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Low says will continue to coach Germany until at least 2016 Euro Championship

London, July 24 : Germany, who won the FIFA 2014 World Cup, coach Joachim Low has said that he would remain in charge of the national team until at least the 2016 European Championship in France.


FIFA 'bidding' scam report delayed by several weeks

Johannesburg, July 22 : FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia's report on alleged World Cup bidding scam has been reportedly delayed by several weeks.


Costa Rica revelation of Brazil World Cup: FIFA

San Jose, July 17 : Costa Rica's national team was the revelation of the 2014 Brazil World Cup, according to event organiser and world football governing body FIFA, Federation International of Football Association.


Brazil to host World Cup for robots

Rio de Janeiro, July 15 : Brazil, which organised the just-concluded 2014 FIFA World Cup, will now host a soccer tournament for robots that will bring together thousands of university students from dozens of countries.


FIFA partner firm boss surrenders to judge in Brazil

London, July 15 : The British boss of a FIFA partner firm that is under investigation over alleged illegal World Cup ticket sales has surrendered to a judge in Brazil, it has been revealed.


Scolari resigns as Brazil coach post 2014 WC fiasco

London, July 15 : Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has confirmed that Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned from his post as Brazil's football team coach.


FIFA WC 2014 claims another feat: Most talked-about tournament on social media ever

Washington, July 15 : World Cup 2014 was the most talked about event on social media ever, revealed a report. The accomplishment is just an addition to the long list of firsts that the event saw this year including Germany's historic win over Argentina.


Blatter surprised with Messi winning Golden Ball award in WC

London, July 15 : FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said that Argentina's Lionel Messi being named the World Cup's best player left him a little bit surprised.


Blatter says 2014 World Cup was '9.25 out of 10'

London, July 15 : The 2014 World Cup in Brazil was a '9.25 out of 10', FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said.


Indian footie fans rejoice in Germany's WC glory

New Delhi, July 14 : With football having gripped the whole world in frenzy, fans in India were not far behind in celebrating the victory of Germany over Argentina in the World Cup final as the tournament came to a conclusion.


Argentines indulge in rock pelting after national team's loss to Germany in FIFA WC finals

Buenos Aires (Argentina), July 14 : Argentina's loss to Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals on Sunday, resulted in early Monday morning incidents of rock pelting in national capital Buenos Aires.


German Embassy celebrates the winning of FIFA world cup

New Delhi, July 14 : German ambassador Michael Steiner last night celebrated the win of their country team (Germany), along with other 900 people at German Embassy in New Delhi.


Rio's sunset bonanza during WC final treated with Suarez bite meme

London, July 14 : The beautiful Rio de Janeiro sunset that was aired live during Germany's one goal victory against Argentina during their World Cup final clash has reportedly been treated with Uruguayan Luis Suarez's bite meme.


Dejected Messi forced to accept Golden Ball at FIFA WC 2014

Brasilia (Brazil), July 14 : A heart-broken and dejected Argentine skipper Lionel Messi seemed unconvinced about being given the Golden Ball gong for the best player of the FIFA World Cup, and it appeared as if he was forced to accept it.


Colombia's James Rodriguez wins FIFA WC Golden Boot

London, July 14 : Colombia forward James Rodriguez won the Golden Boot for finishing as the top scorer at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


Germany crowned FIFA World Cup champions

Brasilia (Brazil), July 14 : Germany were crowned world champions for the fourth time on Sunday, after Mario Gotze's extra-time winner beat Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final.


Fred retires from international football

Rio de Janeiro, July 14 : Brazilian striker Fred has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 30 after a poor show in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


Scolari sacked as Brazil coach: Reports

Rio de Janeiro, July 14 : The Brazilian football federation has decided to sack Luiz Felipe Scolari after the national team's fourth-place finish in the recently concluded 2014 FIFA World Cup, reports media.


Russia to spend USD 19.5 bn for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Rio de Janeiro, July 14 : Russia plans to spend around USD 19.5 billion for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the majority of the money will be spent towards building 12 stadiums and other relevant infrastructure in the 11 host cities.


What counts is having the best team: Lahm

Rio de Janeiro, July 14 : After winning the World Cup here Sunday, Germany captain Philipp Lahm said that having "the best team" and not "the best players" is what finally counts.


Sabella sad but proud of Argentina players

Rio de Janeiro, July 14 : Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has expressed sadness as his team's 0-1 loss in the World Cup final to Germany but said he was proud of his players.


We are World Champions because of unity: Neuer

Rio de Janeiro, July 14 : Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said that his side's World Cup triumph came because of the team unity, even among those who did not take part in the matches.


