front pages from Brazil in the wake of their 7-1 defeat 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.

From The42 Take time to relive the greatest goal from a Netherlands Argentina World Cup game Pick It Out

Take time to relive the greatest goal from a Netherlands Argentina World Cup game

DENNIS BERGKAMP! DENNIS BERGKAMP! DENNIS BERGKAMP!

From The Daily Edge 11 utterly devastated football fans mourning Brazil's World Cup defeat A Brazilian Tears

11 utterly devastated football fans mourning Brazil's World Cup defeat

Just let it all out. We’re here.

From The42 Open Thread: What's the worst defeat your team has ever suffered? 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?

From The42 Can Messi and Argentina surmount Van Gaal's Oranje hurdle tonight? Lionel V Louis

Can Messi and Argentina surmount Van Gaal's Oranje hurdle tonight?

Our man in Brazil looks ahead to the second of the World Cup semi-finals.

From The42 'It's my fault' says Big Phil Scolari after Germany rout Seventh Hell

'It's my fault' says Big Phil Scolari after Germany rout

The Brazil coach is taking full responsibility for the humiliating defeat.

From The42 Joachim Loew - 'They were shocked by our goals and it made the game easier for us' German Supremacy

Joachim Loew - 'They were shocked by our goals and it made the game easier for us'

Germany’s coach saluted his players for their thrilling display last night.