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Pit stop: fans pull in for breakfast during the odyssey that is supporting Argentina in the World Cup

It is the morning after Argentina’s agonisingly late victory over Switzerland and in São Paulo’s samba stadium bleary-eyed Argentine fans are taking t(...)

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(...)

Swiss players  show their dejection as Argentinian players celebrate their victory after extra-time at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Emilio Lavandeira/EPA

In a tense match won by a goal that just saved them from facing the lottery of a penalty shootout, Argentina revealed how risky is their strategy of r(...)

Sound footage: Neymar in Beats’ star-studded The Game Before the Game promo video

Poor Neymar. The suits in Fifa have ordered the Brazilian footballer to remove his beloved Beats headphones when in or around World Cup stadiums fo(...)

Josip Simunic of Croatia will now miss the World Cup in Brazil after being hit with a 10-match ban.

Croatia defender Josip Simunic will miss the World Cup after being banned for 10 matches by Fifa for shouting a fascist salute following his team’s pl(...)

Five hundred thousand cheaper tickets for next year’s World Cup will be set aside exclusively for Brazilians. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Tickets for the 2014 World Cup will cost some 10 per cent more than in South Africa in 2010, with the dearest ones for international fans selling for (...)

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