UK deputy PM says Russia should not host World Cup

British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg joined calls on Sunday for Russia to be stripped of the World Cup in 2018 following the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Ukraine clashes kill 12 civilians, nix Putin talks

Escalating clashes between pro-Kremlin separatists and Ukrainian forces on Sunday killed 12 civilians and forced the new Western-backed leader to cancel a pivotal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the World Cup in Brazil.

Ukraine clashes kill 12 civilians, nix Putin talks

Escalating clashes between pro-Kremlin separatists and Ukrainian forces on Sunday killed 12 civilians and forced the new Western-backed leader to cancel a pivotal meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the World Cup in Brazil.

Putin `may` meet Ukraine leader at World Cup: Spokesman

Russian President Vladimir Putin could meet with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko at the World Cup final, his spokesman said on Saturday as the crisis between the two countries escalated.

Shakira to perform at World Cup closing ceremony

Colombian pop star Shakira will perform at this year`s Football World Cup closing ceremony, which takes place before the final in Rio de Janeiro on July 13.

Tom Hanks enjoys World Cup match with family

Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks and his family enjoyed the World Cup match between US and Belgium, and posted a picture of them engrossed in the game.

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.

Warner Bros football flick may feature England World Cup failures

Warner Bros is coming up with a remake on the 1980`s classic ` Escape to Victory` which may just cast England`s World Cup losers.

Robert De Niro crashes into random party to watch World Cup?

Hollywood star Robert De Niro crashed into someone`s party to watch World Cup match between the US and Germany.

Kenya urges fans to watch World Cup at home after attacks

The Kenyan government on Friday urged people to watch World Cup matches at home rather than in public places, less than a week after attacks on the coast which left close to 60 dead.

Julian Assange cheers on Ecuador in World Cup

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange revealed today that he has been watching the World Cup from his confinement in the Ecuadoran embassy in London, rejecting his native Australia to support Ecuador.

Gauhar Khan supports Spain in FIFA WC 2014

Gauhar Khan has revealed that she is closely following the FIFA World Cup and Spain is her favorite team.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Google celebrates with doodle

Google celebrates the start of world`s biggest sporting extravaganza with a doodle on its homepage, as Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014 kicks off today.

Mick Jagger arranges Rolling Stones gigs according to World Cup schedule

Sir Mick Jagger has scheduled all his gigs according to the world cup schedule, so that he doesn`t miss a match.

Facebook, Twitter brace for World Cup fever

This year`s World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps like WhatsApp just as it progresses in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro.

China drops plan to rename metro stations after WC teams?

China has abandoned its plan to rename subway stations after the 32 teams competing in the football World Cup in Brazil amid fears that it would confuse passengers, officials said today.

Pitbull excited to perform at World Cup opening ceremony

American rapper Pitbull, whose FIFA World Cup 2014 anthem `Ole Ola` has already become a chartbuster, is looking forward to perform at the opening ceremony on June 12 in Brazil along with local singer Claudia Leitte.

Sao Paulo metro strike to continue Monday despite court ruling

Sao Paulo`s metro workers voted to stay off work for a fifth day on Monday even after a court declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match.

John to juggle between `Rocky Handsome` and World Cup

Bollywood actor-producer John Abraham is busy shooting his next `Rocky Handsome` but says he will make sure to squeeze time out of his schedule and catch all the action of the FIFA World Cup, which will kick off on June 12 in Brazil.

Hundreds of thousands of evangelicals march in Rio

Hundreds of thousands of evangelical Christians held a "March for Jesus" Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, a show of their churches` growing heft in the world`s largest Roman Catholic country.