Glenn Moore

Glenn Moore is Football Editor for The Independent and a Uefa B licence holder.

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The weight of expectation will sit heavily on the shoulders of Neymar and his Brazil team-mates

World Cup 2014: Out of chaos, beauty emerges

The build-up has been marred by fears over Brazil's readiness and the threat of violence on the streets. But will that all be forgotten when the first whistle blows on Thursday?
Cesc Fabregas could leave Barcelona for £30m

Cesc Fabregas transfer: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho confirms interest in Barcelona midfielder

Mourinho has also revealed why Juan Mata is no longer at the club

World Cup 2014: Ricciardo Montolivo's broken leg puts Italy on the defensive as Guiseppe Rossi gets cut from squad

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has been left with a World Cup headache after the injury to Montolivo on Saturday

Wrong-footed: Alex Scott says Arsenal Ladies have failed to be proactive as investment has increased

Arsenal vs Everton Women's FA Cup Final preview: Old power houses struggle to keep up

Today’s FA Cup final illustrates the changing face of the women’s game

Centre of attention: Ross Barkley played second striker against Peru

World Cup 2014: Ross Barkley cameo shows potential of England's young guns in Brazil

‘He’s fantastic. To have people like him on the bench will be good,’ says Phil Jagielka of his England team-mate

Phil Jagielka scores England’s third goal after an error by the Peru goalkeeper

England 3 Peru 0: No dark thoughts for Hodgson as warm-up acts pass auditions

England’s most significant pre-World Cup warm-up was in 1998, when Paul Gascoigne’s distracted performance against Belgium in Casablanca cost him a place in the finals, ended his England career, and led to his infamous trashing of Glenn Hoddle’s hotel room to the backdrop of Kenny G.

Joey Barton celebrates QPR's promotion to the Premier League on Saturday

Harry Redknapp says Joey Barton is 'managerial material' and he has 'never met anyone like him'

Redknapp's QPR won promotion to the Premier League via the play-off final

Championship play-off final: Big spenders Queens Park Rangers gift Football League tricky windfall after promotion

QPR defeated Derby 1-0 at Wembley on Saturday to advance

Danny Welbeck says he has been frustrated at having to play on the left

World Cup 2014: 'Frustrated' Danny Welbeck ready to use the Brazil tournament as shop window

Reports emerged at the end of last season that he wanted to leave United

Vying for attention: England’s World Cup hopefuls surround manager Roy Hodgson in Portugal last week

World Cup 2014: Roy Hodgson's tough decisions are improvement on Euro 2012

Three Lions' preparations are on the right track ahead of this summer's tournament

Day In a Page

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting
Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

In the final part of our series, Chris Green arrives in Glasgow - a host city struggling to keep the politics out of its celebration of sport
Out in the cold: A writer spends a night on the streets and hears the stories of the homeless

A writer spends a night on the streets

Rough sleepers - the homeless, the destitute and the drunk - exist in every city. Will Nicoll meets those whose luck has run out
Striking new stations, high-speed links and (whisper it) better services - the UK's railways are entering a new golden age

UK's railways are entering a new golden age

New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s
Conchita Wurst becomes a 'bride' on the Paris catwalk - and proves there is life after Eurovision

Conchita becomes a 'bride' on Paris catwalk

Alexander Fury salutes the Eurovision Song Contest winner's latest triumph
Pétanque World Championship in Marseilles hit by

Pétanque 'world cup' hit by death threats

This year's most acrimonious sporting event took place in France, not Brazil. How did pétanque get so passionate?
Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

Why did we stop eating whelks?

Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
10 best women's sunglasses

In the shade: 10 best women's sunglasses

From luxury bespoke eyewear to fun festival sunnies, we round up the shades to be seen in this summer
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi? Javier Mascherano is key for Argentina...

World Cup final: Messi? Mascherano is key for Argentina...

No 10 is always centre of attention but Barça team-mate is just as crucial to finalists’ hopes
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer knows she needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

18-year-old says this month’s Commonwealth Games are a key staging post in her career before time slips away
The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
Can scientists save the world's sea life from

Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice