The Bolton News: World Cup 2014

SUPER MARIO: Gotze clinches World Cup for Germany

The Bolton News:

1:05pm Monday 14th July 2014

GERMANY were crowned world champions for the fourth time thanks to a stunning extra-time winner from super-sub Mario Gotze.

ILESY'S WORLD CUP SIDESHOW: Winners and losers at the World Cup

The Bolton News: Colombia's James Rodriguez celebrates scoring their first goal of the game during the FIFA World Cup, Round of 16 match at the Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mike Egerton/PA

9:00am Monday 14th July 2014

WHETHER it truly has been the greatest World Cup, I’m yet to decide, but as ever the tournament has produced its winners – feted to return as heroes – and its losers – condemned to at least four more years in purgatory.

BOLTON'S WORLD CUP MEMORIES: Shittu's South Africa misery

The Bolton News:

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

FORMER Bolton Wanderers defender Danny Shittu was part of the Nigeria squad that travelled to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Argentina reach World Cup final after penalty shootout win over Holland

The Bolton News:

10:29am Thursday 10th July 2014

ARGENTINA are just 90 minutes away from lifting the World Cup in the Maracana after they edged past Holland on penalties in Wednesday's semi-final at the Arena Corinthians.

MARC ILES' WORLD CUP SIDESHOW: Argentina v Holland had me counting the ceiling tiles

The Bolton News: STAR MAN: Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's second goal in Wednesday's 3-2 win over Nigeria

5:19pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THE ceiling of my hotel room has 3,618 little squares on it; I know that because I counted them during the Holland v Argentina semi-final.

Germany obliterate hosts Brazil

The Bolton News:

10:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

BRAZIL'S dreams of making a return to a World Cup final in the Maracana were shattered in the most agonising manner as Germany inflicted on the hosts one of the most remarkable defeats in the 84-year history of this competition.

MARC ILES' WORLD CUP SIDESHOW: Brazil capitulation is haunting reminding of Wanderers' Wembley disaster

The Bolton News: Kevin Davies celebrates his decisive equalising goal against Bayern Munich

7:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

WE were all thinking it, and then Kevin Davies came right out and said it.

BOLTON'S WORLD CUP MEMORIES: Ebi Smolarek

The Bolton News:

6:48pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

EBI Smolarek failed to reproduce his fine goalscoring record for Poland when he made the move to the Reebok in August 2008.

BOLTON'S WORLD CUP MEMORIES: Johan Elmander

The Bolton News: Former Whites striker Johan Elmander was a big-money buy in the past

7:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

BOLTON Wanderers’ record signing Johan Elmander was part of the Sweden squad that reached the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

MARC ILES' WORLD CUP SIDESHOW: Holland victory will show Van's the man

The Bolton News:

7:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

WHETHER you like him or not, you have to take your hat off to Louis van Gaal so far at this World Cup.

Home-grown hero Tommy Banks hit heights in Sweden

The Bolton News:

12:20pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

FARNWORTH-born Tommy Banks’ short England career flourished at just the right time to make the trip to Sweden for the 1958 World Cup.

MARC ILES WORLD CUP SIDESHOW: It would only be justice if Germany could bore Brazil into submission

The Bolton News: Germany manager Joachim Low

6:20am Tuesday 8th July 2014

IT’S about time some footballing justice is dealt out at the World Cup – and that means Germany knocking out the hosts in tonight’s semi-final.

Holland break Costa Rican hearts on penalties

The Bolton News:

11:24am Monday 7th July 2014

HOLLAND'S substitute goalkeeper Tim Krul dramatically made two saves in a penalty shoot-out against Costa Rica to carry his side into the semi-finals of the World Cup.

BOLTON'S WORLD CUP MEMORIES: Jason McAteer

The Bolton News:

8:00am Monday 7th July 2014

JASON McAteer broke the drought of Bolton Wanderers players at a World Cup when he turned out for the Republic of Ireland in 1994.

MARC ILES' WORLD CUP SIDESHOW: Well-matched final four need to up their game

The Bolton News:

7:00am Monday 7th July 2014

THERE is nothing between the four teams left in this World Cup but I find myself supporting the Germans by default.

Argentina ease into World Cup semi-finals

The Bolton News:

11:22am Monday 7th July 2014

ARGENTINA eased into the World Cup semi-finals as a disappointing Belgium side made a low-key exit from the tournament.

Luiz thunderbolt sends Brazil through to semis - but Neymar ruled out of World Cup

The Bolton News:

11:17am Monday 7th July 2014

DAVID Luiz thundered home one of the World Cup's finest goals as Brazil progressed to the semi-finals, disposing of Colombia in an enthralling battle.

