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World Cup 2014 review: 64 memories from 64 matches in Brazil
2 months ago
From Fred's fall in the opening match to Mario Götze's winner in the final, we have enjoyed 64 matches, 171 goals and one long month of football. Here are some things you might have missed, some you might not remember and some you will never forget
World Cup 2014: parting shots from angry players and coaches
2 months ago
Gregg Bakowski: From Fabio Capello to Kevin-Prince Boateng and Miguel Herrera, departing players and coaches aren’t going quietly
Mexico coach Miguel Herrera: the World Cup has another internet hero
2 months ago
Paul Campbell: Last week the world fell for Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and it is now rather taken by the team's ebullient manager
World Cup 2014 talking points: Brazil say adiós Spain, hello Fernandinho
2 months ago
Guardian writers: Schadenfreude was thick on the ground as the champions bowed out and the hosts may have found a key man
Mexico qualify from Group A with three late goals against Croatia
2 months ago
Three goals in 10 minutes took Mexico through to a last-16 meeting with Holland
Croatia’s Luka Modric not overawed by thought of facing partisan Mexico fans
2 months ago
Luka Modric says Croatia will not be affected by a partisan atmosphere in Recife, where Mexico will have far more supporters in their Group A finale
Mexico will go for the win against Croatia, says coach Miguel Herrera
2 months ago
The Mexico coach said that his side will not play for a draw, despite needing only a point from their final Group A match against Croatia
Ivica Olic – the anti-Cristiano Ronaldo of this wonderful World Cup
2 months ago
Marcus Christenson: In modern football, amid all the money and greed, there is something wonderfully appealing about the 34-year-old Croat’s old-fashioned attitude and style of play
World Cup talking points: So long tiki taka, so long Tim Cahill
3 months ago
Guardian writers: Tim Cahill proved he is not just a heading machine, the officials are consistently bad, goodbye tiki taka and hello Chile
Cameroon 0-4 Croatia: World Cup 2014 – as it happened
3 months ago
Minute-by-minute report: Mario Mandzukic scored twice as Croatia won at a canter in the wake of a moment of first half madness from Alexandre Song
Brazil penalty gives Sepp Blatter’s video referees plan fresh impetus
3 months ago
The controversy surrounding Brazil’s decisive penalty in their opening World Cup match against Croatia is set to give extra impetus to Sepp Blatter’s plan to introduce video referees
Brazil 3-1 Croatia: five talking points from the World Cup 2014 opener
3 months ago
Jacob Steinberg: Neymar stands the heat, Dani Alves will give Brazil’s opponents encouragement and Croatia show a thrilling lack of fear
Croatia’s Niko Kovac furious over ‘ridiculous’ penalty in loss to Brazil
3 months ago
Croatia’s coach Niko Kovac said the penalty awarded to Brazil in their World Cup opener was ‘ridiculous’ but Luiz Felipe Scolari called the decision correct
Brazil and Croatia remind us what the World Cup is all about
3 months ago
It was a night of tension but the opening game managed to live up to expectations – and the tournament cleared its first hurdle
Neymar ensures World Cup hosts Brazil start with win over Croatia
3 months ago
Neymar’s double and a goal from Oscar saw Brazil defeat Croatia 3-1 in the opening game of the 2014 World Cup in São Paulo
Neymar makes his mark but like Brazil fails to convince against Croatia
3 months ago
Jonathan Wilson: Neymar’s double brings relief to host country, as does the referee’s leniency in opening match of the World Cup
Brazil 3-1 Croatia: World Cup 2014 – as it happened
3 months ago
Minute-by-minute report: Neymar scored a brace as Brazil got off to a winning start in a lively opener in in São Paulo
Police use teargas and batons to break up World Cup protest in São Paulo
3 months ago
CNN producer suffers suspected broken arm as demonstrators dispersed by police hours before World Cup's opening match
Brazil 2014 is here: not just any old World Cup but the Copa das Copas
3 months ago
Barney Ronay: After seven years of wrangling and worrying the World Cup is upon us - and all eyes are on the hosts in the São Paulo opener against Croatia
Every 2014 World Cup national anthem reviewed by a pop star!
3 months ago
They’ve had 25 No1 singles (more than Elvis) and 19 No1 albums (more than The Beatles), had their first hit in 1967 and their latest this year … they’re the Guardian’s World Cup national anthem review panel!

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