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Review: Michael Andrew wins 50 meter butterfly at World Cup in Singapore Special

American swimmer Michael Andrew has a major reason to be proud. He took home the gold medal in the men's 50 meter butterfly at the World Cup in Singapore.

Facial recognition adopted for Rugby World Cup

NEC facial recognition is to be adopted for the ninth Rugby World Cup, which takes place from 20 September to 2 November 2019 in Japan.

Review: Michael Andrew sets personal bests at FINA World Cup in Budapest Special

American swimmer Michael Andrew set personal best marks at the FINA World Cup in Budapest, which took place from October 4 to 6.

Review: Michael Andrew victorious at Swimming World Cup in Doha, Qatar Special

Doha - American swimmer Michael Andrew competed at the 2018 FINA World Cup in Doha, Qatar, which took place from September 13 to 15.

Review: Michael Andrew wins big at FINA Swimming World Cup in Kazan Special

Kazan - American swimmer Michael Andrew competed at the 2018 FINA Swimming World Cup in Kazan, where he won multiple races, which included a gold medal in the 100 meter butterfly.

WEWA Technologies bring Near-field communication (NFC) to life

As part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, WEWA Technologies is bringing the convenience of NFC (Near-field communication) technology to life.

Report showcases newfound love of world soccer across U.S.

A new report showcases a rapid rise in Americans viewing, traveling and spending for worldwide soccer matches. As more and more ticket holders across the EU are U.S. citizens, a shift in interest is strongly taking shape.

Azkals targets third win in qualifying round of World Cup Finals

The Philippine national football team Azkals is gearing up for its third straight win in the qualifying round of the World Cup finals against Uzbekistan on Sept. 8 at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bulacan, Philippines.

Op-Ed: FIFA scandal — Challenge to Blatter from a Jordanian prince

Zurich - Amid a slew of corruption allegations FIFA is due to elect its President today. Incumbent Sepp Blatter, whose position seemed impregnable just days ago, is challenged by Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, vice-president of the Asian soccer confederation.

Fifa World Cup investigator comes out against 'erroneous' summary

Fifa was thisclose to tidying up claims of shady bid practices on the parts of cities competing for the privilege of hosting the next two World Cups, only to have its lead investigator call the report "erroneous" just hours later.

Qatar is building a $45 billion city from scratch for the World Cup that it might lose

"People tend to forget that a city is like a tree," the real estate developer in charge of turning the desert north of Doha into a 450,000-person metropolis wrote in 2010. "Without a proper foundation underground, nothing above will flourish."

RoboCup 2014 competition attracts experts and inspires learning

RoboCup 2014 has a bit in common with FIFA's World Cup. Robots are now playing soccer (football) in Brazil instead of humans but international glory is still on the line.

Op-Ed: Concussion care should be determined by doctors

Calls for doctors to have the last word on whether soccer players will return to the pitch have escalated after recent World Cup events.

Pennsylvania begins 'shaming' former lawmakers with plaques

Politicians convicted of corrupt practices in Pennsylvania now have special plaques in the State Capitol which note their crimes.

Ozil donates World Cup winnings to help 'Brazilian kids'

Mesut Ozil decided to donate a decent chunk of his World Cup winnings to operations for 23 children in Brazil. Reports say the midfielder for Germany spent all of his winnings but have conflicting views on where the total sum ended up.

Op-Ed: My top 10 World Cup 2014 moments

The sun has set on another World Cup, the best in recent memory, and as many may have predicted, the Germans have won in typically ruthless fashion. As a result, we have a lot to take away and cherish, and this is my list of memories.

FIFA World Cup actually boosted productivity at work

The whole world’s attention was on the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The television ratings scored huge points during the games as a significant portion of world population turned their television on for the games.

FIFA's U-20 Women's World Cup is ready to take over Canada Special

The World Cup may have reached its conclusion Sunday afternoon, but the soccer craze surfacing throughout the country will remain for the rest of the summer, as Canada is set to host the seventh edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Lionel Messi's legacy remains intact despite World Cup loss

Social media went haywire when Lionel Messi was awarded the Golden Ball winner of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil over James Rodriguez and Arjen Robben.

