It started with a headbutt
Five goals short of the record, with three more matches to go
Matthew Niederhauser's Photo Diary, Day 13
1-7 is a result, too
Corruption and European clubs are sapping the country's talent. But it was their coach who ensured that this team played scared.
God may still save the Queen, but Britannia has not ruled in 2014
He never played in a World Cup, but every player there now should salute him.
Matthew Niederhauser's World Cup Photo Diary: Day Twelve
There's a reason that the four teams left in have played in a combined 21 finals.
Relocating the tournament would deny the very progress reformers want
If you listen to Goldman Sachs, it's either Brazil or the Netherlands.
An interview with the author of "Brilliant Orange"
Confidence is high before Les Bleus' showdown with the Germans on Friday
We're not eye candy for crowd shots. And we know the game every bit as well as men.
Chaucer had his barrels, I have my barn
Five final, devastating reminders of what might have been
Four consecutive World Cups, one big position switch, boundless heart
It's an exercise in baroque self-reflection.
Les Fennecs may have lost, but they reminded us of the joy of the game