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Thousands welcome Argentina home after World Cup final defeat

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 10:09

A crestfallen Lionel Messi kept a low profile as thousands welcomed the Argentina squad home Monday after a World Cup final defeat to Germany.

Rousseff denies intention to control football

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 19:54

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff denied any intention by her government to nationalise or control football in her country.

Brazil celebrates German victory as drubbing is forgiven

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 19:11

As Germany fired home their World Cup winning goal, the Maracana erupted. Thousands broke into song, but the chant that echoed around the stadium was in Portuguese - not German.

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

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 19:08

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.

What counts is having the best team, says Philipp Lahm

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 18:54

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.

Rooney`s threesome babe Jenny Thompson out of `Big Brother` line-up

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 14:27

Jenny Thompson, one of the `threesome partner` of Wayne Rooney, was struck off the list of celebrities going to enter `BIG Brother` at the very last moment by the producers over the fears of scuffle.

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

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 14:25

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

World Cup pain will last forever, says Mascherano

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

Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano said the pain of losing the World Cup final in extra time to Germany on Sunday would live with him forever.

World Cup hotshot Rodriguez pushes for Real move

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 13:00

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.

Fans helped carry Germany to title - Schweinsteiger

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 13:00

Bloodied and bruised, Bastian Schweinsteiger paid tribute to Germany`s fans after a historic victory saw the country become the first Europeans to win the World Cup in the Americas.

World Cup winner `unbelievable`: Goetze

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 11:04

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.

Germany script history, beat Argentina 1-0 to win World Cup

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 10:30

Germany wrote a new chapter in the history of international football as they became the first European team to lift the World Cup in South America, clinching a hard-fought 1-0 win over Argentina in the final, their triumph coming on the back of steely resolve and blood on the pitch here.