Lucas Moura wants a chance with Brazil

Having missed out on Brazil`s 2014 World Cup squad, playmaker Lucas Moura, one of the brightest Brazilian prospects, wants a chance under new coach Dunga.

Paralysed teen may kick off 2014 Football World Cup`s opening game

A paralysed teen, using an advanced mind-controlled exoskeleton, may get to provide the first ceremonial kick of the opening game of the 2014 Football World Cup

World Cup hero Geoff Hurst does England no favours in draw

Geoff Hurst was a national hero when he scored a hat-trick in England`s 1966 final victory but he did his country no favours when he drew the former champions in one of the toughest 2014 World Cup groups.

Peralta hat-trick guides Mexico to World Cup

Oribe Peralta bagged a first-half hat-trick to help Mexico book their passage to the 2014 World Cup finals with a 4-2 victory over New Zealand in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff at Wellington Regional Stadium on Wednesday.

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.

World Cup doubts creep in for Italy amid rankings slip

After qualifying for the 2014 World Cup with two games to spare everything looked positive for Italy but doubts are creeping in after two poor displays mean they are set to miss out on a place among the top seeds in Brazil.

Messi leads Argentina in final World Cup qualifier

Famed Argentinean footballer Lionel Messi will lead his national team in the final double-match of the South American Qualifying Tournament that will decide who goes to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, for which Argentina has already qualified.

Blatter rethinking awarding Brazil host rights for 2014 Football World Cup

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has admitted that Brazil may have been the wrong choice as the host for the 2014 Football World Cup in view of the social protests at the Confederations Cup held in the country last month.

FIFA World Cup mascot named Fuleco

The 2014 football World Cup mascot will be named Fuleco after a popular vote ended.

Brazil lags 95 percent in 2014 Football World Cup work

A Brazilian government report has revealed just five percent of the country`s 2014 Football World Cup projects have been completed, implying nearly 95 percent work remains to be done.

Brazil`s World Cup-winning coach in demand

Brazil`s 2002 World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says he has been approached by Colombia and "two Asian teams" to coach them for the 2014 football World Cup.

Brazil will stage `unforgettable` World Cup: CBF

The head of Brazil`s soccer confederation, Ricardo Teixeira, is confident the country will stage an "unforgettable" World Cup in 2014 despite the slow pace of preparations and disagreements between the government and FIFA.

Pele says Brazil not ready to host World Cup

Brazil is not yet ready to host the 2014 World Cup, football great Pele said.

Sanchez`s injury could hurt Chile in World Cup qualifiers

Chile`s national soccer team may suffer in the soon-to-start qualifying matches for the 2014 Football World Cup finals.