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.

Violence mars Brazil domestic football
Violence mars Brazil domestic football

 Brazilian police fired tear gas and grenades to quell rioting fans at the Castelao Arena after Fortaleza won 4-3 on aggregate against Ceara, reports Xinhua.

BRICS should take lead in preserving cyber space as a global common good: Modi

Pitching for `zero tolerance" against terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today told leaders of five-nation grouping BRICS that the "choices" they make now will shape the future of the world at large.

Doctors veto Neymar wanting to play in final

Neymar has reportedly told family and friends that he wants to play in the World Cup final, should Brazil defeat Germany in Tuesday`s semifinal.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Brazil vs Colombia - As it happened

Welcome to our live coverage of the second quarter-final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup between hosts Brazil and Colombia at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza.

Scolari formula to check Colombian striker Rodrigues

Luiz Felipe Scolari is renowned for keeping faith in the tried and tested. His preferred starting eleven during the World Cup has largely mirrored that of the team that won the Confederations Cup last year.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Brazil vs Colombia - Preview

Brazil are under intense pressure to breathe life into their World Cup campaign and produce a performance worthy of champions when they face Colombia and their free-scoring midfielder James Rodriguez in Friday`s quarter-final.

Neymar happy to settle for substance over style

Neymar on Wednesday insisted that he is happy for Brazil to win ugly as long as it gets them past Colombia in Friday`s World Cup quarter-final in Fortaleza.

Colombia beat Uruguay 2-0 to book Brazil quarter-final

James Rodriguez scored a brace as Colombia beat Uruguay 2-0 at the Maracana on Saturday to reach the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time, where they will face Brazil.

Mourning Toure seeks to lead Elephants

Yaya and Kolo Toure will have to shake off their grief over the death of their brother against Greece tomorrow as they try to take Ivory Coast into the World Cup knock-out stages.

Klose joins 'original' Ronaldo in WC record, Germany hold Ghana

Miroslav Klose equalled Brazilian legend Ronaldo`s record of 15 World Cup goals with the equaliser for Germany in their 2-2 Group G draw with Ghana in Fortaleza on Saturday.

Loew warns Germans against second match trap

German coach Joachim Loew has demanded his players stay concentrated to avoid any second-match slip-ups when they play Ghana on Saturday.

Snarled traffic has Pele glued to radio

Pele was glued to the radio as heavy traffic in Sao Paulo meant the Brazil legend missed the first half of his country`s goalless draw Tuesday with Mexico.

Herrera hails `greatest World Cup performance` from Ochoa

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera admitted that he had never seen a better goalkeeping display at the World Cup than that by Guillermo Ochoa in his side`s 0-0 draw with Brazil.

Security beefed up at World Cup venue where guards fail to show

Some private security guards failed to show up at the World Cup stadium where hosts Brazil played Mexico on Tuesday, forcing Brazilian authorities to bring in reinforcements to secure the crowded venue.

Ochoa thwarts Brazil as Mexico earn World Cup draw

Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa sensationally kept Brazil at bay to earn Mexico a 0-0 in World Cup Group A in Fortaleza on Tuesday.

Police, anti-World Cup protesters clash before Brazil match

Clashes erupted Tuesday at an anti-World Cup protest in the northeast Brazilian city of Fortaleza as demonstrators threw stones at police, who fired back with tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon.

Brazil wins on hospitality, loses on traffic: Report

Foreign World Cup tourists say they are impressed with the hospitality of their host country despite finding fault with services and transport, Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported Sunday.

Mexico unlikely to be overawed against favourites Brazil

World Cup favourites Brazil will be expected to defeat Mexico in the second round of Group A matches in Fortaleza on Tuesday but their Latin neighbours have no reason to feel overawed.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Uruguay vs Costa Rica - Preview

Luis Suarez looks certain to sit out Uruguay`s World Cup Group D opener against Costa Rica on Saturday but in Edinson Cavani and Diego Forlan the South Americans still boast a formidable attacking partnership.