World Cup semi-finals day two: how do you follow that?

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:24am Wednesday 9th July 2014

IT’S the second World Cup semi-final in Brazil tonight, with the Netherlands looking to reach consecutive finals.

Who will make the World Cup final? We preview the first semi-final in Brazil

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Susann Idres

8:59am Tuesday 8th July 2014

AFTER the upsets and the shock results, we’re still left with four of the heavyweights of global football for the World Cup semi finals.

World Cup 2014: who will go through on day two of the quarter-finals?

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Brazil World Cup: All the teams, all the facts

10:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

DAY two of the World Cup quarter-finals sees two intriguing ties on the cards.

Down to business on first day of World Cup 2014 quarter-finals

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Erica Karouk will be supporting her native Brazil

11:50am Friday 4th July 2014

IT’S the first quarter-finals at the World Cup today and the time when the big names will start to fall.

World Cup 2014: Why day 20 is set to be a tough one to call

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Vianna Renaud

11:44am Tuesday 1st July 2014

IT’S a tough one to call in today’s World Cup round of 16 games.

VIDEO: Hopes high for quarter final place for Netherlands

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Netherlands' Memphis Depay, left, celebrates with his teammate Robin van Persie after scoring their third goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and the Netherlands at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Wednesday,

10:18am Sunday 29th June 2014

THE Netherlands have been impressive so far in this World Cup and look to progress to the quarter-finals today against Group A runner-up Mexico.

All up for grabs on final day of World Cup 2014 group games

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Susann Idres

9:40am Thursday 26th June 2014

TODAY is the final round of World Cup group games, with all to play for in Group G and Group H, before the tournament has its first day off since beginning two weeks ago.

World Cup 2014: A day where every goal will count

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Sasha Hasatroudi

11:05am Wednesday 25th June 2014

GROUP E looks like the one to watch in today's World Cup matches, with each team in with at least a slim chance of making the second round.

WORLD CUP - HAVE YOUR SAY: Costa Rica 0 England 0

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: WHERE NOW?: Roy Hodgson

7:19pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

ENGLAND bowed out of the World Cup today with a goalless draw against Group D winners Costa Rica.

World Cup 2014: 10 things you never knew about Costa Rica

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Costa Rica celebrate their third goal

11:33am Tuesday 24th June 2014

England take on Costa Rica later today before they head home after a disasterous performance at the 2014 World Cup.

World Cup 2014: England 'playing for pride' in game against Costa Rica

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Chris Wiseman

9:19am Tuesday 24th June 2014

FOR the first time since 1958, England are going home after their final group game today at the World Cup in Brazil.

World Cup 2014: It's day 12 - and things are starting to get serious...

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Erica Karouk will be supporting her native Brazil

10:25am Monday 23rd June 2014

IF you haven’t had enough of a football fix so far in this World Cup, today’s the day that it starts getting serious.

World Cup 2014: Portugal looking to bounce back tonight when they meet the USA

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Alex De Freitas

10:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

PORTUGAL will be looking to bounce back tonight after being demolished 4-0 by Germany in their first Group G game.

World Cup 2014: what's happening on day ten of the tournament

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Susann Idres

9:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

AFTER slipping past Bosnia-Hercegovina 2-1 in their first Group F game, Argentina will be looking to send out a message when they play Iran in today’s first match.

World Cup 2014: All eyes on Italy as England on brink of early elimination

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Joseph Flachi

8:53am Friday 20th June 2014

ENGLAND’S World Cup hopes hang by a thread after a crushing 2-1 defeat to Uruguay last night.

World Cup comment: Suarez masterclass ruthlessly exposes England's inadequacies

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: LATE PAIN: Luis Suarez breaks England hearts

6:00am Friday 20th June 2014

MOMENTS of skill and nous from Luis Suarez might have won the match but it was England’s lack of those match-winning attributes that may have sealed their place on the earliest flight home.

