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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.
05 июля 2014
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.
04 июля 2014
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.
03 июля 2014
Suarez kicked out of World Cup for biting opponent Uruguay star Luis Suarez exited the World Cup in shame after being hit with the heaviest suspension in the tournament's history for biting an Italian opponent.
28 июня 2014
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.
27 июня 2014
Photo courtesy of  football.sport-express.ru Football: Suarez risks World Cup ban after Italy bite Uruguay star Luis Suarez faces expulsion from the World Cup for biting as FIFA confirmed it had opened disciplinary proceedings against the player.
25 июня 2014
©Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha China student jumps to death after losing World Cup bets A college student in China leaped to his death after losing more than $3,000 gambling on the World Cup, state media reported.
25 июня 2014
©Reuters/Mike Blake 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.
24 июня 2014
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.
19 июня 2014
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.
13 июня 2014
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.
13 июня 2014
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.
12 июня 2014
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.
11 июня 2014
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.
10 июня 2014
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.
09 июня 2014
©Reuters/Nacho Doce 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.
05 июня 2014
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.
30 мая 2014
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.
28 мая 2014
Photo courtesy of wallsev.com Brazil mobilizes 157,000 security force for World Cup Brazil said Friday it is mobilizing 157,000 soldiers and police to ensure security during the World Cup, which opens in 20 days against a backdrop of violent protests and strikes.
24 мая 2014
Rocky test for unfinished World Cup kick-off stadium The still-unfinished stadium hosting the World Cup opening game on June 12 held its first official match Sunday, getting off to a shaky start after delays and deadly accidents marred its construction.
20 мая 2014

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