Bradford Telegraph and Argus: world cup head

Low: I told Gotze to eclipse Messi

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mario Gotze scored the match-winner in the biggest game of all

6:37am Monday 14th July 2014

Germany coach Joachim Low revealed he told World Cup final match-winner Mario Gotze to "go out and show the world you are better than Lionel Messi".

Mascherano: The pain is immense

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

6:23am Monday 14th July 2014

An emotional Javier Mascherano said he felt "immense pain" after losing the World Cup final to Germany.

Gotze clinches World Cup for Germany

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Germany's Philip Lahm lifts the World Cup

10:46pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Germany were crowned world champions for the fourth time thanks to a stunning extra-time winner from super-sub Mario Gotze.

Germany obliterate hosts Brazil

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Miroslav Klose, left, celebrates scoring the second goal

11:09pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Brazil's dreams of making a return to a World Cup final in the Maracana were shattered in the most agonising manner as Germany inflicted on the hosts one of the most remarkable defeats in the 84-year history of this competition.

Dream come true for super-sub Krul

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Tim Krul, right, made a crucial impact from the bench

7:39am Sunday 6th July 2014

Holland goalkeeper Tim Krul is ecstatic to be in the semi-finals of the World Cup after his dramatic introduction to the tournament.

Argentina through to semis

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain, left, celebrates scoring the winner (AP)

7:33pm Saturday 5th July 2014

Argentina eased into the World Cup semi-finals as a disappointing Belgium side made a low-key exit from the tournament.

Belgium win despite Howard heroics

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Romelu Lukaku hit the crucial second goal for Belgium (AP)

12:08am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

An outstanding performance from the United States, inspired by Tim Howard, could not prevent American hearts being broken as Belgium finally produced a performance to match their pre-World Cup billing.

Late Di Maria winner sinks Swiss

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Angel Di Maria, right, won the game for Argentina late on against Switzerland (AP)

7:50pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Argentina squeezed into the quarter-finals of the World Cup thanks to a last-gasp extra-time winner from Angel Di Maria.

Pogba heads France into last eight

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Paul Pogba's header broke Nigeria's resolve (AP)

7:29pm Monday 30th June 2014

France marched into the World Cup quarter-finals after shading an absorbing contest against Nigeria in Brasilia.

Pinto revels in Costa Rica success

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Costa Rica team converted all of their penalties

7:27am Monday 30th June 2014

Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto praised his players' character after they overcame a second-half red card, conceding a late leveller and sustained attacks from Greece to reach their first ever World Cup quarter-final.

Germany edge past Algeria

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mesut Ozil, right, scored the decisive goal on a tough night for Germany against Algeria (AP)

11:59pm Monday 30th June 2014

Germany scraped through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup after surviving a real scare against Algeria on a thrilling night of football in Porto Alegre.

Costa Rica through on penalties

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

1:30am Monday 30th June 2014

Costa Rica are through to their first ever World Cup quarter-final after recovering from a second-half red card, a late Greece leveller and an extra-time barrage to progress on penalties.

Hodgson feels for England fans

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Roy Hodgson admits England failed in Brazil but does not believe the performance was as bad as critics claim

4:07pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

England coach Roy Hodgson understands fans' frustration after he brought his squad home on Wednesday from the worst World Cup campaign in the nation's history.

Suarez faces lengthy ban

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Luis Suarez is under investigation by FIFA

11:33pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Luis Suarez is facing an abrupt end to his World Cup after FIFA announced it will investigate the striker for allegedly biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini although the Uruguay man has sought to play down the incident.

Suarez row overshadows Uruguay win

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Italy's Giorgio Chiellini accused Luis Suarez of biting him during the contest (AP)

7:23pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Luis Suarez found himself at the centre of another biting storm shortly before Diego Godin's late goal sent Uruguay through to the World Cup knockout stages at the expense of 10-man Italy in Natal.

Hodgson grateful for support

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Roy Hodgson paid tribute to England supporters

9:13pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Roy Hodgson admitted England did not deserve to be cheered off following their dour goalless draw against Costa Rica.

Poor England draw with Costa Rica

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: England struggled to create chances against Costa Rica

7:10pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

England's dismal World Cup campaign ended in a fittingly underwhelming fashion as Roy Hodgson's men laboured to a dull goalless draw against Costa Rica.

Gerrard realistic about chances

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Steven Gerrard admits England face an uphill battle to reach the second round

6:05am Friday 20th June 2014

Steven Gerrard knows England are now "clutching at straws" after a defeat to Uruguay which leaves them staring down the barrel of a World Cup group exit for the first time in 56 years.

Cahill hits career rock bottom

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Gary Cahill has never felt worse during his career in football

8:19am Friday 20th June 2014

A thoroughly deflated Gary Cahill described England's 2-1 defeat to Uruguay as the lowest point of his career.

