FIFA 2014 World Cup
Even before the final figures have been confirmed, it is already clear that the 2014 World Cup played in Brazil was a success... Despite Brazil missing out on the title, the success of the competition has been sufficient for FIFA to consider bringing another World Cup to South America.
Everybody knows the famous names of the past and the present, but it can be easy to forget about those who perform brilliantly for their sides without necessarily stealing the show. Here are five players who have performed incredibly well for their side so far in the World Cup, but have not received the plaudits they deserve.
This is a man who lives and plays on the edge, who will try to seek any competitive advantage for himself or his team. When this desire degenerates into the ugly and often violent scenes that have littered Suarez's impressive career, it becomes difficult to see the Uruguayan ever paralleling true modern greats such as Messi or Ronaldo.
It was no surprise that #monotone was trending above #ComeOnEngland during England's match against Italy Saturday night. BBC
World Cup fever has spread into the House of Lords, as a Labour peer snuck in a Brazil football shirt as she spoke today
With just a week to go until the kick off of the world's biggest football tournament, this is not what you want to happen
With just 26 days to go before the Brazil World Cup kicks off, these dramatic photos reveal the extent of the violent protests
As a football-obsessed young boy growing up in South Wales I never thought I would have the chance to play at Old Trafford in front of more than 60,000 people. If you'd told me I'd be captaining a team filled with a host of football legends and Hollywood stars I would have laughed. Playing in Soccer Aid sometimes does feel like a bit of a dream - I know the other guys involved also treasure this unique experience. But when I lead the Rest of the World team out on 8 June, it won't just be football on my mind; because there's a bigger reason why we come together every two years for this extraordinary football match.
The Street Child World Cup has competing boys and girls teams, it kicks off on Sunday 30th March in Rio, but unlike this Summer's event, it is the taking part that really does count as every single child participating has had a journey to get there and is already a winner.
On June 14th, Britain begins its journey in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, in a city that combines the comfort of a huge metropolis alongside access to the most diverse biosphere on the planet. Manaus, the capital of Amazonas, is located where the Negro River meets the Solimões River and forms the Amazon River a few miles downstream.