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FIFA World Cup final

India and Pakistan need to learn lessons from Croatia and Ethiopia

This week has given India two lessons - first from the Croatian President at the World Cup Final, and second from the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Jul 17, 2018, 16:43 PM IST

Croatia dump England out of FIFA World Cup 2018, set up final date with France

Croatia reached the World Cup final for the first time after an extra-time goal from Mario Mandzukic gave them a 2-1 win over England in their semi-final.

Jul 12, 2018, 02:25 AM IST

One billion watched 2014 FIFA World Cup final on TV

Report producer said 695 million people watched at least 20 minutes of the final at home. 

Dec 16, 2015, 21:39 PM IST

2014 FIFA World Cup Final: Germany vs Argentina - As it happened...

Live coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina being played at Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro.

Jul 14, 2014, 04:19 AM IST

Is Messi on cusp of surpassing Maradona?

Lionel Messi was 11 years old when his parents Jorge and Celia took him to see endocrinologist Diego Schwarzstein for growth hormone deficiency. Sixteen later he stands on the brink of repeating what his idol did in 1986 - captaining Argentina to the World Cup title.

Jul 12, 2014, 14:42 PM IST

Italian official Rizzoli to ref World Cup final

Nicola Rizzoli of Italy will referee the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina. With a European and South American team playing, many had expected FIFA to appoint an Asian referee for tomorrow`s game. But Rizzoli got the call to work his third Argentina match at this year`s World Cup.

Jul 12, 2014, 13:10 PM IST

Modest Lionel Messi prepares to shine on the biggest stage

Argentina`s Lionel Messi, the most unassuming and also one of the most admired talents in world sport, can join the elite of soccer greats by winning the World Cup in Sunday`s final against Germany.

Jul 12, 2014, 10:51 AM IST

World Cup Final 2014: Lionel Messi crucial in attack and defence for Argentina

Lionel Messi is not only Argentina`s key attacking threat but he is also instrumental in helping the defence.

Jul 12, 2014, 10:34 AM IST

FIFA World Cup Final: Germany to use winning formula against Argentina

It is hard to image Germany coach Joachim Loew making any changes to the team that demolished hosts Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semi-final for Sunday`s final against Argentina after spending much of the tournament tinkering to find the right mix.

Jul 12, 2014, 10:28 AM IST

Five reasons why FIFA World Cup 2014 final would be a blockbuster hit

The summit clash of the FIFA World Cup 2014 is between Lionel Messi-led Argentina and robust Germany on Sunday at historical Maracana stadium in Rio De Janeiro. Let`s find out seven reasons why the final between these two nations is going to be a blockbuster hit.

Jul 12, 2014, 10:13 AM IST

World Cup final will see galaxy of stars: Loew

Germany coach Joachim Löw said that he is looking forward to the World Cup final which will see a galaxy of the football stars.

Jul 11, 2014, 16:44 PM IST

Brazil`s 1-7 defeat against Germany is the biggest upset of the tournament: Baichung

Argentina and Germany are gearing up for the final of FIFA World Cup 2014, scheduled to take place on Sunday, whereas, Netherlands will play against host nation Brazil for the third place on Saturday.

Jul 11, 2014, 15:50 PM IST

Sourav Ganguly predicts Germany-Holland final in FIFA World Cup 2014

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, who is set to fly off to England for commentary assignments, will miss celebrating his birthday with family at home when he turns 42 tomorrow but Bengal`s favourite son promises to be updated with all the football action.

Jul 07, 2014, 20:07 PM IST

World Cup final ball auctioned for 48,200 pounds

The Adidas Jabulani ball used in the FIFA World Cup final has been auctioned off on eBay for 48,200 pounds.

Jul 18, 2010, 12:20 PM IST

World Cup final ball auctioned for 48,200 pounds

The Adidas Jabulani ball used in the FIFA World Cup final has been auctioned off on eBay for 48,200 pounds.

Jul 18, 2010, 12:20 PM IST