Goa MLAs will foot own bill for Brazil sojourn: Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday the MLAs who visited Brazil to watch the recent football World Cup would pay from their pockets.

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Brazil to attend BRICS Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Monday to attend a summit meeting of the BRICS nations that will address regional crises and security threats to restore a climate of peace while advancing global economic stability.

China busts World Cup gambling rings worth USD 3bn: Reports

Chinese police have uncovered a series of illegal World Cup betting cases involving almost USD 3 billion, media reported today, as authorities struggle to control the country`s growing gambling problem.

World Cup changed my life: Shakira

Colombian pop star Shakira, who performed at this year`s FIFA World Cup closing ceremony, said the tournament changed her life as she met her husband on the 2010 closer.

Israel says Gaza has fired more than 1000 rockets since Football World Cup began

As a UN call for ceasefire went unheeded, Israel and Hamas continued to exchange salvos of rockets, with hundreds of families leaving the northern Gaza Strip, fearing for their lives.

Big B disappointed with Brazil`s performance in FIFA world cup!

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is Brazil to watch the final leg of matches of the FIFA world cup looked very disappointed with the Brazilian team`s performance. The 71-year-old actor is accompanied by his son, Abhishek Bachchan.

Brazil`s leader sees no political fallout from World Cup defeat

Brazil`s humiliating defeat in the World Cup will have no impact on the elections in October, President Dilma Rousseff predicted on Friday as she prepares to hit the campaign trail to seek a second term.

No meeting with Merkel during Modi`s transit halt in Germany

There will not be any meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during Modi`s transit halt in Germany on July 13 en route to Brazil for the BRICS Summit.

My heart still belongs to Brazil: Dhanush

Tamil superstar Dhanush is `heart-broken` after Brazil`s loss to Germany in the first semi-final of the 2014 Fifa World Cup but says he will always be a fan of five-time champions.

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.

Overpass collapses in Brazil World Cup city

An unfinished overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least one person and casting a shadow over a tournament that has suffered repeated construction accidents and delays.

FIFA World Cup: Hackers post fake bomb threat from Brazil Police`s Twitter handle

FIFA World Cup — Plagued with protests and riots, Brazil`s federal police had to go into overdrive on Saturday to quell rumours of a bomb threat at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, where Brazil played its Round of 16 game against Chile.

China student jumps to death after losing World Cup bets

A college student in China leaped to his death after losing more than USD 3,000 gambling on the World Cup, state media reported on Tuesday.

Comparisons never affected me or my music: Pittbull

American rapper Pittbul`s "We are one (ole ola)" - the official 2014 FIFA World Cup song - has received mixed response from music lovers worldwide and was even compared to previous FIFA songs. But the singer is unperturbed.

When Shantanu Moitra`s dream came true

Finally sport enthusiast and composer Shantanu Moitra is on Cloud Nine - he is in Brazil for the FIFA World Cup.

FIFA World Cup mania: NASA astronauts watch matches in space

It seems FIFA World Cup mania has gripped not just fans on the Earth but also in the space.

Nigeria: Suicide attack at World Cup viewing venue, 14 killed

Several people were killed in a suicide attack in Yobe state on late Tuesday as the victims were watching World Cup match at an outdoor viewing centre in Damaturu town.

Google Doodle celebrates Father`s Day along with FIFA World Cup

Today is a twin celebration! While the FIFA World cup fever has already kicked off, it`s a day to pay tribute to fathers. So Google today decided to incorporate and celebrate both these special events through an interactive doodle.

Beware of emotional stress during World Cup!

As Indian soccer buffs get hooked to the FIFA World Cup, health experts are advising fans to rein in their emotions and take precautions to cope with the rigours of the late-night schedules of the globe`s biggest sporting extravaganza.

FIFA World Cup 2014 generates record social media traffic

The Football world cup mania is finally here with fans all over the world going gaga after the mega event finally kicked off in style. How can social media be left behind? Twitter, Facebook and Google have all painted themselves in World Cup colours to be part of the biggest sports extravaganza.