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101 things to remember about the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

It has been a month of highlights from the World Cup, with flashy goals, incredible saves, stirring stories and players (and people) who have caught our eyes and captured our hearts. Here are 101 unforgettable moments from the world's biggest football event.



Hamster Cup Final Episode: Lovable oracles finish strong with right prediction

Yours Ernestly Episode 6: The appeal of Germany

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Germany come out top in team jerseys sold in Singapore

Netherlands 4 Costa Rica (Penalties): Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

Argentina 1 Belgium 0: Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

Brazil 2 Colombia 1: Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

France 0 Germany 1: Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

The World Cup's greatest underdogs

World Cup football: Recap of the greatest quarter-finals in history

Of kisses and punches: Top 10 World Cup superstitions

Belgium 2 USA 1: Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

Argentina 1 Switzerland 0: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

World Cup football: The greatest goal celebrations in history

Germany 2 Algeria 1: Match highlights, key battle and what the result means

France 2 Nigeria 0: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

World Cup football: The greatest dives in history

World Cup: Singapore boys love time on the biggest stage

Costa Rica 1 (5) Greece 1 (3): Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Netherlands 2 Mexico 1: Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

World Cup look back: The triumphs and tragedies of Colombia

Colombia 2 Uruguay 0: Match highlights, key battle, and what the result means

Brazil 1 Chile 1 (Brazil win 3-2 on penalties): Match highlights and what the result means

World Cup 2014: 10 top-scoring boots in Brazil

World Cup: The best and worst of the group stages

Algeria 1 Russia 1: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

South Korea 0 Belgium 1: Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

USA 0 - Germany 1: Match highlights, key battle and what the result means

Portugal 2 Ghana 1: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Best and worst 2014 World Cup jerseys

Ecuador 0 France 0: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Honduras 0 Switzerland 3: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Bosnia 3 Iran 1: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Nigeria 2 Argentina 3: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

The best Internet memes on 'Hannibal' Luis Suarez

Greece 2 Ivory Coast 1: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Japan 1 Colombia 4: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Italy 0 Uruguay 1: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Costa Rica 0 England 0: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

World Cup WAGS: The women behind the football stars

Croatia 1 Mexico 3: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Cameroon 1 Brazil 4: Match highlights, key battle and what the result means

Netherlands 2 Chile 0: Match highlights, key battle and what the result means

Australia 0 Spain 3: Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

USA 2 Portugal 2: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Algeria 4 South Korea 2: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Belgium 1 Russia 0: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Nigeria 1 Bosnia 0: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Germany 2 Ghana 2: Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

Argentina 1 Iran 0: Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

Blog: Supporting England hurts, but will never stop

Feature: Five 'villains' blamed for England's premature World Cup exits

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Reuters flops of the World Cup tournament

- Flops of the tournament as selected by Reuters journalists (4-3-3):

Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas (Spain)

Defenders: Dani Alves (Brazil), Sergio Ramos (Spain), Pepe (Portugal), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Cameroon)

...

Reuters flops of the World Cup tournament

Five of the best goals from the World Cup

- The 2014 World Cup has produced several goals of outstanding quality. The following are five of the best so far according to Reuters.

- - - -

James Rodriguez (Colombia 2 Uruguay 0)

Rodriguez...

Five of the best goals from the World Cup

"Jaded" Messi has disappointed at World Cup, says Lineker

- Argentina's Lionel Messi has looked "jaded" and "staccato" in a disappointing World Cup overall despite some magical moments, former England striker Gary Lineker said on Saturday.

The four-times World Player of the Year and...

"Jaded" Messi has disappointed at World Cup, says Lineker

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Yours Ernestly (World Cup Bloopers Episode): Outtakes, false starts and dancing

- ST Communities editor Ernest Luis' very own blooper reel from his World Cup talk show series Yours Ernestly.

