Real Madrid and Colombia star James Rodriguez was thrilled after scooping the best goal award of 2014 but said that it would be difficult to match his strike against Uruguay at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Cameroon midfielder Alex Song has announced retirement from international football following exclusion from his country's Africa Cup of Nations squad. He has not played for the national team since being sent off against Croatia in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Iker Casillas is a surprise inclusion as one of the five goalkeepers shortlisted for the Fifa’s 2014 World XI despite a poor showing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil last summer and after making just 12 La Liga appearances for Real Madrid.
Four officers of the Rio de Janeiro state police were detained Wednesday on charges of assaulting reporters and activists during a protest against the amount of public money Brazil spent to host the FIFA World Cup.
Germany wrote a new chapter in the history of international football as they became the first European team to lift the World Cup in South America, clinching a hard-fought 1-0 win over Argentina in the final, their triumph coming on the back of steely resolve and blood on the pitch here.
FIFA awarded Lionel Messi the `Golden Ball` as the top player of the World Cup on Sunday after the Argentina captain led his side to the final at the Maracana where they lost to Germany 1-0 in extra time.
If the 7-1 battering by Germany exposed Brazil`s shallowness, the 3-0 loss against Netherlands for the third place put them further down in a void. A team crumbled in its home turf, in front of its native fans amidst political and economical tensions over billions of money spent for the World Cup.