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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.

Mexico beats Croatia 3-1, advances in World Cup

2014-06-24 07:48

Mexico surged into the World Cup's knockout stage for a sixth straight time Monday with a 3-1 win over Croatia.

Brazil beats Cameroon 4-1, reaches 2nd round

2014-06-24 07:45

Neymar lived up to the expectations of the World Cup host nation Monday, scoring two goals as Brazil routed Cameroon 4-1 to reach the knockout stage as the top team in Group A.

Spain salvages pride with 3-0 win over Australia

2014-06-24 07:45

Defending champion Spain salvaged some World Cup pride on Monday with a convincing 3-0 victory over Australia in their last match at the tournament.

Dutch down Chile, look like dodging Brazil

2014-06-24 05:41

A powerful and pacey Netherlands side beat Chile 2-0 on Monday in a game that only burst into life late on, securing them top spot in World Cup Group B and meaning a tricky meeting with hosts Brazil in the last 16 looks unlikely.

Brazil and Argentina fans in brawl

2014-06-23 17:39

Local media reports said that Brazilian and Argentine footballs fans were involved in a brawl in Belo Horizonte, a northern city of Brazil, on June 21. The fight started at 2am, when Brazilian fans cheered for Iran, Argentina's opponent in Saturday's World Cup match. Military police had to use tear gas to disperse the crowd, and at least one Brazilian was arrested for throwing bottles at the troops.

To outstand in World Cup, you need also a fancy hairstyle

2014-06-23 16:25

To win out in World Cup, you need also a fancy hairstyle.

Young craftsman scissors World Cup on paper

2014-06-23 15:49

Young Chinese craftsman in Henan province recreates 2014 World Cup with traditional paper-cutting skills.

Referee in USA-Portugal grants first ever World Cup water break

2014-06-23 10:54

Referee Nestor Pitana appeared to use the break in play to call a discretionary water break - the first time this has ever happened at a World Cup.

Portugal rescues 2-2 draw with US at World Cup

2014-06-23 08:46

Cristiano Ronaldo set up Varela for a late equalizer on a hot and humid night in the jungle Sunday to give the Portugal a 2-2 draw with the United States and hope for a spot in the second round of the World Cup.

National flags on fan's face

2014-06-23 07:48

National flags on fan's face at the World Cup stand.

Algeria beat South Korea 4-2 to close in on last 16

2014-06-23 05:20

Algeria opened the goal scoring floodgates swamping South Korea 4-2 in a thrilling World Cup Group H clash on Sunday that kept hopes of securing a spot in the last 16 alive and triggered celebrations across the Arab nation.

Late Origi winner puts Belgium into last 16

2014-06-23 03:07

Divock Origi sent Belgium into the last 16 of the World Cup when the teenager struck an 88th minute winner to secure a 1-0 victory against Russia in a largely lifeless Group H match at the Maracana on Sunday.

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