Yours Ernestly (World Cup Bloopers Episode): Outtakes, false starts and dancing

World Cup: Legend-turned-politician Romario demands Brazil clearout

- RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Brazilian footballing legend-turned-politician Romario on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, stepped up criticism of Brazil's Football Confederation (CBF), demanding a clear out at the top.

World Cup: Legend-turned-politician Romario demands Brazil clearout

German World Cup 'gaucho' victory dance draws fire

- BERLIN (AFP) - Commentators chided the German football team on Wednesday for gently mocking Argentina during a giant World Cup winners party in Berlin, an event that marked a rare exuberant celebration of national pride.

German World Cup 'gaucho' victory dance draws fire

Rewind, Replay, Remember a World Cup providing superb memories

- Another World Cup is now in the history books. World order and sleep patterns can all return to normal now - well at least for another four years.

Rewind, Replay, Remember a World Cup providing superb memories

World Cup: Brazil continues mass cull of backroom staff after tournament debacle

- RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Brazil continued a mass clearout of their World Cup backroom staff on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, following the resignation of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

World Cup: Brazil continues mass cull of backroom staff after tournament debacle

Pricey, but tourists give World Cup thumbs up

- SAO PAULO (AFP) - Despite high prices, World Cup tourists have given a big thumbs up to the just-ended event in Brazil, according to a study released on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Pricey, but tourists give World Cup thumbs up

World Cup 2014 champions look sharp in Hugo Boss outfit

- Ever wondered why the German football team look extra sharp when they are off the field? It's because no less than Hugo Boss is dressing up Die Mannschaft.

World Cup 2014 champions look sharp in Hugo Boss outfit

World Cup 2014: 'We are all world champions,' German coach Loew tells fans

- BERLIN (AFP) - Hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans massed at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate Tuesday to cheer the World Cup winners and new national heroes bringing home football's top prize for the first time to a reunified Germany.

World Cup 2014: 'We are all world champions,' German coach Loew tells fans

The world at Germany's feet after World Cup triumph

- The World Cup final was 15 minutes away from heading towards a penalty shoot-out. There, on the pitch of Rio de Janeiro's iconic Estadio do Maracana, where so many epic battles had been won by greatness, Joachim Loew was looking for that something special.

The world at Germany's feet after World Cup triumph

Maracana's special place in Brazil's heart

- There is just something magical about the Maracana, as Brazilians affectionately call the football shrine that sits just inland of the Rio de Janeiro coastline.

Maracana's special place in Brazil's heart

Back to reality for Brazil after World Cup blues

- BRASILIA (AFP) - Its World Cup is over, the national team was humiliated and now it's back to harsh reality for Brazil: A slowing economy and presidential elections in October.

Back to reality for Brazil after World Cup blues

World Cup: Blatter gives tournament 9.25 out of ten

- RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Fifa president Sepp Blatter on Monday, July 14, 2014, lavished praise on the World Cup in Brazil, saying it had been a "very special" event.

World Cup: Blatter gives tournament 9.25 out of ten

Confident Germany printed World Cup victory stamps before final

- BERLIN (AFP) - Germany will this week issue a World Cup victory postage stamp, five million of which were printed before the final was even held, officials said Monday.

Confident Germany printed World Cup victory stamps before final

Thousands welcome home Argentina after final defeat

- BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Thousands of people greeted a crestfallen Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentina team when the squad flew home to Buenos Aires on Monday after the World Cup final defeat to Germany.

Thousands welcome home Argentina after final defeat

Yours Ernestly Episode 6: What is the appeal of the new World Cup champions Germany?

- Fast-talking ST Communities editor and Hamster Cup commentator Ernest Luis offers his theories on why everyone around him, seems to be suddenly, an overnight "German football convert".

Yours Ernestly Episode 6: What is the appeal of the new World Cup champions Germany?

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Pinto quits Costa Rica after "sleeping with enemy"

- Coach Jorge Luis Pinto has decided to quit World Cup quarter-finalists Costa Rica because they refused to allow him to choose his backroom staff. "I realized I would not be able to count on conditions to carry out my work," the...

