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Dutch fate undeserved, says Sneijder

Dutch fate undeserved, says Sneijder

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:20

The Netherlands` penalty shootout loss to Argentina in the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday was an unjust way for them to exit the tournament, according to playmaker Wesley Sneijder.

2014 FIFA World Cup, 2nd semi-final: Netherlands vs Argentina - As it happened...

2014 FIFA World Cup, 2nd semi-final: Netherlands vs Argentina - As it happened...

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 06:12

Welcome to the live coverage of second semi-final between the Netherlands and Argentina being played at Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo.

Argentina, Netherlands set for battle as Brazil wonders what happened

Argentina, Netherlands set for battle as Brazil wonders what happened

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 00:38

Argentina and the Netherlands were getting ready to play on Wednesday for the right to join Germany in the World Cup final as the inquisition into Brazil`s humiliating exit gathered pace.

FIFA World Cup 2014, 2nd semi-final: Argentina vs Netherlands - Preview

FIFA World Cup 2014, 2nd semi-final: Argentina vs Netherlands - Preview

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 23:27

After Germany`s stunning demolition of hosts Brazil on Tuesday, Lionel Messi`s Argentina will seek to join the Europeans in the final when they take on 2010 runners-up the Netherlands in Sao Paulo later on Wednesday.

Suarez scores brace as Uruguay beat England 2-1 in World Cup

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 09:40

Luis Suarez made a sensational return to action by scoring a brace to lift Uruguay past England with a 2-1 victory at the World Cup in Sao Paulo on Thursday.

Japan will attack Greece: Kawashima

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 20:29

Japan`s goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima said that the `Blue Samurais` will attack Greece in their Group C World Cup clash in the city of Natal, Thursday.

Snarled traffic has Pele glued to radio

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 15:59

Pele was glued to the radio as heavy traffic in Sao Paulo meant the Brazil legend missed the first half of his country`s goalless draw Tuesday with Mexico.

From Sao Paulo: Croats cry foul as controversial Neymar steers Brazil home

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 13:22

With much suffering and some contribution from referee Yuichi Nishimura, the Brazilian team beat Croatia 3-1 in the opening game of the World Cup at the Itaquerão stadium here on Thursday. Neymar scored the first two goals, while Oscar slotted in the third. The first goal was a low shot from about 22 yards. The second one came in a penalty kick given by match-referee Nishimura who had denied Brazil a penalty in the quarter final of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Oscar jumps to defence of Croatia referee

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 12:15

Brazil midfielder Oscar sprang to the defence of the referee at the centre of controversy in the hosts` opening World Cup win against Croatia.

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.

Football World Cup 2014: Neymar guides Brazil to 3-1 win over Croatia

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 10:11

Neymar wasted little time in living up to his billing as Brazil`s World Cup spearhead when he scored twice to lead the host nation to a 3-1 comeback victory over Croatia in a terrific opening game of the tournament on Thursday.

Brazil police, protesters clash as World Cup begins

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 23:56

Brazilian police and protesters clashed on Thursday, hours before the opening game of the World Cup, which has been marred by construction delays and political unrest.