Baines makes case for the defence

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Leighton Baines has spoken out in support of England's back four

12:15pm Friday 20th June 2014

England's defensive frailties have left them on the brink of an early World Cup exit, although left-back Leighton Baines believes it would be harsh to pin the blame on the backline.

Suarez: Roy inspired my performance

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Luis Suarez scored both of Uruguay's goals against England

1:15pm Friday 20th June 2014

Luis Suarez admits Roy Hodgson made him more determined to beat England when he denied the striker was worthy of being called a "world-class" player.

England expects and we won't disappoint, says Lallana

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: England's Adam Lallana in action during the International Friendly at the Sun Life Stadium, Miami

4:25pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

ADAM Lallana knows it is "all-or-nothing" time for England and is confident of kick-starting their World Cup campaign against Uruguay.

Lampard hails Suarez class

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Frank Lampard believes England have the defence to contain Luis Suarez

9:03pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

There is no easy way to stop Luis Suarez but Frank Lampard believes England possess players capable of thwarting him in Thursday's do-or-die clash with Uruguay.

Rooney 'fixation' upsets Lampard

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Frank Lampard is unhappy with the treatment of team-mate Wayne Rooney

6:10pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

Frank Lampard has expressed his dismay at what he perceives to be a "fixation" and "agenda" towards England team-mate Wayne Rooney.

England: How they rated

11:13am Sunday 15th June 2014

JOE HART: Looked relatively steady throughout. Could do little about either goal. Six out of 10.

Hodgson: Fate is in our hands

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: England's Daniel Sturridge, front, slots the ball past Italy goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu

11:04am Sunday 15th June 2014

Roy Hodgson remains confident of qualifying for the second round of the World Cup, but accepts England may have to beat both Uruguay and Costa Rica after their opening 2-1 defeat to Italy.

Gerard and Hodgson slam Honduras hatchet men

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

10:48am Sunday 8th June 2014

England 0 Honduras 0

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

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

3:00am Friday 6th June 2014

A Bradford church is praying for an England win and opening its doors to World Cup fans.

Football fans organise Bradford World Cup in aid of charities

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Marcus Strudwick, of Goals, with Jordan Hibbert, Eugene Amponsah, Rahib Shabir and Aisha Saddique

4:48pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Football fans are bringing a taste of the World Cup to Bradford with a tournament to raise awareness and money for youth charities.

Rooney to call on Peters' help

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Wayne Rooney is hoping for some pointers from Dr Steve Peters

6:56am Friday 23rd May 2014

Wayne Rooney hopes Dr Steve Peters will help him end his nightmare World Cup run.

England turn up the heat in Algarve

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Roy Hodgson's side are currently training in Portugal ahead of the World Cup in Brazil

6:47am Thursday 22nd May 2014

England have been piling on the layers in the Algarve to make sure they are ready for the sweltering heat which awaits them in Manaus.

Rooney: I feel ready for captaincy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Wayne Rooney says he would be honoured to take on the role of Manchester United captain

2:07pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Wayne Rooney is hoping to become the new Manchester United captain, but the striker insists he would have no problem if Robin van Persie was handed the armband instead.

Wilshere takes number seven shirt

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jack Wilshere has been given England's number seven shirt for this summer's World Cup

4:51pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Jack Wilshere looks to be firmly in Roy Hodgson's first-team plans after he was handed the number seven shirt for the World Cup.

Beckham banking on England surprise

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Beckham was pleased with the England squad picked for the World Cup

8:25am Wednesday 21st May 2014

David Beckham has hailed Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad selection and believes that England can make an impact in Brazil this summer.

Hodgson hails England training camp

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: England manager Roy Hodgson says he is leading a "happy" camp

2:03pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

Manager Roy Hodgson believes England's World Cup preparations have got off to an excellent start with three positive days of training at Vale do Lobo.

England trio train in Portugal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain took part in training

11:47am Wednesday 21st May 2014

Phil Jones, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere all trained on Wednesday as England stepped-up their World Cup preparations in Portugal.

UK police head to Brazil World Cup

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Thousands of British fans are expected to attend the World Cup in Brazil

3:27pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

A team of British police officers will be posted to Brazil during the World Cup.

Roy 'long way off' finalising team

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Roy Hodgson has told his players that World Cup starting places are up for grabs

10:37pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

England manager Roy Hodgson has told his players that World Cup starting places are up for grabs in the coming weeks.

Wilshere fired up for more success

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jack Wilshere, centre, finally tasted success with Arsenal

7:02am Monday 19th May 2014

Arsenal's FA Cup win has given Jack Wilshere a taste for success and made the England international even more determined to have a successful World Cup.

Lampard named England vice-captain

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Frank Lampard will be England's vice-captain in Brazil

11:24am Sunday 18th May 2014

Roy Hodgson has announced that midfielder Frank Lampard will be England's vice-captain at this summer's World Cup.



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