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Di Maria only wants to play for CL club

Di Maria only wants to play for CL club

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 16:36

Argentina`s winger Angel di Maria looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid as his contract dispute continues with the European champions now ready to cash in rather than meet his demands.

Sabella the calm force behind Argentina`s rise

Sabella the calm force behind Argentina`s rise

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 23:57

Diego Maradona`s news conferences at the World Cup four years ago generated such global media interest in the then Argentina manager`s controversial views that tickets had to be issued.

Loew cuts lonely figure while taking Germany to final

Loew cuts lonely figure while taking Germany to final

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 23:50

The most enduring image of Joachim Loew at the 2014 World Cup for many Germans will be of an intense-looking man wearing a bathing suit, t-shirt, sun glasses and ear plugs while strolling barefoot completely alone on the beach.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany ready for Argentina, Brazil chase third

2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany ready for Argentina, Brazil chase third

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 23:29

Germany and Argentina were plotting for the the World Cup final Friday as Brazil prepared for an unwanted third place play-off with the Netherlands.

Suarez to appeal `fascist` bite ban: Lawyer

Suarez to appeal `fascist` bite ban: Lawyer

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 23:16

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

Argentina coach Sabella to quit after final: Agent

Argentina coach Sabella to quit after final: Agent

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 23:10

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella will step down after Sunday`s World Cup final against Germany, his agent told a local Argentine radio station on Friday.

Villa sign Richardson from relegated Fulham

Villa sign Richardson from relegated Fulham

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 23:05

Aston Villa signed England international Kieran Richardson from relegated Fulham for an undisclosed fee on Friday.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Van Gaal gunning for Brazil in Brasilia

2014 FIFA World Cup: Van Gaal gunning for Brazil in Brasilia

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 22:32

After deep initial scepticism, Dutch coach Louis van Gaal goes into Saturday`s third place play-off determined to down hosts Brazil and end the World Cup on a high note.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany supremely confident they can beat Argentina

2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany supremely confident they can beat Argentina

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 22:21

Germany captain Philipp Lahm and forward Thomas Mueller sounded supremely confident on Friday that their team will be able to neutralize Argentina’s Lionel Messi and win the World Cup on Sunday.

Portugal`s Jorge Costa to coach Gabon

Portugal`s Jorge Costa to coach Gabon

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 22:14

Former Portuguese international defender Jorge Costa has been appointed coach of Gabon, replacing compatriot Paulo Duarte, the national federation confirmed on Friday.

Vatican calls for global ceasefire during World Cup final

Vatican calls for global ceasefire during World Cup final

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 22:06

The Vatican on Friday called for a truce in wars around the globe during Sunday`s World Cup final, taking to social media with the hashtag #pauseforpeace as a conflict in the Gaza Strip escalates and killings continue in Ukraine.

A game of two popes: Vatican plays down talk of World Cup rivalry

A game of two popes: Vatican plays down talk of World Cup rivalry

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:54

With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican on Friday brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry between Argentine Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict, a German.

Vanquished Brazil struggles to stomach Argentine soccer horde

Vanquished Brazil struggles to stomach Argentine soccer horde

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 20:43

People in the tourist mecca of Rio de Janeiro are used to just about everything.

FIFA fine Argentina for snubbing media

FIFA fine Argentina for snubbing media

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 19:22

Argentina have been fined 300,000 Swiss francs ($336,000) for failing to bring players to four pre-match news conferences during the World Cup, FIFA said in a statement on Friday.

Balotelli courts more controversy with gun photo

Balotelli courts more controversy with gun photo

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 19:03

Italy striker Mario Balotelli has stoked more controversy by publishing a picture of himself on Instagram pointing a gun at the camera with the message "a big kiss to all the haters".

Barcelona buy Liverpool talisman Luis Suarez

Barcelona buy Liverpool talisman Luis Suarez

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 18:14

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

Germany will play final with big egos: Diego Maradona

Germany will play final with big egos: Diego Maradona

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 16:49

Argentina football legend Diego Maradona has said Germany will enter the final Sunday with big egos after handing hosts Brazil their worst World Cup defeat ever in the semis.