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FIFA World Cup: Four years later, Round 2

June 13, 2014 11:49:09 am

Defending champs Spain kick off campaign against Netherlands, last editions’ beaten finalists.

FIFA World Cup: Neymar saves the day

June 13, 2014 4:57:07 am

Brazil's poster boy Neymar scored twice and the outstanding Oscar added a late third in the 3-1 win.

FIFA World Cup: JLo, Pitbull sparkle at opening ceremony

June 13, 2014 2:00:26 am

Energetic performances from the duo added spark to the ceremony which commenced on a colourful note.

Police, protesters clash ahead of FIFA World Cup opener

June 12, 2014 11:05:07 pm

Police unleashing tear gas and stun grenades as protesters moved to block a main road leading to the stadium.

Cesc Fabregas joins Chelsea on five year deal

June 12, 2014 10:13:02 pm

Fabregas had a 8 year stint with Arsenal from 2003-2011 before leaving for Barca.

Michel Platini not to support Sepp Blatter for another term as FIFA head

June 12, 2014 8:42:52 pm

UEFA boss Platini may himself contest for the top FIFA post and said that he will announce his decision in August.

FIFA World Cup: The science behind football

June 12, 2014 7:40:35 pm

This World Cup will feature the most advanced jerseys, footballs, boots and also goal line technology.

Kolkata couple gears up to watch ninth World Cup in a row

June 12, 2014 7:04:37 pm

Pannalal (81) and Chaitali (71)'s passion for football has taken them to eight World Cups previously.

FIFA World 2014 Cup the most social sporting event ever: Adobe

June 12, 2014 6:51:25 pm

New data from Adobe has confirmed the 2014 FIFA World Cup is the most social sporting event ever.

FIFA World Cup: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo duel for Cup stardom

June 12, 2014 4:53:40 pm

Between them Messi and Ronaldo have monopolised the past six world player of the year awards.

Sepp Blatter likely to run for re-election at FIFA

June 12, 2014 3:36:14 pm

The FIFA president on Wednesday all but confirmed he would run for re-election despite facing criticism.

FIFA World Cup interactive: Laws of the game

June 12, 2014 4:26:07 pm

Offside rule explained plus other interesting rules of the beautiful game.

FIFA World Cup: Google doodle goes green and yellow

June 12, 2014 2:03:41 pm

FIFA World Cup 2014 is being hosted by Brazil, the host nation will kick-start their campaign against Croatia.

FIFA World Cup: The fat of the land

June 12, 2014 1:30:08 pm

Arena Corinthians contains reserved seats — about one-and-a-half times the size of a normal seat — for the big-boned.

FIFA World Cup: And we have lift-off

June 12, 2014 11:23:19 am

Brazil take on Croatia in the Cup opener late on Thursday at the Arena Corinthians

Spain: Past their sell by date or good enough for one more final?

June 12, 2014 3:22:33 pm

Spain won the previous edition of the World Cup which was held in South Africa.

South Korea: Condescend to them at your own peril

June 12, 2014 12:46:42 pm

Korea was the biggest surprise of the 2002 World Cup that they co-hosted with Japan.

Russia: When footballers inspired an anthem

June 12, 2014 12:39:55 pm

The Russian national anthem didn't have lyrics before the 2002 World Cup.

Algeria: Those sly foxes

June 12, 2014 11:47:55 am

Algeria's qualification was filled with drama, a last-gasp 2-1 win over Burkina Faso getting the job done.

Belgium: Kompany & Co

June 12, 2014 11:28:30 am

Belgium, led by their multi-faceted captain Kompany, are tipped to go far in the Cup.

FIFA World Cup: Romelu Lukaku resumes training after ankle strain

June 11, 2014 10:14:22 pm

Lukaku jogged and performed balancing exercises which put specific pressure on the tender ankle.

FIFA World Cup: Let the carnival begin

June 11, 2014 7:32:48 pm

Hosts Brazil take on Croatia in the 2014 FIFA World Cup opener at the Itaquerao in Sao Paulo.

FIFA World Cup: Argentina and the frustrating drought

June 11, 2014 6:52:26 pm

The biggest challenge for Argentina will be to end Cup drought which continues to irk Argentina’s fans.

Top officials ask Sepp Blatter to end reign

June 11, 2014 5:42:25 pm

Corruption allegations and criticism of Blatter have threatened to further taint the opening of the latest World Cup.

FIFA World Cup: Loew and his constants

June 11, 2014 5:10:13 pm

After impressive Qualifiers, Germany are well and truly tuned for the right beats in the Samba Land.

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