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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.

Xiamen seizes 21,648 fake World Cup jerseys

2014-04-16 15:18

Xiamen Customs recently seized 21,648 fake 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil jerseys. About RMB 730,000 worth of copycat jerseys were confiscated.

Stadium to host opening match incomplete

2014-04-16 14:45

Brazil's Corinthians Arena stadium at Sao Paulo, which will host the opening match of the FIFA World Cup, was officially delivered on Tuesday, but in an incomplete state.

Solar power surging in Latin America with World Cup fever

2014-04-16 11:32

When the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil in June, China's Yingli Solar will join brands such as Budweiser, McDonald's and Johnson & Johnson - household names that usually sponsor international sporting events - and be the only Chinese and only renewable energy company sponsoring the games.

Bicycle designer presents model for World Cup

2014-04-16 11:02

The soccer fan from Brandenburg has designed a bicycle incorporating a copy of the statue Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro and 72 soccer balls.

Brazil defends World Cup spending

2014-04-16 10:48

The Brazilian government has rejected claims that the pubic cost of staging this year's World Cup has impacted funding for health and education.

Biden, Kerry unveil World Cup trophy in Washington

2014-04-15 09:46

US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) applauds as Vice-President Joe Biden jokes that he is going to pick up the recently-unveiled FIFA World Cup Trophy, at the State Department in Washington, April 14, 2014.

Stadiums hosting 2014 World Cup

2014-04-11 15:34

Stadiums for World Cup 2014.

Uniforms unveiled for World Cup 2014 volunteers

2014-04-11 13:50

Former Brazilian soccer player Cafu and Brazilian model Fernanda Lima present the uniforms for World Cup 2014 volunteers during Fashion Rio in Rio de Janeiro April 10, 2014.

Workers end strike after protest near World Cup stadium

2014-04-11 13:38

Workers ended a strike at the World Cup stadium in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba after disrupting traffic for nearly two hours and forcing organizers to accept their demands on Thursday.

Brazil president to Blatter: Country will be ready

2014-04-11 11:41

FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he has been "reassured" by Brazil's president that the country will be ready to host the World Cup.

CCTV kicks off World Cup ad blitz

2014-04-10 21:32

State broadcaster China Central Television Station officially kicked off an auction on Thursday for advertising during the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

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