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Who’ll win race for football’s greatest prize?

The Oxford Times: World Cup trophy

8:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

ENGLAND’S World Cup dream might have long withered away but football fever has not died in Oxfordshire.

DUBERRY COLUMN: Rankings are no guide to the winners

The Oxford Times: Michael Duberry

4:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

If Wimbledon were to follow the early form of the 2014 World Cup then World No 1 Rafa Nadal would be out in the first round as would the likes of Roger Federer and our own Andy Murray.

FOOTBALL: Tabarez to quit FIFA role as Suarez row deepens

The Oxford Times: Uruguay's coach Oscar Tabarez

7:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has resigned from FIFA’s Technical Study Group in protest at the “excessive” four-month ban imposed on Luis Suarez.

FOOTBALL: We didn't deserve to go through says Portugal boss

The Oxford Times: Cristiano Ronaldo shows his dismay

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014

Portugal coach Paulo Bento has admitted his side were not good enough to progress to the round of 16 of the World Cup.

FOOTBALL: Taylor says Suarez has taken a massive step backwards

The Oxford Times: Luis Suarez has been handed a long ban

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014

Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor believes Luis Suarez has taken a “massive backward step.”

FOOTBALL: Vertongen leaves it late for Belgium

The Oxford Times: football generic

7:00am Friday 27th June 2014

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen struck in the 78th minute to hand ten-man Belgium a 1-0 triumph over South Korea in Curitiba last night.

FOOTBALL: Algeria are history-makers

The Oxford Times: football generic

6:00am Friday 27th June 2014

Algeria came from behind to draw with Russia and reach the last 16 of a World Cup for the first time.

FOOTBALL: USA were tough admits Muller

The Oxford Times: United States' head coach Juergen Klinsmann (left) and Germany's head coach Joachim Loew congratulate each other after both teams qualified for the last 16 last night

6:00am Friday 27th June 2014

Germany match-winner Thomas Muller admitted the United States were a difficult team to breakdown after edging to a 1-0 victory in Recife last night.

Businesses counting cost of England’s football failings

The Oxford Times: Massimo Tenaglia, manager of Eurobar in George Street, knows England’s early exit from the World Cup will mean a falling off in the feverish trade of the first two matches for the national team. Picture: OX68152 Jon Lewis

8:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

OXFORDSHIRE businesses have said they are set to lose out as England prepares to play its last game in the World Cup today.

MICHAEL DUBERRY: Looking for consolation in sadness

The Oxford Times: Daniel Sturridge in action against Uruguay

11:30am Monday 23rd June 2014

The former Oxford United defender tries to find some positives about England's dismal displays in Brazil

FOOTBALL: It was a case of the good, the bad and the ugly, says Duberry

The Oxford Times: Michael Duberry

3:00pm Saturday 21st June 2014

Not much separated England and Uruguay, but what did divide the teams was one world-class striker and two world class finishes.

Fans hoping for a miracle as Three Lions defeated again

The Oxford Times: Fans watching the match at Wahoo show their disbelief after England’s defeat. Pictures: OX67975 Andrew Walmsley

7:00am Friday 20th June 2014

THE England fans in Oxford’s Wahoo bar fell silent as Uruguay’s Luis Suarez slammed the ball into the back of the net, all but eliminating the Three Lions from the World Cup.

Gerrard’s delight at recognition for first skipper

The Oxford Times: Cuthbert Ottaway has been recognised as England’s captain for their first ‘official’ international against Scotland in 1872.

6:30am Friday 20th June 2014

ENGLAND captain Steven Gerrard has applauded the inclusion of an Oxford student into the annals of history as the first man to lead the Three Lions.

WORLD CUP: England teetering on brink of crashing out

The Oxford Times: England's Wayne Rooney (left), Daniel Sturridge (centre) and Steven Gerrard stand dejected after Luis Suarez scoring  Uruguay's first goal

10:20pm Thursday 19th June 2014

England stand on the brink of an early World Cup exit after Luis Suarez blew Roy Hodgson's men away with a deadly double in Sao Paulo.