No presentation for Suarez at Barcelona: FIFA

Rio de Janeiro, July 14 : FIFA has told Spanish club FC Barcelona that it cannot hold any official presentation for new signing Luis Suarez due to his four month ban from football activities.


This sadness will last for life: Mascherano

Rio de Janeiro, July 14 : Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano said that the sadness caused by losing the World Cup final will last forever.


Team chemistry separated World Champions Germany from the rest (Comment: On The Ball)

By Santosh Rao : The last two editions of the FIFA World Cup (2010 and 2014) have clearly brought one key message to the fore -- team cohesion and chemistry.


Loew reveals pep talk with Goetze before goal

Rio de Janeiro, July 14 : German coach Joachim Loew has revealed he told Mario Goetze "to show you can decide the World Cup" minutes before the attacker's title-clinching strike in the FIFA World Cup final.


Shakira thanks football for finding true love

Los Angeles, July 14 : Pop star Shakira thanks World Cup for making her meet with Gerard Pique, who is love of her life.


Flexibility - Germany's mantra for FIFA World Cup success

Berlin, July 14 : FIFA World Cups usually carry a message to the outside world affecting the future of football around the globe. The German one is -- Be extremely flexible and never give up.


Messi wins Golden Ball, Rodriguez takes home Golden Boot

Rio de Janeiro, July 14 : Argentina captain Lionel Messi was named the Golden Ball winner while Colombian sensation James Rodriguez won the Golden Boot award for the 2014 FIFA World Cup here Sunday.


Gotze's late winner hands Germany their fourth World Cup crown

Rio de Janeiro, July 14 : Germany became the first European team to win the FIFA World Cup on South American soil, beating Argentina 1-0 in the final thanks to Mario GotzeƂ's extra time goal at the Maracana Stadium here Sunday.


Germany beat Argentina 1-0 for fourth FIFA World Cup crown

Rio de Janeiro, July 14 : Mario Gotze's extra time goal gave Germany their fourth FIFA World Cup title after a 1-0 win over Argentina in the final at the Maracana stadium here Sunday.


World Cup final between Argentina and Germany goes into extra time

Rio de Janeiro, July 14 : Germany and Argentina could not be separated after 90 minutes of play at the Maracana stadium here Sunday.


Khedira blow for Germany as midfielder injured in warm up

Rio de Janeiro, July 14 : Germany midfielder Sami Khedira pulled out of the FIFA World Cup final here Sunday against Argentina shortly before kick-off due to a calf injury, with youngster Christoph Kramer taking his place in the starting lineup.


'Magic Spray' inventor set to garner fortune following success in FIFA WC

London, July 13 : Heine Allemagne, the man who invented the magic disappearing free kick spray for football grounds is set to become a millionaire as his spray is being eyed by Premier League bosses.


Study sums up FIFA WC teams' performance in three words

Sydney, July 13 : A new study has revealed three words that are most widely used by people around the world to describe each of the 32 teams in the ongoing World Cup.


Cancel Qatar as 2022 WC venue or we'll bomb it: ISIS to FIFA

London, July 13 : Sunni militant outfit, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), now called Islamic State (IS), has threatened FIFA President Sepp Blatter to withdraw the decision to hold the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar contending that the country will soon be a part of the caliphate.


I will never forget that I met the 'love of my life' at the WC, says Shakira

London, July 13 : Shakira has thanked the previous World Cup for bringing her and her partner Gerard Pique together.


Argentina not afraid of Germany: Demichelis

Rio De Janeiro, July 13 : Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis feels that Argentina are respectful but won't fear Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final here.


Brazil would benefit from foreign coach: Alves

Brasilia, July 13 : Barcelona star Daniel Alves says there is "no demerit" in replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari with a foreign coach following Brazil's humiliating World Cup exit.


Italian referee at World Cup final

Rio de Janeiro, July 13 : Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli will officiate the 2014 World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany in the Maracana Stadium here Sunday.


1986 victory will be repeated: Sabella

Rio de Janeiro, July 13 : Argentina head coach Alejandro Sabella said he was confident enough that the team will repeat the title-winning performance of 1986 in the 2014 World Cup final Sunday.


Netherlands beat Brazil to take third place in World Cup

Brasilia, July 13 : The Netherlands took third place at the FIFA World Cup thanks to a 3-0 victory over hosts Brazil here at the Estadio Nacional Saturday.


Joachim Loew believes Germany can create history

Rio de Janeiro, July 13 : Although no European team has ever managed to claim the FIFA World Cup title in America, Germany boss Joachim Loew believes his side can create history in Sunday's final.


