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#World Cup 2014

Neymar says he almost lost his ability to walk from 2014 World Cup back injury From The42

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

Dec 27th 2017, 4:38 PM 6,467 Views 7 Comments

The Brazil international suffered fractured vertebrae against Colombia.

'The Dutch team of 1974 is often compared to The Beatles with Johan Cruyff as John Lennon'
# Brilliant Orange
From The42
# 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 38,729 Views 21 Comments

David Winner looks back on the genius of Cruyff and his role in the magnificent Dutch team of the 1970s.

Thiago Silva: I suffered from post-World Cup depression
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

Thiago Silva: I suffered from post-World Cup depression

Feb 29th 2016, 9:53 AM 5,792 Views 4 Comments

The PSG captain also spoke about his omission from recent Brazil squads

How much do remember from the night Germany beat Brazil 7-1?
# Mineirazo
From The42
# 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.

A year has passed since James Rodriguez smashed in this gift to football
# Perfect 10
From The42
# Perfect 10

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

Jun 28th 2015, 7:00 PM 7,318 Views 6 Comments

Because in-off-the-bar goals are the best goals.

Ghana's 'ball boy' received nearly €90,000 during their 2014 World Cup campaign
# Report
From The42
# 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.

Robin van Persie will miss tonight's Ballon d'Or ceremony because of injury
# Hope For Steph
From The42
# 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.

Bayern's Brazilian defender threatened to hit Thomas Müller after hearing one too many '7 - 1' jokes
# Deutsche LOLs
From The42
# 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 9,822 Views 2 Comments

“We can joke about anything, but not about this,” said the tortured Dante.

The 10 most memorable moments of the 2014 World Cup
# Sport Review 2014
From The42
# 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.

German football 2014: It was fitting the country was crowned the world's best
# White Knights
From The42
# White Knights

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

Dec 22nd 2014, 10:30 AM 2,062 Views 3 Comments

There had been a feeling of anticipation in German football and success in Brazil made perfect sense.

Mario Götze's World Cup-winning boot has sold for €2 million
# Golden Boot
From The42
# 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.

Roy Keane gives Irish amputee footballers rousing speech ahead of World Cup campaign
# COYBIG
From The42
# COYBIG

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

Nov 25th 2014, 4:40 PM 16,058 Views 19 Comments

The 2014 World Cup starts in Mexico this week.

A Colombian lawyer is suing FIFA for €1billion over refereeing decisions
# TAKING ACTION
From The42
# 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.

Tottenham confirm signing of USA World Cup star DeAndre Yedlin
# Promise
From The42
# 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.

Zlatan stumps up €40k to deliver learning difficulties World Cup dream for Swedish team
# Dare To Zlatan
From The42
# 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.

Pique: Van Gaal said I wasn't 'tough enough' to be a centre back
# Reflection
From The42
# 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
From The42
# Reflections

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

Aug 1st 2014, 7:25 AM 3,794 Views 4 Comments

Gaizka Mendieta and Guillem Balague give their thoughts on the Spanish team’s failure one month on.

West Ham finalise a deal for striker Enner Valencia
# New Arrival
From The42
# New Arrival

West Ham finalise a deal for striker Enner Valencia

Jul 29th 2014, 7:01 PM 3,112 Views 2 Comments

Attacker who scored three times for Ecuador at the World Cup makes the switch from Mexican side Pachuca.

Guillem Balague on why Lionel Messi had a disappointing World Cup final
# Anti-climax
From The42
# 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.

Cristiano Ronaldo denies reports of link-up with US rapper Lil Wayne
# Dream Team
From The42
# Dream Team

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

Jul 27th 2014, 5:15 PM 10,656 Views 6 Comments

Previous rumours had indicated that a deal between the two stars was set to happen.

Neymar's brain activity while playing less than 10% the level of amateur footballers
# Anomaly
From The42
# Anomaly

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

Jul 26th 2014, 5:43 PM 15,429 Views 7 Comments

The findings were published in the Swiss journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Ireland and O'Neill to face Löw as Germany boss staying on for two more years
# Road To France
From The42
# 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.

Copying Germany won't work for other countries - Pep Guardiola
# Copycats
From The42
# Copycats

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

Jul 22nd 2014, 5:06 PM 5,068 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
From The42
# Going Backwards

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

Jul 22nd 2014, 3:55 PM 3,569 Views 6 Comments

And there we were thinking they wanted to play football again.

FIFA say yes but was this the best goal of the World Cup?
# Poll
From The42
# Poll

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

Jul 21st 2014, 2:03 PM 6,308 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
From The42
# 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
From The42
# 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.

Michael Darragh Macauley sends celebratory tweet to Rihanna after Dubs down Meath
# Request
From The42
# Request

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

Jul 20th 2014, 6:33 PM 24,439 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
From The42
# 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
From The42
# 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
From The42
# 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
From The42
# 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.

VIDEO: Are these the top 10 goals of the 2014 World Cup?
# Footballing Genius
From The42
# 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.

Magpies add Dutch World Cup defender Janmaat to their ranks
# New Arrival
From The42
# 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
# What A Guy

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

Jul 17th 2014, 11:45 AM 13,007 Views 17 Comments

Lovely gesture.

Real Madrid seal €30 million Toni Kroos transfer from Bayern Munich
# Madridista Midfield
From The42
# 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.

Here's what Ireland's team for the 2018 World Cup might look like
# Four More Years
From The42
# Four More Years

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

Jul 16th 2014, 8:00 AM 27,354 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
From The42
# 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.

Check out this class video of all the World Cup goals in flip book form
# Ingenious
From The42
# 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
From The42
# Back To Brazil

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

Jul 15th 2014, 8:53 PM 10,149 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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