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History repeats itself for 'dentally unstable' Suarez

From matchwinner to vilified sinner, the World Cup has again provided the stage for Luis Suarez's polarising career to unfurl in microcosm.

Bite victim Holyfield joins Twitter talk on Suarez incident

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez sparked a Twitter storm with his World Cup bite scandal, from pictures of him with a muzzle to a reaction from once-bitten boxing legend Evander Holyfield.

In late penalty drama Greece advance to the knockouts; Ivory Coast knocked out

Georgios Samaras scored an injury-time penalty to put Greece into the second round of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Ivory Coast on Tuesday.

10 eye-catching hairstyles at football World Cup 2014

Football players influence the young as much off the pitch as on it with their clothes, tattoos and hairstyles. We take a look at 10 peculiar hairdos that are likely to spark new trends in the weeks to come.

How Brazil football festival is fanning trouble across globe

The hangover goes around the globe like a Mexican wave -- a trail of destructive and sometimes deadly celebration is left after every win and the World Cup 'sickie' has become an epidemic.

Winner takes all for Italy-Uruguay, curtains for England

Fellow former champions Italy and Uruguay clash in Natal on Tuesday to decide who will join surprise package Costa Rica in qualifying for the last 16 from World Cup Group D.

Spain salvage some pride with 3-0 win against Australia

Dethroned champions Spain bowed out of the World Cup with a 3-0 win over Australia thanks to goals from David Villa, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata in Curitiba on Monday.

Origi's late winner against Russia puts Belgium into last 16

Teenager Divock Origi became the youngest player to score in this World Cup when he cracked in an 88th-minute winner to give Belgium a 1-0 victory over Russia on Sunday and a place in the last 16.

Klose scores record goal; Germany vs Ghana match ends in 2-2 draw

Germany were held to an entertaining 2-2 draw by Ghana on Saturday and needed Klose's second-half equaliser to avoid another second-game letdown that has plagued the team in recent tournaments.

Nigeria end Bosnia and Herzegovina dream with 1-0 win

Nigeria beat Bosnia 1-0 for their first World Cup win since 1998 on Saturday to leave the Europeans bottom of Group F still without a point from their first World Cup adventure and no longer able to progress to the last 16.

Germany's lack of leadership nearly costs them again

Germany's 2-2 draw against Ghana on Saturday once again exposed the team's lack of a true leader, a charismatic player who will take charge when the chips are down.

Messi pushes for inclusion of Aguero and Higuain

Lionel Messi returns to the World Cup stage on Saturday as Argentina look to become the latest side from Latin America to book their place in the second round after Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica.

France hammer Switzerland 5-2, almost through to the knockouts

Free-flowing France blew away in-form Switzerland with a three-goal first-half barrage en route to a thumping 5-2 World Cup Group E win on Friday that virtually assures them of qualification for the second round. Costa Rica reach last 16 with 1-0 win over Italy

Ecuador beat Honduras 2-1 to stay alive in Group E

Ecuador forward Enner Valencia scored twice in a 2-1 comeback victory over Honduras on Friday that kept his team in contention at the World Cup. Ecuador moved into second spot in Group E with a game remaining against group-leading France.

France forward Benzema's star continues to rise in Brazil

Karim Benzema had never scored in a major competition for France before this World Cup. Now he's quickly becoming one of the stars of the tournament.
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