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Germany printed World Cup victory stamps before final

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:05

Germany will this week issue a World Cup victory postage stamp, five million of which were printed before the final was even held, officials said.

Did Lionel Messi deserve the Golden Ball at the FIFA World Cup?

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:38

In one of the best and most scintillating finals of the FIFA World Cup, Germany overcame an inspired Argentina in 120 minutes in an awe-inspiring match, thanks to a lone goal from Mario Goetze, to win the trophy at the 2014 edition of the tournament in Brazil on June 13.

Argentina president tells dejected team: "I`m no soccer fan"

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 11:20

Argentina`s President Cristina Fernandez admitted on Monday she had not watched a single one of the country`s matches in the World Cup soccer tournament, including the final, a blunder that some observers said exposed her as out of touch with the national mood.

Blatter gives World Cup 9.25 out of 10

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 10:11

FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Monday lavished praise on the World Cup in Brazil, saying it had been a "very special" event.

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.

Scolari resigns as Brazil manager

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 09:55

Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned as Brazil manager after the hosts suffered two of their worst defeats in World Cup history, the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Monday.

British World Cup ticket exec turns himself in: Prosecutor

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 09:47

A British World Cup ticketing executive wanted in Brazil for alleged involvement with a scalping network, turned himself in on Monday, a Rio state prosecutor told AFP.

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Brazil to attend BRICS Summit

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 23:42

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Monday to attend a summit meeting of the BRICS nations that will address regional crises and security threats to restore a climate of peace while advancing global economic stability.

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.

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

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 19:00

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