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# mikey-stafford - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

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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.

# mikey-stafford - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Kerrymen at the Copacabana -- Ireland are surely the best-supported nation not at this World Cup

With not a single green-clad team left in Brazil, Mikey Stafford gives you the pros and cons of rowing in behind each of the final four.

# mikey-stafford - Monday 7 July, 2014

'F**k FIFA' - Brazilians protest at World Cup costs as Silva awaits redemption

Mikey Stafford reports from Rio, where the real fans cannot afford to attend matches in the flesh.

# mikey-stafford - Friday 4 July, 2014

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.

# mikey-stafford - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

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.

# mikey-stafford - Sunday 29 June, 2014

The beautiful game: Brazilian progress spreads joy across the nation

‘Football’s biggest party needs its hosts almost as much as Brazil needs the World Cup,’ writes Mikey Stafford.

# mikey-stafford - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Discontent in Brazil media eased by the 'safe haven' of Seleção defence

Following a disappointing stalemate with Mexico, the host nation are taking solace that only Marcelo has been able to put the ball past Julio Cesar so far.

# mikey-stafford - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

'I never dreamt of playing a game like this' - Mexico hero Guillermo Ochoa

The 28-year-old goalkeeper is out of contract next month, but is unlikely to be short of suitors.

Zombie-like Brazil emerge with hope intact after near-shock in Fortaleza

Mikey Stafford reports on the aftermath of yesterday’s 0-0 Group A draw with Mexico.

# mikey-stafford - Saturday 14 June, 2014

World Cup hangout: Coming at you live from Brazil

One small step for football, one giant leap for Dunphy in a dress as Italy prepare to take on England. Join us for all our World Cup-related discussion.