Pinto quits Costa Rica after "sleeping with enemy"

World Cup will inspire Rio Olympics: IOC's Bach

- Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

"I...

World Cup will inspire Rio Olympics: IOC's Bach

Dunga names former team mates as Brazil assistants

- New Brazil coach Dunga has named Andrey Lopes as his assistant manager and given former World Cup winners Taffarel and Mauro Silva places on his backroom team, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Wednesday.

The...

Dunga names former team mates as Brazil assistants

Ecuador sack World Cup coach Rueda, hand reins to Vizuete

- Ecuador have sacked World Cup coach Reinaldo Rueda following the team's failure to progress beyond the group stage in Brazil.

"Professor Reinaldo Rueda will go no further with the national football team," Ecuadorean Football...

Ecuador sack World Cup coach Rueda, hand reins to Vizuete

Fernandez heads list of possible Ivory Coast coaches

- Four Frenchmen, including former international Luis Fernandez, have been named on a shortlist of five prospective candidates to take over as national coach of the Ivory Coast, the country's soccer federation said.

Francis...

Fernandez heads list of possible Ivory Coast coaches

South Korea in no rush to appoint new coach

- The South Korea Football Association hope to appoint a new technical chief this week, the first step in a overhaul that will end with a new head coach after their disappointing World Cup showing in Brazil.

Former skipper Hong...

South Korea in no rush to appoint new coach

Dunga is favorite to coach Brazil's soccer team: sources

- Former World Cup winning captain Dunga is the favorite on a short list of candidates to coach Brazil's national soccer team, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Friday.

Dunga, whose real name is Carlos...

Dunga is favorite to coach Brazil's soccer team: sources

Lahm stuns Germany by quitting national side

- Germany captain Philipp Lahm stunned his homeland on Friday by quitting international soccer at the age of 30, five days after leading his side to World Cup victory in Brazil.

"During last season I made a decision to end my...

Lahm stuns Germany by quitting national side

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Rewind, Replay, Remember a World Cup providing superb memories

The world at Germany's feet after World Cup triumph

Maracana's special place in Brazil's heart

Football - A ticket to escape from Brazil's slums

Scolari must take the blame and go

Football world arrives at final destination

The Adaptable One

Hope for early goal or it could be dour

The finalists' unsung heroes

Brazil: Never before, never again

The 12th man for van Gaal's men

Rubbing shoulders with stars

Match may not catch fire

5 men whose lives have changed in 30 days

So near, yet so far from goal

Steps to control intense rivalry

Joy then despair - with Neymar out

The pulse of a nation: Belgian tracks impact of Finals on ordinary people

The party that never stops

When loathing turns to love

Deschamps' French renaissance

Messi fans make a song and dance

Argentina could do with Tevez sparkle

No quarter will be given

Another cracker in store

Honeymoon with a twist

Small men bear heavy loads

Book Robben; Fifa should use same yardstick on errant players

Who will win the World Cup? Argentina are my pick

King James could break Brazil hearts

Brazil's 12th man feeling every kick from the sidelines

It's a global spectacle, but few winners

Neat Brasilia unlike the rest of Brazil

Brazil, Argentina hot to trot

Fifa sends clear signal it won't tolerate violence

World's best not good enough

Shameful exit for Suarez

Brazilians hope not to lose like Jagger

Watch out for France, Belgium

Fifa must bite the bullet and be tough on Suarez

Is it curtains for Ronaldo?

Brazil are back: Paulinho

Mixing it up with the best

World Cup: 'Jekyll and Hyde' Suarez doing Uruguay a disservice

Real climate for change

The muvuka will blow you away

Who needs to do what to survive

Trust Messi to fill the gap

I ate 1kg of food at 'kilo' eatery

Latinos make it their Copa

Two strikes give Suarez credibility he craves

Spain's reign ends in pain

Flawed kings hold the aces

Are Germany the new Spain?

Could the 2014 World Cup be the greatest?

