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Mats Hummels (right) of Germany celebrates with Thomas Müller (centre) and Benedikt Höwedes (left) after scoring the winner against France in the Fifa World Cup quarter-final   at Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Marcus Brandt / EPA

Germany 1 France 0 “Adieu les Bleus” sang some slightly giddy German fans before this first World Cup quarter-final and though some nearby Fren(...)

Joachim Löw has lasted this long because his team has spent eight years roaming in the gloaming between success and failure.

In an age when professionalism and TV have caused the different styles of football around the world to converge, World Cup dugouts at least remain ple(...)

Germany’s forward Thomas Müller tired of the criticism. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

Thomas Müller believes criticism of Germany’s performance against Algeria is exaggerated. The Bayern Munich forward says the main thing is they ma(...)

David Luiz gets a hug from Neymar: history teach that should Brazil fail to win the trophy at home, they risk being marked out for decades as the men who failed Brazil. Photograph: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Before Brazil faced Chile the team’s coach Felipão had said that if his side lost, life would go on and no one would need to throw themselves down a w(...)

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

Day 20 and Bill O’Herlihy warned us that “it’ll be messy after the break”, so you assumed Kenny and Richie were on punditry duty again. But it was act(...)

USA goalkeeper Tim Howard has been described by manager Jurgen Klinsmann as among the top five in the world. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

It was a refrain heard many times from the locals playing soccer with tourists on Natal’s Ponte Negra beach these last two weeks. “Oh, Americano! Ir (...)

Germany’s Andre Schurrle scores the first goal in extra-time against Algeria in Porto Alegre. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Germany 2 Algeria 1 (after extra-time) Germany got there in the end. It had not been pretty for much of the first half and it was a war of attr(...)

Algeria’s head coach Vahid Halilhodzic : “We have not forgotten about . . . 1982.” Photograph: Ivan Sekretarev/AP.

Thirty-two years is a long time to wait for revenge but for Algeria the chance will finally come when they take on Germany at the Estádio Beira-Rio in(...)

USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann insists his boys could only ever play to win as he prepares for tonight’s game against Germany in Recife.

In his time as Fifa President, Sepp Blatter has tried to present football as the world’s greatest force for peace, love and brotherhood. Blatter’s rhe(...)

Ten-ish days in and there are way too many highlights to mention, but we’ll have a go - in reverse order: (3) Brian Kerr on the ref with the vanishing(...)

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