I fulfilled my dream by signing for Barcelona: Suarez

Barcelona, July 12 : Uruguay forward Luis Suarez said he fulfilled his dream by striking a deal with FC Barcelona for five years for 81 million euros, making him the fourth most expensive player in history.


2014 World Cup most polluted in history

Rio de Janeiro, July 12 : FIFA statistics have showed that the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was the most polluted in history with the emission of 2.72 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.


Romero's wife ready to loan him if Argentina win World Cup

Rio de Janeiro, July 12 : Model Eliana Guercio, wife of Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, said that she is ready to loan her husband for one week to American pop star Rihanna if Argentina lift the World Cup trophy Sunday.


World Cup final to be a 'clasico': Beckenbauer

Rio de Janeiro, July 12 : German football legend Franz Beckenbauer said the FIFA World Cup final between Argentina and Germany could end up being a "clasico" because of terrific players who will play in good atmosphere and conditions at the Maracana Stadium here Sunday.


Neymar criticises agent for attacking Scolari

Teresopolis (Brazil), July 12 : Brazilian football star Neymar Jr. criticised his agent Wagner Ribeiro for a verbal attack on coach Luiz Felipe Scolari after the host nation's humiliating 1-7 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals.


Belgium WC beauty terminated from modeling deal for hunting incident

Melbourne, July 12 : The Belgium World Cup beauty, who grabbed a L'Oreal modeling deal after her World Cup photos went viral has been released from her contract after she posed with a dead oryx gazelle she had hunted in Africa.


'Banned' Suarez not to get 'stadium honour' upon joining Barca

London, July 12 : Luis Suarez might have moved from Liverpool to Barcelona but he cannot follow in the footsteps of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Neymar and co and be presented at the Nou Camp because of the FIFA ban that extends to a stadium unveiling.


Now, footie fans can beat Robben sans guilt for diving!

London, July 12 : Football fans can now vent their anger on Netherlands' Arjen Robben, who has been constantly accused of diving at the World Cup, as the winger is now available in the form of sweet filled pinata's.


Meet the 10 World Cup footballers shortlisted for 2014 Golden Ball award

London, July 12 : The shortlist for the 2014 Golden Ball, the prize awarded to the best player at the World Cup, has been announced by FIFA.


Liverpool agree to sell Suarez for 75 mln-pound to Barca

London, July 12 : Liverpool has reportedly agreed to sell Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, who is serving a four-month ban from all football-related activity for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup, to Barcelona for a fee worth about 75 million pounds.


Can Messi make it or mess it up?

By Veturi Srivatsa : Can Messi do a Maradona, screamed a headline to the 2014 FIFA World Cup final curtain-raiser. Lionel Messi partially answered the question by carrying the Argentines into Sunday's final against Germany.


'Argentine coach to step down after World Cup final'

Belo Horizonte, July 12 : Alejandro Sabella plans to step down as coach of the Argentine national team following the squad's FIFA World Cup final against Germany Sunday.


Rio's Christ the Redeemer restored to former glory

Rio de Janeiro, July 12 : The Christ the Redeemer statue that crowns Corcovado mountain here, being repaired since February after being damaged by lightning, has been completely restored two days before this Brazilian metropolis hosts the 2014 World Cup final between Argentina and Germany.


Is Messi on cusp of surpassing Maradona?

Rio de Janeiro, July 12 : Lionel Messi was 11 years old when his parents Jorge and Celia took him to see endocrinologist Diego Schwarzstein for growth hormone deficiency. Sixteen later he stands on the brink of repeating what his idol did in 1986 - captaining Argentina to the World Cup title.


Scolari shouldn't take all the blame for 1-7 nightmare: Thiago Silva

Brasilia, July 12 : Brazil captain Thiago Silva insists that it is unfair to ask Luiz Felipe Scolari to take full responsibility for the humiliating 1-7 loss to Germany in the FIFA World Cup semifinals.


Van Gaal wants Netherlands leave with 'unbeaten' record

Brasilia (Brazil), July 12 : Louis Van Gaal has denied that the third-place play-off against hosts Brazil was meaningless for the Netherlands as the 62-year-old hoped his team could finish the 2014 World Cup journey with an unbeaten record that does not include the semifinal loss against Argentina in the penalty shootout.


Di Maria raises hopes of return for final

Belo Horizonte (Brazil), July 12 : Argentina winger Angel Di Maria raised hopes of being fit for Sunday's World Cup final by returning to training.


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