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Major challenges for next World Cup hosts

Major challenges for next World Cup hosts

After what was largely considered to be a successful World Cup in Brazil, international attention now turns to the next hosts, Russia. Whether current political tensions between Russia and the West will have any bearing on the staging of the tournament remains to be seen. What does seem assured is that the 2018 World Cup...

Brazil name Dunga to replace Scolari

Brazil name Dunga to replace Scolari

Brazil named Dunga as their manager for the second time on Tuesday, two weeks after Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned following their 7-1 defeat by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals. The 50-year-old Dunga, who captained Brazil to their fourth world title in 1994, was last in charge of the national team in 2010 when...

Thank you, Brazil

Thank you, Brazil

Thank you Brazil, and goodbye. It's been … emotional. After 32 days, 64 matches, 171 goals, 182 yellow cards, 48,706 passes, 2,124 tackles, 4 billion dollars in revenue for FIFA, plus of course an unceasing spume of digital opinion, a tsunami of public weeping and a mountain of deep-fried cheese pasties, the 2014...

India, China pledge to boost ties

India, China pledge to boost ties

The leaders of India and China have stressed the need to boost bilateral ties during a meeting on the sidelines of the sixth Brics summit in Brazil. Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Chinese President Xi Jinping that India was committed to a peaceful resolution of the boundary dispute with Beijing. The two countries disagree over...

From Brazil to Russia: A look at 2018 World Cup

From Brazil to Russia: A look at 2018 World Cup

Brazil barely managed to get everything ready in time for the World Cup. Russia insists it won't have any such problems in 2018, although the country faces other pressing issues — including racism and violence. Just like in Brazil, the sheer size of Russia is set to cause logistical challenges for organizers and fans...

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...

WORLD CUP: BRA VS NED PLAYOFF FOR THIRD PLACE

Beaten pair out to fight for third place

Beaten pair out to fight for third place

Brazil versus the Netherlands is a match-up fit for a Final and would have made a worthy climax to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Instead, the two teams will face off in the Play-off for Third Place, with both eager to restore a little pride after the heartbreak of their semi-final defeats, Fifa.com...

WORLD CUP PLAYOFF FOR THIRD PLACE

Brazil go down 0-3 with a whimper

Brazil go down 0-3 with a whimper

Brazil suffered further World Cup humiliation as Louis van Gaal signed off as Netherlands head coach with a 3-0 victory in Brasilia, Goal.com reports. The tournament hosts entered Saturday's game hoping to restore some pride following a 7-1 semi-final drubbing against Germany, yet were undermined as first-half goals from Robin van Persie and Daley...

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Goodbye, Big Phil

Goodbye, Big Phil

Twister struck after tornado. Brazil now reels from twin shocks. The proudest football-playing country on the earth found nowhere to hide as the Netherlands slapped them with a 3-0 defeat Saturday, three days after Germany's 7-1 thrashing. The Orange humiliation could have been harsher even. Thanks to the pulled-hamstring of Sneijder, Brazilians could get...

Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014 preview

Why Brazilians don't love their neighbours Argentina any more

Why Brazilians don't love their neighbours Argentina any more

If you want to know what Brazil thinks of Argentina you only need to switch on the television here. One World Cup beer advert has Brazilians using a crane to lift a house full of partying Argentinian fans on to a ship to send them back home, and then threatening to fire a...

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