BBC Sport - World Cup 2014: Gary Lineker's verdict on the tournament so far

Lineker on 'wonderful' World Cup

Match of the Day's Gary Lineker gives his verdict on the World Cup so far, describing it as "wonderful" and "thoroughly positive".

The former England captain is pleased the likes of Argentina forward Lionel Messi and Brazil attacker Neymar are living up to their reputations, and hopes for more of the same in the knockout stages.

He added England's early exit and Luis Suarez's bite were two of few negatives in an otherwise enjoyable tournament.