Nigeria’s head coach Stephen Keshi gestures during the Group F match against Argentina at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre.photograph: Armando Babani/EPA

Asia may have been the biggest loser on the pitch with not one of the confederation’s four sides at this World Cup winning a game but African football(...)

Neymar: “The history of Brazil’s five world titles reveres the figure of the craque. He resolves the most complicated hours, improvises and scores decisive goals.”

And breathe Brazil! There had been no panic after the host’s unconvincing displays in its first two game of this World Cup. Frustration, preoccupation(...)

Neymar of Brazil celebrates scoring his team’s second goal in the World Cup Group A against Cameroon at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Brazil 4 Cameroon 1It was a night when Neymar delivered yet another reminder of how much the hopes of one nation, and 200m football-mad people, rest o(...)

There’s no lack of passion from Brazil’s Marcelo, David Luiz and Julio Cesar as they sing their national anthem before the game against Mexico.

The first thing Argentina had to contend with upon their arrival in Belo Horizonte was a banner at their base welcoming “the next World Champions”. T(...)

Cameroon’s Achille Weboc  tries to separate teammates Benjamin Moukandjo and Benoit Assou-Ekotto after they clashed at  the Amazonia arena in Manaus. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Cameroon coach Volker Finke has called his team’s performance at the World Cup “disgraceful” following their 4-0 defeat to Croatia. Wednesday’s Group (...)

 Alex Song of Cameroon walks off the field after receiving a red card for elbowing Mario Mandzukic in the back during the World Cup Group A game  at Arena Amazonia  in Manaus. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Croatia 4 Cameroon 0Croatia gave themselves a fighting chance of reaching the World Cup knockout phase when they thrashed toothless Cameroon 4-0 in Ma(...)

Mexico’s Miguel Layun pretends to tie the shoelaces of team-mate Oribe Peralta after he  scored his side’s goal in the Group A game against Cameroon at Dunas Arena in Natal. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Mexico 1 Cameroon 0: This was the second game of the World Cup and for the second game all the talk after the final whistle was about the referees. Th(...)

Mexico’s players train in the Dunas Arena in Natal earlier today. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has left Manchester United forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez on the bench for Friday’s World Cup opener against Camero(...)

Cameroon manager Volker Finke: “It was not really as great a problem as people made it out.” Photograph: EPA

Cameroon’s squad left for the World Cup early today after resolving a strike over bonuses that saw them refuse to board their plane to Brazil on Sunda(...)

Cameroon coach Volker Finke expects the row that has delayed the squad’s departure for the World Cup in Brazil to be sorted today. Photograph:   Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Cameroon’s World Cup squad refused to board their scheduled plane to Brazil on Sunday in a strike action over money for the tournament, officials said(...)