You can tell the story too
A glimpse into the murky world of espionage
06 Mar 2014 11:23 GMT
Ukraine, who missed out on qualification, enjoyed amorale-boosting 2-0 victory over the United States in a match moved from Kharkiv to Larnaca in Cyprus. Their supporters appeared united as they waved their national flag.
It was also a good day for Real Madrid\(***)s Cristiano Ronaldo who scored twice in Portugal(***)s 5-1 win over Cameroon, making him his country(***)s all-time leading scorer with 49 goals.
Tim Cahill scored twice to become Australia(***)s all-time top goalscorer, although his side squandered a 3-0 lead to lose 4-3 against Ecuador in a thrilling clash in London.
Brazil were too powerful for a poor South African side, running out 5-0 winners at the Soweto Soccer City stadium.
Barcelona forward Neymar was unstoppable for the 2014 World Cup hosts as he fired in a hat-trick of goals.
Brazil-born Diego Costa struggled on his internatinoal debut for Spain as his team defeated Italy 1-0 at Atletico Madrid(***)s Calderon Stadium.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge scored a late goal as England laboured to a 1-0 win over Denmark at Wembley.
Mario Goetze was on target for Germany in Stuttgart as his team edged passed Chile 1-0.
Germany coach Joachim Loew was visibly unhappy with his team(***)s performance as they were jeered by their unhappy fans.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was on hand to witness France(***)s impressive 2-0 win over Netherlands in Paris.
Karim Benzema and Blaise Matuidi scored the goals for 1998 World Cup winners France, who struggled through the qualifiying stages.
Uruguay, who are in a World Cup group with fellow former champions England and Italy, were held 1-1 in Austria.
Didier Drogba was on target for Ivory Coast as they rallied from two goals down to draw 2-2 with World Cup dark horses Belgium in Brussels.
Poisoned waters and illegal fishing drove Somalis into sea piracy to feed families, according to relatives.
Human Rights, Poverty & Development, Environment
Italy's 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate is believed haul in more revenue than many Fortune 500 companies.
Italy, Crime, Europe
'Marg' vigilante group vows to safeguard northern Afghanistan from armed factions amid reports of ISIL infiltration.
War & Conflict, Asia, Afghanistan
Tens of thousands stranded after southern Africa country's record floods face rising risk of disease outbreak.
Humanitarian crises, Africa, Malawi
The System examines two cases where prosecutorial misconduct may have led to wrongful imprisonment.
Crime, Law, United States
The FIFA presidential candidate explains why he is challenging Sepp Blatter and how he plans to reform the organisation.
Sport, Middle East, FIFA
The music of the Algerian Sahara, known as Ahalil, is a key part of a way of life that has survived for centuries.
Arts & Culture, Algeria, Music
People & Power investigates how a match-fixer and his syndicate corrupted global football.
Sport, Football, Corruption