LIVE: England v Uruguay

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: VIDEO: Fans give predictions for England v Uruguay

7:50pm Thursday 19th June 2014

ENGLAND fans in Bournemouth have been laying down their predictions for tonight’s big game.

WORLD CUP - HAVE YOUR SAY: England 1 Uruguay 2

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: LEVELLER: Wayne Rooney

10:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A BRACE from Luis Suarez broke English hearts as Roy Hodgson’s men succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against Uruguay in Sao Paulo.

World Cup 2014: Will the Three Lions roar tonight against Uruguay?

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: World Cup 2014: The day we've been waiting for - England take on Italy

11:49am Thursday 19th June 2014

AFTER a narrow defeat to Italy on Saturday night, England have it all to do in their second game against Uruguay tonight.

10 things you didn't know about Uruguay

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Luis Suarez scores for Uruguay

10:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

Uruguay, a low-lying country of rolling plains and hills around two thirds the size of the UK, hosted the very first FIFA World Cup back in 1930, and won, defeating neighbouring Argentina in the final.

World Cup 2014: Will Spain bounce back in clash with Chile today?

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Darren Rodriguez

11:55am Wednesday 18th June 2014

AFTER their disastrous result in their first match against the Netherlands, Spain will be looking to get back on track in their second Group B game today.

World Cup 2014: what's happening on day six of the tournament

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Ana Munoz

10:06am Tuesday 17th June 2014

THE first round of games in the 2014 World Cup will be completed today, as Russia take on South Korea and Belgium play Algeria in Group H.

World Cup 2014: meet the fans getting behind the teams playing on day 5

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Susann Idres

12:32pm Monday 16th June 2014

TODAY’S games see another former World Cup winning nation, Germany, swing into action.

Play World Cup BINGO - What your friends and colleagues will say about England v Italy

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Italy's Mario Balotelli (9) heads the ball past England's Gary Cahill (5) and goalkeeper Joe Hart, left, to score Italy's second goal

8:35am Monday 16th June 2014

Download and print our England v Italy bingo game and mark each square every time you hear someone say the following...

World Cup 2014: Harsh lesson for England's rookies against Italy in Manaus

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: England will start their World Cup campaign against Italy

7:37pm Sunday 15th June 2014

AFTER all the warnings, all the safety drills, England found themselves the victims of a mugging in the heart of the Amazon jungle.

World Cup 2014: Why I think Switzerland could be the underdogs

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Sasha Hasatroudi

9:00am Sunday 15th June 2014

GROUP E gets under way at the World Cup in Brazil today, with 1998 champions France in action.

WORLD CUP - HAVE YOUR SAY: England 1 Italy 2

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: LEVELLER: Daniel Sturridge

1:30am Sunday 15th June 2014

ENGLAND’S World Cup campaign has started with a 2-1 defeat to Italy in Manaus, with Mario Balotelli grabbing the winning goal in the Group D clash.

Come on England! Fans prepare for first World Cup match tonight

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: SUPPORT: Fans at The Junction Hotel in Dorchester prepare for the big match tonight.  Picture: FINNBARR WEBSTER

1:35pm Saturday 14th June 2014

HERE we go – fans are gearing up for England’s first game in the World Cup tonight.

World Cup 2014: England's chances assessed by five home nations with very different predictions

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CHERRIES CAPTAIN: Tommy Elphick

2:53pm Saturday 14th June 2014

WE asked local sportsmen who hail from each of the home nations to predict how England would fare in the World Cup 2014 and got a wide variety of answers…

World Cup 2014: Today's the day - get ready for England v Italy

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: World Cup 2014: The day we've been waiting for - England take on Italy

9:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

DAY three of the World Cup and the day that most of us have been waiting for – England’s first game.

WORLD CUP: Anni's split loyalty

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: TERRAS’ LEGEND: Anni Iannone

6:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

ITALIAN Terras’ legend Anni Iannone has split allegiances going into England’s crucial World Cup opener with Italy this evening (11pm).