Cut your losses, give up on England

Ron's fit but won't be cheered

Spanish aura obliterated

Neymar delivers under pressure on World Cup debut

Spanish armada are vulnerable

The greatest show on earth kicks off

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HAMSTER CUP

The Straits Times' hamsters, Tiki and Taka, will play their final Hamster Cup match, representing Germany and Argentina. Watch their previous match (Argentina vs Netherlands) here.



YOURS ERNESTLY

Straits Times Communities Editor Ernest Luis shares his madcap musings about the World Cup in this video series. More videos here.






FROM ST SPORTS DESK

Germany come out top in team jerseys sold in Singapore

Netherlands 4 Costa Rica (Penalties): Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

Argentina 1 Belgium 0: Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

Brazil 2 Colombia 1: Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

France 0 Germany 1: Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

The World Cup's greatest underdogs

World Cup football: Recap of the greatest quarter-finals in history

Of kisses and punches: Top 10 World Cup superstitions

Belgium 2 USA 1: Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

Argentina 1 Switzerland 0: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

World Cup football: The greatest goal celebrations in history

Germany 2 Algeria 1: Match highlights, key battle and what the result means

France 2 Nigeria 0: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

World Cup football: The greatest dives in history

World Cup: Singapore boys love time on the biggest stage

Costa Rica 1 (5) Greece 1 (3): Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Netherlands 2 Mexico 1: Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

World Cup look back: The triumphs and tragedies of Colombia

Colombia 2 Uruguay 0: Match highlights, key battle, and what the result means

Brazil 1 Chile 1 (Brazil win 3-2 on penalties): Match highlights and what the result means

World Cup 2014: 10 top-scoring boots in Brazil

World Cup: The best and worst of the group stages

Algeria 1 Russia 1: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

South Korea 0 Belgium 1: Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

USA 0 - Germany 1: Match highlights, key battle and what the result means

Portugal 2 Ghana 1: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Best and worst 2014 World Cup jerseys

Ecuador 0 France 0: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Honduras 0 Switzerland 3: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Bosnia 3 Iran 1: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Nigeria 2 Argentina 3: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

The best Internet memes on 'Hannibal' Luis Suarez

Greece 2 Ivory Coast 1: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Japan 1 Colombia 4: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Italy 0 Uruguay 1: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Costa Rica 0 England 0: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

World Cup WAGS: The women behind the football stars

Croatia 1 Mexico 3: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Cameroon 1 Brazil 4: Match highlights, key battle and what the result means

Netherlands 2 Chile 0: Match highlights, key battle and what the result means

Australia 0 Spain 3: Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

USA 2 Portugal 2: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Algeria 4 South Korea 2: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Belgium 1 Russia 0: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Nigeria 1 Bosnia 0: Highlights, key battles and what the result means

Germany 2 Ghana 2: Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

Argentina 1 Iran 0: Highlights, key battles, and what this result means

Blog: Supporting England hurts, but will never stop

Feature: Five 'villains' blamed for England's premature World Cup exits

CALENDAR

Keep track of all match times on your smartphones with our handy Google Calendar.

Pictures of the Day

Features

Reuters flops of the World Cup tournament

- Flops of the tournament as selected by Reuters journalists (4-3-3):

Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas (Spain)

Defenders: Dani Alves (Brazil), Sergio Ramos (Spain), Pepe (Portugal), Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Cameroon)

...

Reuters flops of the World Cup tournament

Five of the best goals from the World Cup

- The 2014 World Cup has produced several goals of outstanding quality. The following are five of the best so far according to Reuters.

- - - -

James Rodriguez (Colombia 2 Uruguay 0)

Rodriguez...

Five of the best goals from the World Cup

"Jaded" Messi has disappointed at World Cup, says Lineker

- Argentina's Lionel Messi has looked "jaded" and "staccato" in a disappointing World Cup overall despite some magical moments, former England striker Gary Lineker said on Saturday.

The four-times World Player of the Year and...

"Jaded" Messi has disappointed at World Cup, says Lineker