World Cup 2014

Captain Gerrard quits England duty

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England captain Steven Gerrard retires from international football after winning 114 caps, describing it as a "sad day".

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Will World Cup victory help Merkel?

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Germany have triumphed at the World Cup for the fourth time - but will the good will rub off on leader Angela Merkel?

Where would you put your shootout penalty?

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A source of great drama, debate and millions of broken hearts – Gary Lineker's guide to World Cup penalty shootouts.

Is Brazil 2014 the best ever World Cup?

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Chief football writer Phil McNulty and football commentator John Motson assess Brazil 2014's place in World Cup history.

Germany's youth policy pays off as England's falters

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Six of Germany's World Cup-winning squad were in the side which beat England in the 2009 Euros Under-21s final.

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