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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.

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.

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.

China busts World Cup gambling rings worth USD 3bn: Reports

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 16:48

Chinese police have uncovered a series of illegal World Cup betting cases involving almost USD 3 billion, media reported today, as authorities struggle to control the country`s growing gambling problem.

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.