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#World Cup 2014

# world-cup-2014 - Thursday 24 March, 2016

‘The Dutch team of 1974 is often compared to The Beatles with Johan Cruyff as John Lennon’

David Winner looks back on the genius of Cruyff and his role in the magnificent Dutch team of the 1970s.

# world-cup-2014 - Monday 29 February, 2016

Thiago Silva: I suffered from post-World Cup depression

The PSG captain also spoke about his omission from recent Brazil squads

# world-cup-2014 - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

How much do remember from the night Germany beat Brazil 7-1?

It’s hard to believe it was a year ago today.

# world-cup-2014 - Sunday 28 June, 2015

A year has passed since James Rodriguez smashed in this gift to football

Because in-off-the-bar goals are the best goals.

# world-cup-2014 - Friday 26 June, 2015

Ghana's 'ball boy' received nearly €90,000 during their 2014 World Cup campaign

That’s the exact same amount as their players.

# world-cup-2014 - Monday 12 January, 2015

Robin van Persie will miss tonight's Ballon d'Or ceremony because of injury

The Dutchman is nominated for the Puskas Award along with Ireland’s Stephanie Roche and James Rodriguez.

# world-cup-2014 - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Bayern's Brazilian defender threatened to hit Thomas Müller after hearing one too many '7 - 1' jokes

“We can joke about anything, but not about this,” said the tortured Dante.

# world-cup-2014 - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

The 10 most memorable moments of the 2014 World Cup

Robin van Persie, Luis Suarez and Tim Howard all created their unique storylines at what was a wonderful tournament.

# world-cup-2014 - Monday 22 December, 2014

German football 2014: It was fitting the country was crowned the world's best

There had been a feeling of anticipation in German football and success in Brazil made perfect sense.

# world-cup-2014 - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Mario Götze's World Cup-winning boot has sold for €2 million

German hero donated his left boot to help a children’s charity.

# world-cup-2014 - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Roy Keane gives Irish amputee footballers rousing speech ahead of World Cup campaign

The 2014 World Cup starts in Mexico this week.

# world-cup-2014 - Friday 15 August, 2014

A Colombian lawyer is suing FIFA for €1billion over refereeing decisions

Aurelio Jimenez claims decisions made by Carlos Velasco Carballo at the World Cup partially casued his cardiac problems.

# world-cup-2014 - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Tottenham confirm signing of USA World Cup star DeAndre Yedlin

The 21-year-old caught the eye in his country’s last-16 encounter with Belgium.

# world-cup-2014 - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

# world-cup-2014 - Friday 1 August, 2014

Pique: Van Gaal said I wasn't 'tough enough' to be a centre back

The Barcelona player also claimed he is not one of the best defenders in the world on current form.

'The end of an era': Where did it all go wrong for Spain at the World Cup?

Gaizka Mendieta and Guillem Balague give their thoughts on the Spanish team’s failure one month on.

# world-cup-2014 - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

West Ham finalise a deal for striker Enner Valencia

Attacker who scored three times for Ecuador at the World Cup makes the switch from Mexican side Pachuca.

# world-cup-2014 - Monday 28 July, 2014

Guillem Balague on why Lionel Messi had a disappointing World Cup final

The Spanish football expert also played down criticism of FIFA’s decision to give the Golden Ball to the Barca star.

# world-cup-2014 - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo denies reports of link-up with US rapper Lil Wayne

Previous rumours had indicated that a deal between the two stars was set to happen.

# world-cup-2014 - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Neymar's brain activity while playing less than 10% the level of amateur footballers

The findings were published in the Swiss journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

# world-cup-2014 - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Ireland and O'Neill to face Löw as Germany boss staying on for two more years

The 54-year-old has announced that he will remain with the World Cup winners until Euro 2016.

# world-cup-2014 - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Copying Germany won’t work for other countries – Pep Guardiola

The Munich coach says you have to back your own system.

It's another reappointment for Brazil as Dunga handed back control of Seleção

And there we were thinking they wanted to play football again.

# world-cup-2014 - Monday 21 July, 2014

FIFA say yes but was this the best goal of the World Cup? Poll This post contains a 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.

It wasn't me! Someone in the Germany camp broke the World Cup trophy

It’s okay though, it wasn’t the real one.

This highlights video shows why many consider Neuer as the world’s best keeper

The German stopper enhanced his reputation at the 2014 World Cup.

# world-cup-2014 - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Michael Darragh Macauley sends celebratory tweet to Rihanna after Dubs down Meath

The Dublin footballer urged the singer to “call” him.

James Rodriguez will join Real Madrid for €80 million, according to Spanish media

It is believed the Colombian star is already on his way to Spain to finalise the deal.

United will play attractive football under Van Gaal - Woodward

Much of the Red Devils’ glittering success over the past two decades has been built on the club’s attacking philosophy.

'Dreams of Andrea Pirlo and the day my World Cup sticker-collecting hopes ended'

639 spaces to fill, 30 days to complete the album and one person to undertake the task. They said it was impossible. They were right.

6 lessons learned from the 2014 World Cup

Lionel Messi doesn’t need to prove his greatness, football must address its concussion problem and more.

# world-cup-2014 - Saturday 19 July, 2014

VIDEO: Are these the top 10 goals of the 2014 World Cup?

Featuring Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez, Tim Cahill and more.

# world-cup-2014 - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Magpies add Dutch World Cup defender Janmaat to their ranks

The full-back signs from Feyenoord and will fill the void left by Mathieu Debuchy’s departure for Arsenal.

From The Daily Edge German football star Özil used his World Cup bonus to pay for Brazilian kids' operations What A Guy

Real Madrid seal €30 million Toni Kroos transfer from Bayern Munich

The 24-year-old midfielder has signed a six-year deal with the La Liga giants and will be presented at a ceremony today.

# world-cup-2014 - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Here's what Ireland's team for the 2018 World Cup might look like

A number of the current squad are likely to still be eligible should the Irish team reach Russia in four years’ time.

Leo Messi keeps throwing up in matches and no one can figure out why

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said that Messi went to a doctor, but the tests didn’t reveal anything.

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

Check out this class video of all the World Cup goals in flip book form

This will hopefully help cure your burgeoning thirst for football in the tournament’s absence.

'Deprived of fair and honest treatment' Eduardo walks away from Croatia

The Brazilian-born striker scored 29 times in his 64 caps, but retires complaining of influence from outside forces.

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.

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