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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.

Brazilian leader backs spending on World Cup

2014-06-12 06:55

Brazil's president took to the prime-time airwaves on Tuesday night to deliver a prerecorded speech in which she tried to rally the nation behind the World Cup, an event that has stoked countless protests from those angered by the billions spent on it.

Real meaning of the 'beautiful' game

2014-06-11 15:21

No matter which country eventually emerges as champion at the end of soccer's World Cup, these 13 energetic undergraduates caught the eye in different team jerseys at Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou city, Central China's Henan province on Wednesday.

Kicking off football with 'Yellow Duck'

2014-06-11 14:47

With 2014 Brazil World Cup set to start Thursday, B. DUCK's designed "Yellow Duck" with football is proving to be hugely popular in Hong Kong.

10 players who shot to fame at World Cups

2014-06-11 14:16

The most memorable goal scored by Ronaldo de Assis Moreira was a free-kick which curled into the top left corner of the net, surprising England goalkeeper David Seaman in the quarterfinal against England.

World Cup at the beach

2014-06-11 14:14

Brazilians are turning their beaches into playing fields as they prepare for the FIFA World Cup. Let's enjoy the tournament's festive atmosphere on Brazil's beaches.

From Bronx to Brazil: J.Lo to sing at World Cup

2014-06-11 13:52

Not so fast: J.Lo is performing at the World Cup after all.

Blatter dances on as his European rivals seethe

2014-06-11 11:57

On a tough day in his 16-year FIFA presidency, Sepp Blatter even found time to shimmy on stage with a glamorous Brazilian model.

Top 10 Chinese products scoring World Cup goal

2014-06-11 07:20

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is just two days away. Although China has failed to qualify for the worldwide soccer carnival, the country's stamp is on most of soccer fan apparel and souvenirs that are available in Brazil. But if you think that's all China has to offer, think again.

Beijing subway cuts World Cup promotion plan

2014-06-11 07:15

A plan to adorn each station on Beijing's subway Line 4 with the name of one of the 32 soccer teams playing in the World Cup has been dropped, much to the disappointment of frequent travelers.

UN officials join World Cup build-up

2014-06-10 13:45

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and guestscheer look ahead to the upcoming World Cup, June 9, 2014.

Was it a goal? Debate should end at World Cup

2014-06-10 10:57

Was it a goal, or wasn't it? The question shouldn't need to be debated in the next five weeks in Brazil, where goal-line technology will be used for the first time in a World Cup.

That's the score

2014-06-10 07:40

That's the score

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