Hoping to see my name in World Cup's probables' list: Virender Sehwag
Hoping to see my name in World Cup's probables' list: Virender Sehwag

 It's been close to two years that he has been out of national team but veteran opener Virender Sehwag is hopeful that selectors would consider him in the 30-members probables list for the next year's cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

This Indian World Cup squad has the best chance of retaining the title

When Team India won the most coveted ICC trophy in 2011, for the second time in its history, this time under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, it was full of players who had a reputation of being match-winners.

Brilliant and bizarre international career of Franck Ribery

A wonder goal and a bizarre TV appearance wearing flip flops are the two lasting images Franck Ribery leaves behind following his retirement from international football.

African Cup winner Chansa, T&T World Cupper Glen in Indian Super League

Zambian International & African Cup of Nations 2012 winner, Isaac Chansa has been signed by Lajong FC and will also be plying his trade for NorthEast United Football Club in the Indian Super League, due to start on October 12.

If Russia lose belief in me, I will quit: Fabio Capello

Fabio Capello would quit as head coach of Russia if his employers and the squad lost belief in him, he told reporters in Moscow on Wednesday.

Pope Francis skipped World Cup final to stay `neutral`

Pope Francis did not watch his native Argentina play Germany in the World Cup final as "a matter of neutrality," the Vatican`s chief of ceremonies Guillermo Karcher said on Monday.

Germany will play final with big egos: Diego Maradona

Argentina football legend Diego Maradona has said Germany will enter the final Sunday with big egos after handing hosts Brazil their worst World Cup defeat ever in the semis.

The nine previous World Cup finals featuring Argentina, Germany

Argentina and Germany have appeared collectively in nine previous World Cup finals and two against each other. The South Americans beat West Germany to win the 1986 World Cup before the Europeans gained revenge in the final four years later.

FIFA reject Luis Suarez`s appeal against four-month biting ban

Uruguay Football Federation and Luis Suarez`s appeal against his four-month ban from being involved in any football activity has been rejected by FIFA.

Football fever bites Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt

They may have failed to catch the initial FIFA World Cup matches while promoting 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' but Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are now set to cheer for their favourite teams during a TV appearance. The two stars will be in Sony Six studio for the FIFA World Cup pre-game show, Cafe Rio.

France on security alert for World Cup showdowns

Hundreds of riot and other police were deployed in French towns and cities on Monday as authorities braced for possible unrest linked to World Cup showdowns involving France and its former colony Algeria.

`Messi` movie set to premiere in Rio de Janeiro amidst WC

A documentary based on the Lionel Messi is set for a July premiere in Rio de Janeiro, and will coincide with the ongoing World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

Football World Cup: Uruguay vs England - Preview

Much of the focus ahead of England`s World Cup Group D clash with Uruguay has been on the attacking talent set to light up the Corinthians arena on Thursday, but for English captain Steven Gerrard the game will be won and lost in defence.

FIFA World Cup: Colombia vs Ivory Coast - Preview

Colombia are planning to rely on a possession game to combat the speed and power of Ivory Coast when the two sides meet in Brasilia on Thursday.

Dutch not satisfied despite second win in World Cup

The Netherlands beat Australia Wednesday in Porto Alegre to qualify for the second round of the World Cup, after Chile beat Spain 2-0. But coach Louis van Gaal and his players were not completely satisfied.

After early blunders, World Cup referees earn welcome anonymity

Come-from-behind victories have been common at this year`s World Cup, so it seems apt that, after a decidedly shaky start to the tournament, referees have disappeared from the headlines and let the scintillating soccer do the talking.

FIFA World Cup:`Consequences` for Spain after exit - Del Bosque

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said there would be "consequences", including potentially for himself, after the holders` shock elimination from the World Cup on Wednesday, but that he needed time to reflect.

Football WC: England ready for return of Suarez - Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson expects prolific Uruguay striker Luis Suarez to return from injury and give the South Americans a much-needed boost when the teams meet in World Cup Group D on Thursday.

Chilean fans storm media centre at Maracana

Some 200 Chilean soccer fans stormed the Maracana media centre around an hour before kick-off in the World Cup match against Spain on Wednesday, raising major concerns for FIFA and tournament organisers.

FIFA WC: Iran need miracle to beat Argentina says coach

Holding African champions Nigeria to a stalemate is one thing, but miracles will be required if Iran are to get anything from their World Cup Group F clash against Lionel Messi`s Argentina, coach Carlos Queiroz said.