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  • Jul 13, 2014
  • Updated: 12:17am

Uruguyan striker Luis Suarez will appeal a "fascist" four-month ban for biting a World Cup rival, his lawyer said.

12 Jul 2014 - 11:10am

Barcelona said on Friday they had struck a deal to buy Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez from Liverpool, sealing the transfer despite an uproar over him biting a World Cup rival.

12 Jul 2014 - 1:16am

The head of Asian football said he would seek re-election next year in an attempt to revamp regional soccer after previous scandals and a disappointing World Cup.

11 Jul 2014 - 11:53pm

Neymar has urged his Brazil teammates to rescue some of their battered pride after their humiliating semi-final defeat by Germany by beating the Netherlands in the third-place play-off in Brasilia...

11 Jul 2014 - 11:22pm

From Mexico coach Miguel Herrera's extravagant touchline theatrics to Chile's whirlwind attacking play, the World Cup has shown that football has far more to offer than the staple fare of...

11 Jul 2014 - 9:58pm

Users of China’s most popular microblogging service, Sina Weibo, have definitely got World Cup fever.

11 Jul 2014 - 6:18pm

An executive from the World Cup’s hospitality services firm escaped out the back door of his plush Rio de Janeiro hotel on Thursday to avoid arrest on charges of illegally selling tickets,...

11 Jul 2014 - 10:38am


Argentina are not intimidated at the prospect of facing Germany in the World Cup final despite seeing them tear hosts Brazil to shreds in the semis, striker Gonzalo Higuain has insisted.

10 Jul 2014 - 10:10pm

Traditional Dutch frailty in penalty shoot-outs again proved the Netherlands' Achilles heel when they lost 4-2 on spot-kicks to Argentina after a goalless World Cup semi-final.

10 Jul 2014 - 9:57pm

As many fans pointed out after his death this week, Alfredo Di Stefano helped turn Real Madrid into Europe's most successful football club. But things nearly went very differently.

11 Jul 2014 - 9:43am

Brazilians might have thought that their World Cup nightmare couldn’t possibly get any worse – and then bitter rivals Argentina reached the final in their own backyard on Wednesday.

10 Jul 2014 - 11:16am

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari defended his record on Wednesday as the football-mad nation struggled to absorb the World Cup debacle against Germany.

10 Jul 2014 - 1:24pm

Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties in a shoot-out with the Netherlands on Wednesday to take his country through to the World Cup final for the first time since 1990.

10 Jul 2014 - 10:50am

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella spoke of his “great joy” after his side beat the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties in Sao Paulo on Wednesday to reach the World Cup final.

10 Jul 2014 - 10:05am

Manager Big Phil must shoulder nearly all the blame for humiliation, but the team's total psychological collapse - epitomised by David Luiz - was something to behold

10 Jul 2014 - 11:36pm

Even for an 84-year-old tournament drenched in history, Germany 7 Brazil 1 - you read that right - will be remembered as one of the craziest World Cup matches ever. Because of the humiliation it...

9 Jul 2014 - 11:29pm

For all its exquisite entertainment, excitement and excellence, the World Cup has also shown some ugly facets of the beautiful game.

9 Jul 2014 - 11:29pm

Brazil’s World Cup dream was smashed into oblivion as majestic Germany ran riot to win an extraordinary semi-final 7-1 and send the South American hosts crashing to their worst ever defeat.

9 Jul 2014 - 11:01am

After the biggest defeat in their history, here is how key figures in Brazil reacted:

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari asked for forgiveness from his countrymen:

“I think it was the...

9 Jul 2014 - 10:49am

For many Brazilians, Tuesday’s humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany accomplished the unthinkable – a disaster even worse than the last time the country hosted the World Cup, in 1950.

9 Jul 2014 - 6:39am

Germany coach Joachim Loew said he understood the shock and pain that Brazil were feeling on Tuesday after their 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat on home soil, recalling how the Germans felt in...

9 Jul 2014 - 7:29pm

Albiceleste fans are trying to claim the Dutch queen as one of their own - but she insists she's not supporting the country of her birth

9 Jul 2014 - 3:50am

Germany’s shattering 7-1 humiliation of hosts Brazil in the World Cup semi-finals in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday broke or equalled multiple football records:

9 Jul 2014 - 6:59am

Dutch captain and all-time top scorer Robin van Persie is in doubt for the World Cup semi-final against Argentina after succumbing to a stomach problem.

9 Jul 2014 - 7:19am

Fuelled by decades of hurt, Lionel Messi's Argentina and Arjen Robben's Netherlands will carry competing motivations into their tantalising World Cup semi-final showdown at Sao Paulo's Corinthians...

9 Jul 2014 - 3:15am

Tributes flowed as quickly as the news of Alfredo Di Stefano's death spread across continents, with Pele joining modern stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi among the thousands praising the...

9 Jul 2014 - 1:25am

For the past three weeks we've lived our lives according to the rhythm of the football schedule, but as the games start to thin out, we turn our attention to exploring the northeast and trying to...

9 Jul 2014 - 2:52am


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