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#World Cup 2014

# world-cup-2014 - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Neymar says he almost lost his ability to walk from 2014 World Cup back injury

Neymar says he almost lost his ability to walk from 2014 World Cup back injury

Dec 27th 2017, 4:38 PM 6,469 Views 7 Comments

The Brazil international suffered fractured vertebrae against Colombia.

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

'The Dutch team of 1974 is often compared to The Beatles with Johan Cruyff as John Lennon'
# Brilliant Orange
# Brilliant Orange

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

Mar 24th 2016, 4:59 PM 38,806 Views 21 Comments

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
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

Thiago Silva: I suffered from post-World Cup depression

Feb 29th 2016, 9:53 AM 5,795 Views 4 Comments

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?
# Mineirazo
# Mineirazo

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

Jul 8th 2015, 5:00 PM 9,187 Views 11 Comments

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
# Perfect 10
# Perfect 10

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

Jun 28th 2015, 7:00 PM 7,320 Views 6 Comments

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
# Report
# Report

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

Jun 26th 2015, 3:34 PM 9,284 Views 3 Comments

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
# Hope For Steph
# Hope For Steph

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

Jan 12th 2015, 10:15 AM 3,392 Views 5 Comments

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
# Deutsche LOLs
# Deutsche LOLs

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

Jan 7th 2015, 12:33 PM 9,825 Views 2 Comments

“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
# Sport Review 2014
# Sport Review 2014

The 10 most memorable moments of the 2014 World Cup

Dec 23rd 2014, 6:00 PM 5,243 Views 4 Comments

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
# White Knights
# White Knights

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

Dec 22nd 2014, 10:30 AM 2,063 Views 3 Comments

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
# Golden Boot
# Golden Boot

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

Dec 6th 2014, 5:16 PM 3,461 Views 2 Comments

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
# COYBIG
# COYBIG

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

Nov 25th 2014, 4:40 PM 16,059 Views 20 Comments

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
# TAKING ACTION
# TAKING ACTION

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

Aug 15th 2014, 1:16 PM 5,618 Views 12 Comments

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
# Promise
# Promise

Tottenham confirm signing of USA World Cup star DeAndre Yedlin

Aug 13th 2014, 9:21 PM 3,651 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Zlatan stumps up €40k to deliver learning difficulties World Cup dream for Swedish team
# Dare To Zlatan
# Dare To Zlatan

Zlatan stumps up €40k to deliver learning difficulties World Cup dream for Swedish team

Aug 12th 2014, 12:09 PM 7,545 Views 15 Comments

Ibra’s a gent.

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

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

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

Aug 1st 2014, 2:45 PM 8,033 Views 16 Comments

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?
# Reflections
# Reflections

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

Aug 1st 2014, 7:25 AM 3,795 Views 4 Comments

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
# New Arrival
# New Arrival

West Ham finalise a deal for striker Enner Valencia

Jul 29th 2014, 7:01 PM 3,113 Views 2 Comments

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
# Anti-climax
# Anti-climax

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

Jul 28th 2014, 6:15 AM 19,595 Views 0 Comments

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
# Dream Team
# Dream Team

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

Jul 27th 2014, 5:15 PM 10,662 Views 6 Comments

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
# Anomaly
# Anomaly

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

Jul 26th 2014, 5:43 PM 15,431 Views 7 Comments

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
# Road To France
# Road To France

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

Jul 23rd 2014, 2:44 PM 2,584 Views 3 Comments

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
# Copycats
# Copycats

Copying Germany won't work for other countries - Pep Guardiola

Jul 22nd 2014, 5:06 PM 5,069 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Jul 22nd 2014, 3:55 PM 3,570 Views 6 Comments

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
# Poll

FIFA say yes but was this the best goal of the World Cup?

Jul 21st 2014, 2:03 PM 6,311 Views 15 Comments

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
# World Cup 2014
# World Cup 2014

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

Jul 21st 2014, 9:20 AM 11,445 Views 3 Comments

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

This highlights video shows why many consider Neuer as the world's best keeper
# Talented
# Talented

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

Jul 21st 2014, 6:45 AM 4,334 Views 5 Comments

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
# Request
# Request

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

Jul 20th 2014, 6:33 PM 24,440 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 20th 2014, 3:51 PM 8,138 Views 18 Comments

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
# Ambition
# Ambition

United will play attractive football under Van Gaal - Woodward

Jul 20th 2014, 2:55 PM 3,975 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Fun Fun Fun
# Fun Fun Fun

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

Jul 20th 2014, 9:45 AM 4,314 Views 3 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

6 lessons learned from the 2014 World Cup

Jul 20th 2014, 7:25 AM 5,449 Views 12 Comments

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?
# Footballing Genius
# Footballing Genius

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

Jul 19th 2014, 11:55 PM 4,661 Views 5 Comments

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
# New Arrival
# New Arrival

Magpies add Dutch World Cup defender Janmaat to their ranks

Jul 17th 2014, 7:49 PM 3,527 Views 10 Comments

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

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

German football star Özil used his World Cup bonus to pay for Brazilian kids' operations

Jul 17th 2014, 11:45 AM 13,008 Views 17 Comments

Lovely gesture.

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

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

Jul 17th 2014, 8:51 AM 7,043 Views 29 Comments

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
# Four More Years
# Four More Years

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

Jul 16th 2014, 8:00 AM 27,355 Views 63 Comments

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
# Problem
# Problem

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

Jul 16th 2014, 12:23 AM 16,576 Views 13 Comments

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
# Ingenious
# Ingenious

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

Jul 15th 2014, 10:22 PM 5,768 Views 3 Comments

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
# Back To Brazil
# Back To Brazil

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

Jul 15th 2014, 8:53 PM 10,152 Views 5 Comments

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

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