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Higuain strike takes Argentina to World Cup semi-final

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 23:47

Striker Gonzalo Higuain scored when it mattered as his opportunistic strike helped Argentina beat Belgium 1-0 to enter the World Cup semi-final after 24 long years ending their `quartefinal jinx` that affected them during the last two editions.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Argentina vs Belgium - As it happened...

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 23:45

Welcome to our live coverage of the third quarter-final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup between Argentina and Belgium at the Estádio Nacional de Brasilia, Brasília.

We need to take the next step now: Loew

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 19:09

Germany coach Joachim Loew refused to look beyond the semi-finals after his team reached the last four at the World Cup by defeating France 1-0 in the quarter-finals Friday.

From Ground Zero: Brazil win semi-final berth but lose Neymar

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 18:58

Brazil’s star striker Neymar suffered a fracture in the vertebra on the left side in the dying moments of their match against Colombia which they won 2-1. But now, according to the medical department of the Brazilian team, Neymar will not play in the World Cup any more.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Netherlands vs Costa Rica - Preview

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 15:10

The irresistible fairytale of Costa Rica faces a day of reckoning against Louis van Gaal`s hard, calculating Dutch side on Saturday in the Brazil World Cup`s most unlikely quarter-final.

European club eyes move for Ecuadorian footballers

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

European clubs are lining up a move for skillful Ecuadorian footballers even though the South American country failed to get beyond the group stages of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

FIFA warning to Nigeria over government interference

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 11:21

FIFA has expressed "great concern" at the Nigerian government`s decision to appoint a sole administrator for the country`s football federation.

Neymar ruled out of World Cup as Brazil face mighty Germans

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 11:15

Brazil`s talisman Neymar will miss the remaining action at home and most importantly in the most crucial stage of the show-piece FIFA World Cup 2014. Brazil overcame Colombian challenge in the quarter finals last night but their biggest challenge lies ahead now - Germany!

Germany out to end third place rut

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 10:56

Germany captain Philipp Lahm is desperate to avoid his side becoming the eternal third place team as they plot how to beat Brazil in the World Cup semi-final.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Germany win European powerhouse battle, move to semis

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 10:14

Mats Hummels` first half header proved decisive as Germany marched into the semifinals of the FIFA World Cup for a record fourth time in a row with a 1-0 win over fellow European giants France, here on Friday.

Valencia confirm Nuno as new coach

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 09:45

Spanish football club Valencia have named former Rio Ave coach Nuno Espiritu Santo as their new first team coach. Nuno becomes the club`s fifth coach in the last two years and replaces Juan Antonio.

I never meant to hurt Neymar, says Colombia`s Zuniga

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 09:23

Colombia defender Juan Zuniga said he did not deliberately try to hurt Brazil forward Neymar when he kneed him in the back on Friday, fracturing his vertebra and ruling the marquee player out of the rest of the World Cup.