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Portugal: New kid on the block

June 11, 2014 4:16:25 pm

A young footballer of Angolan descent has slowly, but surely, caught the imagination of footlball lovers.

Ghana: Shying away from the ‘spot’ light

June 11, 2014 11:29:41 am

Ghana, underdogs in South Africa, had emerged from a group comprising Australia, Germany and Serbia.

FIFA World Cup: Kite surfer hits Robin van Persie and Darly Janmaat on Rio beach

June 10, 2014 10:17:20 pm

The Dutch team management maintained that neither player was badly hurt and would train as planned.

Ciro Immobile may be surprise star of the World Cup, says Schillaci

June 10, 2014 6:03:06 pm

Immobile has been in prolific form for his club Torino, scoring 23 goals for them this season.

John Abraham names ISL team ‘North East United FC’

June 10, 2014 5:28:39 pm

John Abraham said he will try his best to keep the franchise as the "purest football team".

FIFA World Cup: Goal line technology to help referees

June 10, 2014 5:26:57 pm

FIFA was earlier hesitant to use the technology, but several incidents in past tournaments have convinced them.

Express LOL: The funniest Football Ads of all time

June 10, 2014 4:34:35 pm

Over the years, football has been the ground (pun not intended) for some great ads.

FIFA World Cup: The highflying Dutchmen

June 10, 2014 3:57:06 pm

Holland look to conquer Brasil once again like their forefathers from the Dutch East India Company did 400 years ago.

FIFA World Cup: Cesare Prandelli eyes high five!

June 10, 2014 3:48:02 pm

Prandelli was appointed successor to Lippi and he has given this Italian side a more attacking mindset.

FIFA World Cup: Throwing the kitchen sink at the rivals

June 10, 2014 11:50:32 am

Susic has justified his uber-popular status by leading his side to the World Cup finals, that too in style.

FIFA World Cup: Streets ahead

June 10, 2014 11:52:02 am

In 2011, just two months after he joined Fenerbahce, Emenike was put behind bars for his alleged role in fixing matches.

FIFA World Cup: Humour in uniform

June 10, 2014 11:48:29 am

There is also a rumour that Kaffashian has offered Diego Maradona $1,00,000 to wear an Iran jersey.

FIFA World Cup: Flea, Noodle, Tiny … intimidating stars, underwhelming names

June 10, 2014 11:44:03 am

Argentina player Lionel Messi is endearingly — and aptly — referred to as ‘the atomic flea’.

FIFA World Cup: Spain is no soccer ‘Taliban’, says del Bosque

June 10, 2014 11:27:53 am

Spain return to Brazil where they lost the Confederations Cup final last year against the home nation.

FIFA World Cup: Batata Pao, a love story 9000 miles in the making

June 10, 2014 11:23:12 am

Batata, I realise with a quick Google check, was never an Indian word in the first place.

FIFA World Cup: Saying their Sunday graces

June 10, 2014 11:11:27 am

Brazilians substitute one routine for another, paying obeisance at the Arena Corinthians instead of the church.

How to follow the World Cup on Twitter

June 9, 2014 10:25:27 pm

Using Twitter, fans and players can discuss all the World Cup action, leave comments and express views.

FIFA World Cup: France team preview

November 29, 2015 3:30:01 pm

For all those who have seen France in their prime will agree that they will start as one of the favourites.

AC Milan replaces coach Clarence Seedorf with Filippo Inzaghi

June 9, 2014 8:33:18 pm

After less than five months at the helm, Seedorf has been replaced by youth team boss Inzaghi.

FIFA World Cup: Brazil team preview

June 9, 2014 8:35:47 pm

The World Cup returns to Brazil after 64 years and all eyes will be set on the home team's performance.

FIFA World Cup: Ciro Immobile nets three in Italy win

June 9, 2014 1:45:36 pm

Apart from Immobile's three, Lorenzo Insigne scored twice in a lively Italy performance on a lumpy pitch.

FIFA World Cup: France demolish Jamaica 8-0

June 9, 2014 1:37:36 pm

Karim Benzema scored twice and set up three more goals to star in his side's 8-0 win.

Express at FIFA WC

June 9, 2014 11:53:10 am

In Sao Paulo ahead of the World Cup opener, our man in Brazil, Aditya Iyer, will travel on to Manaus, Salvador, Fortaleza and Recife before reaching Maracana at Rio for the July 14 final. Follow his tweets @ExpressatFIFAWC.

Sponsors raise pressure on FIFA over Qatar claims

June 9, 2014 2:25:21 am

The signs of unease from some of FIFA's paymasters will raise pressure on the body to take a firm line on Qatar and underlying concerns about how it is run.

For octogenarian Ahmed Khan, Brazil revives memories of the lost chance

June 9, 2014 9:54:46 am

The octogenarian Ahmed is lone survivor of gifted Indian team that missed playing the World Cup back in 1950.