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World Cup winners and losers

European stalwarts won title for the fourth time when substitute Mario Goetze volleyed in a brilliant goal seven minutes from the end of extra time.

Greece scores late to advance at World Cup

2014-06-25 14:41

Greece doesn't score often at the World Cup, but its goals certainly come at the right time.

Italy coach Prandelli quits after World Cup exit

2014-06-25 11:29

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has resigned following the team's elimination from the World Cup on Tuesday.

5 controversies in Luis Suarez's career

2014-06-25 11:07

Luis Suarez was embroiled in another biting controversy on Tuesday when the Uruguay striker appeared to sink his teeth into Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder in a crucial World Cup group game. More about World Cup

Magical moments not just on the pitch at World Cup

2014-06-25 07:58

There are many places to share a kiss with your other half, but among a crowd of thousands at a soccer stadium is one of more memorable. The rarity of doing so at a quadrennial World Cup is even more joyful.

Painting World Cup stars with football

2014-06-25 07:36

Red Hong Yi works on a painting in Shanghai, June 20, 2014. Three World Cup stars were painted - with a football.

England flies home from World Cup winless

2014-06-25 06:41

After one final frustrating game in Brazil, England's players can finally fly home. The Motherland of Football's most humiliating experience at a World Cup is over, and the grieving process - as coach Roy Hodgson sees it - and the inquest can continue in England.

Suarez storm as Godin header sends Uruguay through

2014-06-25 06:09

Another biting storm involving Uruguay striker Luis Suarez overshadowed a dramatic 1-0 World Cup victory over Italy on Friday which sent the South Americans through to the last 16 and the four-times champions home.

Crackdown on drunk driving during World Cup

2014-06-24 21:38

In a span of 11 days since the FIFA World Cup began, traffic police have dealt with more than 11,000 cases involving people driving under the influence of alcohol in the country, the traffic authority said on June 24.

World Cup highlights: Swan song for Spanish veterans

2014-06-24 18:27

Poster-boy Neymar scored twice in a 4-1 demolition of Cameroon to become the tournament's top scorer with four as Brazil advanced to the knockout stage as winner of Group A with seven points.

World Cup heats up for Chongqing fire fighters

2014-06-24 17:47

Firemen in Southwest China's Chongqing take a break from their serious jobs by wearing soccer strips in a series of photos to celebrate the World Cup.

World Cup boosts Chinese sports lottery sales

2014-06-24 13:47

Sports lottery sales have been boosted by the FIFA World Cup. Daily sales were less than 100 million yuan before the World Cup but more than 400 million since the event started on June 12.

World Cup support goes sky-high in China

2014-06-24 08:07

A Chinese airline company renovates the cabin of one of its flights, then dresses the flight attendants with soccer jerseys as a way to celebrate the 2014 Brazil World Cup.

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