Jack Pitt-Brooke

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

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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

Mexico striker Javier Hernandez celebrates scoring against Croatia

World Cup 2014: Rafael Marquez's unified Mexico look to make history

Mexico advanced from Group A after thrashing Croatia

Italy vs Uruguay World Cup 2014: Andrea Pirlo fights to hold back time and keep Italy alive

Midfielder’s illustrious international career will be ended by Uruguay defeat today

Head coach Jose Pekerman has led Colombia to their first World Cup finals since 1998

World Cup 2014: Jose Pekerman’s Colombia can outstrip the class of 1990

Colombia have their sights on the last 16 already, and beyond that a quarter-final probably against Brazil, but first they must confirm their status as winners of Group C tonight.

Vorsprung durch Klose: Germany’s veteran striker Miroslav Klose does a flying somersault to celebrate his equaliser

World Cup 2014: Miroslav Klose equals World Cup record - but German frailties cannot be masked

Draw with Ghana suggested Germany may not be the force many consider them to be

Stephen Keshi, the Nigeria coach, watches his side get held to a draw by Iran

World Cup 2014: Nigeria need victory to revive African challenge

Super Eagles face Bosnia today with Cameroon already out, Ghana and Algeria down

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