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Rio Olympics 2016: Neymar takes Brazil closer to Germany rematch

Rio Olympics 2016: Neymar takes Brazil closer to Germany rematch

Germany remained on course for a mouthwatering rematch with Brazil in next Saturday's final, two years on from their 7-1 thrashing of the hosts at the 2014 World Cup, by disposing of Portugal 4-0 in Brasilia.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge eyes future Bayern role for Philipp Lahm

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge eyes future Bayern role for Philipp Lahm

"For me, as chairman, he`s not only a very pleasant, but a very qualified person to talk to."

Rio Olympics: Brazil busts Irish ticket fraudster

Rio Olympics: Brazil busts Irish ticket fraudster

Irish national Kevin James Mallon was described as a director at British firm THG, which already faced similar accusations during the 2014 World Cup.

Watch Video! It's been 2 years since Mario Gotze's World Cup winning goal against Argentina

Watch Video! It's been 2 years since Mario Gotze's World Cup winning goal against Argentina

Mario Gotze scored the winner for Die Mannschaft forcing Lionel Messi led Argentina to bow out of the tournament empty handed.

Mexico footballer Alan Pulido freed after fighting kidnapper

Mexico footballer Alan Pulido freed after fighting kidnapper

The suspect who was arrested was from the neighboring state of Veracruz and was a member of one of the gangs operating in Ciudad Victoria.

Jerome Valcke: Under investigation secretary general fired by FIFA

Jerome Valcke: Under investigation secretary general fired by FIFA

Valcke has been accused of aiding a scheme to sell 2014 World Cup tickets on the black market.

Sepp Blatter under fresh fire ahead of two-day FIFA Executive Committee meeting

Sepp Blatter under fresh fire ahead of two-day FIFA Executive Committee meeting

 From corruption investigations in the United States and Switzerland to the sudden suspension of his right-hand man, FIFA chief Sepp Blatter can expect a barrage of questions when he faces the media on Friday.

Jerome Valcke – Sepp Blatter's outspoken right-hand man

Jerome Valcke – Sepp Blatter's outspoken right-hand man

It was the latest in a string of accusations which finally cost him his role as FIFA number two - Jerome Valcke, former loyal right-hand man of president Joseph Blatter, has often made the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Lionel Messi not quitting international football: Sergio Aguero

Lionel Messi not quitting international football: Sergio Aguero

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero dismissed suggestions that teammate and captain Lionel Messi is considering retirement from international football.

Brazil politician proposes annual ''Goal to Germany'' day

Brazil politician proposes annual ''Goal to Germany'' day

A city councilman in one of Brazil`s biggest cities has tabled a proposal to create a `Goal to Germany` day every July to remember Brazil`s shocking World Cup defeat by Germany.

2016 Rio Olympics to have double security personnel of London games

2016 Rio Olympics to have double security personnel of London games

Rio de Janeiro will deploy double the number of security personnel for next year`s Olympic Games than were used in the 2012 London games, officials said Thursday.

Luis Suarez hopes FIFA committee admits 'error'

Luis Suarez hopes FIFA committee admits 'error'

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez is hoping at least one member of FIFa's disciplinary committee will admit they were wrong for imposing an "exaggerated" suspension on him for biting an Italian defender in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Chile image burnished after staging successful Copa America

Chile image burnished after staging successful Copa America

A well-organised soccer tournament where the stadiums were largely completed on time and the fans behaved -- Chile`s hosting of the Copa America has burnished its credentials as Latin America`s can-do country.

Brazil face familiar post-mortem after early Copa America exit

Brazil face familiar post-mortem after early Copa America exit

Brazil`s Copa America exit against Paraguay has plunged them into the doldrums again and sparked a well-worn debate about how to restore the national side to its former glory.

Many of Brazil's World Cup projects unfinished a year later

Many of Brazil's World Cup projects unfinished a year later

In terms of public works, the legacy of Brazil's turn as host of the 2014 World Cup remains very mixed, with some projects way behind schedule, some cancelled and others left on the drawing board, media outlets say.

Samir Nasri hits out at France coach Didier Deschamps

Samir Nasri hits out at France coach Didier Deschamps

Samir Nasri has lashed out at Didier Deschamps, saying the France coach did not "behave like a man" when he omitted the playmaker from the 2014 World Cup squad citing behaviour concerns.

Germany, Real Madrid for Laureus team of the year award

Germany, Real Madrid for Laureus team of the year award

Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning football team is pitted against European club football champions Real Madrid in the best team category for the 2015 Laureus awards, officials announced Wednesday.

Serie A strugglers Parma sign Silvestre Varela, Cristian Rodriguez

Serie A strugglers Parma sign Silvestre Varela, Cristian Rodriguez

Parma, joint bottom of Serie A alongside Cesena, have signed Uruguay midfielder Cristian Rodriguez and Portugal forward Silvestre Varela, both on loan, the club said on Tuesday.

Ballon D`Or: Joachim Loew rewarded for World Cup win with coach of year

Ballon D`Or: Joachim Loew rewarded for World Cup win with coach of year

Joachim Loew`s feat in guiding Germany to the 2014 World Cup trophy earned him the coach of the year award at the FIFA Ballon D`Or ceremony in Zurich on Monday.

I have learnt from World Cup pain: Neymar

I have learnt from World Cup pain: Neymar

 Brazil's star footballer Neymar said he has learnt important lessons from his 2014 FIFA World Cup heartbreak and he looks to the next year for redemption.