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Salvadoran police nab two traffickers with children

Salvadoran police arrested two alleged people traffickers on the border with Guatemala as they tried to smuggle out 10 children and four adults, officials said. 

US midfielder Freddy Adu sues Brazilian club

US midfielder Freddy Adu sues Brazilian club

US footballer Freddy Adu has launched legal action against his former Brazilian club Bahia over alleged unpaid wages.

Pope lifts beatification ban on Salvadoran archbishop

has lifted a ban on the beatification of murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, a media report said Tuesday.

Can USA win it? Yes we can, says Klinsmann

USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann on Friday urged his players to believe they could win the World Cup -- and told his squad to book flights home for the day after the July 13 final.

World Cup over for Swiss defender Von Bergen

Switzerland`s Steve von Bergen will miss the rest of the World Cup after fracturing his left eye socket in their 5-2 defeat to France, the Swiss FA confirmed Saturday.

Benzema wants five-star display against Ecuador

Karim Benzema says France aim to produce another five-star display against Ecuador in their final World Cup group match following their 5-2 romp over Switzerland.

Spain-Netherlands match with most empty seats

One of the World Cup`s most exciting games had the most empty seats in the first round of the tournament in Brazil.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Classy Netherlands inflict wounds on holders Spain

Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben scored twice each as the Netherlands avenged their 2010 World Cup final defeat to Spain with a record 5-1 drubbing of the defending champions on Friday.

Champions Spain fail Dutch test in 2014 FIFA World Cup

Defending champions Spain suffered the ignominy of losing their opening World Cup match for the second successive edition as a superb Holland outfit scored at will. The Group B opener at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador on Friday witnessed Vicente del Bosque`s side conceding five goals to one.

2014 FIFA World Cup: Spain vs Netherlands - As it happened

Live coverage of 2014 FIFA World Cup Group B opener between heavyweights Spain and the Netherlands being played at Salvador`s Arena Fonte Nova, in Brazil.

Ronaldo does not change our plans: Lahm

Germany captain Philipp Lahm says Cristiano Ronaldo`s fitness has no bearing on his team`s preparations for their World Cup opener against Portugal Sunday.

Arena Fonte Nova (Salvador)

Arena Fonte Nova is yet another newly constructed stadium for the World Cup this year.

Ronaldo to miss Greece friendly with muscle pain

Cristiano Ronaldo missed training on Friday and will sit out Saturday`s friendly against Greece after complaining of muscular pain in his left thigh, coach Paulo Bento said on Friday.

3 stadiums worry FIFA after final inspections

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke expressed his concern about preparations at three of the 12 World Cup stadiums during his final inspection of host cities.

Turbulent times threaten Germany`s World Cup prep

Germany`s World Cup preparation has been hit by a week of turbulence in which a car crash, injuries, a scandal and a driving ban have all caused disruption.

Bus drivers` strike paralyses World Cup host city

A bus drivers` strike plunged the World Cup host city of Salvador into chaos Tuesday, as commuters scrambled to find alternate ways to get to work in Brazil`s third largest metropolis.

IOC confirm venues for 2016 football tournament

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday confirmed Sao Paulo, Salvador, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and Rio as host cities for the 2016 Olympic Games football tournament.

Salvador to stage World Cup carnival

Brazil`s northeastern city of Salvador will stage an out-of-season Carnival in a bid to attract tourists during this year`s World Cup, the media reported.

Football World Cup draw: Unconvincing Spain prepare for title defence

Spain will rightly take their place among the top eight seeded sides for Friday`s World Cup draw in the Brazilian city of Salvador having won an unprecedented three consecutive major tournaments.

Brazil beefs up security ahead of World Cup draw

Authorities in Brazil have stepped up security ahead of Friday`s FIFA 2014 World Cup draw.