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Mario Gotze scored the match-winner in the biggest game of all

Low: I told Gotze to eclipse Messi

The battle between Javier Mascherano, left, and Bastian Schweinsteiger was one of the highlights of the final

Mascherano: The pain is immense

Germany's Philip Lahm lifts the World Cup

Gotze clinches World Cup for Germany

Miroslav Klose, left, celebrates scoring the second goal

Germany obliterate hosts Brazil

Tim Krul, right, made a crucial impact from the bench

Dream come true for super-sub Krul

Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain, left, celebrates scoring the winner (AP)

Argentina through to semis

Romelu Lukaku hit the crucial second goal for Belgium (AP)

Belgium win despite Howard heroics

Angel Di Maria, right, won the game for Argentina late on against Switzerland (AP)

Late Di Maria winner sinks Swiss

Paul Pogba's header broke Nigeria's resolve (AP)

Pogba heads France into last eight

The Costa Rica team converted all of their penalties

Pinto revels in Costa Rica success

Mesut Ozil, right, scored the decisive goal on a tough night for Germany against Algeria (AP)

Germany edge past Algeria

Costa Rica captain Bryan Ruiz scored in normal time and again in the penalty shoot-out

Costa Rica through on penalties

Roy Hodgson admits England failed in Brazil but does not believe the performance was as bad as critics claim

Hodgson feels for England fans

Luis Suarez is under investigation by FIFA

Suarez faces lengthy ban

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Italy's Giorgio Chiellini accused Luis Suarez of biting him during the contest (AP)

Suarez row overshadows Uruguay win

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Roy Hodgson paid tribute to England supporters

Hodgson grateful for support

England struggled to create chances against Costa Rica

Poor England draw with Costa Rica

Steven Gerrard admits England face an uphill battle to reach the second round

Gerrard realistic about chances

Gary Cahill has never felt worse during his career in football

Cahill hits career rock bottom

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Leighton Baines has spoken out in support of England's back four

Baines makes case for the defence

Luis Suarez scored both of Uruguay's goals against England

Suarez: Roy inspired my performance

England's Adam Lallana in action during the International Friendly at the Sun Life Stadium, Miami, USA. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 7, 2014. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. RESTRICT

England expects and we won't disappoint, says Lallana

Frank Lampard believes England have the defence to contain Luis Suarez

Lampard hails Suarez class

Frank Lampard is unhappy with the treatment of team-mate Wayne Rooney

Rooney 'fixation' upsets Lampard

England: How they rated

England's Daniel Sturridge, front, slots the ball past Italy goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu

Hodgson: Fate is in our hands

FALL GUY: Ross Barkley is sent sprawling by a challenge from Salvador Bernardez as Honduras lose their discipline after the break

Gerard and Hodgson slam Honduras hatchet men

The Rev John Bavington, vicar of St John Church, Great Horton, is opening the church’s doors over the World Cup

Fans invited to take a pew for big kick-off at Great Horton church

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Marcus Strudwick, of Goals, with Jordan Hibbert, Eugene Amponsah, Rahib Shabir and Aisha Saddique

Football fans organise Bradford World Cup in aid of charities

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Wayne Rooney is hoping for some pointers from Dr Steve Peters

Rooney to call on Peters' help

Roy Hodgson's side are currently training in Portugal ahead of the World Cup in Brazil

England turn up the heat in Algarve

Wayne Rooney says he would be honoured to take on the role of Manchester United captain

Rooney: I feel ready for captaincy

Jack Wilshere has been given England's number seven shirt for this summer's World Cup

Wilshere takes number seven shirt

David Beckham was pleased with the England squad picked for the World Cup

Beckham banking on England surprise

England manager Roy Hodgson says he is leading a "happy" camp

Hodgson hails England training camp

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain took part in training

England trio train in Portugal

Thousands of British fans are expected to attend the World Cup in Brazil

UK police head to Brazil World Cup

Roy Hodgson has told his players that World Cup starting places are up for grabs

Roy 'long way off' finalising team

Jack Wilshere, centre, finally tasted success with Arsenal

Wilshere fired up for more success

Frank Lampard will be England's vice-captain in Brazil

Lampard named England vice-captain

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