FIFA 2014 World Cup

Hasebe wants Japan to win back fans after World Cup woes

Hasebe wants Japan to win back fans after World Cup woes

The Asian Cup represents an excellent opportunity for Japan to win back the fans they let down with a dismal World Cup display last year but claiming a fifth title will not be easy, captain Makoto

Jan 02, 2015, 13:11 PM IST

Indian involved in football through the world of stamps

India may not have participated in the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup, but one person from the country is making waves in the world of football, albeit through stamps.

Jul 08, 2014, 18:01 PM IST

Van Gaal accuses FIFA of dirty tricks, claims WC fixture lists favours Brazil

Netherlands boss Louis van Gall has reportedly accused FIFA of dirty tricks claiming that the World Cup fixture list favours possible last-16 opponents Brazil.

Jun 24, 2014, 04:14 AM IST

Teammates, coaches take pressure off Brazilian star Neymar

Brazil coaches and teammates have said that Neymar should not be the only one expected to play well and lead the hosts to the World Cup title as they try to take some of the pressure off their forward at the Word Cup.

Jun 23, 2014, 16:06 PM IST

World Cup kitsch: From dog jerseys to Brazil condoms

World Cup fans are expressing their love of the game in wild ways, wearing patriotic nail polish, dressing up dogs with jerseys and showing their passion under the sheets with Brazil-inspired condoms.

Jun 23, 2014, 13:57 PM IST

Five facts on Uruguay striker Luis Suarez

Five facts on Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who on Thursday underwent surgery on a knee injury which leaves him in a race against time to be fit for the World Cup finals.

May 22, 2014, 20:55 PM IST

Ganso disappointed over not being in World Cup squad

Rio de Janeiro: Paulo Henrique Ganso expressed his disappointment at missing Brazil`s World Cup squad after scoring both goals in Sao Paulo`s 2-0 victory over Flamengo.

Ganso has not played for Brazil`s national team since the 2012 London Olympics.

The former Santos prodigy showed Sunday why he was once rated among Brazil`s most promising talents before being hit by injury.

Having started a probing run from his own half, Ganso needed just one touch before netting with a low finish fol

May 19, 2014, 10:26 AM IST

City break annoys England boss Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson has said there is nothing he can do to stop Manchester City taking members of his World Cup squad on a post-season tour of the United Arab Emirates.

May 02, 2014, 10:08 AM IST

Winning trumps style for pragmatic Brazilians

Winning the World Cup for a sixth time matters more to Brazil than putting on a display of the "beautiful game", Brazil technical director Carlos Alberto Parreira said on Friday.

Mar 28, 2014, 23:34 PM IST

FIFA says impasse resolved over Corinthians stadium

A financial impasse that has threatened to cause more delays at Sao Paulo`s World Cup stadium has been resolved, FIFA said on Friday.

Mar 21, 2014, 23:46 PM IST

Military robots to protect 12 Brazilian cities during World Cup

Brazil has secured a $7.2 million deal with iRobot, a US-based company that makes defence and security robots for the American military, who will create 30 new robots tasked with protecting and monitoring 12 cities during this year`s football World Cup.

Mar 19, 2014, 18:16 PM IST

Dream is to `win World Cup`, says Italy coach Cesare Prandelli

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli admitted he will lead his side to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil harbouring dreams of victory, and hopes his players feel the same.

Dec 12, 2013, 22:24 PM IST

Press hail France as World Cup draw `winners`

The French press on Saturday unanimously hailed `Les Bleus` as winners of the draw for the 2014 World Cup finals.

Dec 07, 2013, 18:27 PM IST

Neymar`s European experience can help Brazil, says Pele

Brazilian legend Pele said on Wednesday he hoped current Brazil star Neymar`s experience in Europe with Barcelona could give the Selecao a boost at next year`s World Cup.

Dec 05, 2013, 00:07 AM IST

Ganso driven by World Cup dream

Injury-ravaged midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso has said he was driven by a desire to earn an international recall for Brazil`s 2014 World Cup campaign on home soil.

Apr 02, 2013, 18:05 PM IST

3 Cuban soccer players defect to Canada before FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier

Toronto Soccer`s governing body has said the three Cuban soccer players who disappeared before a World Cup qualifier against Canada have defected.

Oct 14, 2012, 14:47 PM IST

Palestine wins as Asian WCup qualifiers start

Palestine beat Afghanistan while the Philippines snatched an away draw at Sri Lanka as Asian qualifying for the 2014 World Cup got underway on Wednesday.

Jun 29, 2011, 19:55 PM IST

Palestine wins as Asian WCup qualifiers start

Palestine beat Afghanistan while the Philippines snatched an away draw at Sri Lanka as Asian qualifying for the 2014 World Cup got underway on Wednesday.

Jun 29, 2011, 19:55 PM IST

Bangladesh sack soccer coach Rubcic

Bangladesh have sacked their national team coach Robert Rubcic after he walked out in a pay row.

Jun 14, 2011, 21:10 PM IST

Bangladesh sack soccer coach Rubcic

Bangladesh have sacked their national team coach Robert Rubcic after he walked out in a pay row.

Jun 14, 2011, 21:10 PM IST