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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bangladesh sack soccer coach Rubcic

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

Bangladesh sack soccer coach Rubcic

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

Time running out for Sao Paulo`s 2014 hopes

Time is running out for Sao Paulo if South America`s largest city wants to host matches at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.