Brazil Firm Reveals World Cup Stadium Cartel: Officials
Agence France-Presse

Brazil Firm Reveals World Cup Stadium Cartel: Officials

Among the building or renovation projects involved were some on Rio de Janeiro's fabled Maracana Stadium and the Arena Pernambuco in Recife

Brazil Striker Fred Attacked With Beer Cans by Fans
Indo-Asian News Service

Brazil Striker Fred Attacked With Beer Cans by Fans

Former Brazil striker Fred escapes unhurt after fans attacked him and other Fluminense players In Rio de Janeiro

No 'Easy' Way Back for Humiliated Brazil Football Team, says Coach Dunga
Agence France-Presse

No 'Easy' Way Back for Humiliated Brazil Football Team, says Coach Dunga

On this day in 2014, Brazil suffered a 7-1 defeat to Germany in the FIFA World Cup semifinal.

Germany Aim to Dominate For a Decade, Says Coach Joachim Loew
Indo-Asian News Service

Germany Aim to Dominate For a Decade, Says Coach Joachim Loew

Germany, under Joachim Loew, won the FIFA World Cup in 2014.

Neymar Says he has Learnt From FIFA World Cup Pain
Indo-Asian News Service

Neymar Says he has Learnt From FIFA World Cup Pain

Neymar that a back injury suffered during his team's 2-1 World Cup quarterfinal victory over Colombia in July was one of the "worst moments" of his life.

Germany's World Cup Heroes Take to Silver Screen
Agence France-Presse

Germany's World Cup Heroes Take to Silver Screen

After the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Sunday, Germany's capital is preparing to relive the football-mad nation's Brazil 2014 triumph.

Friendly Revenge: Argentina Beat World Champions Germany 4-2
Agence France-Presse

Friendly Revenge: Argentina Beat World Champions Germany 4-2

Manchester United's record British signing Angel Di Maria scored once and made goals for Sergio Aguero, Erik Lamela and Federico Fernandez as Argentina won their first game since losing to Germany in the FIFA World Cup 2014 final in Brazil.

Christoph Kramer Left With no Memories of World Cup Final
Agence France-Presse

Christoph Kramer Left With no Memories of World Cup Final

Christoph Kramer, 23, was brought into Germany's starting line-up to play Argentina at the Maracana at the last minute to replace the injured Sami Khedira but lasted just 31 minutes before a violent collision with the shoulder of Ezequiel Garay left him concussed.

German World Cup Winner Manuel Neuer Gets Waxwork Honour at Madame Tussauds
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German World Cup Winner Manuel Neuer Gets Waxwork Honour at Madame Tussauds

Manuel Neuer, who won the FIFA World Cup 2014 and the Golden Glove award at the tournament, will get a wax statute at the famous Madame Tussauds.

Russia Should Lose 2018 Soccer World Cup Over Ukraine, Says UK Deputy PM
Reuters

Russia Should Lose 2018 Soccer World Cup Over Ukraine, Says UK Deputy PM

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, the most senior British politician to call for such action, said Vladimir Putin's behaviour towards Ukraine was "beyond the pale" and had reached "a tipping point". FIFA, soccer's world governing body, has so far rejected calls from some German politicians to stop Russia hosting the World Cup in 2018.

Diego Maradona Rips Argentina's World Cup 2014 Performance
Associated Press

Diego Maradona Rips Argentina's World Cup 2014 Performance

Diego Maradona criticised Argentina after they finished runners-up in the recently-concluded FIFA World Cup 2014.

Joachim Loew to Stay On as Germany Coach Till Euro 2016
Agence France-Presse

Joachim Loew to Stay On as Germany Coach Till Euro 2016

Joachim Loew took over as German head coach in 2006 after two years as assistant and extended his contract until 2016 before the World Cup in Brazil.

FIFA World Cup Trophy Damaged by Mystery German Player
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FIFA World Cup Trophy Damaged by Mystery German Player

The FIFA World Cup trophy was damaged during celebrations after Germany arrived in Berlin after beating Argentina 1-0 in the final at Rio on July 13.

World Cup-Winning Captain Dunga Tipped to Return as Brazil Coach
Indo-Asian News Service

World Cup-Winning Captain Dunga Tipped to Return as Brazil Coach

It would be Dunga's second spell in-charge of Brazil. He led the Selecao to victory at the 2007 Copa America and 2009 Confederations Cup before being sacked after their quarter-final exit at the 2010 World Cup.

FIFA Lifts Nigeria Suspension
Agence France-Presse

FIFA Lifts Nigeria Suspension

The suspension of the Nigerian Football Federation was imposed on July 9 just after the national team were beaten in the last 16 at the World Cup.

Five Facts on Philipp Lahm, Germany's World Cup Winning Captain
Agence France-Presse

Five Facts on Philipp Lahm, Germany's World Cup Winning Captain

Philipp Lahm, one of the best defenders of his generation, has played 113 games for Germany in an international career that started in February, 2004 in a 2-1 win over Croatia. His last game was the 1-0 win over Argentina in the World Cup final on Sunday.

Philipp Lahm, Germany's Most Intelligent Footballer, Goes Out at the Top
Agence France-Presse

Philipp Lahm, Germany's Most Intelligent Footballer, Goes Out at the Top

Germany's Philipp Lahm is standing down at the top of his game, only 30 and just five days after joining an elite club of 20 World Cup winning captains when his country lifted the 2014 trophy, which puts him up with Diego Maradona, Franz Beckenbauer and Bobby Moore.

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Top Online Searches During FIFA World Cup 2014
Press Trust of India

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Top Online Searches During FIFA World Cup 2014

There were more than 2.1 billion tournament-related searches on Google during the course of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

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