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World Cup: It’s Messi vs The Machine

The world's best player will have to put in a stellar performance to stop Germany beating Argentina in the Fifa World Cup 2014 final in Brazil.

World Cup: Africa’s good, bad and ugly

Algeria and Nigeria headed home on Tuesday after another five-prong African World Cup challenge came to a disappointing end in Brazil.

Suarez says bite was not deliberate

Luis Suarez has told Fifa that he "lost his balance" and "fell on top of his opponent". Uruguay is appealing his lengthy ban.

World Cup: Algeria seeks revenge against Germany after 32 years

Austria and West Germany colluded to edge Algeria out of the 1982 World Cup and Monday is the first time they will have played each other since then.

Biggest scandals and shocks in World Cup history

Luis Suarez's third apparent biting incident on the field brings to mind other memorable moments on World Cup pitches.

Fifa investigates Suarez-Chiellini biting uproar

Uruguay's Luis Suarez could face a lengthy ban if an investigation by Fifa proves allegations he bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini are true.

Germany’s lack of a ‘tough guy’ nearly costs them again

Germany's draw with Ghana has exposed the team's lack of a charismatic player who will take charge.

Odemwingie ends long Nigeria wait as Bosnia head home

Nigeria get their first win at the World Cup finals since 1998, while bundling out Bosnia.

Messi stunner breaks Iran hearts in injury time

A stunning from Lionel Messi spared Argentina's blushes as they qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup with a hard fought 1-0 win over Iran.

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