Home-made World Cup football stickers are a global draw

The Oxford Times: Sian and Alex Pratchett at work on more stickers

8:30am Thursday 19th June 2014

AN OXFORD couple’s bizarre attempts to draw their own World Cup sticker book have become an internet hit.

Avid fan keeps 16 flags fluttering

The Oxford Times: Ivor Saunders, a retired chef, loves flags

7:40am Thursday 19th June 2014

PROUDLY flying the flag of your country during the World Cup is an essential part of the experience for many fans.

Ghana fan thinks her team put in a lot of effort

The Oxford Times: Pauline Anaman watched the match in Wadham College's bar

7:30am Thursday 19th June 2014

Ghanaian Pauline Anaman, 24, watched her side’s 2-1 defeat to the USA with fellow countrymen and Americans in Oxford University’s Wadham College bar. She said: “It was really tough on Ghana to concede at the end but I think the players put in a lot of effort. We have a young team and I think we can maybe get some points.”

Confident that England can still make it out of the group

The Oxford Times: Darren Bungay and his son Richard, 11.

7:30am Thursday 19th June 2014

ENGLAND fan Darren Bungay is confident the Three Lions will still progress to the knockout stages.

Supporters cheer on their nations as the World Cup hots up

The Oxford Times: Miachael Maia Schlussel from Brazil who works in Oxford

7:30am Thursday 19th June 2014

AFTER weeks of exciting build-up, the World Cup has well and truly begun with the first round of group fixtures completed.

It's time for Gerrard to dominate

The Oxford Times: Steven Gerrard

11:30am Monday 16th June 2014

Michael Duberry says England's captain will be key if his side are to progress

FOOTBALL: Brazilian Barcelos backs England to beat Italy

The Oxford Times: Felipe Barcelos, now back in Oxford after a spell in Italy, flies the Brazilian flag

9:30am Saturday 14th June 2014

BRAZILIAN former Oxford City star Felipe Barcelos is backing England to beat Italy in their opening World Cup match tonight, writes MATTHEW BRUCE.

Watch: Gary Cahill says England are as prepared as they can be

The Oxford Times: Former Wanderers, from the left, Daniel Sturridge, Gary Cahill and Jack Wilshere are important members of the England World Cup squad

11:57am Friday 13th June 2014

Gary Cahill says England are as well prepared as they can be

Watch: Joe Hart says England positive about tournament

The Oxford Times:

11:55am Friday 13th June 2014

Watch this video report as Joe Hart faces the media ahead of the Italy game

Watch: England arrive in Manaus

The Oxford Times: The England shirt has been revealed today

11:53am Friday 13th June 2014

Watch this video report of the England squad arriving in Manaus ahead of tomorrow's clash with Italy

Vote for who is going to qualify out of the World Cup 2014 groups

The Oxford Times: World Cup trophy

8:40pm Thursday 12th June 2014

The World Cup has kicked off. Now vote for which two teams are going to qualify out of each group

Watch: Phil Jagielka and James Milner answer fans' questions

The Oxford Times:

12:34pm Thursday 12th June 2014

England's James Milner and Phil Jagielka answer questions from fans in Brazil

Watch: Rooney says England have to aim high

The Oxford Times: FOOTBALL WARNING: Collingwood Legal has warned businesses to be aware of issues arising from workers watching the World Cup, which will feature England and Wayne Rooney

12:30pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Ahead of the World Cup, Wayne Rooney says England have to aim high

Watch: England training before the opener against Italy

The Oxford Times: The England shirt has been revealed today

12:05pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Watch the report from England's training camp

Watch: Jay Rodriguez says England can aim high

The Oxford Times: Jay Rodriguez on England duty

11:57am Thursday 12th June 2014

He missed out on the World Cup through injury but Jay Rodriguez believes England can do well

Football hooligans hand in passports ahead of World Cup

The Oxford Times: passport.jpg

8:40am Thursday 12th June 2014

NINETEEN people in Oxfordshire subject to football banning orders have handed their passports into police.

