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FIFA 2014

Italy administrator caught up in racism row

6 years, 3 months ago
ROME: Carlo Tavecchio, the favorite to become the next Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president, has been caught up in a racism storm after referring to African players as "banana eaters". The influx of foreign players has been a hot…

Ecstatic Berlin crowds welcome victorious German team home

6 years, 3 months ago
Hundreds of thousands of revelers packed Berlin's "fan mile", a 1.3 km stretch of road running from the west of the capital up to the Brandenburg Gate, for a huge party. Many more lined the streets in the city center along the team's route.…

Ten memorable moments at the World Cup

6 years, 3 months ago
RIO DE JANEIRO: From swashbuckling goals to inglorious exits, on-field shenanigans to sideline lunacy, the World Cup in Brazil has been one of the most remarkable of recent times.

World Cup ticket fugitive surrenders to Rio court

6 years, 3 months ago
RIO DE JANEIRO: Ray Whelan, the fugitive chief executive of a Swiss hospitality company implicated in an investigation into the illegal resale of VIP World Cup tickets, surrendered to a Rio de Janeiro court on Monday, a court spokeswoman…

Maradona says Messi did not deserve Golden Ball

6 years, 3 months ago
BUENOS AIRES: Argentina forward Lionel Messi did not deserve to win the World Cup "Golden Ball" as the tournament's best player, according to his compatriot and former great Diego Maradona.