Ronaldinho marks winning return to Brazil
Ronaldinho marks winning return to Brazil

Ronaldinho Gaucho made a triumphant return to Brazilian soccer on Saturday when he set up the goal that gave Fluminense a 1-0 win over Gremio at the Maracana stadium.

Rio 2016 consider changing water polo venue over delay
Rio 2016 consider changing water polo venue over delay

The water polo competition at the Rio 2016 Olympics could change venue because of construction delays at the intended site, a spokesman for the organisers told Reuters on Tuesday.

Gremio end Flamengo's winning streak
Gremio end Flamengo's winning streak

Luan struck late as Gremio ended Flamengo`s sequence of five consecutive wins with a 1-0 victory.

Gerardo Martino vows to keep Argentina in their high position

New Argentina coach Gerardo Martino vowed on Wednesday to keep the World Cup runners-up “where they are and deserve to be”.

Late strike earns Coritiba draw with Fluminense

Veteran midfielder Germano scored a stunning late goal to earn Coritiba a 1-1 draw with Fluminense in Brazil`s Serie A championship.

World Champions Germany return to top of FIFA`s rankings

Germany`s charge to claim Sunday`s World Cup title has seen them return to the top of FIFA`s world rankings for the first time in around 20 years.

FIFA objects to Rosberg using helmet with World Cup trophy image

Nico Rosberg`s plan to celebrate Germany`s World Cup triumph in his home Grand Prix gets a premature ending with FIFA preventing the use of World Cup trophy in his helmet.

Messi wins Golden Ball as World Cup`s best player

FIFA awarded Lionel Messi the `Golden Ball` as the top player of the World Cup on Sunday after the Argentina captain led his side to the final at the Maracana where they lost to Germany 1-0 in extra time.

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

Live coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina being played at Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro.

Team spirit behind World Cup win, says Germany`s Neuer

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer hailed his side`s remarkable team spirit after their 1-0 World Cup final win over Argentina at the Maracana on Sunday.

Argentina playing safe for the greatest prize in the world

How well Argentina defend against Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup will decide the final match.

Germany not expecting any more Argentine gifts

Germany have been given a helping hand by opponents Argentina in beating them at the last two World Cups but they do not expect any more South American gifts in Sunday`s final at the Maracana.

Vatican calls for global ceasefire during World Cup final

The Vatican on Friday called for a truce in wars around the globe during Sunday`s World Cup final, taking to social media with the hashtag #pauseforpeace as a conflict in the Gaza Strip escalates and killings continue in Ukraine.

Germany`s Angela Merkel to choose World Cup final over PM Modi?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel may not happen after all.

Uruguay hang Suarez kit as World Cup tribute

Uruguay paid tribute to disgraced star Luis Suarez ahead of their World Cup clash with Colombia on Saturday by hanging his kit in their dressing room.

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.

2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16: Colombia vs Uruguay - As it happened...

Live coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay being played at Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Colombia vs Uruguay - Preview

Uruguay return to the scene of their greatest triumph on Saturday looking to bury headlines about the disgraced Luis Suarez in their World Cup last-16 showdown with Colombia.

Belgium beat Russia by a late strike to enter Round of 16

Young forward Divock Origi vindicated his coach Mark Wilmots` decision to introduce him in the second half as his opportunistic strike in the 88th minute helped Belgium defeat a gutsy Russian team 1-0 making it to the final 16 of the World Cup here on Sunday.

Capello still believes in Russian chances in World Cup

Fabio Capello insisted Sunday that he believes his Russian charges will put a last-gasp loss to Belgium behind them and reach the second round of the World Cup.