Brazil kick off the World Cup and enjoy home advantage.
Mexico finally win after having two goals disallowed.
Robin van Persie takes off as Spain crash to defeat against Holland.
Chile break down Australia and the referee unleashes his spray.
The world learns a new dance.
Joel Campbell plays Bebeto as Costa Rica beat Uruguay.
Italy add insult to injury as England lose their first match.
Didier Drogba saves the day for the Ivory Coast against Japan.
Admir Mehmedi and Haris Seferovic come off the bench to win it for Switzerland.
France score three goals, one of which confuses Jonathan Pearce.
Bosnia-Herzegovina score their first goal at a World Cup and Lionel Messi gets off the mark.
Pepe departs and Thomas Müller exploits the space to score a hat-trick.
The first goalless draw of the tournament.
Clint Dempsey scores the fastest goal of the tournament.
Marouane Fellaini scores Belgium's earliest goal in any match at the 2014 World Cup, in the 70th minute.
Brazil cannot find a way past Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.
Igor Akinfeev lets the ball slip through his fingers. Doesn't he know it.
Tim Cahill "kicks a beauty" for Australia.
The champions go home.
Alex Song is sent off and Benoit Assou-Ekotto headbutts a team-mate, but Stephane M'Bia steals the show for Cameroon by swapping shorts with Croatia's Ivan Rakitic.
The Tango ball makes a welcome reappearance as Colombia win again.
Wayne Rooney scores his first World Cup goal but is cast as Giorgio Chiellini by Lance! cartoonist Mario Alberto in his tribute to Luis Suárez.
The Japan team were disappointing but their fans endeared themselves to the world by cleaning up after themselves.
So much for Mario Balotelli kissing the Queen.
The confident Swiss are embarrassed by France.
Enner Valencia scores twice and recreates Joel Campbell's goal celebration.
Iran push Argentina all the way, but Lionel Messi makes his mark in injury time.
Fans pack into the Union Berlin stadium to watch Miroslav Klose score his 15th World Cup goal and equal the great Ronaldo's record.
Bosnia-Herzegovina go out, but not before complaining about the referee, who is pictured sharing a joke with Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama.
Belgium score another late goal to beat Russia, much to the delight of their Queen.
Algeria turn on the style as they look towards the last 16.
Cristiano Ronaldo shows a few seconds of genius against USA.
Holland and Chile go through to the last 16 in a stadium that looks sunburnt.
David Villa retires from international football with 97 caps and 59 goals.
Brazil cherishes its new World Cup hero as Neymar scores two more against Cameroon.
Mexico manager Miguel Herrera leads the celebrations.
Luis Suárez takes a nibble from Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder
It was over for England before it really started.
Sportsmanship is alive and well on the day Suárez bit Giorgio Chiellini.
Georgios Samaras's last-minute penalty takes Greece into the last 16.
At the half-time interval Vincent Enyeama asks the referee to stop helping Argentina – "you keep giving Messi free-kicks, and he shoots so well. He's so good and I'm so shit" – but Lionel Messi keeps on scoring.
Iran's president was a fan, but both teams go out at the group stage.
Xherdan Shaqiri becomes the second player, and the second Bayern Munich player, to score a hat-trick.
Christian Noboa's headwear gives viewers something to talk about during a dull game.
Portugal and Ghana go home, but not before Cristiano Ronaldo can grab a goal and Asamoah Gyan becomes Africa's top goalscorer in World Cup history.
Workers across the US are given a day off to see their team lose to Germany.
Jan Vertonghen scores the only goal as Belgium look to exploit their height advantage.
Fabio Capello, the best-paid coach at the World Cup, cannot take Russia past the group stage, much to the annoyance of politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky:
We need to look into his work and ask him to resign. But he’s greedy, so of course he won’t. It’s pretty good to get millions for doing nothing. The team lost and it doesn’t affect his pay in any way. Thief! Even the way he looks makes it hard to like him. He looks like a schoolteacher.
It's a game of inches as Chile go out to Brazil on penalties.
James Rodríguez scores the best goal of the tournament.
Arjen Robben finds an extra gear to take Holland into the last eight.
Costa Rica's prayers pay off as they win on penalties.
France win with two late goals as Nigeria complain about slack refereeing.
Germany go through after extra-time as Manuel Neuer auditions for a role as a holding midfielder.
Switzerland try to crowd out Lionel Messi, but the little genius finds enough space to set up Ángel di María for Argentina's winner in the final few seconds of extra time.
Tim Howard becomes a household name in the US.
Germany reach their fourth semi-final in a row, but not before aspersions are cast about France and their mascots.
The World Cup says goodbye to Colombia, James Rodriguez and Neymar.
Belgium are the new England and Alejandro Sabella nearly falls over.
Tim Krul becomes Holland's unlikely hero in their penalty shootout. Louis van Gaal becomes even more smug.
Brazil suffer their worst World Cup defeat ever. The world laughs.
The first goalless draw in a World Cup semi-final is interminably dull, with Argentina eventually prevailing on penalties.
Holland walk their way to a 3-0 victory, while their goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen enjoys a rest after a tough month's work.
After 32 days, 64 matches and 171 goals, 22 men play a match and Germany win.