Top scorer Wayne Rooney`s England highs and lows
Top scorer Wayne Rooney`s England highs and lows

After Wayne Rooney broke Bobby Charlton`s national goal-scoring record by scoring his 50th England goal, we look back at the highs and lows of his 12-year international career.

No reason to probe Brazil in FIFA scandal: Rousseff
No reason to probe Brazil in FIFA scandal: Rousseff

There is no reason Brazil`s hosting of last year`s World Cup should be probed as part of the FIFA scandal, President Dilma Rousseff insisted in an interview published Monday.

Brazil Cup battering had been coming, says Zico
Brazil Cup battering had been coming, says Zico

Former Brazil star Zico says his country`s World Cup battering by Germany was not an "accident," as some Selecao apologists maintain, but the logical consequence of years of gradual decline.

Liverpool sold more than 700 Mario Balotelli shirts on his day of signing
Liverpool sold more than 700 Mario Balotelli shirts on his day of signing

Mario Balotelli is always in demand. If his services are not available, his shirts do the talking. Liverpool chief executive, Ian Ayre revealed that the Anfield outfit sold GBP 50,000 worth of Balotelli shirts on the very first day.

Australia to face Japan in final Asian Cup warm-up
Australia to face Japan in final Asian Cup warm-up

Australia will warm up for hosting the Asian Cup with a rematch of the 2011 final when they face reigning champions Japan in a friendly in Osaka on Nov. 18.

Chilean "Pitbull" Gary Medel ready to show his bite for Inter Milan

Chile defender Gary Medel took part in his first training session with Inter Milan on Monday after completing his move from English Championship side Cardiff City.

Barcelona agree to loan midfielder Ibrahim Afellay to Olympiakos Piraeus

Barcelona have agreed to loan Dutch attacking midfielder Ibrahim Afellay to Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus for the 2014-15 season, the La Liga club said on Sunday.

Judge orders release of Briton accused of World Cup ticket scam

A British World Cup ticketing executive who allegedly took part in a scam to sell millions of dollars` worth of fraudulent tickets was ordered to be released from prison yesterday while awaiting trial in Brazil.

Costa Rica revelation of Brazil World Cup: FIFA

Costa Rica`s national team was the revelation of the 2014 Brazil World Cup, according to event organiser and world football governing body FIFA, Federation International of Football Association.

Boca Juniors ink deal with Beijing

Boca Juniors Wednesday signed an agreement with the Chinese government to train budding Chinese football players in Argentina.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany vs Algeria - As it happened...

Welcome to our live coverage of the this Round of 16 game between Germany and Algeria at Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Midfield boost for Japan, blow for Ivorians

Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure is struggling to shake off a hamstring injury in time for their World Cup Group C opener against Japan on Saturday, with his likely absence compounded by the return to fitness of Blue Samurai captain Makoto Hasebe.

FIFA warns Brazil hosts cities ahead of 2014 World Cup

World football governing body FIFA has reportedly issued a warning to the host cities of the 2014 Brazil World Cup that they cannot afford to `sit back and relax`.

Colombians come out in support of injured football star Falcao

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and hundreds of Colombians sent messages of support to football star Radamel Falcao, who might miss the 2014 Brazil World Cup due to a knee injury sustained Wednesday.

Altidore, Wambach named US players of the year

Jozy Altidore, who helped the United States qualify for the 2014 Brazil World Cup, and Abby Wambach, international football`s all-time goal leader, were named US Soccer Athletes of the Year on Wednesday.

Lionel Messi reveals his favourite teams to win 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Argentine football star Lionel Messi said his favourite teams to win the 2014 Brazil World Cup are Germany, Brazil, Spain, France and Argentina.

2014 FIFA World Cup tickets sold out in seven hours as second phase opens

Nearly 230,000 tickets in the second phase of sales for the 2014 Football World Cup were sold out within seven hours after FIFA`s website made them available.

Prosecutors launch World Cup court action against FIFA

Public prosecutors in Brazil have requested an injunction demanding FIFA pay USD 550 million in World Cup logistics costs.

Emenike double gives Nigeria advantage in World Cup playoff

Nigeria came from behind to snatch a last-gasp 2-1 win over Ethiopia in the first leg of their World Cup playoff on Sunday after two goals from Emmanuel Emenike helped them take a big step towards next year`s finals in Brazil.

2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Germany vs Ireland - Preview

Coach Joachim Loew has said he wants Germany to be "greedy" against the Republic of Ireland in Friday`s World Cup qualifier to finally secure their Brazil 2014 berth.