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Football: World Cup history for Germany as Goetze sinks Argentina
Football: World Cup history for Germany as Goetze sinks Argentina

Mario Goetze scored a superb extra-time winner as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to become the first European team to win a World Cup held in South America.

Football: World Cup history for Germany as Goetze sinks Argentina
Argentina in the final: Brazil's Cup nightmare deepens
Argentina in the final: Brazil's Cup nightmare deepens

Brazilians might have thought that their World Cup nightmare couldn't possibly get any worse -- and then bitter rivals Argentina reached the final in their own backyard.

Argentina in the final: Brazil's Cup nightmare deepens
Football: Disaster for Brazil as Germany run riot

Brazil's World Cup dream was smashed into oblivion Tuesday as majestic Germany ran riot to win an extraordinary semi-final 7-1, sending the hosts crashing to the worst defeat in their 100-year footballing history.

Football: Disaster for Brazil as Germany run riot
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India's Reliance looking into black market for World Cup tickets

India's largest private company Reliance Industries said it was investigating how costly World Cup tickets it had bought ended up on the Brazilian black market.

India's Reliance looking into black market for World Cup tickets
Football: Neymar injury bombshell rocks Brazil
Football: Neymar injury bombshell rocks Brazil

Brazil striker Neymar was ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup on Friday, dealing the hosts a crushing blow just hours after they battled through to a semi-final showdown with Germany.

Football: Neymar injury bombshell rocks Brazil
Overpass collapse kills two in Brazil World Cup city
Overpass collapse kills two in Brazil World Cup city

An unfinished overpass being built for the World Cup collapsed in Brazil's southeastern city of Belo Horizonte on Thursday, killing at least two people and injuring 19.

Overpass collapse kills two in Brazil World Cup city
Shakira to headline at World Cup final
Shakira to headline at World Cup final

Pop star Shakira will perform before the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, headlining a closing ceremony that includes guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana and rapper Wyclef Jean.

Shakira to headline at World Cup final
Jerome Rothen. ©Reuters/Stephane Mahe
Rothen in dock again over betting

Former France international Jerome Rothen is among 37 players who have been summonsed to appear before the Professional Football League (LFP) for illegal betting on matches in France.

Rothen in dock again over betting
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World Cup brings global trail of carnage

The hangover goes around the globe like a Mexican wave -- a trail of destructive and sometimes deadly celebration is left after every win and the World Cup 'sickie' has become an epidemic.

World Cup brings global trail of carnage
Football: Spain dethroned as Chile dazzle
Football: Spain dethroned as Chile dazzle

Spain's long reign as the kings of international football came to a dramatic end at the World Cup on Wednesday, with the defending champions sent crashing out after a 2-0 defeat to Chile.

Football: Spain dethroned as Chile dazzle
Football: Joy for Brazil as World Cup opens
Football: Joy for Brazil as World Cup opens

Brazil launched the World Cup with an emotion-fuelled 3-1 victory over Croatia on Thursday as an opening day which began with violent clashes gave way to an outpouring of joyful celebrations.

Football: Joy for Brazil as World Cup opens
Football: Trapdoor J-Lo adds glamour to opening ceremony
Football: Trapdoor J-Lo adds glamour to opening ceremony

American star Jennifer Lopez added a dash of glamour to the colourful World Cup opening ceremony on Thursday in a vivid contrast to the violent anti-tournament protests in the city.

Football: Trapdoor J-Lo adds glamour to opening ceremony
Rio airport staff call partial strike for World Cup opener
Rio airport staff call partial strike for World Cup opener

Ground staff at Rio de Janeiro's airports have called a 24-hour partial strike Thursday, the day Brazil hosts the opening match of the World Cup.

Rio airport staff call partial strike for World Cup opener
Claudia Leitte Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull. ©Reuters/Steve Marcus
Jennifer Lopez to perform at World Cup opener after all

Pop superstar Jennifer Lopez will perform at the World Cup opening ceremony after all, FIFA said Tuesday, two days after it announced "production issues" would prevent her traveling to Brazil.

Jennifer Lopez to perform at World Cup opener after all
Subway workers suspend strike ahead of World Cup
Subway workers suspend strike ahead of World Cup

Subway workers in Sao Paulo suspended Monday a strike that has caused traffic chaos in the World Cup host city but warned the work-stoppage could resume when the tournament kicks off.

Subway workers suspend strike ahead of World Cup
Jennifer Lopez pulls out of World Cup opening ceremony
Jennifer Lopez pulls out of World Cup opening ceremony

Pop superstar Jennifer Lopez has pulled out of the World Cup opening ceremony in Brazil, FIFA said Sunday, four days before the tournament kicks off.

Jennifer Lopez pulls out of World Cup opening ceremony
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LATAM Airlines crews threaten strike on eve of World Cup

Maintenance crews at LATAM Airlines, the region's biggest carrier, threatened Wednesday a 48-hour strike that could delay flights on the first days of the World Cup in Brazil.

LATAM Airlines crews threaten strike on eve of World Cup
Snowden seeks asylum in sunny Brazil
Snowden seeks asylum in sunny Brazil

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by US authorities and currently living in Russia, said in a TV interview Sunday that he has applied for asylum in Brazil.

Snowden seeks asylum in sunny Brazil
Ronaldo admits most World Cup infrastructure shelved
Ronaldo admits most World Cup infrastructure shelved

Football legend Ronaldo, a member of Brazil's World Cup organizing committee, said Thursday that only 30 percent of the infrastructure projects undertaken for the tournament would be completed.

Ronaldo admits most World Cup infrastructure shelved
White boiled shrimp. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org
Brazil seizes spoiled food from World Cup hotels

Brazilian health officials have raided hotels that will host visiting World Cup teams, including England and Italy, and confiscated expired food such as shrimp and salmon from their kitchens.

Brazil seizes spoiled food from World Cup hotels

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