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FIFA World Cup 2014: Seven goals that ended Brazil’s World Cup dream

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 10:11

The first semi-final, played between the host nation Brazil and Germany on Tuesday, witnessed eight goals, out of which seven were scored by the robust Germans to send the Selecao out of the tournament.

World Cup 2014 semi-final: Brazil vs Germany - As it happened...

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 03:53

Welcome to our coverage of the first semi-final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup between Brazil and Germany at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.

US says talking to Germany over spy row, but won`t give details

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 00:39

The United States has had legal and political contacts with Germany over resolving a new spying row, but Tuesday still refused to discuss reports an arrested German man was a CIA double agent.

FIFA World Cup semi-final: Brazil vs Germany - Preview

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

As Brazil and Germany prepare to do battle in their World Cup semi-final here tomorrow, old stereotypes of both countries` football philosophies are being rewritten.

Merkel raises human rights on China trip

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 11:48

German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the issue of human rights publicly in China on Tuesday unlike many Western visitors invoking the fall of the Berlin Wall and telling students their country needed "free dialogue". <br><br> The German leader, who grew up in the former East Germany, noted in her carefully worded remarks at the elite Tsinghua University in Beijing that China and Germany have a forum to discuss rights.

Fourth substitute good option for coaches - Germany`s Loew

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 09:49

Having a fourth substitution during extra time at the World Cup knockout stage would be welcomed by coaches, especially when teams have to play consecutive games over 120 minutes, Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Monday.

Make final for Neymar, implores Scolari

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 09:15

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has urged his squad to use star striker Neymar`s loss to a back injury as motivation when they face Germany in the semi-finals of the World Cup on Tuesday.

Germany want fourth World Cup to fill hole in their soul

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 01:31

History weighs heavily on the shoulders of soccer players from Germany, a country that latches on to the glory of its three World Cup titles with special reverence - in part due to a shortage of national heroes after its belligerent 20th century.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Referee must be strong in semi-final, says Loew

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 22:23

The current Brazil team bear little resemblance to their artistic sides of the past and Germany coach Joachim Loew hopes Tuesday`s semi-final referee takes a tough stance against any attempts to disrupt the flow of the game.

China, Germany in auto, aircraft deals as Merkel visits

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 17:38

Merkel toured a Volkswagen factory in the southwestern city of Chengdu on Sunday.

Germany says military solution in Ukraine impossible

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 16:08

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned Monday that there could be no military solution to the violence in Ukraine and urged progress toward a negotiated settlement of the conflict.

China lambasts Japan`s wartime aggression during German chancellor`s visit

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:30

China, which frequently praises Germany for its contrition over World War Two, pointedly emphasised Japanese wartime aggression on Monday during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.