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World Cup 2014 review: 64 memories from 64 matches in Brazil
2 weeks 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 talking points: USA reach limit and keepers keep shining
3 weeks ago
Guardian writers: Switzerland’s playmaker lived up to his billing against Argentina while the USA hit their class ceiling against a Belgium side who are steadily improving in Brazil
Lionel Messi: ‘Luck was on Argentina’s side in defeat of Switzerland’
4 weeks ago
Lionel Messi admitted Argentina were lucky and had ‘suffered and suffered’ before beating Switzerland to move into World Cup quarter-finals
Argentina’s reliance on Lionel Messi a big worry for Alejandro Sabella
4 weeks ago
Michael Cox: Argentina struggled to break down an organised and disciplined Switzerland side and do not look like an intelligent, cohesive team
Argentina’s Ángel di María breaks Switzerland’s hearts at the death
4 weeks ago
A 118th-minute goal gave Argentina a 1-0 win in their World Cup last 16 game, though there was still time for Switzerland to hit a post
Lionel Messi’s one-man mission for Argentina continues to pay dividends
4 weeks ago
Owen Gibson: Lionel Messi supplies the pass to allow Ángel di María to clinch the tie and spare Argentina the agony of penalties
Argentina v Switzerland: World Cup 2014 – as it happened
4 weeks ago
Minute-by-minute report: A dull game for 117 minutes exploded into glittering life thereafter, with one goal scored and two other notable misses, one from the halfway line, another from six yards! And after it all, Argentina make the quarters. Scott Murray was watching.
Xherdan Shaqiri takes on Argentina for Switzerland (and Kosovo)
4 weeks ago
Marcus Christenson: Bayern Munich midfielder is proud to be a Kosovar Albanian on duty for Switzerland at the World Cup – a far cry from the days when he did not want to take the bus to training at FC Basel
Argentina – and Lionel Messi – ready to shift up a gear for Switzerland
4 weeks ago
Argentina know they will have to be completely focused against Switzerland in the last 16, but may still have to rely on Lionel Messi for victory
World Cup 2014 talking points: Nigeria get real but Bosnia dwell on what ifs
1 month ago
Guardian staff: Stephen Keshi’s side face France with raised expectations while Honduras have made their mark with their tackling
Switzerland ease past Honduras courtesy of Xherdan Shaqiri hat-trick
1 month ago
Xherdan Shaqiri scored twice in the first half and completed his hat-trick with 20 minutes to go as Switzerland defeated Honduras 3-0 in Manaus
World Cup talking points: France fired up, Italy flop and Costa Rica dream
1 month ago
Guardian writers: Nothing went right for Mario Balotelli, Karim Benzema typified France’s spirit, Costa Rica are right to dream and the red-hot other Valencia
France lay down World Cup marker with drubbing of Switzerland
1 month ago
France served notice of their credentials with an emphatic and stylish 5-2 demolition of Switzerland in Salvador
Switzerland v France: World Cup 2014 – as it happened
1 month ago
Minute-by-minute report: France put on a stunning show as the Swiss were steamrollered by Karim Benzema, Oliver Giroud, et al. Scott Murray was watching
Yohan Cabaye fit to return for France in vital game against Switzerland
1 month ago
The France coach, Didier Deschamps, said Yohan Cabaye was fit for the game against Switzerland which the Switzerland coach, Ottmar Hitzfeld, described as a ‘derby’
Gökhan Inler: Switzerland’s strength at World Cup comes from team spirit
1 month ago
The Alpine country is divided on immigration issues, but the national team brings together players from all backgrounds
World Cup talking points: France shine, Honduran violence and foam issues
1 month ago
Guardian writers: There is plenty of room for improvement for Argentina, Ottmar Hitzfeld seeks a final flourish, and more from day four’s games
Switzerland sink Ecuador in nick of time as Haris Seferovic secures justice
1 month ago
Switzerland came from behind to beat Ecuador 2-1 with a goal seconds from the end by Haris Seferovic after Josip Drmic had an effort wrongly disallowed
Switzerland v Ecuador: World Cup 2014 – as it happened!
1 month ago
Day four of the World Cup kicks off with a late win or Switzerland in the Group E clash with Ecuador
World Cup 2014: Switzerland’s Ottmar Hitzfeld aims high before opener
1 month ago
Ottmar Hitzfeld said his Switzerland side had ‘no limits’ on their ambition as they prepared for their opening match against Ecuador

Latest News, Blogs & Podcasts

The Guardian - 4 weeks ago
“The team has shown a passionate performance, tactically very mature. We managed to stay secure. “Our team did everything to score. This is football. These are strong emotions. This is why we love football.” Hitzfeld conceded that one moment of genius ...
Football Every Day - 3 weeks ago
Messi beats two defenders and shoots low for the bottom corner, but his shot is well saved. Palacio and Messi go in for the rebound, and Argentina want a penalty - but Switzerland have a goalkeeper and a defender down in some pain having been caught by ...
Tribal Football - 3 weeks ago
The German had already announced he would bow out after this World Cup in Brazil and ex-Lazio boss Vladimir Petkovic signed the contract to take over in January. “My work as a Coach ends here,” Hitzfeld told reporters after the 1-0 loss in Sao Paulo .
expressandstar.com - 9 hours ago
Republic of Ireland sales continued a "solid recovery" to grow 3.2% while in Switzerland, after a slow start to the year, they were up 2.9%. Mr Wild, the former Halfords boss whose interim role as chief executive was made permanent at the end of April ...
Tribal Football - 3 weeks ago
After 118 minutes, Real Madrid winger Di Maria fired in an angled drive on Leo Messi's assist. “We gave everything out there,” he told reporters after the game. “We left our heart and soul on the pitch. We were always in the game and we never gave up ...
FILE - In this July 1, 2014, file photo, Argentina's head coach Alejandro Sabella signals to his players during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Switzerland at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sabella reported for ...
The National - 4 hours ago
Customers from France, Switzerland, America, India, Brunei and Turkey have visited her website to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces sometimes inspired by the Japanese kimono or the Malaysian batik interwoven with vibrant colours. Living for more than a ...
An excellent 2-0 win over Switzerland preceded Ireland's 1-1 draw with Denmark which proved to be a vital result in the team getting to the semi-finals where they went down to an extremely strong France outfit that eventually went on to win the ...
- 11 hours ago
The 23-year-old announced on his Instagram page last week that he and his five team mates fear for the safety of their families and were staying in Switzerland to train until a resolution can be found. Shakhtar owner Rinat Akhmetov has insisted he won ...
Fifa.com - 2 hours ago
Some of his most iconic moments were played out in England, but the 6ft 5ins player thought he had missed his chance. While initially spotted playing club football in Switzerland, Poom believes his displays as Estonia aimed to reach the 1994 FIFA World ...

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