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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.

Record-equalling Klose salvages 2-2 draw for Germany

2014-06-22 05:27

Germany striker Miroslav Klose came off the bench to score a record-equalling 15th World Cup goal and salvage a 2-2 draw against Ghana in a pulsating Group G game on Saturday.

Messi saves Argentine blushes against bold Iran

2014-06-22 04:39

Lionel Messi saved Argentina's blushes with a brilliant curling stoppage time winner against unheralded Iran at the World Cup on Saturday to give the South Americans a 1-0 victory and send them into the last 16.

France beats Swiss 5-2 to take control of Group E

2014-06-21 06:33

Forwards Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema each scored one goal and created another as a rampant France blew away Switzerland 5-2 Friday to take control of Group E and all but seal a place in the next round.

Costa Rica reach last 16 with Italy win, England out

2014-06-21 05:51

Costa Rica produced another huge upset to reach the knockout stages of the World Cup for the second time on Friday with a 1-0 Group D win over Italy that also ensured England were eliminated.

Ticketless soccer fans try their luck

2014-06-20 16:23

A fan holds a sign reading: "I need a ticket for the game between Chile and Spain.

Chilean fans make the headlines

2014-06-20 16:23

Chilean fans proved their enthusiasm for the World Cup but not in the most law abiding way.

Brazilian barbecue's fine but you can't beat home-style cooking

2014-06-20 16:23

It is said the strongest bond between a person and their hometown is childhood food. The theory proved true when Chinese restaurants in Brazil celebrated an increase in trade during the World Cup.

World Cup highlights: Suarez from zero to hero

2014-06-20 15:25

Having missed the opening defeat to Costa Rica, Uruguay's talisman returned to score both goals and send England to the verge of group stage elimination. World Cup special

Pepe, Pereira get 1-match bans for red cards

2014-06-20 12:00

FIFA has cleared Pepe to play in Portugal's last Group G match by banning him for only one match for his red card against Germany.

Artist creates dough figurine football stars

2014-06-20 11:19

As FIFA World Cup contintues, Song Chongxun, a dough figurine craftsman has his own way to celebrate the football tournament.

Scoreless draw keeps Japan and Greece alive

2014-06-20 11:13

Greece promised goals that didn't come. Japan pressed for a victory that eluded them yet again.

Yao: 'Sports can teach children virtues' not learned in classrooms

2014-06-20 08:25

Basketball icon Yao Ming said he thinks his presence in a popular reality TV show could draw more attention to children's all-round development through sports activities.

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