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Germany damage World Cup trophy

Germany damage World Cup trophy

The chief of Germany's football association (DFB) has revealed that one of the team's triumphant players has damaged their World Cup trophy, reports Goal.com. Joachim Low's men defeated Argentina 1-0 in the final after extra-time to win the fourth world title in their history, following on from 1954, 1974 and 1990 victories. The Germany squad...

Congratulations Germany, Worthy FIFA World Cup Champions!

THE best team won the 2014 FIFA World Cup.  Germany scored most goals in the tournament with 18, and was the only team to score in every match they played.  Although Germany did not have a superstar like Messi, all German players were outstanding. They were strong both on defense and offense, but what separated them from their competitors is that they had a better set of creative midfielders. The German team is also diverse: defensive standout Jerome Boateng...

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...

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Fifa gains in game of losers

Fifa gains in game of losers

Here comes a game that no one wants to be involved in. What glory two losers can achieve from a third-placing deciding game? For teams, nothing but the Cup matters. It’s just cruel to ask one of the losing semifinalists to lose again. Crushed emotionally, both the Brazilians and Dutch badly needed a break...

Germany annihilate Brazil

Germany annihilate Brazil

Brazil's World Cup dream was smashed into oblivion as majestic Germany ran riot to win an extraordinary semifinal 7-1 and send the South American hosts crashing to their worst ever defeat in their 100-year footballing history. Sixty-four years after Brazil was plunged into national mourning after their loss in the 1950 final, the hosts...

It might come down to luck: Van Gaal

It might come down to luck: Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal is the quintessential tactician. The Netherlands coach is a deep analyser. He is a painstaking plot-maker. The 62-year-old’s stratagem faces an acid test in Sao Paulo on Wednesday. Providing it will be a team that has won all five of its matches at this FIFA World Cup™, and a player that...

131 WC tickets seized for scalping, 11 held

131 WC tickets seized for scalping, 11 held

A total of 131 World Cup tickets, including 70 for corporate hospitality packages, were seized by Rio de Janeiro police in an investigation into ticket scalping. FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil on Saturday disclosed details of the investigation, in which 11 people have been arrested, saying that 60 tickets were originally issued direct to...

Quarterfinals Start Today

French revolution seeks revenge

French revolution seeks revenge

France have surprised many by emerging as World Cup contenders but face their toughest test yet against nemesis Germany in a quarterfinal clash of European heavyweights at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium today. For France coach Didier Deschamps the past, heart-rending World Cup semifinal defeats to the Germans in 1982 and 1986 do not...

Fifa probes Luis Suarez 'biting' incident

Fifa probes Luis Suarez 'biting' incident

Football's governing body Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay striker Luis Suarez over an alleged biting incident during the World Cup match against Italy. Liverpool forward Suarez, 27, and the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) have until 17:00 Brazilian time (21:00 BST) on Wednesday to provide evidence. Suarez clashed with Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during...

Brazil trying to take pressure off Neymar

Brazil trying to take pressure off Neymar

Teammates and coaches are trying to take some of the pressure off Neymar at the World Cup, saying the Brazil star shouldn't be the only one expected to play well and lead the team to the title. Though usually quick to praise the youngster, the squad and staff have recently been more concerned with trying to ease the burden on Neymar of carrying the hopes of an entire nation. "Neymar can't win by himself and he can't lose by himself," Scolari said. "He is part of a group. At times he will show that he can be greater than other players, and we all know that, the players know that. But...

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