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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.

Match-fixer denies predicting World Cup result

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 17:08

A convicted match-fixer denied a report in a German magazine that he predicted the result and details of a World Cup football match.

Federations probed over illegal World Cup ticket sales

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 16:47

Brazilian authorities investigated whether members of the Brazilian, Argentine and Spanish football federations were involved in the illegal sale of World Cup tickets after police dismantled a scalping gang.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Brazil vs Colombia - Preview

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 10:27

Brazil are under intense pressure to breathe life into their World Cup campaign and produce a performance worthy of champions when they face Colombia and their free-scoring midfielder James Rodriguez in Friday`s quarter-final.

Two injured in fan clashes at Rio de Janeiro`s Maracana Stadium

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 01:13

World Cup organizers say two people were treated for injuries after fights involving fans from Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay at Maracana Stadium.

2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16: Colombia vs Uruguay - As it happened...

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 03:51

Live coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay being played at Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro.

Suarez bite blight on wonderful World Cup: Ronaldo

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 11:07

Rio de Janeiro: Brazil great Ronaldo believes Luis Suarez biting an opponent was terrible for football at a World Cup of "wonderful surprises."

2014 FIFA World Cup: Spain crash out of World Cup after Chile loss

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 11:05

Defending champions Spain slumped to a 2-0 defeat to Chile and crashed out of the World Cup on Wednesday after their second defeat in five days.

Brazil wins on hospitality, loses on traffic: Report

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 06:08

Foreign World Cup tourists say they are impressed with the hospitality of their host country despite finding fault with services and transport, Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported Sunday.

Messi is under pressure to win the World Cup, feels Baichung

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 03:17

All eyes would be on Lionel Messi – the stalwart of modern day football, as Argentina take on Bosnia and Herzegovina in the FIFA World Cup 2014. In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung Bhutia spoke about the pressure on Messi to win the World Cup just like Diego Maradona in 1986.

Argentina, France enter World Cup fray on Sunday

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 17:21

Lionel Messi`s Argentina and France enter the World Cup battle Sunday on a mission to avoid each other in the second round.

Fears over `perfect` World Cup ticket forgeries

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 22:36

High-quality forged World Cup tickets which are almost impossible to detect have been found in Brazil and many more may be in circulation, officials said Friday.