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From The42 Croatia's early exit, the great Davor Suker and comparisons with Ireland WC2014

Croatia's early exit, the great Davor Suker and comparisons with Ireland

Niko Kovac’s team will turn attentions to the Euro 2016 qualifiers after finishing third in Group A, writes our man in Brazil.

From The42 Diego Maradona looks on as Lionel Messi sweeps Argentina into last 16 Latest

Diego Maradona looks on as Lionel Messi sweeps Argentina into last 16

El Diego cheered his country on at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.

The New York Times just made the greatest correction of the World Cup

We had no idea the tournament had been going on so long.

From The42 Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from the second night of World Cup action Oranje Juice

Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from the second night of World Cup action

There were almost as many offside goals on Friday as images of Iker Casillas picking the ball out of the Spanish net.

From The42 Buffon fires Hart a World Cup warning WC2014

Buffon fires Hart a World Cup warning

The England goalkeeper needs to be playing before he faces the Azzurri, the Italy icon says.

From The42 Cafu: Stadium collapse just one of those things WC2014

Cafu: Stadium collapse just one of those things

“I think that accidents can happen anywhere. If you are rebuilding your house, something tragic can happen,” the defender said.

From The42 FIFA: No plans to cancel Confederations Cup despite protest in Brazil Unrest

FIFA: No plans to cancel Confederations Cup despite protest in Brazil

Local media reported today that football’s world governing body may call time on the World Cup warm-up tournament.

From The42 Republic of Ireland stars grilled on WAGs, baldness and ‘looker’ Manuela Young Hacks This post contains videos
From The42 'Ireland were fortunate to get a point' - Austria reacts to late World Cup draw Dim View

'Ireland were fortunate to get a point' - Austria reacts to late World Cup draw

One Austrian newspaper described how the Irish were ‘up to their necks in water’ late in the second-half.

From The42 FIFA sell Maracana tickets for Confederation Cup, admit 'there's no Plan B' Pick Up The Slack

FIFA sell Maracana tickets for Confederation Cup, admit 'there's no Plan B'

Hey Ronaldo and Bebeto, get the finger(s) out.

From The42 Sao Paulo awarded Copa Sudamericana final as match abandoned amid chaos WC2014

Sao Paulo awarded Copa Sudamericana final as match abandoned amid chaos

This isn’t what FIFA wants to see ahead of the 2014 World cup in Brazil in two years’ time.

From The42 Group C wrap: Sweden produce incredible comeback in Berlin WC2014

Group C wrap: Sweden produce incredible comeback in Berlin

Germany threw away a 4-0 lead to drop points while Austria overcame Kazakhstan in Ireland’s group.

From The42 Robbie Brady called up to Ireland squad for WC qualifiers WC2014

Robbie Brady called up to Ireland squad for WC qualifiers

The Manchester United midfielder replaces Kevin Doyle, who will definitely miss games against Germany and the Faroe Islands.

From The42 As it happened: Kazakhstan v Republic of Ireland, World Cup 2014 qualifier Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Kazakhstan v Republic of Ireland, World Cup 2014 qualifier

The road to Rio started with what should have been a straightforward night against the world’s 142nd best team. Catch up with the action from Astana in our minute-by-minute report.

From The42 Kazakh captain: Nothing less than a victory will do for us Qualifier

Kazakh captain: Nothing less than a victory will do for us

Kairat Nurdauletov is aiming high, and says he and his team-mates will not accept a draw.

From The42 Michael O'Neill coaxes Hughes out of retirement for first game in charge Due North

Michael O'Neill coaxes Hughes out of retirement for first game in charge

Young Newcastle man Shane Ferguson is also featured in Northern Ireland panel to face Norway next week.

From The42 Kazakhstan up first on the road to Brazil 2014 WC2014

Kazakhstan up first on the road to Brazil 2014

The Republic of Ireland’s fixture list for World Cup 2014 qualifying was confirmed this morning.