The Northern Echo: WC2014
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Blatter backing Suarez

9:40am Tuesday 15th July 2014

SEPP BLATTER hopes to see Luis Suarez back in action soon. Suarez was sent home early in shame after biting Giorgio Chiellini in Uruguay’s group stage win over Italy.

The best of them all

The Northern Echo:

10:17am Monday 14th July 2014

A SPELL-BINDING World Cup, a fabulous final and a sumptuous goal to settle it for the best team in the tournament: truly we have been blessed.

Super Mario volleys majestic Germany on top of the world

The Northern Echo:

10:15am Monday 14th July 2014

GERMANY were crowned world champions for the fourth time thanks to a stunning extra-time winner from super-sub Mario Gotze.

Italian referee accused of favouring Messi to officiate in World Cup final

The Northern Echo:

10:23pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE Italian official accused last week of favouring Argentina and Lionel Messi has been chosen to referee their World Cup final against Germany.

Penalty joy for Argentina

The Northern Echo:

12:03am Thursday 10th July 2014

ARGENTINA are just 90 minutes away from lifting the World Cup in the Maracana after they edged past Holland on penalties in Wednesday's semi-final at the Arena Corinthians.

Ban for Nigerian team

10:40am Thursday 10th July 2014

NIGERIA has been suspended from all international football because of government interference in its football federation.

Scolari still in shock

10:39am Thursday 10th July 2014

BRAZIL coach Luiz Felipe Scolari lamented a “disaster in six minutes” in their World Cup semi-final hammering to Germany but insisted his future would not be decided until after the tournament.

World Cup Comment: Germany deservedly stand on the brink of greatness

The Northern Echo: REMARKABLE DISPLAY: Toni Kroos celebrates scoring the fourth goal of Germany's 7-1 win over Brazil with team-mates Sami Khedira and Miroslav Klose

12:37pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

IF Tuesday’s remarkable World Cup semi-final felt vaguely familiar, it is because as followers of England, we saw something similar in Bloemfontein four years ago.

Records tumble as Germany humiliate Brazil

The Northern Echo:

11:06pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

BRAZIL'S dreams of making a return to a World Cup final in the Maracana were shattered in the most agonising manner as Germany inflicted on the hosts one of the most remarkable defeats in the 84-year history of this competition.

Neymar is not Brazil, says Scolari as hosts seek to beat Germany

The Northern Echo: Brilliant Neymar inspires Brazil to victory

2:04pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

NEYMAR will have to watch from his sofa, but that will not stop Brazil from beating Germany, according to coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Schweinsteiger warns Germany to be wary as injury to star man may galvanise Brazil

11:28am Monday 7th July 2014

BASTIAN Schweinsteiger has warned Germany the injury to Neymar could galvanise Brazil ahead of their World Cup semi-final showdown on Tuesday.

Neymar feared he was paralysed after injury that ended his World Cup

11:24am Monday 7th July 2014

BRAZIL talisman Neymar feared he was paralysed shortly after the knee in the back that ended his World Cup.

Newcastle keeper Krul aiming to psyche out Messi if semi-final goes to penalties

The Northern Echo: INVESTIGATION CALL: The Law Society has increased calls for a criminal investigation into Wonga over fake legal letters sent to customers. Wonga sponsors Newcastle United's shirts, here shown by goalkeeper Tim Krul

11:15am Monday 7th July 2014

TIM Krul has vowed to wind up Lionel Messi and his Argentina team-mates if Holland's World Cup semi-final goes to penalties on Wednesday.

Holland 0 Costa Rica 0 (Holland win 4-3 on penalties)

11:21am Monday 7th July 2014

HOLLAND'S substitute goalkeeper Tim Krul dramatically made two saves in a penalty shoot-out against Costa Rica to carry his side into the semi-finals of the World Cup.

Belgium beat USA in thriller

9:16am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

AN outstanding performance from the United States, inspired by Tim Howard, could not prevent American hearts being broken as Belgium finally produced a performance to match their pre-World Cup billing.

Messi is relieved after late winner

9:15am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Final Score: Switzerland 0 Argentina 1

Pogba hails one of life's best moments as Les Bleus negotiate Nigeria test

10:07am Tuesday 1st July 2014

FRANCE'S match-winner Paul Pogba hailed his winning goal as one of the best moments of his life as Les Bleus swept into the World Cup quarter-finals after beating Nigeria 2-0 in Brasilia.

Win all that matters for Mertesacker as Germany sneak past Algeria

10:05am Tuesday 1st July 2014

PER Mertesacker has hit out at critics bemoaning Germany's performance in their win over Algeria and believes qualifying for the World Cup quarter-finals was all that mattered.

Cameroon probe World Cup match-fixing claims

10:03am Tuesday 1st July 2014

CAMEROON'S football federation (FECAFOOT) is to investigate allegations of match-fixing by its players at the World Cup finals.

Low not worried about 82 World Cup

9:28am Monday 30th June 2014

JOACHIM LOW has warned Germany they must not underestimate Algeria, who will be looking to settle a 32-year-old score today.

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