Daily Echo: WC2014

World Cup loving cat named after Argentina captain Lionel Messi has a new home thanks to the Daily Echo

Daily Echo:

4:23pm Sunday 13th July 2014

HE has found the purr-fect home thanks to some help from the Daily Echo.

Carnival fever at Brazilian restaurant

Daily Echo:

11:27am Friday 4th July 2014

A BRAZILIAN restaurant is set to bring the carnival atmosphere from the streets of Rio to the heart of Southampton as Brazil face Colombia in the quarter-finals of the World Cup tonight.

Lallana: England World Cup agony will make me stronger

Daily Echo:

7:45am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

New Liverpool signing Adam Lallana believes England's World Cup failure will make him mentally tougher.

Suarez to learn fate amid claims of Anglo-Italian conspiracy

Daily Echo: Luis Suarez is facing a long suspension for this incident. Picture: BBC.

8:49am Thursday 26th June 2014

Luis Suarez is set to learn his fate today as his lawyer claimed calls for the Uruguay striker to face a lengthy ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini were part of an Anglo-Italian conspiracy.

England v Costa Rica - as it happened

Daily Echo: LIMITED CHANCES: England's Adam Lallana

4:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Updates and chat as England take on Costa Rica in their final game of this year's World Cup

Table football costumes flying off shelves despite England exit

Daily Echo: Hollywood Just For Fun's Laura Zamburlini and Daily Echo reporter Michael Carr dress up as Uruguay and England Subbuteo figures respectively

8:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

SUBBUTEO-style kits are a top seller at a Hampshire fancy dress shop despite England's World Cup exit.

English fans join Italians in cheering on the Azzurri

Daily Echo: English fans join Italians in cheering on the Azzurri

12:01pm Friday 20th June 2014

COME on the Azzurri! That is the rallying cry from England fans across Hampshire.

England fans distraught after Uruguay defeat

Daily Echo: England fans despair in The Saints pub in Millbrook

10:09pm Thursday 19th June 2014

FOOTBALL fans across Hampshire were left in utter misery after England lost 2-1 to Uruguay tonight.

England flag-bearer

Daily Echo: CHOSEN: Connor Gardner will be an England flag-bearer. Photo by Stuart Martin. Order no: 18372424

12:57pm Thursday 19th June 2014

MOST of us will be watching the game from the comfort of our settees – but one young Hampshire boy will lead the Three Lions out in Brazil.

Let's hear it for Roy's boys!

Daily Echo: CROSS PURPOSE: Jonathan Callender and Melissa Beaton with their children, from left, Asher, Albie, Lacie and Archie outside their England decorated home in Windermere Avenue, Millbrook. Photo by Stuart Martin. Order no:18663595

12:47pm Thursday 19th June 2014

IT is the biggest game that England have played in years.

World Cup fans show dutch courage

Daily Echo: Dutch fans celerbate at the Silver Fern Pub in Warsash

10:40am Wednesday 18th June 2014

A HAMPSHIRE pub will turn a sea of orange tonight as the county’s Dutch fans continue their quest for World Cup glory.

Community awash with colour as World Cup fever hits

Daily Echo: Community awash with colour as World Cup fever hits

9:58am Wednesday 18th June 2014

A BRAZILIAN carnival swept through the streets of Southampton to mark the World Cup.

Fans left disappointed as England lose World Cup opener

Daily Echo: Fans at the Isle of Wight Festival celebrate England's goal.

11:12am Monday 16th June 2014

ONCE again, Andrea Pirlo gave an Italian masterclass to break English hearts, as the Azzurri ran out 2-1 winners against England.

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

Daily Echo: 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...

England fall to Italy in World Cup opener

Daily Echo: Mario Balotelli celebrates his winning goal

1:18am Sunday 15th June 2014

Saints captain Adam Lallana came off the bench for the final ten minutes of England's opening World Cup match, but he could not prevent them falling to a 2-1 defeat against Italy.

Hodgson defends Rooney

Daily Echo: Wayne Rooney

1:45am Sunday 15th June 2014

England manager Roy Hodgson sprang to the defence of Wayne Rooney after the Manchester United forward was criticised for an indifferent performance in the 2-1 defeat to Italy in Manaus.

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

Daily Echo: 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.

