Ian Herbert

Ian Herbert is a Football Correspondent at The Independent.

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Wayne Rooney wheels away in celebration after scoring his first World Cup goal

England vs Uruguay comment World Cup 2014: Even Wayne Rooney cannot save an England who suffer from gulf in class

Striker scored maiden World Cup goal but it was at the back where England’s dreams disintegrated

Tim Cahill strikes his astonishing volley against the Netherlands

Tim Cahill volley: Australian admits he was 'never the best' despite wonder goal against the Netherlands

Former Millwall and Everton man 'fought through adversity' his whole career

Juan Alberto Schiaffino scores for Uruguay in the win over Brazil in the Maracana in the 1950 World Cup

Uruguay v England: Support England? Brazil backs enemy

Even though they are still haunted by that 1950 Uruguay defeat, the hosts actually have a soft spot for their vizinhos – neighbours  – and tell Ian Herbert in Porto Alegre they want them to win

Tim Cahill strikes his astonishing volley against the Netherlands
Louis Van Gaal and Robin van Persie celebrate

World Cup 2014: How Louis van Gaal and Robin van Persie redrew the Dutch system

Van Gaal enlisted captain Van Persie to help him implement an alien shape on the Netherlands. But will they stick with it?

Neymar, left, and Pele, two Brazilian No 10s from very different eras

World Cup 2014: Is Neymar as good as Pele?

Moulded at the same club side, they are well brought up and humble, but can Neymar, Brazil’s latest No 10, be compared with the country’s favourite son?

France 3 Honduras 0: Hugo Lloris reveals 'there was nothing we could do' about rogue spy drone that appeared over a France training session

Lloris says that bar kicking a ball, the players had to live with the drone as they couldn't see who was in control of the small spy camera device

Honduras manager Luis Suarez has criticised referee Sandro Ricci for being influenced by media reports that his team are 'violent'

France 3 Honduras 0: Luis Suarez defends Honduras physicality and blames referee Sandro Ricci for being influenced by French reports that his side were 'overly aggressive'

The Honduras manager did concede that Wilson Palacios deserved to be sent-off in the 3-0 defeat but defended his side against claims that they were 'violent'

Didier Deschamps complains to the Fifa official following the confusion over Karim Benzema's strike

France 3 Honduras 0: Didier Deschamps criticises Fifa after goalline technology confusion led to Honduras believing own goal had been ruled out

Deschamps believes that the correct image must be shown to support the referee after the Estadio Beira-Rio was left in  state of confusion following the goal-mouth scramble

France 3 Honduras 0 match report: Karim Benzema scores twice as France overcome 10-man Honduras

Stoke City midfielder Wilson Palacios was dismissed in the 43rd minute

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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