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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VIDEO: Commentator reacts to Rodriguez goal

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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USA match will be war – Belgium coach

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots expects a physical game against the USA in their World Cup last 16 match on Tuesday.

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Brazil 1-1 Chile (3-2 pens)

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Hosts Brazil knock Chile out of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in the second round with a 3-2 win on penalties.

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Cotter upbeat despite big loss to SA

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Scotland coach Vern Cotter remains positive despite the crushing 55-6 defeat by South Africa in Port Elizabeth.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Brazil 1-1 Chile (3-2 pens)

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Brazil break Chile hearts by winning the first penalty shoot-out of the 2014 World Cup in their 2014 World Cup second round match in Belo Horizonte.

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VIDEO: Jara misses decisive penalty for Chile

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Gonzalo Jara misses the decisive penalty for Chile, after Neymar had stepped up to score the last spot kick for Brazil

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VIDEO: Pinilla hits the bar in dying moments

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Mauricio Pinilla hits the bar for Chile in the dying moments of extra time against Brazil in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 match in Belo Horizonte.

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Clermont pick second female coach

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Clermont appoint former France women’s captain Corinne Diacre to succeed Helena Costa as manager.

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South Africa 55-6 Scotland

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Scotland suffer a crushing 55-6 defeat in their final tour match against an inexperienced South Africa side in Port Elizabeth.

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VIDEO: Sanchez equalises for Chile

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Alexis Sanchez scores the equaliser for Chile, after a defensive mix up by Brazil in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 match in Belo Horizonte.

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VIDEO: Brazil take the lead against Chile

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Brazil’s David Luiz opens the scoring at the back post in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 match against Chile in Belo Horizonte.

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Suarez’s World Cup in pictures

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Luis Suarez entered the World Cup dreaming of glory but ended it in disgrace after being banned for biting for the third time in his career.

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Souness hints at Kennedy Rangers bid

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Former Rangers manager Graeme Souness suggests Brian Kennedy would be interested in launching a new bid for the Ibrox club.

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Buttner leaves Man Utd in £4.4m deal

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Dynamo Moscow sign Manchester United’s Dutch left-back Alexander Buttner for an initial £4.4m fee that may rise to £5.6m.

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Giggs ‘not quite ready’ for top job

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Manchester United assistant boss Ryan Giggs admits he is “not quite ready” to take on the manager’s job.

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Wales Women 7-10 USA Eagles

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Wales Women narrowly lose 10-7 in their 2014 World Cup warm-up match against USA Eagles at Pandy Park, Cross Keys.

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Suarez ‘lost balance’ in bite incident

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez says he lost his balance and did not bite Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

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Mannone signs two-year Sunderland deal

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Sunderland’s Italian goalkeeper Vito Mannone has signed a new two-year contract with the Premier League club.

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Stanley ‘saviour’ dies aged 74

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 12:42 pm

The man who guided Accrington Stanley back to the Football League dies aged 74.

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Candystripes sign winger Dooley

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:08 am

Former Coleraine winger Stephen Dooley joins Derry City following his return from studying in the United States.

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Uruguay coach to quit Fifa in protest

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 9:28 am

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez is to step down from two Fifa panels in protest at the “severity” of Luis Suarez’s ban.

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Liverpool closing in on £25m Lallana

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 9:22 am

Liverpool are expected to confirm Adam Lallana’s £25m arrival from Premier League rivals Southampton early next week.

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‘My daughter came second to football’

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 8:57 am

Shelley Kerr on resigning as manager of Arsenal Ladies, parenthood and the future of female coaches.

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Brown irked by Baxter’s showboating

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 8:51 am

Scotland manager Bobby Brown wanted more goals against England in 1967, but Jim Baxter chose to humiliate them.

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Fiji face Wales & England in World Cup

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 8:46 am

Fiji beat Cook Islands 108-6 to qualify for the same 2015 Rugby World Cup pool as hosts England, Wales and Australia.