Germany progress after victory over lacklustre France

The Bolton News:

11:14am Monday 7th July 2014

GERMANY secured a familiar World Cup semi-final berth with a minimum of fuss as French hopes of avenging past injustices shrivelled and died in the Maracana.

BOLTON'S WORLD CUP MEMORIES: Rhadi Jaidi's headed highlight

The Bolton News:

9:00am Friday 4th July 2014

RHADI Jaidi’s first taste of the World Cup came in the 2002 in South Korea and Japan.

MARC ILES' WORLD CUP SIDESHOW: Save your adulation for the goalkeepers

The Bolton News:

8:00am Friday 4th July 2014

FORGET the Golden Boot – the Golden Glove is where the real battle is in this World Cup.

BOLTON'S WORLD CUP MEMORIES: Quinton Fortune

The Bolton News: Former Wanderer Quinton Fortune

7:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

FORMER Wanderers left-back Quinton Fortune was part of the South Africa squad that travelled to the 1998 and 2002 World Cups.

MARC ILES' WORLD CUP SIDESHOW: Americans already have a football States of mind

The Bolton News: USA fans have enjoyed the World Cup

6:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

THIS isn’t the World Cup when the USA finally “got” football – this is the World Cup when football finally “got” the USA.

Belgium reach quarter-finals with USA win

The Bolton News:

10:23am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

An outstanding performance from the United States, inspired by Tim Howard, could not prevent American hearts being broken as Belgium finally produced a performance to match their pre-World Cup billing.

Di Maria breaks Swiss hearts in extra-time

The Bolton News:

10:18am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

ARGENTINA squeezed into the quarter-finals of the World Cup thanks to a last-gasp extra-time winner from Angel Di Maria.

BOLTON'S WORLD CUP MEMORIES: Francis Lee

The Bolton News: Francis Lee fires home against Millwall in 1967

4:05pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

WESTHOUGHTON-born Francis Lee made his England debut at the age of 24 in a 1-1 draw with Bulgaria in 1968.

BOLTON'S WORLD CUP MEMORIES: Peter Shilton

The Bolton News: Peter Shilton

9:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

PETER Shilton, Wanderers’ oldest ever player who has made more appearances than any other England player, featured in three consecutive World Cup spells between 1982 and 1990.

MARC ILES WORLD CUP SIDESHOW: Best World Cup ever? I'll let you know in 10 years

The Bolton News: Luis Suarez has been handed a long ban

6:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

IF you really want to know whether this has been the best World Cup of all time – record a few games and look back at them in a decade.

Germany unconvincing in Algeria win

The Bolton News:

11:55am Tuesday 1st July 2014

GERMANY scraped through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup despite being given a real scare by Algeria on a thrilling night of football in Porto Alegre.

France march into World Cup quarter-finals

The Bolton News:

11:52am Tuesday 1st July 2014

FRANCE marched into the World Cup quarter-finals after shading an absorbing contest against Nigeria in Brasilia courtesy of Paul Pogba's header.

MARC ILES' WORLD CUP SIDESHOW: I am paying the penalty for my World Cup obsession

The Bolton News: Marc's, bottom left, obsession with the World Cup is costing him sleep

11:20am Tuesday 1st July 2014

IT’S 11pm, and Joe Speight’s commentary on the Greece v Costa Rica game weaves itself lazily into my semi-dreamlike state. I am fighting a battle against sleep and losing.

Ten-man Costa Rica beat Greece on penalties

The Bolton News: Ten-man Costa Rica beat Greece on penalties

10:34am Monday 30th June 2014

COSTA Rica are through to their first ever World Cup quarter-final after recovering from a second-half red card, a late Greece leveller and an extra-time barrage to progress on penalties.

Holland through to last 8 after dramatic last gasp win over Mexico

The Bolton News: Holland through to last 16 after dramatic last gasp win over Mexico

10:32am Monday 30th June 2014

KLAAS Jan Huntelaar kept his cool in the heat of Fortaleza as Holland stunned Mexico with an injury-time winner.

BOLTON'S WORLD CUP MEMORIES: Christian Wilhelmsson

The Bolton News: Christian Wilhelmsson

7:00am Monday 30th June 2014

SPEEDY winger Christian Wilhelmsson’s career failed to gain momentum at the Reebok Stadium when he joined in July 2007.

MARC ILES' WORLD CUP COLUMN: No world of difference between the top contenders

The Bolton News: neymar.jpg

6:00am Monday 30th June 2014

THEY say if you can’t be good, be lucky – and that sentiment seems to apply perfectly to Brazil right now.

