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Ex-Barca boss defends Neymar contract in court

Ex-Barca boss defends Neymar contract in court

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 00:40

Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell defended Tuesday the legality of Brazilian striker Neymar`s contract during questioning by a Spanish court which is investigating possible tax crimes.

Diego Maradona slams FIFA for awarding Lionel Messi the Golden Ball award

Diego Maradona slams FIFA for awarding Lionel Messi the Golden Ball award

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 18:30

Former Argentina legend Diego Maradona slammed FIFA for awarding Argentina’s Lionel Messi the Golden Ball award for the World Cup’s best player.

Russia to spend $19.5 bn for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russia to spend $19.5 bn for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 17:44

Russia plans to spend around $19.5 billion for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the majority of the money will be spent towards building 12 stadiums and other relevant infrastructure in the 11 host cities.

Kroos moves from Bayern Munich to Real Madrid

Kroos moves from Bayern Munich to Real Madrid

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 17:28

After winning the World Cup at the Maracana Stadium here Sunday, Germany`s Toni Kroos announced that he will move to Spanish club Real Madrid.

What counts is having the best team, says Philipp Lahm

What counts is having the best team, says Philipp Lahm

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 17:21

After winning the World Cup here Sunday, Germany captain Philipp Lahm said that having “the best team” and not “the best players” is what finally counts.

No presentation for Suarez at Barcelona: FIFA

No presentation for Suarez at Barcelona: FIFA

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 16:50

FIFA has told Spanish club FC Barcelona that it cannot hold any official presentation for new signing Luis Suarez due to his four month ban from football activities.

Brazil hands over World Cup to Russia

Brazil hands over World Cup to Russia

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 16:46

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, in the presence of world football organisation FIFA supremo Sepp Blatter, handed over the World Cup to her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as Russia are set to host the next edition in 2018.

Germany deserved to win 2014 World Cup, feels Baichung

Germany deserved to win 2014 World Cup, feels Baichung

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 15:51

Mario Goetze scored the lone goal for Germany against Argentina to hand the former a World Cup Trophy after 24 years at the Maracana on Sunday. In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung Bhutia said that Germany played really well and were the outright champions in Brazil.

Scotland to play England in Glasgow

Scotland to play England in Glasgow

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 15:45

Scotland and England will meet at Celtic Park on November 18 in an international friendly, the national associations of both countries announced on Monday.

Fernandes ready to consider Russia call

Fernandes ready to consider Russia call

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 15:38

Russian CSKA Moscow`s Brazilian defender Mario Fernandes has said he is considering playing for Russia at international level in future.

Fans tweet snap of Netherlands` goalie sitting on `Wrecking Ball` with Miley Cyrus

Fans tweet snap of Netherlands` goalie sitting on `Wrecking Ball` with Miley Cyrus

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 14:00

Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen reportedly sent Twitter into meltdown as fans tweeted his pictures sitting on things including a Wrecking Ball with Miley Cyrus.

Argentina stalwarts left to rue golden chance

Argentina stalwarts left to rue golden chance

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 13:48

Argentina`s loss to Germany in the World Cup final may have represented the last opportunity for the country`s storied `2005 generation` to claim the sport`s biggest prize.

Africa results don`t justify more Cup places

Africa results don`t justify more Cup places

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 13:40

African hopes of more teams at the next World Cup were dealt a huge blow by a largely dismal showing during the 2014 tournament in Brazil.

Joy, fireworks in Berlin after World Cup thriller

Joy, fireworks in Berlin after World Cup thriller

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 13:24

Germany erupted in ecstasy, with fans dancing the night away, after the World Cup final win against Argentina that handed the country its historic fourth title.

FIFA World Cup 2014 final: Lionel Messi laments lack of killer instinct

FIFA World Cup 2014 final: Lionel Messi laments lack of killer instinct

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 13:23

Argentina captain Lionel Messi regretted his side`s missed chances as Germany beat La Albiceleste 1-0 in the World Cup final on Sunday thanks to Mario Goetze`s extra time goal.

Mix of tears, cheers and violence in Argentina

Mix of tears, cheers and violence in Argentina

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 13:03

Argentines reacted with tears, cheers and violence after the dream of a third World Cup title slipped through their fingers Sunday, as clashes between hooligans and police ended a massive street party.

World Cup hotshot Rodriguez pushes for Real move

World Cup hotshot Rodriguez pushes for Real move

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 12:53

James Rodriguez on Sunday sealed his place as the revelation of the World Cup amid mounting reports of Real Madrid moving to sign the Colombian striker.