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World Cup News & Match Reports

Blatter backing Suarez

MATCH-WINNER: Mario Gotze, after controlling the ball, sends his volley beyond keeper Romero deep into extra time to win the World Cup for Germany

Super Mario volleys majestic Germany on top of the world

Nicola Rizzoli

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

DUTCH DESPAIR: Netherlands players appear dejected in the penalty shoot-out during the World Cup Semi Final at the Arena de Sao Paulo

Penalty joy for Argentina

Ban for Nigerian team

Scolari still in shock

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

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

RECORD BREAKER: Miroslav Klose has set a new World Cup goalscoring record

Records tumble as Germany humiliate Brazil


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

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

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

Tim Krul

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

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

Belgium beat USA in thriller

Messi is relieved after late winner

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

Win all that matters for Mertesacker as Germany sneak past Algeria

Cameroon probe World Cup match-fixing claims

Low not worried about 82 World Cup

Mexico 1 Holland 2

James' wonder goal puts Suarez furore in the shade as Colombia see off Uruguay

Brazil hold their nerve to see off courageous Chile

GOING HOME: Ki Sung-yeung, who played for Sunderland last season, will take no further part in this World Cup

South Korea 0 Belgium 1

BAD DAY: Fabio Capello's Russia are out of the World Cup

Algeria 1 Russia 1

USA 0 Germany 1

USA 0 Germany 1

TOO LATE: Ronaldo's goal was not enough to save Portugal from a World Cup exit

Portugal 2 Ghana 1

Luis Suarez

Suarez banned for nine international matches and four months from all football for World Cup bite

NOT QUITTING: England manager Roy Hodgson

Hodgson insists he will keep position as England manager

Luis Suarez, right, and Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic on the ground after Suarez bit Ivanovic during the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool, in April last year

Suarez could pay for previous sins

Bento to stay as Portugal boss

Rise in weights may bring end to handicaps for Fahey's Baccarat

SENT OFF: Antonio Valencia

Ecuador 0 France 0

Honduras 0 Switzerland 3

Honduras 0 Switzerland 3

Nigeria 2 Argentina 3

Nigeria 2 Argentina 3

Bosnia 3 Iran 1

Bosnia 3 Iran 1

Luis Suarez

FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Liverpool striker Suarez over World Cup bite

Greece 2 Ivory Coast 1

Greece 2 Ivory Coast 1

MUST DO BETTER: Roy Hodgson's England ended their dismal World Cup campaign with a tame draw

England's World Cup campaign ends with a whimper


Luis Suarez at the centre of another biting controversy

DEJECTION: England's failings have been exposed by their World Cup exit before the end of the group stage in Brazil

Tuesday Topic: If England are going to improve, they have to start by accepting they're not very good

Mexico coach hails one of best days of his life after victory over Croatia


All change for England for a World Cup finale

Frank Lampard

Lampard yet to decide his future

Brazil 4 Cameroon 1

Holland 2 Chile 0

Australia 0 Spain 3

NAME AND SHAME: England manager Roy Hodgson has called for Harry Redknapp to name and shame players who he claims tried to avoid playing for England

Hodgson calls for Redknapp to name and shame Spurs players who tried to avoid playing for England

South Korea 2 Algeria 4

USA 2 Portugal 2

WINNING STRIKE: Nigeria's Peter Odemwingie celebrates after scoring the only goal of the game against Bosnia

Nigeria win dumps Bosnia out of the World Cup

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