2016 Rio Olympics work to go on to last minute: Thomas Bach
2016 Rio Olympics work to go on to last minute: Thomas Bach

Workers will probably still be finishing the Olympic stadium when the Rio Games start in a year`s time, but IOC president Thomas Bach told AFP the world will still be "overwhelmed" by the event.

2016 Rio Olympics preparations racing ahead: Organizers
2016 Rio Olympics preparations racing ahead: Organizers

The organizers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro said Thursday that preparations for the world`s biggest sporting event are racing ahead.

Neymar yet to reach physical peak: Clarence Seedorf
Neymar yet to reach physical peak: Clarence Seedorf

Former Dutch international midfielder Clarence Seedorf has praised the development of Barcelona forward Neymar and said the Brazilian is yet to reach his physical peak.

1.2 million Rio Olympic Games tickets sold
1.2 million Rio Olympic Games tickets sold

Brazilians have solicited some 1.2 million tickets for next year`s Rio Olympics a week after tickets went on sale, organizers said Tuesday.

Rio de Janerio 2016 releases Olympic event schedule
Rio de Janerio 2016 releases Olympic event schedule

The Rio 2016 Olympic organising committee on Tuesday released its daily competition schedule as the countdown to the Games hit the 500-day mark.

Neymar vows to help Brazil win Olympic gold in 2016
Neymar vows to help Brazil win Olympic gold in 2016

 Football superstar Neymar has vowed to end Brazil's Olympic gold duck by leading his nation to its first title on home soil in 2016.

A whole lot of love in Rio: nearly 4,000 tie the knot
A whole lot of love in Rio: nearly 4,000 tie the knot

It was Rio's biggest mass wedding: a total of 1,960 couples who exchanged vows in a hall next to the famous Maracana stadium.

A whole lot of love in Rio: Nearly 4,000 tie the knot in mass wedding

It was Rio's biggest mass wedding: a total of 1,960 couples who exchanged vows in a hall next to the famous Maracana stadium.

Sao Paulo beat Cruzeiro to open title race
Sao Paulo beat Cruzeiro to open title race

Sao Paulo cut Cruzeiro's lead at the top of Brazil's Serie A championship to four points after defeating the defending champions 2-0.

Fred declares World Cup nightmare over
Fred declares World Cup nightmare over

Former Brazil striker Fred has declared his World Cup nightmare over after scoring twice in Fluminense's 3-0 victory over Palmeiras.

Brazil police charged with assaulting World Cup protesters

Four officers of the Rio de Janeiro state police were detained Wednesday on charges of assaulting reporters and activists during a protest against the amount of public money Brazil spent to host the FIFA World Cup.

Kroos moves from Bayern Munich to Real Madrid

After winning the World Cup at the Maracana Stadium here Sunday, Germany`s Toni Kroos announced that he will move to Spanish club Real Madrid.

Brazil hands over World Cup to Russia

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, in the presence of world football organisation FIFA supremo Sepp Blatter, handed over the World Cup to her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as Russia are set to host the next edition in 2018.

Flexibility - Germany`s mantra for FIFA World Cup success

FIFA World Cups usually carry a message to the outside world affecting the future of football around the globe. The German one is -- Be extremely flexible and never give up.

Argentina need `perfect`match to beat Germans

Argentina must play a flawless game on Sunday if they are to beat a powerful German team and lift the World Cup for the third time, their coach Alejandro Sabella said.

Kroos leaving Bayern Munich a big loss: Beckenbauer

German football legend Franz Beckenbauer has said Toni Kroos`s rumoured move from Bayern Munich to Real Madrid could be a big loss for the German club but a valuable property for the Spanish club.

Joachim Loew believes Germany can create history

Although no European team has ever managed to claim the FIFA World Cup title in America, Germany boss Joachim Loew believes his side can create history in Sunday`s final.

Germany`s history boys prepare to wreck Messi dream

A Germany side chasing a place in history will attempt to wreck Lionel Messi`s dream of a World Cup coronation with Argentina tomorrow as the month-long football carnival hits a climax at the Maracana Stadium.

Germany, Argentina dominate Golden Ball shortlist

Finalists Germany and Argentina have four and three players shortlisted respectively for the Golden Ball award given to the World Cup`s best player.

Di Maria raises hopes of return for final

Argentina winger Angel Di Maria raised hopes of being fit for Sunday`s World Cup final by returning to training.