Watch: The excitement is building for England's Phil Jones

The Oxford Times: TOUGHEN UP: Phil Jones has been criticised by Roy Keane

12:08pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

Defender Phil Jones is eagerly looking forward to the World Cup kicking off

Watch: Roy Hodgson - we will be out to win every game

The Oxford Times: Roy Hodgson’s squad appear eager to express themselves at the World Cup

12:06pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

England coach Roy Hodgson speaks at his latest press conference

Schoolboy is pre-World Cup mascot for Rooney’s England

The Oxford Times: Joe Scurr stands in front of England No 10 Wayne Rooney on the pitch at the Sun LIfe Stadium in Miami before Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Honduras

12:00pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

A FOOTBALL-MAD schoolboy fulfilled every fan’s dream of walking on to the pitch next to his national heroes.

Now is the time for legends to be born

The Oxford Times: he iconic image of Paul Gascoigne with Bobby Robson at Italia 90 where he won the hearts of the nation

10:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Finally the FIFA World Cup 2014 is here.

WORLD CUP: Pepperell backing Dr Peters to boost England's hopes

The Oxford Times: Dr Steve Peters (left) with Trevor Brooking and Roy Hodgson

9:30am Wednesday 11th June 2014

ENGLAND’S footballers will benefit from having Dr Steve Peters on board for their World Cup campaign, according to an Oxfordshire star who has had a session with the heralded psychologist.

It's the World Cups as lingerie recycled for Bra-zil

The Oxford Times: Grace Leedham

7:20am Wednesday 11th June 2014

WOMEN have been urged to be up for the World Cup by donating their old bras to help slum kids in Rio de Janeiro.

Football tournament promises to be a great result for traders

The Oxford Times: atia Batista, Ana Flausino, Samson Ndayishimiye, Luiz Flausino, Marli Moreno and Thomas Ferraz at Chef Flausino

7:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

BUSINESSES in Oxfordshire are in line for a £13m trade boost once the World Cup kicks off, according to a county accountant.

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

The Oxford Times: 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.

Watch: England try out Brazilian dancing/fighting style capoeira

The Oxford Times: The England shirt has been revealed today

8:35am Tuesday 10th June 2014

The England team visit the Rocinha Sports Complex and try their hand at capoeira, a Brazilian dancing/fighting style

Watch: England's first training session in Brazil

8:33am Tuesday 10th June 2014

FATV was there to capture all the action from a first full day's training in Brazil. The players also greeted eager local fans watching the day's training.

Watch: Phil Jagielka and Joe Hart are upbeat after their build-up

The Oxford Times: HAIR CUT HERO: England stopper Joe Hart is suffering poor form

8:31am Tuesday 10th June 2014

England's Phil Jagielka and Joe Hart are ready for the World Cup in Brazil after finishing their warm up games with a 0-0 draw with Honduras in Miami

Watch: Jordan Henderson sets his sights on Italy

The Oxford Times: Jordan Henderson

8:27am Tuesday 10th June 2014

Jordan Henderson believes the Miami training camp has left England in prime condition ahead of the opener against Italy

Watch: Gary Cahill talks about the build-up in Miami

10:04pm Monday 9th June 2014

England's Gary Cahill talks about how the build-up to the World Cup is going in Miami

Watch: England's Luke Shaw on how it has gone so far

The Oxford Times: Roy Hodgson chats to Luke Shaw during England training

9:36pm Monday 9th June 2014

England's Luke Shaw talks about how he has found the build-up to the World Cup

World Cup list: Our squad of 23 surprising England World Cup players

The Oxford Times: The England shirt has been revealed today

5:54pm Sunday 8th June 2014

It is the eve of the 2014 World Cup so we've assembled our own squad of 23 England players complete with squad numbers you'll be surprised represented their country at the greatest show on Earth...



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