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FIFA World Cup: Group matches to watch out for

June 8, 2014 4:01:45 pm

According to broadcast numbers, opening game of the WC is the second-most watched match after the final.

FIFA World Cup: Stars that won’t shine in Brazil

June 8, 2014 12:56:38 pm

The many stars of the football world will be mere spectators at the biggest event.

No kid in Kolkata needs to be told what Brazil or Argentina is: Jose Ramriz Barreto

June 8, 2014 12:43:29 pm

The Brazilian who has been playing for Kolkata since 1999.

FIFA World Cup Diary, Day 1: Sao Paulo chants ‘this is our cup’

June 7, 2014 8:44:33 pm

With just five days left for the football World Cup, Aditya Iyer explores the mood in Sao Paulo.

FIFA World Cup: Germany rues Marco Reus injury

June 7, 2014 5:38:50 pm

Reus suffered partial ligament tear in left ankle during Germany's 6-1 friendly win over Armenia on Friday.

FIFA World Cup: Croatia, Japan, Greece, Colombia win, Costa Rica held to draw in warm-ups

June 7, 2014 4:00:51 pm

Costa Rica drew with Ireland while Croatia, Japan, Greece and Colombia post wins in their respective matches.

FIFA World Cup: Fred saves the day for Brazil

June 7, 2014 1:17:40 pm

Brazil was struggling against Serbia in their friendly when Fred scored in the 58th minute of the game.

FIFA World Cup: Bruno Alves stars in Portugal win

June 7, 2014 2:19:22 pm

The Portugal defender shot a header in extra time to guide his team to a 1-0 win over Mexico in friendly.

‘Brazil vs Argentina in final’

June 7, 2014 10:27:31 am

Brazil coach Luiz Scolari has projected that Brazil and Argentina will clash in World Cup final.

FIFA World Cup: Hurt locker room

June 7, 2014 11:20:36 am

Body blow to France as Franck Ribery out; uncertainty over Cristiano Ronaldo, Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Ivory Coast: Schooled to have fun

June 7, 2014 11:09:14 am

Sol Beni, the football academy of Asec Mimosas FC, rivals Barcelona in producing top-class football players.

Colombia: The football of abstinence

June 7, 2014 10:46:49 am

A couple of weeks ahead of the World Cup, the big debate is whether players should have sex in Brazil.

Greece: Pirate ship aim for big splash

June 7, 2014 11:17:22 am

Greece was nicknamed the 'Pirate Ship' during the team's incredible summer in Portugal ten years ago.

Japan: An animated cheer

June 7, 2014 9:58:49 am

The Japan football team will have the super-powered Pikachu of Pokemon fame cheering them during matches.

FIFA World Cup: Franck is France’s new trouble

June 6, 2014 8:16:03 pm

The Les Bleus suffered their third injury since the 23-man squad was unveiled.

FIFA World Cup: England ‘do everything’ to keep Oxlade-Chamberlain

June 6, 2014 4:56:55 pm

The midfielder is set to go to Brazil even if he doesn't recover from a knee injury.

FIFA World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury woes continue, set to miss friendly

June 6, 2014 4:18:16 pm

Ronaldo, suffering from tendinosis and thigh injury, will miss Portugal's friendly against Mexico on Friday.

Can Lionel Messi make this World Cup his own ?

June 6, 2014 12:54:16 pm

A lot depends how Messi can cope with the pressure and bounce back from a lack-luster last few weeks with Barca.

FIFA World Cup: Heading to Brazil? Be prepared to shell out $682 per day

June 6, 2014 11:24:00 am

Tourists should prepare to dig deep into their wallets and not be too miffed to receive services of inferior quality.

Pique’s first slip-up: Caught on camera saying Fabregas is moving to Chelsea

June 6, 2014 2:50:58 am

‘He (Fabregas) told me that it is already done. He is leaving already, 33 mn euros he said.’

Messi zero, Argentina 3

June 6, 2014 2:37:54 am

Albiceleste captain fails to score in team’s win against T and T; Italy, England held.

FIFA World Cup: Total working-class heroes

June 6, 2014 11:11:59 am

A life beyond football, claims de Jong, came from the difficulties he endured during his childhood.

FIFA World Cup: Longest odds, the youngest squad

June 6, 2014 11:16:00 am

If indeed Postecoglou can pull off the miracle, he will reward the intrepid punter with a huge pay out.

FIFA World Cup: The threat within

June 6, 2014 11:16:12 am

Insidious threat — due to its currency at this World Cup — is the mental and physical state of its players.

FIFA World Cup: Sampaoli is here, move over Bielsa

June 6, 2014 11:16:31 am

It’s Chile’s performance that is likely to make it a three-way battle with La Furia Roja and Oranje.