Football World Cup in Brazil united the world: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated Brazil for successfully hosting the Football World Cup, saying the "beautiful game" has brought the world together.

Shakira thanks football for finding true love

Shakira thanks World Cup for making her meet with Gerard Pique, who is love of her life.

Unbelievable experience to watch football in stadium: Big B

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is in Brazil to watch the last leg of matches of the FIFA World Cup, says he is enjoying every bit of his experience and there is nothing like watching a match from inside a stadium.

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.

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.

Brazil police break up World Cup-related protest

Brazilian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a protest Tuesday by some 300 people demanding the release of demonstrators arrested in early protests against the World Cup, news reports said.

Anything with a ‘Kick’ shall rule, says Preity Zinta

While expressing her excitement over the football world cup, Preity Zinta wished Salman Khan for his Eid release- ‘Kick’.

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.

Goa CM Parrikar slams Tendulkar to justify MLAs` Brazil junket

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has slammed Bharat Ratna awardee Sachin Tendulkar to justify a Rs 89 lakh junket for six legislators, including three ministers, to witness the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Anti-World Cup protest puts Sao Paulo business district on edge

Several thousand demonstrators marched through an expensive business district of Brazil`s largest city on Thursday to protest against urban developments for the soccer World Cup that they say have left many homeless.

World Cup protests spark violence in Brazil

Demonstrators and police clashed in Sao Paulo on Saturday during the first in a planned series of anti-World Cup protests across Brazil called by radical activist group Anonymous.

Football world cup workers treated like slaves in Qatar: Amnesty report

Amnesty International urged Qatar to end abuse of migrants working on football World Cup infrastructure, as it issued a report Monday citing cases in which they were referred to as "animals".

Disputed plays at 2010 World Cup

Disputed plays always have played a big role at the World Cup. Frank Lampard`s no-goal Sunday in England`s 4-1 loss to Germany is the latest, and will spark calls for FIFA to institute instant replay to help determine goals.

Superstars are super-flops at World Cup

They came into the World Cup as superstars, the hopes of millions resting on their shoulders, or more accurately, their feet.

Will the World Cup change South Africa?

The real fight of South Africa will emerge once the World Cup is over.

Maradona worried about Nigerian `fair-play`

Argentina coach Diego Maradona admitted he is concerned about the physical threat Nigeria will pose in their Group B World Cup opener in Johannesburg tomorrow.

Gerrard vows to be back to his best for World Cup

Steven Gerrard looks to put a season of under-achievement at Liverpool behind him.

SAfrica removes poor, prostitutes for World Cup

As the World Cup nears, authorities in major host cities are rounding up vagrants, street children and prostitutes in a campaign to spruce up the image of urban areas.

Totti still undecided about Italy comeback

Francesco Totti has no shortage of obstacles standing in his way if he wants to come out of international retirement and play for Italy at the World Cup finals.

South African army on high alert for World Cup

South African soldiers will be on high alert during the football World Cup, the army boss said as the government voiced concern about violent protests during the tournament.