Paulinho helps Brazil to win on opening night

Daily Echo: Paulinho battles with Croatia's Sime Vrsaljko. Picture: Action Images

1:30am Saturday 14th June 2014

Spurs midfielder Paulinho was part of the Brazil side which opened the World Cup with a 3-1 win against Croatia on Thursday evening.

Neymar stars as Brazil open World Cup with win over Croatia

Daily Echo: Neymar in full flow

9:39am Friday 13th June 2014

NEYMAR was the star as Brazil claimed a 3-1 victory against Croatia in the World Cup's opening match.

Chile defeat spirited Socceroos

Daily Echo: Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez

10:23am Monday 16th June 2014

CHILE held off an Australia fightback to open their World Cup campaign with a 3-1 win over the battling Socceroos in Cuiaba.

Saints Ace Dejan Lovren Hits Out At 'Scandal' Of Japanese Ref In World Cup Opener

Daily Echo: Fred theatricallyfalls to win a penalty with Saints defender Dejan Lovren behind him

2:28pm Friday 13th June 2014

SAINTS defender Dejan Lovren has hit out at the Japanese referee who awarded an ultra-soft penalty against him last night.

Croatia boss warns of potential World Cup 'circus' after Dejan Lovren penalised in Brazil success

Daily Echo: Dejan Lovren, left, can't believe he has been penalised for a foul on Fred

7:43am Friday 13th June 2014

Croatia coach Niko Kovac labelled a controversial penalty award against Saints defender Dejan Lovren as "ridiculous" and warned that the World Cup will turn into "a circus" if referees do not improve.

Footballers play in scorching heat for chance to head to Brazil

Daily Echo: Footballers play in scorching heat for chance to head to Brazil

11:20am Friday 13th June 2014

Footballers played a match in heat similar to that in Brazil for the chance to win a trip to the World Cup.

Millionaire punter puts his money on the French at World Cup

Daily Echo: Karim Benzema

1:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

THE mystery punter from Basingstoke who won £1million at the races is aiming to land another huge jackpot.

Eight reasons why England can dare to dream of World Cup glory

Daily Echo: Raheem Sterling

12:47pm Thursday 12th June 2014

REALISTICALLY, it would be a great achievement for England to get out of the Group of Death at the World Cup, but does that mean we can’t at least dream of going all the way in Brazil this summer?

World Cup Memories: Mariner recalls his 1982 World Cup agony

Daily Echo: Paul Mariner in action in 1982

1:00pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

AS Kevin Keegan knelt disconsolately on the turf at the Bernabeu, Paul Mariner reached down and tried to boost his team-mate’s spirits.

No concern over Gerrard

Daily Echo: No concern over Gerrard

11:38am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Roy Hodgson allayed fitness concerns over captain Steven Gerrard ahead of the start of the World Cup.

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 held by Honduras in bruising battle

Daily Echo: FALL GUY: Ross Barkley is sent sprawling by a challenge from Salvador Bernardez as Honduras lose their discipline after the break

6:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

ENGLAND could not depart for Brazil with a win as they were held to a goalless draw in an ill-tempered match against Honduras in stormy Miami.

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

Daily Echo: 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.

Prandelli: We must sharpen up for opener

Daily Echo: Bovingdon Football Club raises £2,000 with five-a-side tournament

11:40am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Cesare Prandelli admits that his Italy side are ‘not sharp enough yet’ as they prepare to face England on Saturday.

Roy ready to put faith in youth

Daily Echo: England’s Adam Lallana gets a cool down during a training session

11:37am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Roy Hodgson has called on England’s young talents to prove their worth as the World Cup opener against Italy edges ever closer.

Brazil 2014: A shanty town of cliches

Daily Echo: STAR MAN: Neymar, Brazil's new number ten

2:02pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

FROM samba stars to sunshine football, whole shanty towns of cliches have clung to the 2014 World Cup finals since it was confirmed the competition would return to Brazil after 64 years.

Who comes out on top in the World Cup of social media?

Daily Echo: File photo dated 10/12/2013 of Detail of the Official FIFA match ball, the brazuca. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 29, 2014. From samba stars to sunshine football, whole shanty towns of cliches have clung to the 2014 World Cup finals si

4:22pm Friday 6th June 2014

BRAZIL, Spain and Germany are favourites for this year's World Cup - but who would lift the trophy if social media was taken into account?



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