Members of Building and Wood Workers’ International and Swiss Unia unions demonstrate outside Fifa headquarters in 2013. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

An international trade union has criticised Ireland for failing to raise the workers’ plight

 A Brazil fan   after watching his side beingbeaten   7-1 by Germany in the World Cupsemi-final  at Estadio Mineirao  in Belo Horizonte. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

‘Germany spent most of the second half gently and quizically toeing the lifeless carcass of a nation’s dreams’

Robbie Brady (second left) of Ireland scores the fourth goal against USA in front of the South Stand at the Aviva Stadium.  Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

YBIG online forum members protested against FAI’s ticketing policy and CEO John Delaney

The Dublin fighter is the big noise in what is the ultimate in crowd collaboration

Dublin’s Conor McGregor at the weigh-in for his fight with Diego Brandaoat the O2 Arena. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Dubliner back in his hometown and back in the ring for first time since August injury

The Dutch have a painful past in the World Cup, having lost three finals

Once the perennial under-achievers, all that changed at Euro 2008 and they haven't looked back since

It could well be a case of third time lucky for the Ivorians after deathly draws in 2006 and 2010

Hosts of the first World Cup, the Uruguayans were also the first country to lift the trophy in 1930

Costa Rica’s first trip to the World Cup in 1990 was the most successful of their three to date

By far the most inexperienced side in the group, Australia are embarking on just their fourth campaign

It’s 10 years since Greece angered the footballing gods by winning Euro 2004 in admirably agricultural fashion

El Tri, it seems fair to say, like their home comforts, having reached the quarter-finals when hosting in 1970 and 1986.

Second only to five-time winners and hosts Brazil in terms of tournament experience and honours

The loss of Rademel Falcao will hurt but Colombia have plenty of attacking talent and flair

Chile will have more reason than most to fear Brazil in the second round

They won it y’know? Yep, on home soil, against West Germany back in ‘66

Brazil’s  Neymar  during a training session in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro last month.  Photograph: Ricardo Moraes / Reuters

Hosts for the second time, Brazil are the only country to have taken part in every World Cup to date

Trailblazers for Africa, Cameroon first set the standard with an unbeaten run in the group stages in Spain in 1982.

Croatia’s first shot at World Cup glory has been their most successful thus far

The GAA has announced a new three-year TV deal, which includes   Sky  broadcasting 14 matches exclusively in Ireland for the next three years. Photograph:   Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Broadcaster rejects Liam O’Neill’s criticism, insisting coverage was ‘fair and impartial’

England’s Wayne Rooney and assistant coach Gary Neville during  training for tomorrow night’s game against Scotland at Wembley.

‘I think it will certainly help David Moyes to get his hands on a Fabregas-type character because it will give everybody a lift’

Luis Suarez and Jamie Carragher preparing to come on to the pitch during Steven Gerrard’s testimonial match against Olympiacos at Anfield on August 3rd.

Roy Keane says Manchester United should sell Wayne Rooney if he wants to leave

Dutchman Ruud Dokter has been appointed FAI High Performance Director. Photograph: Getty Images.

Dutchman appointed as compatriot Koeverman’s successor after ‘extensive worldwide’ search

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