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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.

Soccer match in Rio de Janeiro's slum

2014-05-20 13:58

People take part in a soccer match held at the Tavares Bastos slum in Rio de Janeiro May 18, 2014.

Brazil aims to prevent child-sex tourism at World Cup

2014-05-20 07:44

As night falls, Adriana de Morais patrols the clubs and bars of Natal, one of Brazil's World Cup host cities, looking for underage prostitutes and trying to get them off the streets.

Sports brands found using toxic chemicals in products

2014-05-20 01:50

Soccer wear and shoes from Nike, Adidas and Puma, whom are major producers for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, were found to contain toxics.

Kickoff times taking heat

2014-05-19 07:36

Brazil's soccer players' association Fenapaf is set to launch legal action against FIFA in a bid to shift lunchtime kickoffs during the World Cup.

Riot police train for World Cup protest

2014-05-16 07:34

Riot police practise crowd control during a training session, with FBI agents, for troops providing security for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro May 15, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

Brazilian school children call for education standard raise

2014-05-15 16:45

A protest was held by Brazilian school children to spread awareness about the need for the standard of Brazil's education system to be raised to that of its preparations for the World Cup.

World Cup date offers Xi new goals

2014-05-14 07:01

A possible appearance by President Xi Jinping at the World Cup soccer final in Brazil in July has been tipped to boost grassroots enthusiasm for the game while helping him to strengthen ties with the public.

Cartoonist draws World Cup teams

2014-05-13 18:07

Cartoonist Sakiroo has unveiled his depictions of the 16 national football teams that will compete in the upcoming 2014 Brazil World Cup.

HK holds celebration for upcoming World Cup

2014-05-13 10:50

Showgirls dressed in football shirts pose during an event to celebrate the upcoming 2014 Brazil World Cup in in Hong Kong, May 12, 2014.

Another Samba style: soccer graffiti

2014-05-12 19:58

Another Samber style:special soccer graffiti.

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