Magic Moment

Will Ferrell crashing a USA fans’ party in Recife. What’s not to love about Ron Burgundy showing his passion for the beautiful game?

What the favela?!

Ghana send home Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari for an ‘unprovoked physical attack’ on team officials.

Beach bum

Former England striker Ian Wright reckons footballers who shirk national duties should be made to phone the parents of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and explain. Yeah, Ian, because the two things are similar. Idiot. 

They said what?

‘It is an excessive decision and there was not enough evidence and I have seen more aggressive incidents recently.’ — Uruguay federation president, Wilmar Valdez.

Stat attack

34 matches since 2010 that Luis Suarez has been banned for without receiving a red card. 

175-1 The odds more than 100 Swedish punters got for betting on Suarez biting someone at the World Cup. 

World Cup goals now for Germany’s Thomas Mueller.

Results & fixtures


Portugal 2-1 Ghana, USA 1-0 Germany; Algeria 1-1 Russia; South Korea 0-1 Belgium.

Round of 16

Saturday Brazil v Chile 1pm; Colombia v Uruguay 5pm.

Sunday Netherlands v Mexico 1pm; Costa Rica v Greece 5pm.

Monday France v Nigeria 1pm; Germany v Algeria 5pm.

Tuesday Argentina v Switzerland 1pm; Belgium v  v USA 5pm.