Unlikely heroes of Switzerland

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:36 pm

Critics asked if Switzerland’s multicultural team could sing the national anthem but they have sent a powerful message.

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Germany 2-1 Algeria

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Germany see off underdogs Algeria 2-1 in extra time to set up a quarter-final meeting with France.

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Today at the World Cup: Your at-a-glance guide

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Who is playing? How can you watch? Who will win? Everything you need to know on day 20 of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Germany 2-1 Algeria (aet)

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Germany’s Andre Schurrle breaks Algerian hearts with a cheeky goal in the second minute of extra time to give his side a narrow 1-0 win in their round of 16 match in Porto Alegre.

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Flopping heck: How diving baffles US fans

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Ben Smith talks to the American fans who are struggling to get their heads around flopping and injury time.

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VIDEO: Schurrle’s cheeky flick breaks deadlock

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Germany’s Andre Schurrle breaks Algerian hearts with a cheeky goal in the second minute of extra time in their round of 16 match in Porto Alegre.

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Nigeria coach Keshi resigns after exit

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi resigns and Joseph Yobo retires after the Super Eagles’ exit from the World Cup in Brazil.

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France 2-0 Nigeria

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 9:26 pm

France reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup as second-half goals knock out Nigeria in Brasilia.

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Moult wants Wrexham promotion

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 9:21 pm

New striker Louis Moult says he wants to score the goals which will help Wrexham get back into the Football League.

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Klinsmann has concern over referee

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 9:00 pm

United States boss Jurgen Klinsmann criticises the appointment of an Algerian referee for their meeting with Belgium.

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VIDEO: Lineker on Suarez and Robben

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 7:37 pm

BBC Sport’s Gary Lineker gives his views on Luis Suarez’s apology for biting Giorgio Chiellini and Arjen Robben admitting he dived during the Netherlands’ win over Mexico.

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Too much talk about Messi – Swiss striker

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Lionel Messi not the only threat in the Argentina team, says Switzerland’s Admir Mehmedi ahead of Tuesday’s last-16 clash.

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VIDEO: WSL: Arsenal off bottom with win

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Arsenal win their first game of the season 1-0 win away at Liverpool to move off the bottom of the Women’s Super League.

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VIDEO: WSL: Arsenal off bottom with win

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Arsenal win their first game of the season 1-0 win away at Liverpool to move off the bottom of the Women’s Super League.

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Lawro’s World Cup predictions – last-16 ties

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 6:23 pm

BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson gives his predictions for the first round of knockout matches at the World Cup.

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VIDEO: Highlights: France 2-0 Nigeria

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Paul Pogba’s header and a Joseph Yobo own goal send France into the quarter-finals after a hard-fought 2-0 win over Nigeria in their round of 16 match in Brasilia.

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Tottenham track Swansea’s Davies

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Swansea City’s Wales international defender Ben Davies is a transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino.

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BBC to show Argentina & Belgium ties

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 6:06 pm

The last-16 matches involving Argentina and Belgium will be broadcast live on BBC television.

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Kaka to join Orlando via Sao Paulo

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Brazilian playmaker Kaka will join former side Sao Paulo on loan before signing for new Major League Soccer club Orlando City.

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VIDEO: Pogba header gives France the lead

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 5:49 pm

France midfielder Paul Pogba heads his side into the lead in the 79th minute of their round of 16 match against Nigeria in Brasilia.

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VIDEO: Pogba header gives France the lead

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 5:49 pm

France midfielder Paul Pogba heads his side into the lead in the 79th minute of their round of 16 match against Nigeria in Brasilia.

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Suarez sorry for Chiellini bite

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez apologises to Giorgio Chiellini for the bite that earned him a four-month ban from football.

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Swansea sign Falkirk defender

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Swansea City sign Falkirk left back Stephen Kingsley on a three-year deal, the club’s third summer signing.

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Wallace to join Vitesse on loan

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Chelsea defender Wallace will join Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on a season-long loan to gain regular first-team football.

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Hull complete Snodgrass signing

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Hull City complete the signing of midfielder Robert Snodgrass from Norwich City for a fee believed to exceed £6m.

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Port Vale sign Hibs defender McGivern

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Port Vale sign Hibernian and Northern Ireland defender Ryan McGivern on a two-year deal.

