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#Brazil 2014

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Fit-again Rossi named in 30-man Italy squad to face Ireland

Cesare Prandelli has recalled the Fiorentina striker for their World Cup training camp and a friendly with the Boys in Green ahead of next month’s finals in Brazil.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Torres and Mata in but no place for Isco in Spain's star-studded provisional WC squad

Vicente del Bosque has announced a hugely impressive 30-man panel ahead of next month’s finals.

# brazil-2014 - Monday 5 May, 2014

Funeral takes place of Brazilian football fan killed by toilet bowl projectile

Paulo Ricardo Gomes da Silva was fatally injured during clashes in the city of Recife, one of the venues for the World Cup.

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins hopes England 'go all the way' at the World Cup Brazil 2014

Michael D Higgins hopes England 'go all the way' at the World Cup

The President made his remarks to some 700 people who attended a gala dinner in London at the end of day two of his historic State visit to the UK.

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

David Cameron wants the price of England's €109 World Cup jersey lowered

Nike have received a backlash from fans since its release last week and the British Prime Minister isn’t happy either.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

The new US World Cup jersey looks like an ice pop

It’s one of those that you will either love or hate.

# brazil-2014 - Monday 24 March, 2014

Stop everything! Shakira's got a new World Cup song

Her latest offering is no ‘Waka Waka’ but it was never going to be, was it?

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Which is your favourite World Cup jersey from the 32 qualified teams? Get Shirty This post contains images

Which is your favourite World Cup jersey from the 32 qualified teams?

With just 100 days to go until the finals kick off in Brazil, it’s time you familiarise yourself with the latest strips.

The evolution of the World Cup football in one cool GIF

They don’t make them like they used to.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Brazilian football fan beaten to death after league match in Sao Paulo RIP

Brazilian football fan beaten to death after league match in Sao Paulo

The 34-year-old father was rushed to hospital after being beaten with metal bars.

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

No way back for Terry with England says Hodgson as World Cup looms in Brazil

Terry’s recent form has lead to calls for him being brought back into the England squad.

# brazil-2014 - Friday 24 January, 2014

England 'WAGs' not welcome at Rio base

Roy Hodgson plans on running a tight ship this summer.

# brazil-2014 - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Falcao facing World Cup heartbreak as Colombia striker suffers serious injury

The Monaco forward is likely out of the tournament.

# brazil-2014 - Thursday 2 January, 2014

8 key questions ahead of this summer’s World Cup

Will Messi thrive? Can England escape from their group? What can Ireland learn?

# brazil-2014 - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Vanishing spray to be used at World Cup, says Blatter

Vanishing spray, which disappears within in a minute, is a foam squirted onto the pitch to mark the line where the defending team set up their defensive wall.

# brazil-2014 - Friday 6 December, 2013

Six 2014 World Cup group games we're looking forward to most

There’s only 188 days to go, folks.

Definitively power ranking the World Cup groups based on their deathliness*

*According to science/the FIFA rankings.

As it happened: 2014 World Cup finals draw

Ireland will not be in Brazil next summer but the show must go on.

FIFA are holding the World Cup draw in the middle of nowhere Luxury This post contains images

FIFA are holding the World Cup draw in the middle of nowhere

The lavish resort features swan boats, turtles, horseback rides, and white sand beaches.

# brazil-2014 - Thursday 5 December, 2013

How the very complicated draw for the World Cup will work tomorrow

It’s basically harder than time travel.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

FIFA announces pots for World Cup 2014 draw

Sepp Blatter was in Brazil today to unveil the format for Friday’s draw.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Make-or-break qualifier sees Algeria fans fill stadium... SIX HOURS before kick-off

You can’t question their commitment.

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Cavani scores stunning free-kick as Uruguay all but seal World Cup spot

The South Americans defeated Jordan 5-0 in their play-off first leg in Amman.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

As it happened: World Cup 2014 qualifiers match tracker

It was a big night of football action in Europe. Join us to see how it all unfolded.

# brazil-2014 - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Brazilian striker Diego Costa on the brink of switching allegiance to Spain

The Atletico Madrid star intends to play for La Roja but won’t be available for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers due to paperwork.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Italy, Netherlands seal World Cup spots

The two become the first European sides to qualify for Brazil.

As it happened: Austria v Ireland, World Cup qualifier

We went minute-by-minute as Trap’s Ireland laid their cards on the table in Vienna.

# brazil-2014 - Friday 6 September, 2013

‘We played into their hands’: O’Shea and Keane bemoan lack of Irish creativity

The experienced pair also refused to be drawn on the subject of Trapattoni’s future as Ireland manager.

# brazil-2014 - Monday 12 August, 2013

'The ship was rocking but we have steadied it' - John O'Shea

The experienced defender maintains that Ireland must take at least four points from their next two World Cup qualifiers if they are to have any hope of making the finals in Brazil.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Westwood to get his chance as Forde undergoes surgery

The Sunderland goalkeeper will start against Wales next week with his rival almost certainly ruled out for the next month.

# brazil-2014 - Friday 12 July, 2013

Maracana bans standing up, musical instruments, flags and topless fans

The legendary stadium, which will host next year’s World Cup final, has brought in strict new rules.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Carlos Queiroz sparks crowd fury with 'obscene gesture' as Iran seal World Cup spot

Alex Ferguson’s old pal didn’t learn this at Old Trafford. Right?

# brazil-2014 - Monday 17 June, 2013

Sensational own goal ends South Africa's World Cup dreams Wrong Way This post contains videos

Sensational own goal ends South Africa's World Cup dreams

Bernard Parker scored at both ends in last night’s qualifier in Addis Ababa.

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

TheScore.ie's World Cup Quiz answers

You didn’t have to be Statto to conquer these brain teasers.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Late penalty sees Japan become first team to qualify for Brazil 2014 World Cup This post contains videos

Late penalty sees Japan become first team to qualify for Brazil 2014

Keisuke Honda scored from the spot in injury-time to earn a 1-1 draw with Australia in Saitama.

# brazil-2014 - Monday 13 May, 2013

Trap names 28-man squad for England game

Ireland play four matches in the coming weeks and will be without the likes of Kevin Doyle, Richard Dunne and Ciaran Clark.

# brazil-2014 - Sunday 28 April, 2013

He may be overweight and retired, but the original Ronaldo hasn't lost it Golazo! This post contains videos

He may be overweight and retired, but the original Ronaldo hasn't lost it

The 36-year-old former great scored a cracker in the exhibition match to mark the reopening Rio’s Maracana Stadium.

# brazil-2014 - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Hawk-Eye shot down as GoalControl wins FIFA goal-line technology battle

The German system will operate at both the Confederations Cup and World Cup.

# brazil-2014 - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

'Ireland were fortunate to get a point' - Austria reacts to late World Cup draw

One Austrian newspaper described how the Irish were ‘up to their necks in water’ late in the second-half.