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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.

Van Gaal: I taught Romero how to stop penalties

2014-07-10 08:54

Louis van Gaal took some credit for showing Argentina's Sergio Romero how to stop penalties, advice that cost the Netherlands coach dearly on Wednesday. All about World Cup

Argentina into World Cup final on penalties

2014-07-10 07:51

Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties to reach the World Cup final after a dire two hours of defence-dominated football failed to provide a semi-final goal for the first time in the tournament's history on Wednesday.

One-sided World Cup games

2014-07-09 18:30

Brazil is not alone in terms of suffering heavy World Cup defeats, but that is of little consolation.

Social media buzz on Brazil's loss

2014-07-09 17:12

Social media in China and broad discuss the Brazilian defeat after the match.

Trending: Did China cause Brazil's loss?

2014-07-09 14:39

Users on WeChat are tired of positive stories, criminals fool suspects into transferring money, Beijing to invest 400b in subway expansion

Scolari apologizes for Brazil's World Cup failure

2014-07-09 11:28

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari apologized to fans for failing to lead the host to the World Cup final, saying the "catastrophic" defeat to Germany on Tuesday marked the "worst day" of his professional life.

For Brazil fans, a debacle even worse than 1950

2014-07-09 11:24

Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss accomplished the unthinkable - a disaster even worse than the last time it hosted the World Cup, in 1950.

Klose sets record that compounds Brazil's defeat

2014-07-09 10:14

On a night when Germany routed the host nation 7-1 in the World Cup semifinals, Klose also became the tournament's all-time record scorer - surpassing Brazil great Ronaldo.

Opinion: Will China host the World Cup?

2014-07-09 08:14

With this year's World Cup in South America and the next in Europe (Russia competes in the European leg of FIFA qualifiers), FIFA logically would want to keep the 2022 World Cup in Asia.

Magnificent Germany shatter Brazil's World Cup dream

2014-07-09 05:52

Germany scored five goals in 18 first-half minutes on the way to a 7-1 destruction of Brazil in the semi-final on Tuesday to leave the host nation in a state of stunned disbelief at the most amazing World Cup result of all time.

From the pits to the top: Loew's fight to prove he is a winner

2014-07-08 11:44

Away from the so-called big boys in the coaching circle, Joachim Loew was underestimated by many.

Top 10 WAGs of 2014 World Cup

2014-07-08 06:29

Professional soccer players show their excellent skills on the football field while their gorgeous wives and girlfriends (WAGs) attract huge attention with their unique charm.

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