Brazil`s Rousseff recovers support ahead of October election

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has gained ground among voters after months of declining support, according to a new poll published on Wednesday, apparently benefiting from a successful start to the World Cup.

World Cup football fever grips Meghalaya

From young to old, all in the mountainous state of Meghalaya only talk about the ongoing World Cup football and which team will reign supreme in Brazil.

Leonardo Dicaprio has lavish party with women

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently threw a lavish party with over 50 women.

World cup fever at its zenith in soccer crazy Kerala

With just a day left for the kick-off for FIFA`s biggest event, the World Cup in Brazil, soccer fever has reached its zenith in Kerala with flags and flexboards raised in many places in the state, especially in Malabar region.

Costa Rica striker Saborio out of World Cup with injury

Costa Rica`s World Cup hopes suffered a major blow on Thursday when striker Alvaro Saborio was ruled out of next month`s finals with a fractured metatarsal.

Maracana pitch readied for World Cup

A rejuvenation process in preparation for next year`s FIFA World Cup was started on the turf of Brazil`s iconic Maracana stadium.

Casablanca cheer home fans in Club World Cup

The tenth FIFA Club World Cup football tournament opened on a windy but passionate night when Raja Casablanca knocked out Auckland City FC in a last-gasp 2-1 victory to enter the quarter-final and repay their home fans` fanatic support.

Germany must plug leaky defence ahead of World Cup

Germany may have displayed their attacking prowess in a 5-3 demolition of Sweden in their final World Cup qualifier on Tuesday but their hopes of ending an 18-year wait for international success hinge on the sealing of a porous defence.

Ethiopia slam ref after World Cup setback

Giant-killers Ethiopia blamed bad refereeing for Sunday`s defeat by Nigeria that virtually extinguished hopes of a first World Cup appearance.

Portugal will settle for draw against Russia: Alves

Portugal defender Bruno Alves said his team will settle for a draw in their World Cup football qualifier against Russia next week.

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter to visit India next month

In a much needed boost to India`s bid to host the 2017 Under-17 World Cup Football, FIFA President Sepp Blatter will visit the country early next month to have a first hand account of the developmental work here.

Let`s get back to football, says new France coach Blanc

After weeks of heated discussions following France`s World Cup fiasco, new national team coach Laurent Blanc said it was time to switch back to soccer.

Let`s get back to football, says new France coach Blanc

After weeks of heated discussions following France`s World Cup fiasco, new national team coach Laurent Blanc said it was time to switch back to soccer.

Paul now an honorary Spanish citizen

The ‘Oracle’ Paul was awarded an honorary citizenship by the Spanish town of Carballino on Thursday.

World Cup final ball auctioned for 48,200 pounds

The Adidas Jabulani ball used in the FIFA World Cup final has been auctioned off on eBay for 48,200 pounds.

Maradona to be offered new contract next week

Diego Maradona will be offered a new deal to be the coach of the national team till the next World Cup in Brazil, the Argentine Football Association announced on Thursday.

Maradona to be offered new contract next week

Diego Maradona will be offered a new deal to be the coach of the national team till the next World Cup in Brazil, the Argentine Football Association announced on Thursday.

World champions Spain back on top of FIFA rankings

Spain returned to the top of world rankings in the wake of their World Cup triumph.

Top 10 Flops Of The FIFA World Cup

Here is a quick look on the biggest flops of the FIFA World Cup 2010.

I thought I was offside for winning goal: Iniesta

Spain`s Andres Iniesta thought he was offside when he collected the ball and scored the winning goal in the World Cup final, the midfielder said.

Referee Webb defends performance after final furore

World Cup final referee Howard Webb has defended his performance in Sunday`s match and said he did all he could to keep control in a bad-tempered atmosphere.

Defeated Dutch finalists arrive home

Holland`s defeated World Cup team arrived home late Monday with their plane escorted into Dutch airspace by an air force F-16 fighter jet painted orange, the national colour.

Good, Bad & Ugly Of FIFA WC

Africa was handed a golden opportunity to convey its passion and dedication to the game.

Iniesta says Spain will start from scratch

Andres Iniesta said today that
Spain is determined to win more titles after its World Cup
success and that the team begins "from zero" next season.

Sarkozy blasts `disastrous` French World Cup team

President Nicolas Sarkozy damned the
shamed French football squad.

Maradona OK and mulling choices, says doctor

Maradona`s doctor said that the
coach was doing well and had not slipped back into
using drugs.

Heroes` welcome for World Cup winning Spanish team

Spain returned to Madrid to a welcome befitting their status as freshly-crowned world champions.

`Vuvuzela` voted word of the World Cup

"Vuvuzela" has been voted the word of the World Cup by global linguists who said today the tournament will be best remember for the name of South
Africa`s deafening trumpet.

Argentina and Brazil lose way as Uruguay shine

South America will never match Europe in terms of soccer success, according to Diego Maradona whose words were brought into sharp focus in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Paul the psychic octopus wins his own `World Cup`

What do you give the global
superstar who has everything? This was the dilemma facing
staff at aquarium home of Paul the octopus whose knack for
predicting World Cup games has catapulted him to fame.