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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.

Rio organisers acknowledge issues, guarantee to 'deliver'

2014-04-10 11:20

Organisers of the 2016 Olympics have acknowledged there are issues to be resolved in preparing Rio de Janeiro to host the event but saidthey were making progress and would deliver a "great Games".

Brazil's daily life ahead of the soccer World Cup

2014-04-10 10:18

A view over Rio de Janeiro ahead of the soccer World Cup which kicks off on June 12 with 32 teams vying for the trophy in Brazil.

Brazil invites World Cup nations to provide police

2014-04-10 09:10

Police from each of the World Cup's 32 participating nations have been invited to protect fans during football's showpiece tournament in Brazil.

China becomes 'World Cup factory'

2014-04-09 13:49

China has found its own unique way to participate in the World Cup in Brazil. Manufacturing workers work around the clock churning out flags and banners that fans would carry while cheering for their national squads.

Forget the World Cup, this is RoboCup!

2014-04-05 16:49

About 950 participants from 16 countries participate RoboCup German Open 2014 and competed in the championships running until Sunday.

Rooney, Ronaldo and Neymar star in Nike advert for World Cup

2014-04-03 17:09

Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar have taken center stage of a new Nike commercial previewing this summer's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

2.57 millions World Cup tickets allocated to fans

2014-04-02 12:03

More than 2.57 millions tickets for the 2014 World Cup have already been allocated through all sales phases and channels to date, soccer's world governing body FIFA announced on Tuesday.

England faces rebuilding operation

2014-04-02 08:39

Humbled 5-0 in the Ashes and overwhelmed in the one-day series in Australia, England's dismal winter ended in total ignominy when it bowed out of the World Twenty20 with an embarrassing 45-run defeat by the Netherlands on Monday.

Total rethink required in wake of Dutch disaster

2014-04-02 08:39

England cricket must make sweeping changes after a humiliating defeat to the Netherlands in the World Twenty20 capped off a dismal winter, British national media declared on Tuesday.

What they said

2014-04-02 08:39

After England's innings ended in the 18th over with a farcical run-out, former England captains Michael Vaughan tweeted: "That sums it up.... #Garbage".

Fan shot at Brazil World Cup stadium

2014-03-31 11:07

A man was shot in the leg during clashes between rival fans outside Brazil's Castelao Arena, one of 12 stadiums to be used for this year's World Cup.

Yingli and Brazil's Neoenergia partner up to provide clean electricity to Cup stadium

2014-03-31 05:52

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, known as Yingli Solar, recently announced they supplied 1 MW (megawatt) of solar panels to Neoenergia Group, one of Brazil's largest energy companies for the solar project at Arena Pernambuco, a FIFA World Cup Stadium which seats more than 46,000 people.

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