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Ozil donates WC winnings for surgery of 23 children in Brazil

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 16:46

Arsenal`s Mesut Ozil has declared that he is donating his World Cup winnings to good causes in Brazil and would pay the surgery of 23 children in the South American country.

PM Narendra Modi congratulates Germany`s Merkel for FIFA WC win

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:38

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the "splendid victory" of her country`s football team in just-wrapped FIFA World Cup held in Brazil.

World champions Germany given rapturous welcome at home

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 00:09

2014 FIFA World Cup winners Germany landed in Berlin on Tuesday as thousands of fans were seen gathered to receive the national team at the capital`s Tegel airport. The champions will be heading towards the Brandenburg gate for a grand welcome party.

`We are all world champions,` German coach Loew tells fans

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 21:51

Germany coach Joachim Loew told hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans in Berlin Tuesday celebrating his team`s World Cup victory that they shared the title with his players.

Germany printed World Cup victory stamps before final

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:05

Germany will this week issue a World Cup victory postage stamp, five million of which were printed before the final was even held, officials said.

Did Lionel Messi deserve the Golden Ball at the FIFA World Cup?

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:38

In one of the best and most scintillating finals of the FIFA World Cup, Germany overcame an inspired Argentina in 120 minutes in an awe-inspiring match, thanks to a lone goal from Mario Goetze, to win the trophy at the 2014 edition of the tournament in Brazil on June 13.

Argentina president tells dejected team: "I`m no soccer fan"

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 11:20

Argentina`s President Cristina Fernandez admitted on Monday she had not watched a single one of the country`s matches in the World Cup soccer tournament, including the final, a blunder that some observers said exposed her as out of touch with the national mood.

Blatter gives World Cup 9.25 out of 10

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 10:11

FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Monday lavished praise on the World Cup in Brazil, saying it had been a "very special" event.

Thousands welcome Argentina home after World Cup final defeat

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 10:09

A crestfallen Lionel Messi kept a low profile as thousands welcomed the Argentina squad home Monday after a World Cup final defeat to Germany.

Pope Francis skipped World Cup final to stay `neutral`

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 23:20

Pope Francis did not watch his native Argentina play Germany in the World Cup final as "a matter of neutrality," the Vatican`s chief of ceremonies Guillermo Karcher said on Monday.

Rousseff denies intention to control football

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 19:54

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff denied any intention by her government to nationalise or control football in her country.

Brazil celebrates German victory as drubbing is forgiven

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 19:11

As Germany fired home their World Cup winning goal, the Maracana erupted. Thousands broke into song, but the chant that echoed around the stadium was in Portuguese - not German.