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Fourth substitute good option for coaches - Germany`s Loew

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 09:49

Having a fourth substitution during extra time at the World Cup knockout stage would be welcomed by coaches, especially when teams have to play consecutive games over 120 minutes, Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Monday.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Algerian team return to hero`s welcome

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 03:11

Algeria`s World Cup team returned home to a hero`s welcome on Wednesday after their historic progress to the knockout stages was ended by Germany in extra-time.

From Ground Zero: France and Germany win games, Nigeria and Algeria win hearts

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 14:32

After dropping buckets of sweat in the chilly air of Porto Alegre, the German team advanced to the quarter-finals of the World Cup by defeating Algeria by 2-1 in extra time on Monday evening. In a tight game that could have gone either way, the Germans dominated possession, but with skilled players and dangerous counter attacks, their African opponent made them work hard for a place in the next stage.

Algerians deny extra-time defeat due to Ramadan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 13:09

Algeria goalkeeper Rais M`Bolhi insists his side`s 2-1 extra-time defeat to Germany was not down to his team-mates` observance of Ramadan as the Desert Foxes bowed out of the World Cup.

Loew says World Cup `not a stroll in the park` after tight win

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 11:14

Germany coach Joachim Loew brushed aside criticism that his team are a far-cry from winning a fourth World Cup after they struggled to a 2-1 extra-time last 16 win over outsiders Algeria on Monday.

Germany beat Algeria 2-1 to qualify for World Cup quarter-finals

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 10:25

Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil struck in extra time to earn Germany a 2-1 win over Algeria in a pulsating last 16 clash in Porto Alegre on Monday and a quarter-final date with France.

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 06:12

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

France on security alert for World Cup showdowns

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 01:52

Hundreds of riot and other police were deployed in French towns and cities on Monday as authorities braced for possible unrest linked to World Cup showdowns involving France and its former colony Algeria.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Germany vs Algeria - Preview

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 16:36

Germany coach Joachim Loew insists the settling of a 32-year-old World Cup score should not be a motivator for Algeria in Monday`s last 16 clash at Brazil 2014.

2014 FIFA World Cup: A look back at the biggest moments so far

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 16:19

In the knock out stage of the FIFA World Cup 2014, we are down to the best 16 teams on the planet. The show-piece event of world football has been entertaining to say the least. Brazil, the spiritual home of football has provided some of the most picturesque settings to play and watch football.

FIFA World Cup 2014: End of Cristiano Ronaldo's dreams as Portugal crash out despite win

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 12:39

While superstars like Neymar and Lionel Messi took their teams into the knock out stage of the FIFA World Cup 2014, it was the end of the journey for Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal, who were knocked out, despite a 2-1 win over Ghana on Thursday.

Slimani sends Algeria through at Russia`s expense

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 04:06

Islam Slimani headed an ecstatic Algeria into the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time with a 1-1 draw against Russia on Thursday that dumped Fabio Capello`s team out of the tournament.