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Anscombe leaves Ulster position

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 3:48 pm

New Zealander Mark Anscombe is to leave his position as Ulster Rugby head coach after two seasons in charge at Ravenhill.

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VIDEO: What’s the best piece of World Cup skill?

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Watch FIFA’s top ten skills of the World Cup so far, including a mazy run from Cristiano Ronaldo, an Eden Hazard ‘Maradona’ turn and an audacious back-heeled goal from David Villa in his final appearance for Spain

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Fry steps down as Premier League chairman

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Anthony Fry will step down as the chairman of the Premier League due to illness after a year in the role.

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Monday’s gossip column

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Chelsea still want Paul Pogba, Toni Kroos agrees Real Madrid terms, Liverpool want Suarez-Sanchez swap deal, plus more.

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VIDEO: S Korea players pelted with toffees

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 2:44 pm

South Korea’s World Cup team had a very sombre homecoming on Monday, after the squad failed to win any of its three games in Brazil and was knocked out in the group stages.

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Kaka leaves AC Milan by mutual consent

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Brazilian playmaker Kaka has his contract with AC Milan terminated by mutual consent and could move to Orlando City.

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Monday’s gossip column

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Chelsea still want Paul Pogba, Toni Kroos agrees Real Madrid terms, Liverpool want Suarez-Sanchez swap deal, plus more.

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Stoke unhappy with Assaidi valuation

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Liverpool’s asking price for winger Oussama Assaidi is still above Stoke’s valuation, says Potters chief executive Tony Scholes.

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VIDEO: A manager’s view of the World Cup

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Everton manager Roberto Martinez praises the “bravery” shown by the coaches at World Cup, which has made it an “overwhelming event” so far and incomparable to any other major tournament he has witnessed.

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Injured Williams flown home to Wales

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Cardiff Blues centre Owen Williams is flown home by air ambulance from Singapore and is now in hospital in Cardiff.

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Non-league Brazilian set for Hull

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Brazilian teenager Alefe Santos turns down a new deal with Bristol Rovers and looks likely to join Premier League Hull.

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McCoist relishes Edinburgh challenge

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Manager Ally McCoist says Rangers are looking forward to facing Hibs and Hearts in the Scottish Championship.

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McCoist relishes Edinburgh challenge

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Manager Ally McCoist says Rangers are looking forward to facing Hibs and Hearts in the Scottish Championship.

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President insults Fifa over Suarez ban

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica uses a strongly-worded attack on Fifa over the ban given to striker Luis Suarez for biting.

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President insults Fifa over Suarez ban

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica uses a strongly worded attack on Fifa over the ban given to striker Luis Suarez for biting.

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Van Gaal will tour USA with Man Utd

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:33 am

New manager Louis van Gaal will be on Manchester United’s summer tour even if the Netherlands reach the World Cup final.

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Van Gaal will tour USA with Man Utd

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:33 am

New manager Louis van Gaal will be on Manchester United’s summer tour even if the Netherlands reach the World Cup final.

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Ferguson joins London Welsh staff

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:29 am

London Welsh appoint former Bristol and Cardiff Blues coach Matthew Ferguson as assistant coach for the 2014-15 season.

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VIDEO: Watch Costa Rica’s perfect penalties

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:16 am

Watch Costa Rica dispatch five perfect penalties in their shoot-out against Greece, to qualify for the World Cup 2014 Quarter-Finals

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Warburton signs new Brentford deal

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:15 am

Brentford manager Mark Warburton and assistant David Weir agree new rolling one-year deals with the Championship club.

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Warburton signs new Brentford deal

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:15 am

Brentford manager Mark Warburton and assistant David Weir agree new rolling one-year deals with the Championship club.

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VIDEO: Did Robben take a dive v Mexico?

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:07 am

BBC Sport takes a look at Arjen Robben’s contribution to Netherlands’ 2-1 victory over Mexico on Sunday night.

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New Ipswich deal for boss McCarthy

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:51 am

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy and assistant Terry Connor agree three-year deals, while Stephen Hunt signs for a year.

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KLM sorry for Mexico departure tweet

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 9:36 am

Dutch plane operator KLM apologises for sending out tweet making a joke out of Mexico’s defeat to the Netherlands at the World Cup.

