The 2014 World Cup in 64 images

by Neil Sherwin

After a rather underwhelming tournament in South Africa four years ago, the World Cup rebounded with a bang in 2014 with some of the most exciting football seen for a long time (well, during the group stages anyway).

The 64 games provided so many memories and we decided to take one image from each of them to help you reflect on the last month or so.

Enjoy!

Group stage

Thursday, June 12

Brazil 3-1 Croatia

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Friday, June 13

Mexico 1-0 Cameroon

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Spain 1-5 Netherlands

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Chile 3-1 Australia

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Saturday, June 14

Colombia 3-0 Greece

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Uruguay 1-3 Costa Rica

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England 1-2 Italy

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Cote d’Ivoire  2-1 Japan

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Sunday, June 15

Switzerland 2-1 Ecuador

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France 3-0 Honduras

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Argentina 2-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Monday, June 16

Germany 4-0 Portugal

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Iran 0-0 Nigeria

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Ghana 1-2 United States

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Tuesday, June 17

Belgium 2-1 Algeria

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Brazil 0-0 Mexico

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Russia 1-1 Korea Republic

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Wednesday, June 18

Australia 2-3 Netherlands

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Spain 0-2 Chile

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Cameroon 0-4 Croatia

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Thursday, June 19

Colombia 2-1 Cote d’Ivoire

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Uruguay 2-1 England

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Japan 0-0 Greece

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Friday, June 20

Italy 0-1 Costa Rica

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Switzerland 2-5 France

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Honduras 1-2 Ecuador

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Saturday, June 21

Argentina 1-0  Iran

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Germany 2-2 Ghana

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Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Sunday, June 22

Belgium 1-0 Russia

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Korea Republic 2-4 Algeria

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United States 2-2 Portugal

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Monday, June 23

Australia 0-3 Spain

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Netherlands 2-0 Chile

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Cameroon 1-4 Brazil

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Croatia 1-3 Mexico

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Tuesday, June 24

Costa Rica 0-0 England

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Italy 0-1 Uruguay

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Greece 2-1 Cote d’Ivoire

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Japan 1-4 Colombia

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Wednesday, June 25

Nigeria 2-3 Argentina

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Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-1 Iran

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Honduras 0-3 Switzerland

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Ecuador 0-0 France

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Thursday, June 26

United States 0-1 Germany

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Portugal 2-1 Ghana

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Algeria 1-1 Russia

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Korea Republic 0-1 Belgium

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Last 16

Saturday, June 28

Brazil 1-1 Chile (3-2 penalties)

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Colombia 2-0 Uruguay

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Sunday, June 29

Netherlands 2-1 Mexico

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Costa Rica 1-1 Greece (5-3 penalties)

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Monday, June 30

France 2-0 Nigeria

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Germany 2-1 Algeria (After Extra Time)

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Tuesday, July 1

Argentina 1-0 Switzerland (After Extra Time)

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Belgium 2-1 United States (After Extra Time)

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Quarter finals

Friday, July 4

France 0- 1 Germany

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Brazil 2-1 Colombia

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Saturday, July 5

Argentina 1-0 Belgium 

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Netherlands 0-0 Costa Rica (4-3 penalties)

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Semi finals

Tuesday, July 8

Brazil 1-7 Germany

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Wednesday, July 9

Netherlands 0-0 Argentina (2-4 penalties)

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Third/fourth place playoff

Saturday, July 12

Brazil 0-3 Netherlands

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Final

 Sunday, July 13

Germany 1-0 Argentina (After Extra Time)

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Author Info

Neil Sherwin

Neil Sherwin

Co-editor of BackPageFootball.com and BackPageRugby.com. Writes mostly on Premier League, A-League and MLS with contributions to other sites including TheFootballSack, InBedWithMaradona and Bloomberg's BSports. Has featured on The Guardian's Football Weekly.

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