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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.

World Cup 2014: Most talked about event ever on Facebook

There has never been an event - sports or otherwise - as popular on Facebook as this year's World Cup. As of today, there have been 1 billion World Cup-related posts, likes, and comments since the event began on June 12.

Ghana government flew $3 million cash to Brazil to pay players

Ghanian players are frustrated at their dreams being shattered at the world cup, but they were also frustrated with the lack of money, which finally came today.

Cristiano Ronaldo may be out of 2014 World Cup due to knee injury

After Cristiano Ronaldo left a training session early Wednesday and iced his knee, rumors about his availability are swirling. Some media reported he is out of the World Cup altogether due to an injury in his left knee, but that news is unconfirmed.

World Cup 2014: How far will the Italian team spirit take them?

Manaus - England lost to Italy in Brazil's Amazon on Saturday after the Azzurri team won 2-1 in their first Group D match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Just how far will the Italian team spirit take Italy in this year's World Cup matches?

World Cup fan drives 21,000 km to Brazil

San Francisco - A super fan traveled many thousands of miles over four months to watch his beloved Dutch team play in the world cup, all in a 1955 Chevy.

Massive sponsors demand World Cup corruption investigation

Football's world governing body Fifa is feeling the heat of its decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Claims of corruption during the bidding process has got sponsors deeply concerned.

Google helps wayfinding around the World Cup

With the World Cup about to kick off in Brazil, Google introduced a new mapping feature that allows the visitor to view the layouts of the stadiums ahead of the logistical challenge.

FIFA World Cup organisers warned of dengue fever risk in Brazil

Soccer fans attending the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in June should be aware they run the risk of catching dengue fever, according to a leading expert in tropical diseases in the UK.

Brazil World Cup stadium crane collapse kills two

Rio De Janeiro - Wednesday there were reports that an accident at a stadium being constructed to host the opening game of the World Cup in Brazil, 2014, had killed three.

European play-off matches for World Cup 2014 announced

Portugal will face Sweden for a place in next year’s World Cup in Brazil. The two sides finished second in their respective qualifying group, and will face each other on 15th and 19th of November.

Brazilian crime gang threatens terror attacks at soccer World Cup

Rio De Janeiro - A notorious Brazilian crime syndicate issued threats, Tuesday, to disrupt next year’s soccer World Cup finals, hosted by Brazil, by launching terror-style attacks. It also threatened disruption of next year’s Brazilian presidential election.

Op-Ed: Protests in Brazil — What really lies behind

It all started with the 20-cent increase of the bus fares. A small increase that was going to have some serious consequences on people’s budget. A just cause worth fighting for.

World Cup Qualifying: Germany vs Kazakhstan Preview

Nuremberg - When Team Germany takes to the pitch today in Nuernberg against Kazakhstan, Die Mannschaft courts an impressive five point lead in UEFA Group C, with 13 points over second place Sweden. Germany defeated Kazakhstan 3-0 in Astana on Friday.

World-Cup 2014 — Preview 'Battle of the Pacific': Chile-Peru

Lima - Tomorrow (Friday 22) will continue the qualifying matches for the World Cup Brazil 2014. Among the most interesting matches in the South American zone is the “Derby of the Pacific” confronting two traditional rivals: Chile and Peru.

Op-Ed: World Cup Qualifying-Kazakhstan vs Germany Preview

Astana - The Bundesliga is taking a break this weekend to make way for World Cup 2014 qualification. Germany will face Kazakhstan in two matches, the first one on March 22 in Kazakhstan, the other in Germany on March 26. Germany is the favorite of experts.

Soccer's governing body approves 'Goal-Line Technology' for 2014

Paris - Soccer's governing body, FIFA, has approved goal-line technology for the 2014 world cup tournament in Brasil. FIFA confirmed that the technology was successful during the World club tournament in Japan in 2012. FIFA will instal system in all 12 venues.

Brazil to boycott FIFA's Jerome Valcke after 'unacceptable slur'

Brazil has washed its hands of the secretary-general of football's world governing body, Fifa, following his "unacceptable" comments about preparations for the 2014 World Cup.
 

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The Algerian national football team  as pictured on 31st May 2014.
The Algerian national football team, as pictured on 31st May 2014.
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