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England Fan Has Part Of Ear Bitten Off

PA | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK

An England fan had part of his ear bitten off by another after the national side's World Cup game against Uruguay, it has been confirmed. The man w...

World Cup Focus: Conditions Making Brazil 2014 the Substitutes' World Cup

Martin Laurence | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Sport
Martin Laurence

With this being touted as the tournament of the Latin Americans - only Honduras have fallen thus far, with Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay and Mexico all assured of a place in the second round - the conditions are certainly proving problematic for some. In turn the heat and humidity can be cited as a key factor in so many substitutes coming on and having an impact against weary-legged opponents...

Five of the Most Disappointing Teams at the World Cup So Far

Dan Farr | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Farr

This year's World Cup in Brazil has been full to the brim with exceptional goals, outstanding performances and unforgettable matches. However, it has also been home to its fair share of disappointing performances from certain players as well as certain teams...

'If only!' How the Science of Happiness Would Have Helped England Win the World Cup

Andy Cope | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Sport
Andy Cope

Please note, this article isn't 'having a go' at our failed superstars. The lads return on the early flight from Rio (3 weeks early to be fair) with our pride intact. One hard-earned point off those pesky Costa Ricans may not have been enough to qualify for round 2. But there is a bright-side. No hooliganism. And no biting. Plus Roy Hodgson has been unbelievably articulate and upbeat

England's Football League World Cup Squad

Aaron Gratton | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Sport
Aaron Gratton

What would England's World Cup squad have looked like if Roy Hodgson could only pick players in the Football League? Well, here's an educated guess.

Brazil Shows Its True Colours

Steven Allweis | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Sport
Steven Allweis

Away from the obvious tourist attractions - the remarkably imposing Christ the Redeemer, the picture-perfect Copacabana beach and the enormity and elegance of Parque Ibirapuera in São Paulo, to name but three - it is this admirable attitude, one of determination to enjoy life and of encouraging others to do the same which will stay with me.

Its Time for Roy Hodgson to Quit

Saj Devshi | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Sport
Saj Devshi

To be completely honest it was never time for him to even step into the role of the England manager. His track record is weak and it's questionable how he was selected in the first place or why. I believe his selection was because he's someone that wouldn't cause the FA any trouble and would just get on with it.

Ultimate World Cup Drinking Guide

BarChick | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

Whether you couldn't afford the flight or you're only just getting into this whole World Cup thing we say pair your drinks to the country playing and get into the liquid cheer!

So The England Team Have Been Restored To Factory Settings...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Comedy

(Created for HuffPost UK Comedy by David Schneider and David Beresford) SEE ALSO: How To Celebrate The World Cup Like An Englishman...

Could Managing Expectations Be an Own Goal for England?

Gavin Megaw | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK
Gavin Megaw

Business can learn a lot from politics - and sport - in terms of managing public expectations. Companies are getting smarter at this game - down playing expectations in the business pages in advance of difficult results. But too often company leaders fail to control the narrative by overstating their ambition in the first place. Corporate Britain is littered with the bodies of business leaders who promised big and delivered small.

To Win in 2015, Tories, Labour and Lib Dems Need to Think Cities

Ben Harrison | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Harrison

The election itself will inevitably focus on issues that matter most to voters - from jobs and housing to wages and welfare. But it is less well recognised that the election in 2015 will be determined primarily in our urban areas, and that the fortunes of each of the major political parties depend upon how they perform in, and help support, UK cities.

England's World Cup Chances 'Slim' Admits David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron believes England only have a "slim" chance of getting though the group stage of the World Cup after last night's defeat to Uruguay, Down...

It's Time for a British Football Team

Richard Berry | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Sport
Richard Berry

Wouldn't it be nice to think that our national sport, with its ability to both unite and divide communities, could lead the way in bringing the British people together with a shared vision of a modern, multi-cultural, multi-national country, albeit one with a outdated fondness for the 4-4-2 formation?

Suarez Double Leaves England With Little Chance In World Cup

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Sport

England stand on the brink of a early World Cup exit after Luis Suarez blew Roy Hodgson's men away with a deadly double in Sao Paulo. Wayne Rooney ...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 80 - Progress and Protest

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Watching England play football is an extraordinarily masochistic exercise. It is like waiting to be punched - the question is not whether or not you will be punched, the only question is when. As Harry and I roam over the site, he banters with his crew in Dutch, swapping manly hugs, jokes and the occasional kiss.

And They're Off to a Standing Start

Nick Abbot | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Sport
Nick Abbot

Who will win the World Cup? McDonald's, Coca Cola and Budweiser. And the Chinese, who are the ones making all those shortly to be discarded fluttering plastic national flags...

A Spot of Escapism: Period Drama Locations to Visit in England

Vicky Dean | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

Period drama is a fantastic form of escapism; imagining yourself transported back to times where big frocks, country dances and love affairs were the main order of the day. If you are looking for somewhere to visit on the next bank holiday or if you are a period drama lover heading over to the UK then these locations are for you!

Why England Could Surprise Everyone in Brazil

Joe Difford | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

When the World Cup comes around every four years, it is easy to be optimistic about England's chances of success, but hopes quickly come crashing back down to Earth, usually following a penalty shootout. But could the Three Lions actually surprise everyone this summer?

Beware the 'It's Our Year Brigade'

Chris Godfrey | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Godfrey

Somewhere along the lines confidence has become synonymous with a warped sense of masculinity. These guys have taken this notion and run with it. Their ludicrous assertions about England's expected triumph are the world cup equivalent of drinking a pint of your mate's vomit whilst stripping off naked on the dance floor.

How To Celebrate The World Cup Like An Englishman: 18 Dos And Don'ts

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Comedy

The World Cup is upon us once again. And if you want to celebrate it in style - ie like an Englishman - then simply follow these simple dos and don'ts...

It's Good to Talk - Why You Should Own Your Narrative

Gavin Megaw | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Gavin Megaw

Talking often gets bad press. Some people do it way too much. However, most organisations and leaders don't do it enough, particularly when there is an issue in play. Whether you are a football referee, or Chief Executive of a care home from which a war hero has absconded, the rule is simple: When you have nothing to say, keep quiet. But when you do, make sure you say it or others will say something else that you may not like.

England Vs Italy: A Comparison

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Comedy

A tip of the hat to @CenaSarda for summing up the differences between the England and Italy teams as they arrived in Brazil for the World Cup: Engl...

Player Focus: Where Should Rooney Start for England at the World Cup?

Ben McAleer | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

It remains to be seen how Rooney will be deployed in Brazil this summer, but he's expected to start behind Sturridge against Honduras due to Oxlade-Chamberlain's injury and Sterling's suspension. However, Hodgson may be better served starting Rooney on the left of the trio behind the striker the World Cup, if performances against Peru and Ecuador are anything to go by.

Reasons to Be Fearful, Part 3,456,872

Nick Abbot | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Nick Abbot

Britain is offering 1,000 troops and the tanks they can still start to NATO so they can put on a show in Poland that they think will put Vlad the Insaner back in his box...

Player Focus: Burnout a Worry for World Cup Stars

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

Burnout is a real issue with the rigours of the modern game, and a World Cup in Brazil provides no respite for the planet's best footballers. Even if many fans will point to the vast sums of money the players receive as ample compensation for their endeavours, there is little arguing that what is asked of them might just be too great to handle.