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#World Cup 2014

# world-cup-2014 - Saturday 5 July, 2014

From The42 'Neymar has been hunted': What they're saying about the injury that has rocked Brazil Neymar

'Neymar has been hunted': What they're saying about the injury that has rocked Brazil

Brazil’s golden boy ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a fractured vertebra.

From The42 'The referee didn't help': Tearful James fires one last volley before leaving The Morning After

'The referee didn't help': Tearful James fires one last volley before leaving

One of the World Cup’s leading lights is on his way home.

From The42 Neymar out of World Cup, according to Brazil doctor Back Problem

Neymar out of World Cup, according to Brazil doctor

The hosts’ talisman has broken vertebrae after tonight’s game.

From The42 Analysis: 3 talking points from Brazil's 2-1 win over Colombia Water Cooler

Analysis: 3 talking points from Brazil's 2-1 win over Colombia

The strange refereeing decisions will surely overshadow the hosts’ quarter-final victory.

From The42 Van Gaal guards against complacency ahead of Costa Rica quarter-final Dutch Gold

Van Gaal guards against complacency ahead of Costa Rica quarter-final

“We should not underestimate Costa Rica. It is going to be a very tough match,” says LVG.

# world-cup-2014 - Friday 4 July, 2014

From The42 Match report: Brazil seal World Cup semi-final spot, Neymar carried off Selecao

Match report: Brazil seal World Cup semi-final spot, Neymar carried off

It’s the end of the road for James and the Colombians.

From The42 As it happened: Brazil v Colombia, World Cup quarter final Liveblog

As it happened: Brazil v Colombia, World Cup quarter final

We covered every minute of tonight’s intriguing South American derby in Fortaleza.

From The42 Captain Thiago Silva knees Brazil into early lead against Colombia Selecao

Captain Thiago Silva knees Brazil into early lead against Colombia

The PSG defender bundled home a Neymar corner.

From The42 Hummels the hero as Germany push through against France to reach the semis Efficient

Hummels the hero as Germany push through against France to reach the semis

The centre-back’s first-half goal was enough to separate the sides writes Mikey Stafford in the Maracana.

From The42 Three-quarters of Irish TV viewers have tuned in to watch a bit of the World Cup Brazil

Three-quarters of Irish TV viewers have tuned in to watch a bit of the World Cup

The number of people watching the games on RTÉ Two peaked during England v Uruguay at 815,900.

From The42 Germany's Hummels dreams of World Cup final 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.

From The42 World Cup hangout: the USA are out but we have a Croke Park Classic giveaway to celebrate the 4th of July Wchangout

World Cup hangout: the USA are out but we have a Croke Park Classic giveaway to celebrate the 4th of July

We’re talking football as France take on Germany and looking ahead to Brazil v Colombia.

From The42 Hummels heads Germany to quarter-final victory over Les Bleus in Rio First Blow

Hummels heads Germany to quarter-final victory over Les Bleus in Rio

The defender nodded home a 13th minute goal from Toni Kroos’ free-kick.

From The42 Life inside the Maracanã media centre, questions through a translator and rejoining the pack 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.

From The42 The Tragedy of Seville: 'Still to this day I have a cracked vertebra and broken teeth' Espana 82

The Tragedy of Seville: 'Still to this day I have a cracked vertebra and broken teeth'

Ahead of France’s quarter-final meeting with Germany tonight, Patrick Battiston recalls being assaulted by the German goalkeeper 32 years ago.

From The Daily Edge Germans are Googling 'how to banish dark circles under eyes' as they stay up late to watch World Cup Sleepyheads
From The42 Police suspect FIFA member in World Cup ticket scandal worth millions Just The Ticket

Police suspect FIFA member in World Cup ticket scandal worth millions

Brazilian police appeal to FIFA as they try to track down the source of the black market tickets.

From The42 Youthful French momentum could overpower jaded Germans in Rio Fraternité

Youthful French momentum could overpower jaded Germans in Rio

Mikey Stafford reports from Brazil, where Didier Deschamps’ side face a confused Germany.

From The42 'Barcelona-bound Bravo is my pick of World Cup keepers,' says Bonner Number Ones

'Barcelona-bound Bravo is my pick of World Cup keepers,' says Bonner

A man who knows all about being a hero on the world stage gives his thoughts on the stopper’s who have impressed in Brazil.