This Lukas Podolski selfie is the best photo from World Cup 2014

Moments after winning the 2014 World Cup, German forward Lukas Podolski snapped one of the most memorable selfies in sports history. Podolski posted on his Twitter account a photo of fellow German player Bastian Schweinsteiger kissing his cheek.

It's Pope versus Pope in the World Cup Final

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI may play for the same team as Catholics, but they certainly don't cheer for the same team as football fans.

Sabella's Argentina wins the battle of caution against Holland

In a tight, slow-burning affair, that offered very few legitimate goal-scoring chances, Argentina snuck past Holland and secured a berth in their first World Cup final in 24 years.

Fans stage small-scale riot after Brazil's loss to Germany

An absolutely crushing defeat by Germany led to some intense rage from Brazilian fans. So much rage that a few of them burned down some buses and looted an electronics store.

Cabbie becomes 'Germany Man' with'German Mobile' for World Cup

Ramstein - One cabbie decided he was tired of just being a regular driver. Therefore Marcel Klingbiel wrapped himself in the colors of the German flag and also placed those same colors on his car. Should we call him Captain Germany?

World Cup 2014 Preview: Brazil vs Germany

The last time Brazil and Germany met in the World Cup, Luiz Felipe Scolari guided the hosts to their fifth triumph in Japan.

Netherlands claim UFWC title with hard fought Costa Rica win

The Netherlands have won the Unofficial Football World Champions title and a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup after a long-fought match against surprise package Costa Rica.

Low's tactical switch sees Germany stifle France's midfield

One of the few remaining oddities in this year’s World Cup was whether Didier Deschamps’ France was a legitimate contender.

Algeria's World Cup team will donate $9m salary to Gaza

The Algerian national football team has announced that it will donate the salary earned from the World Cup to the people of the Gaza Strip.

World Cup 2014 Tactical Preview: France - Germany

Arguably the biggest fixture in the quarterfinal round is between two elite European sides. Germany has reached the semifinals in their last four major international tournaments, while France is aiming to improve on their Euro 2012 campaign.

World Cup: Europe or South America, the balance of power shared

Brazil has seen the best World Cup for decades — skilful play, last-gasp goals, smaller nations nearly upsetting the big boys and most of all a direct split between Europe and South America as to who holds the balance of power.
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A scene from the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 World Cup at Soccer City in Soweto.
A scene from the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 World Cup at Soccer City in Soweto.
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Germany - Ghana from Berlin (FIFA World Cup 2010)
Germany - Ghana from Berlin (FIFA World Cup 2010)
Canadian forward Tosaint Ricketts (centre) lies on the pitch after knocking the ball underneath Byro...
Canadian forward Tosaint Ricketts (centre) lies on the pitch after knocking the ball underneath Byron to increase Canada's lead to 4-0 in the 88th minute
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Fan were carried out to makeshift medial areas after local hospitals had all bed filled following the terrorists bombs that exploded in Kampala.
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The Italian World Cup team of 2010
The Italian World Cup team of 2010
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Germany - Ghana from Berlin (FIFA World Cup 2010)
Germany - Ghana from Berlin (FIFA World Cup 2010)
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Lone Uruguayan fan celebrating his country win pass England. Luis Suarez, English league top scorer and EPL best player of the year scored both goals in 2-1 against Three Lions. England need a miracle to move on to second round of FIFA World cup 2014
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Pacaembu stadium. Home of local soccer powerhouse Corintians, and site of the Museu do Futebol (Brazilian soccer museum). Sao Paulo
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An online World Cup calendar  from Marca.com
An online World Cup calendar, from Marca.com
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US astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman  along with German astronaut Alexander Gerst on board t...
US astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman, along with German astronaut Alexander Gerst on board the ISS, after losing a world cup bet.
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The US soccer team against the England soccer team in the World Cup 2010
The US soccer team against the England soccer team in the World Cup 2010
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South Afrika Vs. Mexico in Berlin with Corona beer and Die Fraktion
South Afrika Vs. Mexico in Berlin with Corona beer and Die Fraktion
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An image of cabbie Marcel Klingbiel driving a customer around in his unusual cab.
An image of cabbie Marcel Klingbiel driving a customer around in his unusual cab.
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World Cup 2010 in Berlin: Germany Vs. England 4-1
World Cup 2010 in Berlin: Germany Vs. England 4-1

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