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VIDEO: Brazil’s attack worries Pele

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 8:18 am

Brazil legend Pele tells BBC Sport’s Alan Shearer that the host nation can go on and win the 2014 World Cup, but he has concerns over their attacking options.

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Fear factor inevitable, says Scolari

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 7:15 am

Luiz Felipe Scolari says his Brazil players are becoming “more afraid” as they prepare to take on Chile at the World Cup.

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VIDEO: Clarence Seedorf’s tour of Rio

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 6:43 am

Clarence Seedorf gives BBC Sport presenter Dan Walker a tour of Rio de Janeiro, from a 5-a-side pitch atop a building to an ice cream on Flamengo beach.

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VIDEO: Luis Suarez arrives home to cheers

Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 4:26 am

The General Secretary of football’s world governing body says Luis Suarez should seek treatment after biting an Italian player during a World Cup game.

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The story of Brazil’s ‘sacred jersey’

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:33 pm

The Brazil shirt is a familiar sight the world over, but the story of how it came to be designed is much less widely known.

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VIDEO: Convoy takes 3,000 Chileans to World Cup

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Carlos Gaete and his friends led a convoy from Santiago, Chile, to Brazil with 3,000 people and 800 cars. The BBC caught up with them on a camping ground outside Rio.

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

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Who is playing? How can you watch? Who does our expert think will win? Everything you need on day 17 of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

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Derry City 2-2 Dundalk

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 9:04 pm

A last-gasp equaliser from Richard Towell earns Dundalk a draw in their Premier Division game against Derry City.

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‘Surely Brazil not reaching the final is unthinkable’

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Brazil thrive on momentum and pressure but Argentina, Germany and Netherlands are all capable of destroying their dream.

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Swansea City sign striker Gomis

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 7:38 pm

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

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Colombia v Uruguay

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s World Cup second round game between Colombia and Uruguay.

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Can Chile cause the ultimate upset?

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 6:28 pm

During the group stage, Chile shocked Spain and impressed the world. Now La Roja are planning to spoil Brazil’s party.

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Chris Kamara catches Brazilian thief

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Football pundit and former Leeds United star Chris Kamara chases down a suspected thief at the World Cup in Brazil.

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Fifa ‘tried to stop’ Ghana bonus row

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Fifa says it was prepared to pay Ghana’s players their World Cup bonuses and deduct it from the Ghana FA’s prize money.

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Derby defender Forsyth signs new deal

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Derby County left-back Craig Forsyth agrees a new four-year deal which keeps him at the Championship club until 2018.

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Winning by losing: The (un)American way?

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Some US sports fans say real Americans don’t celebrate advancing on the heels of defeat. Do they even watch sports at all?

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Ex-Leeds MD blasts former employer

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 4:04 pm

A war of words erupts between ex-Leeds United managing director David Haigh and his former employer, private equity group GFH Capital.

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Nigerian President assures players

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan contacts the country’s senior players at the World Cup to assure them over bonus payments.

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Stats don’t lie: Is your World Cup XI wrong?

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 2:56 pm

After 48 matches of a 64-game World Cup, who has really shone? BBC Sport digests the stats to find the best XI so far.

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Moyes holds talks with Galatasaray

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 2:37 pm

David Moyes meets with the Galatasaray president but the Turkish side say their sights are on Low or Klinsmann.

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South Africa match will be ‘bruising’

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter says South Africa will be tough to contain, despite new faces in the Springboks squad.

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Striker Lafferty to sign for Norwich

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Norwich City will complete the signing of striker Kyle Lafferty from Palermo for an undisclosed fee on 1 July.

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VIDEO: South Africa match will be ‘bruising’

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter tells BBC Scotland’s Brian McLauchlin he expects a bruising encounter against South Africa.

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Brazil v Chile

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday’s World Cup second round game between Brazil and Chile.

