Jack Pitt-Brooke

Jack Pitt-Brooke is a sports writer for The Independent.

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Brazil vs Colombia World Cup 2014 preview: Who will be king - James Rodriguez or Neymar?

The Brazilian has carried the host nation, Colombia’s top scorer has been the best player so far – but only one will be left standing after Friday

Jurgen Klinsmann acknowledges the United States faithful after the defeat

Belgium vs United States comment World Cup 2014: Jurgen Klinsmann has built a team spirit that others can only imagine

Klinsmann has inculcated a playing style recognisable to fans of the British club game

Cameroon's national football team players (1st row, LtoR) Henry Bedimo, Eyong Enoh, Cedric Djeugoue, Stephane Mbia, Benjamin Moukandjou, (2nd row, LtoR) Nicolas N'koulou, Joel Matip, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Alex Song, Charles Itandje, Samuel Eto'o pose for a team photo prior to the start of the friendly football match Germany vs Cameroon in preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2014

World Cup 2014: Sepp Blatter to allow Cameroon officials to investigate claims of match-fixing

Indomitable Lions lost all three of their Group A matches

The richly talented Frenchman Paul Pogba would improve almost every midfield in European football

France vs Nigeria preview World Cup 2014: Paul Pogba points the way for next generation of stars

Sought-after Juventus midfielder has delivered a tantalising glimpse of the future

The Mexico chief finally lets rip as his emotions get the better of him

Netherlands vs Mexico World Cup 2014 preview: The history and huevos of Miguel Herrera

Charismatic coach has hauled Mexico up from the depths and aims to make up for past World Cup pain against Dutch

James Rodriguez (centre) celebrates after scoring Colombia’s first goal in their 2-1 win over Ivory Coast

Colombia vs Uruguay: James Rodriguez weaves his magic and casts a spell that can bewitch Uruguay

The best player of the tournament so far can continue his fine form at the Maracana

The biting incident

Luis Suarez ban: Liverpool could become involved in extraordinary legal battle after Fifa imposes four-month suspension for World Cup bite

The Uruguay striker is set to miss nine Premier League matches and three Champions League games for Liverpool

Shaqiri hat-trick hands Switzerland date with Argentina

Argentina vs Switzerland World Cup 2014: Liverpool transfer target Xherdan Shaqiri has the skills to shake up Lionel Messi and Co

Switzerland powered through to the knock-out phase but face a sterner test against Argentina

Ronaldo, left, trains with the Portugal squad before they attempt to lift themselves from the foot of Group G against Ghana

World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo and Eden Hazard try to spark one-man teams

Both Portugal and Belgium are underachieving and owe much to their star men

Luis Suarez bite: Suarez’s Liverpool career in jeopardy after bite

Club may consider offers as striker’s lawyer flies in to prepare his defence

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