World Cup 2014
Sport Luiz Felipe Scoalri holds his hands on his head after watching Brazil succumb to a 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands
BREAKING Scolari looks to have paid the price for Brazil's humiliating defeats to Germany and the Netherlands after reports in South America claim the former World Cup winner has been sacked
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Manuel Neuer of Germany holds the Golden Glove trophy as Lionel Messi of Argentina holds the Golden Ball trophy
REACTION The defeated finalist was named the player of the tournament, but he didn't look happy about it
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German players celebrate at the final whistle
COMMENTUltimate destination the end of 20 years trip
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REACTION It's been the tournament of Twitter and the final at the Maracana was no different
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ANALYSIS The Independent’s team of writers, including Sam Wallace and Ian Herbert, make their individual choices for the best and worst moments of the World Cup in Brazil
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Thiago Silva pulls Arjen Robben back to concede a penalty
MATCH REPORTBrazil 0 Netherlands 3: The crowd in Brasilia showed a willingness to get behind their team, but Silva ensured the good feeling didn't last long
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Robin van Persie hands his third-place medal to a supporter
REACTIONMoments after being given it by Sepp Blatter, the Dutch striker appeared to hand it to a fan
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A selection of the best players at the World Cup
GALLERY From Messi and Muller, who has impressed us enough to make the top 50 players of this year's World Cup? And there's even room for an England player...
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Mario Gotze kisses the World Cup, Andrea Merkel poses with Lukas Podolski, and Lionel Messi walks off the stage after Argentina's defeat
VIDEO Watch the moment Mario Gotze wrote his name into the history books
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PLAYER RATINGSA look at the individual performances at the Maracana
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Rihanna celebrates Germany's win
The singer had the time of her life at football's grandest final
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Rio Ferdinand, Alan Shearer, Alan Hansen and Gary Lineker during Hansen's final broadcast
The former Liverpool defender retires after the World Cup final
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David Beckham plus his children, Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo
All three of his sons wore the South American's shirts at the final in Rio de Janeiro
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The Colombian featured at her third World Cup
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Julio Cesar and David Luiz hold the Neymar shirt
GALLERYCorners are key and Vincent Tan is wrong
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Jose Miguel Cubero of Costa Rica celebrates after defeating Italy 1-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Costa Rica
COMMENT How the 32 teams ranked on expectations and quality
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According to the video, the North Korea team had beaten enemies USA 4-0 in the group stages
YouTube users duped by spoof news broadcast
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Here is Tim Sherwood's team of the World Cup 2014
EXCLUSIVE COLUMNA keeper with no histrionics, defenders who can defend and forwards who are clever running off the ball
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Mario Gotze celebrates the winning goal in the World Cup final
Luiz Felipe Scoalri holds his hands on his head after watching Brazil succymb to a 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands

World Cup 2014: Luiz Felipe Scolari axed - Reports claim beleaguered manager sacked after disastrous tournament performances

Globo Esporte claims Brazil's football confederation (CBF) have said they will not renew Scolari's contract

Rihanna celebrates Germany's win

Rihanna enjoyed the World Cup final more than anyone else

The singer had the time of her life at football's grandest final

Mario Gotze celebrates the winning goal in the World Cup final

Germany vs Argentina World Cup final 2014: Joachim Low challenged Mario Gotze to prove 'he was better than Lionel Messi' before his World Cup-winning goal

Bayner Munich midfielder came off the bench to net the winning goal and spark unprecedented celebrations for German fans across the globe

Mario Gotze kisses the World Cup, Andrea Merkel poses with Lukas Podolski, and Lionel Messi walks off the stage after Argentina's defeat

World Cup 2014 vine: Mario Gotze writes his name in to World Cup history to spark Germany celebrations along with Chancellor Andrea Merkel, but it's more misery for Lionel Messi

The World Cup final sent Germany into fits of celebrations, but it was despair for Messi and Co as Argentina came so close yet so far

Argentina's fans clash with riot police after Argentina lost to Germany in their 2014 World Cup final in Brazil, at a public square viewing area in Buenos Aires July 13, 2014

World Cup 2014: 60 arrested in Buenos Aires riots as Argentina takes final loss badly

Police dispersed vast crowd with tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon

Mario Gotze celebrates the winning goal in the World Cup final

World Cup 2014: It’s carnival time for Germany in Rio

Germany erupted in joy last night as its team made footballing history by becoming the first European side to win the World Cup in South America.

Luiz Felipe Scolari and his players leave the pitch after their 3-0 third-place play-off defeat to the Netherlands

World Cup 2014: Defeat brings down the curtain on Brazil’s generation of failure

There was something sadly fitting about host nation’s 3-0 loss to the Netherlands

Steven Defour is sent off against South Korea

World Cup 2014: Worst fouls of the tournament

The Independent’s team of writers make their individual choices for the worst fouls of the World Cup in Brazil

Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014 final: Mascherano in 'immense pain'

Germany won the World Cup final 1-0 after extra-time

Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014 final: Neuer labels victory 'unbelievable'

Germany won the World Cup final 1-0 after extra-time

Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Best memes and Tweets, including Lukas Podolski selfie with Angela Merkel

A look at the best offerings on social media as Germany win the World Cup

World Cup 2014: Matt Butler: Defining moments of what we’ll remember as the age of rubbish Brazil

View from the Sofa: World Cup third place play-off; ITV / Hardrock 100; online

Manuel Neuer of Germany holds the Golden Glove trophy as Lionel Messi of Argentina holds the Golden Ball trophy

Germany vs Argentina player ratings World Cup 2014 final: Was Messi the best loser on the pitch?

A look at the individual performances from the World Cup final

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PLAYER RATINGSA look at the individual performances at the Maracana
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Rihanna celebrates Germany's win
The singer had the time of her life at football's grandest final
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Rio Ferdinand, Alan Shearer, Alan Hansen and Gary Lineker during Hansen's final broadcast
The former Liverpool defender retires after the World Cup final
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David Beckham plus his children, Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo
All three of his sons wore the South American's shirts at the final in Rio de Janeiro
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The Colombian featured at her third World Cup
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Julio Cesar and David Luiz hold the Neymar shirt
GALLERYCorners are key and Vincent Tan is wrong
Sport
According to the video, the North Korea team had beaten enemies USA 4-0 in the group stages
YouTube users duped by spoof news broadcast
Sport
Here is Tim Sherwood's team of the World Cup 2014
EXCLUSIVE COLUMNA keeper with no histrionics, defenders who can defend and forwards who are clever running off the ball
Sport
A selection of the best players at the World Cup
GALLERY From Messi and Muller, who has impressed us enough to make the top 50 players of this year's World Cup? And there's even room for an England player...
Sport
Argentina's players run to celebrate their victory after a penalty shoot out following extra-time in the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo
COMMENTSunday's final is a fitting climax to a month that has captivated the globe
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Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini of Arsenal launch the new Puma Arsenal kits at the Puma Store on Carnaby Street
Massive Puma deal is worth £150m over the next five years
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Manchester United Marouane Fellaini allegedly cut his hair
Image of the Manchester United without his long locks has gone viral

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Meet the 'Quantified Selfers'

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Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Madani Younis wants the neighbourhood to follow his work as closely as his audiences do
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Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

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