2014 World Cup

Former Argentina star Ezequiel Lavezzi announces retirement

The 34-year-old spent the last four seasons of his 16-year-old career with Hebei China Fortune of the Chinese Super League, whom he joined in 2016 from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Dec 14, 2019, 13:28 PM IST

Lionel Messi deserves to retire as world champion: Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza

Messi flirted with the notion of quitting playing for his country after three successive final heartbreaks.

Oct 09, 2016, 22:46 PM IST

Rio Olympics 2016: Neymar takes Brazil closer to Germany rematch

Germany remained on course for a mouthwatering rematch with Brazil in next Saturday's final, two years on from their 7-1 thrashing of the hosts at the 2014 World Cup, by disposing of Portugal 4-0 in Brasilia.

Aug 14, 2016, 11:17 AM IST

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge eyes future Bayern role for Philipp Lahm

"For me, as chairman, he`s not only a very pleasant, but a very qualified person to talk to."

Aug 11, 2016, 18:54 PM IST

Rio Olympics: Brazil busts Irish ticket fraudster

Irish national Kevin James Mallon was described as a director at British firm THG, which already faced similar accusations during the 2014 World Cup.

Aug 09, 2016, 01:48 AM IST

Watch Video! It's been 2 years since Mario Gotze's World Cup winning goal against Argentina

Mario Gotze scored the winner for Die Mannschaft forcing Lionel Messi led Argentina to bow out of the tournament empty handed.

Jul 13, 2016, 17:17 PM IST

Mexico footballer Alan Pulido freed after fighting kidnapper

The suspect who was arrested was from the neighboring state of Veracruz and was a member of one of the gangs operating in Ciudad Victoria.

May 30, 2016, 23:22 PM IST

Jerome Valcke: Under investigation secretary general fired by FIFA

Valcke has been accused of aiding a scheme to sell 2014 World Cup tickets on the black market.

Jan 13, 2016, 16:57 PM IST

Sepp Blatter under fresh fire ahead of two-day FIFA Executive Committee meeting

 From corruption investigations in the United States and Switzerland to the sudden suspension of his right-hand man, FIFA chief Sepp Blatter can expect a barrage of questions when he faces the media on Friday.

Sep 24, 2015, 07:55 AM IST

Jerome Valcke – Sepp Blatter's outspoken right-hand man

It was the latest in a string of accusations which finally cost him his role as FIFA number two - Jerome Valcke, former loyal right-hand man of president Joseph Blatter, has often made the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Sep 18, 2015, 08:37 AM IST

Lionel Messi not quitting international football: Sergio Aguero

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero dismissed suggestions that teammate and captain Lionel Messi is considering retirement from international football.

Sep 08, 2015, 11:06 AM IST

Brazil politician proposes annual ''Goal to Germany'' day

A city councilman in one of Brazil`s biggest cities has tabled a proposal to create a `Goal to Germany` day every July to remember Brazil`s shocking World Cup defeat by Germany.

Aug 05, 2015, 09:43 AM IST

2016 Rio Olympics to have double security personnel of London games

Rio de Janeiro will deploy double the number of security personnel for next year`s Olympic Games than were used in the 2012 London games, officials said Thursday.

Jul 30, 2015, 23:45 PM IST

Luis Suarez hopes FIFA committee admits 'error'

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez is hoping at least one member of FIFa's disciplinary committee will admit they were wrong for imposing an "exaggerated" suspension on him for biting an Italian defender in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Jul 11, 2015, 13:50 PM IST

Chile image burnished after staging successful Copa America

A well-organised soccer tournament where the stadiums were largely completed on time and the fans behaved -- Chile`s hosting of the Copa America has burnished its credentials as Latin America`s can-do country.

Jul 05, 2015, 23:04 PM IST

Brazil face familiar post-mortem after early Copa America exit

Brazil`s Copa America exit against Paraguay has plunged them into the doldrums again and sparked a well-worn debate about how to restore the national side to its former glory.

Jun 29, 2015, 00:30 AM IST

Many of Brazil's World Cup projects unfinished a year later

In terms of public works, the legacy of Brazil's turn as host of the 2014 World Cup remains very mixed, with some projects way behind schedule, some cancelled and others left on the drawing board, media outlets say.

Jun 13, 2015, 18:12 PM IST

Samir Nasri hits out at France coach Didier Deschamps

Samir Nasri has lashed out at Didier Deschamps, saying the France coach did not "behave like a man" when he omitted the playmaker from the 2014 World Cup squad citing behaviour concerns.

Feb 13, 2015, 22:55 PM IST

Germany, Real Madrid for Laureus team of the year award

Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning football team is pitted against European club football champions Real Madrid in the best team category for the 2015 Laureus awards, officials announced Wednesday.

Feb 11, 2015, 19:06 PM IST

Serie A strugglers Parma sign Silvestre Varela, Cristian Rodriguez

Parma, joint bottom of Serie A alongside Cesena, have signed Uruguay midfielder Cristian Rodriguez and Portugal forward Silvestre Varela, both on loan, the club said on Tuesday.

Jan 21, 2015, 08:40 AM IST