St Kilda, a beachside area in  Melbourne, Australia, which, for the fourth year in a row remains the most liveable location of  140 cities surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit.  Photograph:  Tourism Victoria

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 Brazil’s Fernandinho (right) scoes despite the attention of Cameroon’s Nicolas Nkoulou. Marius Becker/Epa

Cameroon’s football federation (FECAFOOT) is to investigate allegations of match-fixing by its players at the World Cup finals.The FECAFOOT’s ethics (...)

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau speaks at an unknown location in this still image taken from an undated video released by Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram. Photograph: Reuters

When Washington imposed sanctions in June 2012 on Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, he dismissed it as an empty gesture.Two years later, Shekau’s sce(...)

Arjen Robben (left) reacts after a tackle during the Fifa World Cup match against Mexico. He conceded that he did dive but not for the penalty. Photograph: Vassil Donev/Epa

Arjen Robben courted further controversy at the World Cup by insisting he was fouled for the penalty that led to Holland’s last-gasp 2-1 win over Mexi(...)

Suspended: Luis Suárez. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

There had been descriptions of Luis Suárez after his bite on Tuesday. Many puns. Many insults. Some sympathy. But few cut to the chase as much as Slat(...)

 Neymar (shirtless) of Brazil and Fred celebnrate after the FIFA World Cup 2014 group A preliminary round match between Cameroon and Brazil. Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/EPA

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Complaints have been mae to FIFA about improper chanting at some of the World Cup matches. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

FIFA has been contacted by the Fare network relating to discriminatory chanting at the World Cup, the game’s governing body has said. Allegations of t(...)

Spain’s head coach Vicente del Bosque reacts during his side’s  group B preliminary round match against Chile at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: EPA/JUANJO MARTIN

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Mexico’s Oribe Peralta after scoring the winner against Cameroon in their opening game at the Estadio das Dunas in Natal.

The World Cup’s great underachievers, Mexico have placed themselves in the relatively comfortable position of going into their second Group A match ag(...)

Arjen Roben of the Netherlands (left) shakes hands with goalkeeper Iker Casillas of Spain their Group B match at the Arena Fonte Nova in Natal. Photograph: EPA

Day Two and Tony O’Donoghue and Kenny Cunningham were on the RTÉ couch, a particularly big one too for just the pair of them, the distance between (...)