Nigel de Jong was seen by Johnny Giles as the only plan to stop  Argentina’s Lionel Messi. Photograph: Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

Tears from country and western fans, Argentinians and Brazilians – it’s been emotional

Ill-advised: Neymar appears in an ad for 7-UP. Oh dear.

Mary Hannigan looks at the fallout from that Brazilian defeat to Germany

A Brazil fan reacts while watching a broadcast of the  World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Is this the worst Brazil side ever, they asked before kick-off. We soon had our answer

Ireland’s Katie Taylor (red) on her way to defeating Estelle Mossely of France to win the 2014 European Elite Women’s Championships 60kg final at the Polyvalent Arena, Bucharest, last month. photograph: Octavian Cocolos/Inpho

Dual winners for June Sportswoman of the Month after spectacular achievements

Victoria Beckham and Samuel L Jackson: Wimbledon buddies. Photograph:  Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic was second to George Hamilton for the weekend’s top performance

 Argentina’s Lionel Messi during yesterday’s game against Switzerland at the Arena de Sao Paulo. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

The Hamman man predicts France will (Thomas) muller them in quarter-finals because Germany are rubbish

Colm Cooper: Dreams of playing for Costa Rica. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Cunningham continues to paddle his own canoe to the bafflement of his fellow panellists

What is it with airlines and Twitter and the World Cup?

Uruguayan Luis Suarez leaves the team training centre in Natal after being given a four-month ban from football as well as a nine-match international ban by Fifa. Photograph: Ney Douglas / EPA

Eamo puts the boot in on his British peers while Gordon on ITV depresses all with his game devoid of morals

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