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Man Utd sign defender Shaw for £27m

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Southampton defender Luke Shaw signs for Manchester United for £27m after completing a medical at the club.

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Fifa lifts Beckenbauer’s 90-day ban

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Germany’s World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer has his 90-day ban from football activity lifted by governing body Fifa.

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VIDEO: Scotland cap a dream come true – Ashe

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Scotland flanker Adam Ashe tells BBC Scotland’s Brian McLauchlin it will be a dream come true to win his first cap.

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Lallana to have medical at Liverpool

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Southampton and England midfielder Adam Lallana is set to have a medical ahead of a proposed £25m move to Liverpool.

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Lallana to have medical at Liverpool

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Southampton and England midfielder Adam Lallana is set to have a medical ahead of a proposed £25m move to Liverpool.

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Fifa lifts Beckenbauer’s 90-day ban

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Germany’s World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer has his 90-day ban from football activity lifted by governing body Fifa.

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Fifa lifts Beckenbauer’s 90-day ban

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Germany’s World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer has his 90-day ban from football activity lifted by governing body Fifa.

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Rangers sign striker Boyd

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Striker Kris Boyd signs a one-year deal to return to Scottish Championship side Rangers.

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VIDEO: How to take the perfect penalty

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 12:37 pm

With the World Cup knockout stages just days away, F2 Freestylers demonstrate how to execute the perfect spot-kick.

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VIDEO: How to take the perfect penalty

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 12:37 pm

With the World Cup knockout stages just days away, F2 Freestylers demonstrate how to execute the perfect spot-kick.

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VIDEO: How to take the perfect penalty

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 12:37 pm

With the World Cup knockout stages just days away, F2 Freestylers demonstrate how to execute the perfect spot-kick.

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Barcelona still want banned Suarez

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Barcelona are still keen to sign Uruguay’s Luis Suarez despite his four-month ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.

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Barcelona still want banned Suarez

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:50 am

Barcelona are still keen on signing Uruguay’s Luis Suarez despite his four-month ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.

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Suarez loses sponsor because of bite

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:30 am

Luis Suarez loses the support of one of his financial backers after he is banned for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.

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Statistically the greatest World Cup?

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:03 am

Lots of football fans have said this World Cup is the most exciting they have seen. The figures seem to back them up.

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Jackett expects big earners to leave

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 9:17 am

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett says Kevin Doyle, Jamie O’Hara, Roger Johnson and Stephen Ward are not part of his plans.

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VIDEO: The 2014 World Cup story so far

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 8:28 am

As the 2014 Brazil World Cup Group stages draw to a close, BBC Sport takes a look back at the highlights so far.

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Hammam backing for boss Solskjaer

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 6:35 am

Ex-chairman Sam Hammam says Cardiff have a level-headed, organised boss in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Championship return.

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VIDEO: Lineker on ‘wonderful’ World Cup

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 5:00 am

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker gives his verdict on the 2014 Fifa World Cup so far.

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VIDEO: Group stage finale, Suarez banned

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 1:55 am

Get all the best of the action from Thursday 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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Algeria eye 1982 revenge over Germany

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 12:21 am

Algeria have not forgotten their controversial 1982 World Cup exit as they prepare to meet Germany, coach Vahid Halilhodzic says.

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Russia goalkeeper targeted by laser

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 12:15 am

Keeper Igor Akinfeev was “blinded” by a laser before the World Cup goal that eliminated Russia, says Fabio Capello.

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Bendtner to leave Arsenal this month

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Striker Nicklas Bendtner is to leave Arsenal at the end of this month when his contract expires, the club have announced.

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VIDEO: The best goals of the group stage

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm

BBC Sport looks at eight of the best goals from the 2014 World Cup group stage.

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Watch highlights from the final round of group matches

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Watch highlights from the final round of Fifa 2014 World Cup group matches in Brazil.

