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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.

Brazil charging to finish line

2014-05-12 07:13

One month from the start of the World Cup, Brazil is scrambling to get the stage ready for Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi while dousing lingering anger at the event's multi-billion dollar price tag.

Scolari to become Cup legend or goat

2014-05-12 07:13

Luiz Felipe Scolari is putting his status as a Brazilian legend on the line when he takes the host nation's side into the World Cup.

Brazilian squad is worth half a billion euros

2014-05-10 07:21

Brazil's 23-strong World Cup squad is worth an estimated half a billion euros, Brazilian financial daily Valor reported on Thursday, a day after Luiz Felipe Scolari named his list.

Another worker dies at cup site

2014-05-10 07:21

A worker died on Thursday at a World Cup stadium in Brazil after he was electrocuted, an official source said; the eighth fatality during chaotic preparations for the soccer showpiece.

Carvings of World Cup stars show up in Sao Paulo

2014-05-08 17:37

Watermelons with the carvings of Argentina's Lionel Messi, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Brazil's Neymar are seen at San Raphael hotel in Sao Paulo, May 7, 2014.

Rousseff cheers on national World Cup team

2014-05-08 15:17

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Wednesday cheered on the selection of national team to compete in the upcoming 2014 World Cup games, minutes after the 23-member lineup was announced.

Pele wanted Kaka or Robinho in Brazil WCup squad

2014-05-08 15:11

Pele said he wanted to see either Robinho or Kaka in the World Cup squad picked by Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari on Wednesday.

Ronaldinho, Kaka out of Brazil's World Cup squad

2014-05-08 14:49

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari announced his World Cup squad on Wednesday without any major surprises, choosing most of the players who won last year's Confederations Cup.

China's Yiwu gears up for World Cup in Brazil

2014-05-07 09:11

As much as 90 percent of vuvuzelas during the World Cup in Brozail are set to be shipped from Yiwu, world's largest small commodity wholesale market.

Football themed cakes

2014-05-06 07:39

World Cup 2014 is on its way. Here are some ideas for cake decorations if you are thinking about giving a football themed party.

Thrown toilet bowl kills Brazilian football fan

2014-05-04 13:29

A Brazilian football fan was killed when he was struck in the head by a toilet bowl hurled from stadium stands as supporters of rival clubs clashed in the northeastern World Cup host city of Recife, police said on Saturday.

Getting a taste for the World Cup

2014-05-03 15:57

As soccer fans' long wait for the World Cup to begin nears its end, foodies show their love for the game with a variety of soccer ball-themed cakes.

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