Australia's bid to win the rights to host the 2022 World Cup finals was being put to the test, local media reported on Tuesday.
World Cup final referee Howard Webb arrived home in England on Tuesday insisting he had done a tough job in difficult circumstances to the best of his ability.
Two people died and over 100 people were injured in Spain in the celebrations that followed the country's first ever World Cup win, local officials said today.
Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk made no apologies after his team used rough-arm tactics in an attempt to knock Spain out of their stride in a scrappy, niggly World Cup final on Sunday.
Germany showed their legendary resilience on Saturday when they came from behind to beat Uruguay 3-2 in a thrilling third-place World Cup playoff.
Germany coach Joachim Loew was forced to skip training and stay in bed on Friday, a day before his team's third place playoff against Uruguay, after coming down with a flu virus, the team said.
Germany's exhilarating run to the World Cup semi-finals ended in a 1-0 defeat by European champions Spain on Wednesday but the future is bright for their youngest team at the finals in three quarters of a century.
The Dutch did not serve up a footballing master class on Tuesday but the tide of orange attackers still proved too much for Uruguay in the World Cup semi-final in Cape Town.
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said that he is not sure whether he will stay as coach after his team lost 3-2 to the Netherlands in the World Cup semifinal on Tuesday.
Dutch stars Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben scored three minutes apart in the second half as the Netherlands beat Uruguay 3-2 Tuesday night to advance to its first championship match since losing in 1978 to Argentina.