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#World Cup 2014

# world-cup-2014 - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Letter from Brazil: National nightmare tough to swallow for a country not interested in excuses

Mikey Stafford watched Brazil’s nightmare in a north Rio favela where the reaction was “muted to the point of non-existent.”

From The Daily Edge Here's how a Galway pub ended up selling 50c pints during last night's match Humdinger

Here's how a Galway pub ended up selling 50c pints during last night's match

A deal that reduced the price of beer by 50c every time a team scored went brilliantly wrong.

From The Daily Edge RTÉ played out their World Cup coverage last night with a Garth Brooks song The Dance

RTÉ played out their World Cup coverage last night with a Garth Brooks song

A triumph for some. A devastating blow to others.

From The Daily Edge 12 of the greatest Twitter responses to Brazil's humiliating defeat Awkward

12 of the greatest Twitter responses to Brazil's humiliating defeat

The match was the most tweeted about sporting event ever.

Why the Brazil-Germany game was the most incredible match I’ve ever witnessed

The tournament hosts endured their heaviest World Cup loss ever against Joachim Löw’s side last night.

# world-cup-2014 - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Germany one step Klose after hitting hopeless hosts Brazil for seven

Scolari’s men have been sent packing after suffering their biggest ever competitive defeat.

As it happened: Brazil v Germany, World Cup semi-final

In the first semi-final, the hosts take on the European heavyweights in Belo Horizonte.

We’ll Leave It There So: Brazil and Germany face off, GAA react to Garth and all today's sport

RVP’s header is getting its own coin, there’s a new Pro 12 sponsor on the way and a lot of cash was spent on Ross McCormack.

World Cup Hangout: All the neutrals are supporting Germany tonight, right?

We’re approaching endgame as the first semi-final gets under way this evening.

What are Argentina’s chances of winning the World Cup?

The Dutch are up next for Alejandro Sabella’s side in the semi-finals tomorrow.

What are the Netherlands' chances of winning the World Cup?

Louis van Gaal’s side take on Argentina tomorrow in the second semi-final.

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.

British official arrested over illegal ticket sales at World Cup

The director of a company that handles World Cup ticket packages could face four years in prison.

The story of the World Cup so far (according to Rihanna)

Love the way you analyse, RiRi.

Here's what happened the only other time Brazil and Germany met in the World Cup

Ronaldo exorcised his 1998 demons as the Brazilians won their fifth World Cup.

Brazil must forget the golden boy and place fate in the hands of Big Phil

The host nation has not provided attractive football, but they are controlled by a man who knows exactly what it takes to win against Germany.

Brazil players' behaviour not acceptable, says Löw

The Germany coach expects a battle against the hosts tonight.

# world-cup-2014 - Monday 7 July, 2014

Zuniga a coward for Neymar challenge, says Silva

Meanwhile, the PSG defender won’t play in the semi-final after his yellow card appeal was rejected.

What are Brazil’s chances of winning the World Cup?

Luis Felipe Scolari’s side play Germany in the first semi-final tomorrow.

From The Daily Edge 'Very sad' little boy loses his World Cup stickers in Dublin, Twitter mobilises in support Panini Stickers

Barcelona coy over Suarez as reports of €78million deal agreed

Although the Liverpool man is suspended from all football-related activity, he would be able to join the Spanish giants if a deal is finalised.

Roy Keane says England players didn't perform, dismisses Rooney criticism

Roy Hodgson’s men failed to win a game in Group D, as Costa Rica and Uruguay progressed into the knockout stages.

What are Germany’s chances of winning the World Cup?

Joachim Löw’s highly-fancied side take on Brazil in the semi-final tomorrow.

'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.

Referee who missed Suarez bite handed World Cup semi-final

FIFA have assigned Mexican Marco Rodriguez to officiate the last four meeting between hosts Brazil and Germany tomorrow night.

Power ranking the 10 best players left in the World Cup

Mats Hummels, Thiago Silva and other individuals who have caught the eye.

# world-cup-2014 - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: The mystery of the Rimet trophy

This is another of the recent ESPN 30 for 30 Soccer Stories.

Here's how the Dutch media reacted to their team's dramatic win over Costa Rica

Louis van Gaal’s goalkeeper decisision was hailed as a masterstroke.

Still have plenty of World Cup stickers left to swap? You’re not alone

We speak to collector Mark Maguire about his idea to organise a Dublin-based swap meet-up.

Van Gaal kept keeper in dark over last-minute switch

The bold gambit paid off spectacularly as Tim Krul saved two spot-kicks.

5 reasons why Brazil can retain hope despite Neymar injury

The 22-year-old is not the first high-profile star to withdraw from the tournament.

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

The Oranje crushed Costa Rica (on penalties) and Argentina fortified their position in enemy territory.

Neymar urges Brazil to achieve his dream World Cup win without him No More Neymar This post contains videos

Neymar urges Brazil to achieve his dream World Cup win without him

Warning, this video might make you very emotional for the kid.

Krul exit for Costa Rica as Netherlands hold their nerve to reach World Cup semi-final

The Newcastle United ‘keeper was an inspired late substitute from Holland boss, Louis van Gaal.

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

Angel Di Maria ruled out of World Cup -- report

Argentina’s second most threatening player hobbled out of their win over Belgium.

Higuain fires Argentina into World Cup semis

Alejandro Sabella’s side will play either the Netherlands or Costa Rica, who face off later.

World Cup hangout: Belgium crash out, Neymar hysteria, Rihanna's provocative tweets and more

Don’t worry though, Messi was on hand to restore our faith in attractive football against Belgium today.

As it happened: Argentina v Belgium, World Cup quarter final

We went minute-by-minute as the tournament ‘dark horses’ tried to cause an upset.

'Anyone who tells you the party died with Neymar's injury was in the wrong part of town'

Brazil has been shaken by the loss of its biggest star – but Mikey Stafford found that there was no stopping the party in Rio.