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FIFA World Cup: Germany Götze It!

When Mario Goetze flicked in his goal from Andre Schurrle’s whipping cross, he became a World Cup legend at just 22.


Samba stops, Kolkata mourns

Kolkata’s football fraternity reacted with stunned disbelief.

The Mineiraço

Brazil are a nation in crisis after a defeat matching their worst ever, 94 years ago.

Tea-bag vs England: the former lasts longer in a cup

What’s the difference between a tea-bag and the England football team?

Fixer denies predicting result, magazine sticks to its guns

Match was also marred by an argument between Cameroon teammates with Assou-Ekotto head-butting his teammate.

Subs to the fore as teams leave it late

The US pulled a goal back and again it was a substitute who made the difference.


FIFA World Cup: France top group after lively draw

France topped with seven points while Switzerland finished on six, Ecuador ended with four and Honduras none.


FIFA World Cup: All that magical Lionel Messi touches turns to goals

Lionel Messi had his best match of the World Cup so far, scoring twice in the first half.

Suarez lawyer alleges European conspiracy

Soccer’s world governing body is investigating the incident during Tuesday’s Group D match in Natal which has made headlines around the world.


The defence: Luis Suarez thrust shoulder

Suarez blames Italy defender Chiellini for triggering urge to bite; FIFA officially charges striker.


Rio swings to football by day and Samba at night

Not a speck of ground is visible as people sway and swing in time to the joyous, simple beats of simple instruments.


Scenario for Portugal: Goal glut or go home

Ronaldo’s Portugal must beat Ghana, preferably by several goals, to have any hope of progressing.


FIFA World Cup: The fantastic Mr Klinsmann

Having taken Germany to the semis in 2006, he has now invested USA with the pace and strength of his old side.


So near, yet so far: A sorry tale of fans who fell just short

Half an hour before kick-off, the fan zone is brimming. Brimming in a funeral-like silence.


FIFA World Cup: France’s new order has Deschamps written all over it

Coach Deschamps embodies Michel Platini’s dictum that football is all about control.