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Messi meets a fan with name, number tattooed on back

Messi meets a fan with name, number tattooed on back

Lionel Messi has an army of fans across the world, but one Argentina supporter who wanted to show his love of Leo went a step beyond, reports UK’s Bleacher Report. In a remarkable three-minute video entitled, "The passion for Messi has no limits," we see the moment a fan by the name of Hernan Baigorria got Messi's name and iconic "10" shirt number tattooed onto his back.

Not Gaza children, Özil helps sick Brazil kids with World Cup money

Not Gaza children, Özil helps sick Brazil kids with World Cup money

Mesut Özil has not given his World Cup bonus money to the children of Gaza despite reports claiming the World Cup winner had, after the Germany international cleared up the rumours by revealing he was funding sick children in Brazil to undergo surgery, reports UK-based daily The Independent. Özil was part of the Germany...

Injured Khedira out, Kramer in

Injured Khedira out, Kramer in

The Real Madrid midfielder, a target of Arsenal, hurt his calf just ahead of kick-off at the Maracana. Khedira was excellent in the 7-1 humiliation of Brazil in the semi-final scoring and adding an assist for Joachim Low's team. Low opted for Christoph Kramer of Borussia Monchengladbach to take his place.

Glory for Germany

Glory for Germany

Mario Gotze's 113th-minute volley fired Germany to World Cup glory with a 1-0 win over Argentina at the Maracana, Goal.com reports. The tournament's outstanding team failed to repeat the fluency and brilliance of their 7-1 semi-final romp against Brazil but Joachim Low's team found one more sumptuous moment during the second half of extra...

Messi wins Golden Ball

Messi wins Golden Ball

Lionel Messi, who lost out on the World Cup title after Argentina's 1-0 loss to Germany in Sunday's final, was named the Golden Ball winner of the tournament. The Barcelona legend and four-time Player of the Year was a key part in Argentina's march to the Maracana stadium, picking up four man-of-the-match performances. He scored...

Neuer scoops Golden Glove award

Neuer scoops Golden Glove award

Manuel Neuer completed a dream night by being awarded the Golden Glove prize after lifting the World Cup following Germany's 1-0 win over Argentina. The Bayern Munich man kept a clean sheet to round off an impressive tournament at the Maracana, where Mario Gotze's extra-time strike was the difference between the two sides. "It is...

The pain will be with us for life: Mascherano

The pain will be with us for life: Mascherano

Javier Mascherano has described the "immense" pain he and his Argentina team-mates are suffering following their World Cup final defeat to Germany, insisting it will stay with them forever, Goal.com reports. Mario Gotze's extra-time volley settled the contest in the Germans' favour at the Maracana, leaving Argentina without a World Cup success since Diego...

Scolari 'resigns' after World Cup

Scolari 'resigns' after World Cup

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned after his country's failure to win the 2014 World Cup, reports Brazilian broadcaster Globo TV. Scolari, 65, won the tournament in 2002 but his side could only finish fourth when hosting this year's event. His team were thrashed 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semi-final, their joint-heaviest loss ever and first home competitive defeat for 39 years. Brazil then lost 3-0 to the Netherlands in the third place play-off. Scolari's contract was set to expire after the tournament, and Globo TV - Brazil's leading broadcaster - reports that the resignation will be confirmed on Monday by the CBF, Brazil's football confederation. UOL News website is also...

Violence mars Argentina's World Cup celebration

Violence mars Argentina's World Cup celebration

Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets late Sunday to restrain a group of vandals who disturbed a peaceful rally celebrating Argentina's gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals. Parents with small children could be seen fleeing in fear after police, who initially remained on the sidelines...

Goal’s World Cup 2014 awards

Who was player of the tournament?

Who was player of the tournament?

After four weeks, 64 matches and 171 goals, World Cup 2014 has finally drawn to a thrilling close with Germany's dramatic triumph over Argentina in Rio de Janeiro. With so many gripping encounters, stellar solo performances and moments of madness over the past month, selecting the recipients of our World Cup awards has been...

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