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World Cup: Algeria 1-1 Russia

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Algeria come from behind to draw with Russia and earn a place in the last 16 of the Fifa World Cup for the first time.

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World Cup: South Korea 0-1 Belgium

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Ten-man Belgium beat South Korea to finish top of their World Cup group and set up a last-16 tie against USA.

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VIDEO: Highlights: South Korea 0-1 Belgium

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Belgium finish top of Group H after skipper Jan Vertonghen’s goal gives them a 1-0 win over South Korea in their final Group H match.

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Coleman signs new Everton deal

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Full-back Seamus Coleman has signed a five-year extension to his contract, committing himself to Everton until 2019.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Algeria 1-1 Russia

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 9:55 pm

A controversial equaliser from Islam Slimani is enough to secure Algeria qualification for the 2014 World Cup last 16 at Russia’s expense as the teams drew 1-1 in Curitiba.

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Savage on flying dogs and samba lessons

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 9:39 pm

BBC pundit Robbie Savage gives his 10 most memorable Group-stage moments from his weird and wonderful time in Brazil.

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Ghana send Boateng and Muntari home

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Ghana expel Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari from their World Cup squad for alleged indiscipline.

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‘Fair’, ‘spot-on’, ‘excessive’ – reaction to Suarez ban

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:01 pm

BBC Sport rounds up reaction from around the world to Uruguay and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez’s ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini.

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World Cup: Portugal 2-1 Ghana

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo scores a second-half winner for Portugal against Ghana but both sides exit the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

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Biting, butting, spitting… what is football’s deadliest sin?

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Spitting, butting, brawling, kicking… where does biting figure on the charge sheet of football’s worst misdemeanours?

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USA 0-1 Germany

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Germany beat the United States 1-0 with both sides progressing to the last 16 of the World Cup with the result.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Portugal 2-1 Ghana

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Portugal bowed out of the 2014 World Cup on goal difference despite beating Ghana 2-1 in their final Group G tie in Brasilia.

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VIDEO: Highlights: USA 0-1 Germany

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Thomas Muller’s fourth goal of the 2014 World Cup proves enough to give Germany a 1-0 win over USA in their final 2014 World Cup Group G game in Recife.

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VIDEO: Ronaldo puts Portugal ahead

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo puts Portugal 2-1 up against Ghana with his first goal of the tournament in their crucial 2014 World Cup Group G match in Brasilia.

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Man Utd confirm Herrera signing

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Manchester United confirm the signing of Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao.

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Why Suarez’s ban may be the final straw for Liverpool

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Luis Suarez may feel hard done by, but Fifa had to take a stand, says Phil McNulty. But what now for the Liverpool striker?

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Dallas signs new Brentford contract

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Brentford winger Stuart Dallas has signed a new three-year contract with the Championship newcomers.

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VIDEO: Suarez should seek help – MOTD pundits

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Match of the Day pundits Alan Hansen, Phil Neville and Brad Friedel believe that Uruguay’s Luis Suarez “needs help” following his latest ban for biting.

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Suarez handed four-month ban for bite

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is banned from worldwide football-related activity for four months for biting Giorgio Chiellini.

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VIDEO: Will Ferrell crashes USA fan party

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Will Ferrell crashes a fan party in Recife and addresses the crowd by promising to “bite every German player if I have to.”

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Owner Hearn in talks to sell Orient

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn is in talks with Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti over the sale of his shareholding.

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Liverpool loan Alberto to Malaga

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto joins Malaga on a season-long loan after a frustrating first season at Anfield.

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Scholes fears over England future

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Paul Scholes fears England could struggle to qualify for future tournaments after their early exit from the World Cup.

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VIDEO: Suarez banned over bite incident

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has been banned for nine matches after being found guilty of biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.

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Cameroon orders World Cup inquiry

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Cameroon President Paul Biya calls for an investigation into the country’s poor performance at the World Cup in Brazil.

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