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Evans set to quit as Pirates owner

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 9:12 am

Cornish Pirates owner Dicky Evans is to leave the club after 20 years of involvement at the Mennaye.

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Dundee sign Harkins for third time

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 8:57 am

Gary Harkins joins Dundee for a third time after his St Mirren contract was cancelled by mutual consent.

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Prop Griffiths returns to Ospreys

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 8:47 am

Tight-head prop Cai Griffiths returns to Ospreys for a third spell after being released by London Welsh.

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Costa Ricans celebrate historic win

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 8:29 am

Tens of thousands in Costa Rica celebrate the national team’s dramatic qualification for the quarter-finals of the football World Cup in Brazil.

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VIDEO: World Cup day 18 in numbers

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 7:48 am

BBC Sport takes a look at all the vital stats and facts from day 18 of the 2014 World Cup, including Costa Rica’s historic win over Greece and the incredible scoring record of the Netherlands’ substitutes in Brazil, following their late win over Mexico.

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Karagounis retires from Greece duty

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 7:01 am

Greece captain Giorgos Karagounis retires from international football following his country’s exit from the World Cup.

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VIDEO: Watch the best bits from Sunday at the World Cup

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 3:15 am

Get all the best of the action from Sunday at the Fifa World Cup in Brazil in less than 10 minutes with Match of the Day’s World Cup Catch-Up.

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Costa Rica practised penalties – Pinto

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 1:04 am

Costa Rica’s penalty shootout win over Greece was a result of studying the opposition, coach Jorge Luis Pinto reveals.

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VIDEO: Robben cheated to win penalty – Murphy

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:56 am

Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy says Arjen Robben cheated by diving to win a last-minute penalty against Mexico.

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Hazard must impose himself – Wilmots

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:40 am

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots says he is still waiting to see the best of midfielder Eden Hazard at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

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Costa Rica 1-1 Greece

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:06 am

Costa Rica will play the Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the World Cup after beating Greece on penalties.

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Algeria coach angry at Ramadan focus

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:04 am

Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic refuses to name which of his Muslim players are observing Ramadan during the World Cup.

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Algeria coach angry at Ramadan focus

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:04 am

Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic refuses to name which of his Muslim players are observing Ramadan during the World Cup.

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Dutch survive the furnace of Fortaleza

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Blazing sunshine, water breaks and late goals – the World Cup continues to thrill as the Netherlands see off Mexico.

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Dutch survive the furnace of Fortaleza

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Blazing sunshine, water breaks and late goals – the World Cup continues to thrill as the Netherlands see off Mexico.

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VIDEO: Costa Rica 1-1 Greece (5-3 pens)

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Costa Rica beat Greece 5-3 on penalties after their 2014 World Cup round of 16 match ended 1-1 after extra time in Recife.

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Today at the World Cup: Your at-a-glance guide

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Who is playing? How can you watch? Who does our expert think will win? Everything you need on day 19 of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

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VIDEO: Greece equalise in the last minute

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Sokratis Papastathopoulos equalises in the last minute for Greece against Costa Rica in their round of 16 match.

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I dived but not for penalty – Robben

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Arjen Robben says he dived as the Netherlands beat Mexico in the World Cup last 16 but not for the decisive penalty.

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Cooling breaks key to win – Van Gaal

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Louis van Gaal says he used cooling breaks to alter the Netherlands’ tactics in their dramatic World Cup win over Mexico.

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Netherlands 2-1 Mexico

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Netherlands produce a late comeback to rescue their World Cup dream and deny Mexico a first quarter-final in 28 years.

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VIDEO: Netherlands 2-1 Mexico – highlights

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 6:23 pm

The Netherlands progress to the quarter finals after beating Mexico 2-1, courtesy of a last-minute penalty in their round of 16 match.

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France are winning over fans – Lloris

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 6:17 pm

France captain Hugo Lloris says the fans are showing increasing support as his side face Nigeria after topping Group E.

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VIDEO: Late penalty winner for the Netherlands

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Klaas Jan Huntelaar scores a last-minute penalty for the Netherlands to seal a 2-1 victory over Mexico in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 match in Fortaleza.

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World Cup has first cooling breaks

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Extreme heat sees the first cooling breaks at the World Cup during the match between Netherlands and Mexico.

