FIFA World Cup 2014

World Cup winning German defender Benedikt Howedes retires from football

World Cup winning German defender Benedikt Howedes retires from football

World Cup winning German defender Benedikt Howedes has announced his retirement from football. The 32-year-old told German magazine Der S...Read More

Beautiful game blossoms at World Cup carnival

Beautiful game blossoms at World Cup carnival

Rio de Janeiro: Wonderful goals, gripping drama, shock results, new heroes, old villains: the World Cup played out like the gripping bloc...Read More

Can Messi make  it or mess it up?

Can Messi make it or mess it up?

Can Messi do a Maradona, screamed a headline to the 2014 FIFA World Cup final curtain-raiser. Lionel Messi partially answered the questio...Read More

HOW TO LOSE 1-7

HOW TO LOSE 1-7

Brazil’s thrashing becomes the most tweeted sporting event  ever

‘Dutch Messi’ Robben ready for Argentina

‘Dutch Messi’ Robben ready for Argentina

Sao Paulo :  Former Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk is betting on Arjen Robben to outshine Lionel Messi as the Netherlands prepare to ...Read More

Despite worries, beer flows at World Cup arenas

Despite worries, beer flows at World Cup arenas

Rio De Janeiro :  It has been a common sight at World Cup games: huge lines of fans buying beer inside stadiums before returning home wit...Read More

Despite worries, beer flows at World Cup arenas

Despite worries, beer flows at World Cup arenas

Rio De Janeiro: It has been a common sight at World Cup games: huge lines of fans buying beer inside stadiums before returning home with ...Read More

Zuniga subjected to racist death threats

Zuniga subjected to racist death threats

London :  Colombian defender Juan Zuniga, who ended Brazilian ace Neymar’s World Cup campaign, has been on the receiving end of a string ...Read More

Germans get Mats right

Germans get Mats right

Rio De Janeiro :  Germany become the first team in World Cup history to reach four consecutive semi-finals after defender Mats Hummels’ t...Read More

Dutch time for Costa Rica

Dutch time for Costa Rica

Salvador :  The irresistible fairytale of Costa Rica faces a day of reckoning against Louis van Gaal’s hard, calculating Dutch side tomor...Read More

Unfinished overpass in World Cup project collapses

Unfinished overpass in World Cup project collapses

Belo Horizonte:  An overpass under construction collapsed in this World Cup host city, killing at least two people and trapping a commute...Read More

FIFA member behind illegal Cup ticket sales: police

FIFA member behind illegal Cup ticket sales: police

Rio de Janeiro:  Football’s powerful governing body came under renewed scrutiny after a Brazilian police chief said a FIFA member provide...Read More

IFFI host agency organises free screening of FIFA matches

IFFI host agency organises free screening of FIFA matches

Panaji:  The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), co-organiser of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), will telecast the FIFA ...Read More

Nigeria bonuses paid as player set to travel

Nigeria bonuses paid as player set to travel

Brasilia:  Nigeria’s World Cup squad has received the bonuses which the players were owed, the team spokesman said, as they returned to t...Read More

Girls fight for spot in Brazil’s ‘jogo bonito’

Girls fight for spot in Brazil’s ‘jogo bonito’

Sao Paulo:  At the foot of a Sao Paulo slum, 10 girls played a football game in a cold gym, fighting for goals and acceptance in Brazil’s...Read More

Big win earns Brazil fans’ confidence

Big win earns Brazil fans’ confidence

Brasilia:  The sinking feeling among a legion of die-hard fans has been shrugged off after Brazil dispelled doubts over their tournament ...Read More

Anti-World Cup protests as Brazil play Cameroon

Anti-World Cup protests as Brazil play Cameroon

Brasïlia:  Activists burned a mock World Cup trophy in protests called to demand more investment in health and education as Brazil played...Read More

Holidays, lost business in Brazil WCup’s lazy days

Holidays, lost business in Brazil WCup’s lazy days

Rio De Janeiro:  Lucky students in Chile went home early, many Brazilian offices and stores went dark, and across the megalopolis of Mexi...Read More

No dearth of leisure and pleasure in refurbished Maracana

No dearth of leisure and pleasure in refurbished Maracana

Rio de Janeiro: The colossus that it once used to be doesn’t stand here anymore but the refurbished modern-day Maracana Stadium, which wi...Read More

Pitch invader was neo-Nazi sympathizer

Pitch invader was neo-Nazi sympathizer

Rio De Janeiro:  The man who invaded the pitch during the Germany-Ghana match at the World Cup was a neo-Nazi sympathizer, according to a...Read More

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