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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.

2022 World Cup in Qatar scheduled in winter

2014-01-08 21:05

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held in the winter instead of the usual June-July period.

FIFA World Cup trophy displayed in Indonesia

2014-01-07 19:52

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Tuesday welcome delegates of FIFA, who are undertaking World Cup trophy tour, at the State Palace.

Portugal declares three-day mourning for Eusebio

2014-01-06 10:51

Portugal declared three days of mourning for Portuguese football legend Eusebio, who died early Sunday due to a cardiac arrest.

The year 2013 - in soccer, we believe

2013-12-27 17:18

For some people the year 2013 meant the end of a career, bur for others, it unleashed a new chapter.

Sao Paulo tops World Cup base requests

2013-12-21 11:36

Brazil's southeastern state of Sao Paulo will be home to 15 of the 32 teams competing at next year's World Cup, it was revealed on Friday.

Pep believes Bayern can win Club World Cup

2013-12-18 09:06

Pep Guardiola was confident to win the Club World Cup with Bayern Munich for the first time after his side outclassed Guangzhou Evergrande 3-0 in the semi-final on Tuesday.

Messi's agents deny any links to cash laundering

2013-12-18 07:04

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi's agents denied on Monday allegations his father was suspected of being involved in laundering Colombian drug money through charity soccer matches.

Evergrande advances to semifinal of Club World Cup

2013-12-15 02:30

Dario Conca of China's Guangzhou Evergrande celebrates his goal against Egypt's Al Ahly during their FIFA Club World Cup soccer match at Agadir Stadium in Agadir Dec 14, 2013.

Italy, Germany confirm World Cup bases

2013-12-14 11:24

The Italian football federation has chosen the Portobello Resort near Rio de Janeiro as the Azzurri's 2014 World Cup base.

World Cup mascot makes China debut

2013-12-10 11:01

World Cup mascot Fuleco strikes a pose on stage in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, Dec 9.

FIFA guarantees World Cup fan safety

2013-12-10 09:48

World football's governing body FIFA has vowed there will be no repeat of Sunday's fan violence in Brazil during next year's World Cup.

Messi, Ribery and Ronaldo shortlisted for Ballon d'Or

2013-12-10 07:40

The world soccer governing body FIFA and France Football magazine announced on Monday the three-man shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or with Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery and Cristiano Ronaldo to vie for the award.

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