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Arsenal climb off bottom of WSL

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Arsenal lift themselves off the bottom of the Women’s Super League with a 1-0 win at champions Liverpool.

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England fan’s ear ‘bitten off’

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm

An England football supporter had a piece of his ear bitten off by another England fan at the World Cup in Brazil, UK police say.

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Coaching ‘not respected in England’

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 2:42 pm

The FA must follow Germany and the Netherlands in focusing more on youth coaching, says ex-England boss Steve McClaren.

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Ghana president calls for review

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 2:19 pm

President John Mahama calls for an inquiry as Ghana finish with only one point from their World Cup group games.

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‘Rodriguez at Maradona’s level’

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Colombia’s James Rodriguez is called the best player at the World Cup after his match-winning display against Uruguay.

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Liverpool should keep Suarez – Comolli

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Liverpool’s former director of football Damien Comolli says the club should keep Luis Suarez despite his bite ban.

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Cabaye warns against France arrogance

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 11:34 am

France midfielder Yohan Cabaye says Monday’s second round opponents Nigeria should not be taken too lightly.

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Lee joins Saints instead of Brighton

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 11:01 am

Sammy Lee reverses his decision to join Brighton as assistant manager and accepts a coaching role at Southampton instead.

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USA squad ‘told to change flights’

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 10:55 am

USA’s Omar Gonzalez says coach Jurgen Klinsmann believes his side will be at the World Cup until the very end.

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Monk delighted with deal for Gomis

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 9:30 am

French striker Bafetimbi Gomis signs for Swansea City after having a medical with the Premier League club.

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Suarez not to blame for exit – coach

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 9:18 am

Coach Oscar Tabarez says the absence of suspended striker Luis Suarez was not to blame for Uruguay’s World Cup exit.

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VIDEO: Brazil and Rodriguez in numbers

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 7:55 am

BBC Sport takes a look at all the vital stats and facts from day 17 of the 2014 World Cup, including Brazil’s amazing home record of 41 matches undefeated.

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Rodriguez joins the World Cup’s perfect 10s

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 5:19 am

The Brazil World Cup has a new shining star in Colombia’s James Rodriguez, says chief football writer Phil McNulty.

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VIDEO: Brazil simply had to win – Lineker

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 4:27 am

BBC Sport’s Gary Lineker gives his view on Brazil’s victory penalty shootout victory over Chile in the World Cup’s last 16.

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VIDEO: Brazil win shootout, Rodriguez genius

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 1:35 am

Get all the best of the action from Saturday at the Fifa World Cup in Brazil in less than 10 minutes with Match of the Day’s World Cup Catch-Up.

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Hail Cesar: How a QPR reserve saved Brazil

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 12:55 am

QPR reject Julio Cesar, the villain of Brazil’s 2010 World Cup exit, proves the unlikely saviour four years on.

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VIDEO: Top three World Cup group stage goals

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Watch the three best goals from the group stages of the 2014 Fifa World Cup – as voted by you.

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Low annoyed by Algeria ‘revenge’ talk

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Germany coach Joachim Low says he is “irritated” by talk of revenge surrounding his team’s last-16 meeting with Algeria.

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The ‘unknown’ Arsenal striker surprising the world

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Arsenal’s Joel Campbell has never played for the Gunners but is targeting a Premier League future after starring for Costa Rica at the World Cup.

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The ‘unknown’ Arsenal striker surprising the world

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Joel Campbell has never played for Arsenal, but is targeting a Premier League future after starring for Costa Rica.

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Today at the World Cup: Your at-a-glance guide

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Who is playing? How can you watch? Who does our expert think will win? Everything you need on day 18 of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

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We are closing in on heaven – Scolari

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Luiz Felipe Scolari says Brazil are three games from “heaven” after beating Chile on penalties in the World Cup.

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Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Colombia will play Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals after two goals from James Rodriguez seal victory over Uruguay.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Colombia’s young striker James Rodriguez blows Uruguay away after scoring both goals in their 2-0 win in the 2014 World Cup second-round.

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On this Day: Rodriguez scores stunning World Cup volley

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Colombia’s James Rodriguez scores with a stunning volley from outside the box against Uruguay in the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup.

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