Rodriguez double sends Uruguay out of World Cup

The Bolton News: Rodriguez double sends Uruguay out of World Cup

10:29am Monday 30th June 2014

URUGUAY followed their shamed striker Luis Suarez out of the World Cup as the furore over his lengthy ban for biting was eclipsed by a goal of spectacular beauty by Colombia's young star James Rodriguez.

Hosts Brazil squeeze past Chile on penalties

The Bolton News: Hosts Brazil squeeze past Chile on penalties

10:25am Monday 30th June 2014

BRAZIL squeezed through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup after coming within a whisker of going out against an accomplished Chile side.

BOLTON'S WORLD CUP MEMORIES: Stig Tofting

The Bolton News: TOUGH GUY Stig Tofting

9:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

FORMER Wanderer Stig Tofting had his fair share of World Cup experience when he twice sampled the greatest football show on earth with Denmark.

MARC ILES' WORLD CUP SIDESHOW: Waving fans are a big TV turn-of

The Bolton News: MARC ILES' WORLD CUP SIDESHOW: Waving fans are a big TV turn-of

8:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

I REMEMBER the thrill of being caught on the CCTV camera outside Dixons or Rumbelows when I was a kid and wondering if that was as close as I would come to being a screen star.

Bad World Cup show will not improve Bolton Wanderers' hopes of cashing in on Chung-Yong Lee

The Bolton News: NOT IMPRESSED Chung-Yong Lee’s qualities seem more suited to the Premier League than the Championship

7:30am Saturday 28th June 2014

THE World Cup was meant to be a stage for Chung-Yong Lee to showcase his footballing skills; how sad that he fluffed his lines.

BOLTON'S WORLD CUP MEMORIES: Stig Tofting

The Bolton News: TOUGH GUY Stig Tofting

7:20am Saturday 28th June 2014

FORMER Wanderer Stig Tofting had his fair share of World Cup experience when he twice sampled the greatest football show on earth with Denmark.

Germany defeat USA to top group

The Bolton News: Germany defeat USA to top group

12:50pm Friday 27th June 2014

THOMAS Muller moved level with Lionel Messi and Neymar at the top of the World Cup scoring charts with the goal which took Germany through to the last 16.

Algeria make history with Russia draw

The Bolton News: Algeria make history with Russia draw

12:53pm Friday 27th June 2014

ALGERIA booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time in their history with a 1-1 draw against Russia in Curitiba.

Ghana win not enough for Portugal

The Bolton News: Ghana win not enough for Portugal

12:50pm Friday 27th June 2014

A 2-1 victory over Ghana was not enough to save Portugal's World Cup campaign as their target of a top-two finish in Group G and a place in the knockout stages fell agonisingly short.

BOLTON'S WORLD CUP MEMORIES: Per Frandsen

The Bolton News: Denmark's Per Frandsen

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014

PER Frandsen was part of the Denmark squad that marched to the quarter-finals of the 1998 World Cup in France.

MARC ILES' WORLD CUP SIDESHOW: Anything goes in hair-raising stakes

The Bolton News: OLD STYLE Bobby Charlton

7:30am Friday 27th June 2014

THE World Cup has a rich tradition of weird and wonderful haircuts and I’m glad to see this year’s tournament isn’t letting anyone down on the bizarre front.

Vertonghen nets winner for Belgium in Korea win

The Bolton News: Jan Vertonghen celebrates his winner for Belgium. Picture: Action Images

12:20am Friday 27th June 2014

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen scored the winner as Belgium beat South Korea 1-0 to set up a last-16 tie with the USA.

Suarez hit with four-month ban

The Bolton News: Suarez hit with four-month ban

4:06pm Thursday 26th June 2014

LUIS Suarez has been given a nine-game international ban and a four-month suspension from all football for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.

France held by 10-man Ecuador

The Bolton News: France held by 10-man Ecuador

10:56am Thursday 26th June 2014

FRANCE secured top spot in Group E and a last 16 showdown with Nigeria as Ecuador’s Manchester United midfielder Antonio Valencia saw red for a two-footed lunge in the Maracana.

Shaqiri hat-trick fires Switzerland into knock-out stages

The Bolton News: Shaqiri hat-trick fires Switzerland into knock-out stages

10:58am Thursday 26th June 2014

A XHERDAN Shaqiri hat-trick fired Switzerland into the knock-out stages with a 3-0 victory over Honduras and set up a mouth-watering tie against Argentina in the first round of the knock-out stages.

Messi inspires Argentina to win over Nigeria

The Bolton News: Messi inspires Argentina to win over Nigeria

10:54am Thursday 26th June 2014

LIONEL Messi scored twice, including a sumptuous free-kick, to help Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 and ensure qualification to the knockout stages as winners of Group F.


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