World Cup 2014: meet the residents cheering on Mexico and Spain today

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Ana Munoz

8:47am Friday 13th June 2014

AFTER the festival of football that is the World Cup got under way last night, today the tournament gets going in earnest, with three matches.

VOTE World Cup 2014: Prandelli's tactics 'out of this world' - AFC Bournemouth's Hughes warns England

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Cesare Prandelli was disappointed with the way Italy allowed Croatia back into the game

6:00am Friday 13th June 2014

ITALIAN football pundit Richard Hughes warns that England must take care of the ball to stand any chance of outfoxing his childhood mentor Cesare Prandelli.

12 alternatives to watching the World Cup this summer

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: WORLD CUP: World Cup fever hots up in Darlington

10:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

SO we're just hours away from The World Cup. The biggest tournament on the planet. But do you care?

World Cup 2014: wait is over as World Cup 2014 kicks off in Brazil

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Erica Karouk will be supporting her native Brazil

9:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

THE waiting is over – today’s the day that the 20th FIFA World Cup kicks off in the spiritual home of football, Brazil.

England will beat the heat, says Blackburn Rovers guru Neville

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Chris Neville

11:30am Wednesday 11th June 2014

WHEN the England squad touched down in Rio yesterday to begin their final preparations for the 2014 World Cup, you would not have blamed Chris Neville had he pinched himself.

World Cup 2014: England Player Profiles

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9:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

FROM Stephen Hawking to your barber and every stop inbetween, everyone has an opinion on England.

England's most memorable World Cup matches (1950-2010)

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: David Platt

5:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

WE take a look back at some of England's most memorable World Cup matches since 1950.

VIDEOS: Relive England's 7 opening World Cup fixtures from 1982 to 2010

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Sven-Goran Eriksson led England to the quarter-finals in 2002 and 2006

3:40pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

The nation is now counting down the hours until Saturday’s fixture against Italy so we’ve taken a nostalgic look back with a video compilation of England’s previous seven opening games from 1982 onwards to help get you in the World Cup mood.

Pick your England team to face Italy

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:47pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

Who will start for England against Italy? Try our World Cup team predictor!

World Cup 2014: From Costa Rica? or France? last few representatives sought...

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Brazil World Cup: All the teams, all the facts

10:37am Monday 9th June 2014

WE’RE still looking for people to represent some of the big countries involved in the World Cup – along with the teams that England will be playing in their group games.

World Cup 2014: Who will win? Five AFC Bournemouth fans give their tips for the top...

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: WORLD CUP: World Cup fever hots up in Darlington

10:17am Monday 9th June 2014

THE greatest show on earth is just around the corner.

VOTE World Cup 2014: Lallana 'ready' to start against Italy says best friend Whisken

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Adam Lallana (left) (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

6:00am Monday 9th June 2014

BOURNEMOUTH boy Adam Lallana has no qualms about shouldering England’s World Cup expectations and should start against Italy – according to best mate Jamie Whisken.

Pubs can stay open longer for England World Cup matches

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: PLENTY TO PONDER: Roy Hodgson has named his 23-man England squad for this summer's World Cup finals in Brazil

1:00pm Friday 16th May 2014

PUBS will be able to stay open late for the England World Cup matches – whether or not they choose to show them.

Hodgson confident Steven Gerrard will be ready for World Cup

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Steven Gerrard suffered Premier League heartache with Liverpool as his side were pipped to the title by Manchester City

11:05am Tuesday 13th May 2014

Roy Hodgson has no concerns over the mental state of England captain Steven Gerrard despite Liverpool's agonising end to the season.

Taylor backs Shaw call-up

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Michael Owen believes the 23-man England squad for Brazil is the squad for now'

2:41pm Monday 12th May 2014

Former England interim manager Peter Taylor has backed the decision to take Southampton's promising young left-back Luke Shaw to the World Cup in Brazil ahead of the far more experienced Ashley Cole.

How you can represent your country during the World Cup 2014

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: See the World Cup - but you've only got till 9pm

1:56pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

DO you want to represent your country during this year’s football World Cup?






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