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  • Jul 22, 2014
  • Updated: 7:43pm

England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from international soccer, the Football Association said yesterday.

The Liverpool midfielder won 114 caps for his country after...

22 Jul 2014 - 11:15am

Brazil star Neymar said his team tried hard for World Cup glory, but other countries have moved ahead of them and they must catch up.

In an exclusive interview with Globo television, the 22...

21 Jul 2014 - 10:54pm

German midfield general Bastian Schweinsteiger is favourite to become the World Cup winners' captain after the surprise international retirement of Philipp Lahm.

21 Jul 2014 - 12:13am

The omens were not good.

In late May, as the Germany football team gathered at their World Cup training camp in Italy, news broke that manager Joachim Loew had been stripped of his driver's...

20 Jul 2014 - 1:52am

World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm has retired from playing for Germany.

The 30-year-old Lahm informed German Football Federation president Wolfgang Niersbach of his decision in a...

18 Jul 2014 - 11:19pm

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand signed for Premier League new boys QPR on a free transfer and revealed he turned down more lucrative offers in order to return to London.

18 Jul 2014 - 10:01pm

New Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal said he believes he can meet expectations for success at “the biggest club in the world” but refused to indulge in forecasts when he was introduced to...

18 Jul 2014 - 12:23pm


Germany coach Joachim Loew on Tuesday told hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans gathered at the Brandenburg Gate celebrating his team's World Cup victory that they shared the title with his...

15 Jul 2014 - 11:52pm

After putting on what was widely considered the best World Cup, Fifa is unlikely to make wholesale changes to the way the game is played, but at the professional level there are issues that need...

15 Jul 2014 - 10:15pm

Fifa president Sepp Blatter lavished praise on the World Cup in Brazil, saying it had been a "very special" event.

15 Jul 2014 - 10:04pm

English Premier League giants Manchester United on Monday announced a record 10-year kit deal with German sportswear group Adidas worth £750 million (HK$9.9 billion) after US rivals Nike walked...

15 Jul 2014 - 11:36am

Ray Whelan, the fugitive chief executive of a Swiss hospitality company implicated in an investigation into the illegal resale of VIP World Cup tickets, surrendered to a Rio de Janeiro court on...

15 Jul 2014 - 11:23am

A world-class Mario Goetze volley in extra time fired Germany to a fourth World Cup crown with a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday, leaving the South Americans heartbroken.

14 Jul 2014 - 1:27pm

Germany coach Joachim Loew believes Die Mannschaft's historic World Cup win in Brazil will be the stepping stone to achieving further future honours.

15 Jul 2014 - 12:33am

World Cup final match-winner Mario Goetze said he felt “unbelievable” after scoring the extra-time goal that gave Germany a 1-0 win over Argentina on Sunday.

14 Jul 2014 - 10:53am

Lionel Messi’s failure to win the World Cup with Argentina on Sunday does not affect his status as an all-time great, according to coach Alejandro Sabella.

14 Jul 2014 - 8:45am

Pint-sized midfielder Mario Goetze wrote himself into German folklore by scoring the winning goal in Sunday’s World Cup final that earned his country’s fourth world title.

14 Jul 2014 - 8:42am

Germany won the World Cup for the fourth time on Sunday with a 1-0 win over Argentina thanks to Mario Goetze’s extra time goal at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

Here are five moments which...

14 Jul 2014 - 8:43am

Whether or not 2014 is remembered as the best tournament ever, it leaves us with some indelible images

13 Jul 2014 - 12:35pm

Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool will be even stronger next season despite the departure of star striker and World Cup villain Luis Suarez.

13 Jul 2014 - 11:20pm

Despite being a tournament labelled as the return of attack-minded football after the caution shown in South Africa four years ago, Brazil 2014 has been a platform for the world's best goalkeepers...

13 Jul 2014 - 9:51pm

While Germany beat Argentina in the World Cup final, the real winner is China. The country may not have sent a team to Brazil but its manufacturing might ensured China's presence was felt at every...

14 Jul 2014 - 3:48pm

Louis van Gaal on Saturday sought to temper expectations among Manchester United fans excited about his impending arrival at Old Trafford – but then suggested Dutch star Arjen Robben could...

13 Jul 2014 - 10:11am

Brazil’s traumatic World Cup ended with more pain on Saturday as they lost 3-0 to a superior Netherlands side in the third-place play-off at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia.

13 Jul 2014 - 1:39pm

Luiz Felipe Scolari has left a decision on his future as coach of Brazil to the country’s federation after the World Cup hosts’ campaign ended in more disappointment.

13 Jul 2014 - 10:11am

Argentina's Lionel Messi will never have a better opportunity to prove he is one of the greatest players of all time than in this World Cup final against Germany.

13 Jul 2014 - 10:17am

A Germany side chasing a place in history will attempt to wreck Lionel Messi's dream of a World Cup coronation with Argentina on Sunday as the month-long football carnival hits a climax at the...

13 Jul 2014 - 10:17am


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