From The42 Brazil's brilliant World Cup teaching naysayers a lesson, says Lula Redemption

Brazil's brilliant World Cup teaching naysayers a lesson, says Lula

The former president feels that pessimists can learn from the success of the tournament.

# world-cup-2014 - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From The42 Monaco say World Cup star James Rodriguez is not for sale The Name's James

Monaco say World Cup star James Rodriguez is not for sale

The French club also hope to hang on to striker Falcao next season.

From The42 Kroos to make Madrid decision post-World Cup as French pressure builds Pokerface

Kroos to make Madrid decision post-World Cup as French pressure builds

The German playmaker is choosing to concentrate on the World Cup quarter-final, rather than transfer talk.

New documentary on Lionel Messi's journey to the top screened in Brazil

Former World Cup winner Jorge Valdano was centrally involved in the creation of ‘Messi’.

France 'fear nothing' as Bleus pit their wits against Hugo Lloris' fellow sweeper keeper

The Spurs goalkeeper praised Manuel Neuer high-energy role in getting Germany into the quarter-finals.

From The42 'In the early stages of the World Cup it was okay to wear an Argentina jersey in the street...' Letter From Brazil

'In the early stages of the World Cup it was okay to wear an Argentina jersey in the street...'

Our man in Brazil is braced for a not-so-smooth landing.

From The42 President Obama calls up US players Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey Respect

President Obama calls up US players Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey

‘I just wanted to call to say you guys did us proud,’ said Barack.

From The42 TheScore.ie’s World Cup last 8 power rankings Top To Bottom

TheScore.ie’s World Cup last 8 power rankings

Just one more day before the quarter-finals are upon us.

# world-cup-2014 - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

From The42 Sports psychologist helping Brazil to stay mentally strong -- Neymar Coping

Sports psychologist helping Brazil to stay mentally strong -- Neymar

The Brazilian number 10 insists he does not feel over-burdened by the pressure during this World Cup.

From The42 Oh dear... Jimmy Kimmel went to ask some Americans how Landon Donovan performed at the World Cup World Cup 2014 This post contains videos

Oh dear... Jimmy Kimmel went to ask some Americans how Landon Donovan performed at the World Cup

He was amazing during the 2 – 1 win over Portugal, but not as good as Lando Calrissian… and he had time to bite some dude too.

From The Daily Edge 11 signs you're a complete bandwagon World Cup fan Go Sports

11 signs you're a complete bandwagon World Cup fan

You haven’t been there, man.

From The42 World Cup party moves on from Recife leaving calm after the storm Letter From Brazil

World Cup party moves on from Recife leaving calm after the storm

Mikey Stafford checks in from the northern Brazilian city, where the action is now finished.

From The42 Michael Carrick relishing Van Gaal era in Manchester Dutch Gold

Michael Carrick relishing Van Gaal era in Manchester

Careful what you wish for.

From The42 Breakfast at Bebeto's: All you need to know from last night’s World Cup action 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.

From The42 Ochoa in high demand, says agent Six Fingers

Ochoa in high demand, says agent

No-one ever regretted buying someone based on a tournament performance.

# world-cup-2014 - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

From The42 Belgium beat gallant USA 2-1 to make World Cup quarter-finals 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.

From The42 Argentine commentator breaks down in tears after di Maria's winner against Switzerland 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.

From The42 As it happened: Belgium v US, World Cup last 16 Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Belgium v US, World Cup last 16

Will Jurgen Klinsmann mastermind a historic win for the Americans or are the talented Belgian side set to prevail?

From The42 Letter from Brazil: Fans living the American Dream ahead of last-16 showdown U-S-A

Letter from Brazil: Fans living the American Dream ahead of last-16 showdown

As they say in their chant, the US support believe that they will win.

From The42 We'll leave it there so: Keane's a Villain, big names leave Wimbledon and all today's sport Tuesday

We'll leave it there so: Keane's a Villain, big names leave Wimbledon and all today's sport

We’ve also got news from Dundalk’s European exploits and the inside track of what’s happening in Ulster Rugby.

From The42 Messi turns creator to send Argentina into last eight 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.