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For Sale - two Brazilian World Cup stadiums

Brazil’s football World Cup dream continues to be the stuff of nightmares. Two stadiums that hosted several games are now up for sale as the owner

Brazil’s football World Cup dream continues to be the stuff of nightmares. Two stadiums that hosted several games are now up for sale as the owner

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World Cup-winning team honoured with Germany's highest sports award

In July Germany’s national team won international football’s most coveted prize – the World Cup. On Monday those same players were rewarded for

In July Germany’s national team won international football’s most coveted prize – the World Cup. On Monday those same players were rewarded for

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Platini takes swipe at FIFA's failure to tackle discrimination

UEFA President Michel Platini took aim at FIFA’s stance towards discrimination during the 2014 World Cup. The Frenchman said football’s world

UEFA President Michel Platini took aim at FIFA’s stance towards discrimination during the 2014 World Cup. The Frenchman said football’s world

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Germany and Argentina prepare for World Cup final rematch

Germany and Argentina will lock horns in a friendly in Dusseldorf on Wednesday just a matter of weeks after battling it out at the iconic Maracana

Germany and Argentina will lock horns in a friendly in Dusseldorf on Wednesday just a matter of weeks after battling it out at the iconic Maracana

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Luis Suarez ban upheld

Luis Suarez’s four-month biting ban has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but the Uruguay striker can now train with new club

Luis Suarez’s four-month biting ban has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but the Uruguay striker can now train with new club

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Ibrahimovic keeps World Cup dream alive for disabled players

Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed out on the World Cup when Sweden failed to qualify for the Brazil finals. But he is played a crucial role in

Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed out on the World Cup when Sweden failed to qualify for the Brazil finals. But he is played a crucial role in

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Suarez ban appeal begins

The world players’ union called for Luis Suarez’s ban for biting to be reduced on Friday as the Uruguay forward’s appeal was taking place at the

The world players’ union called for Luis Suarez’s ban for biting to be reduced on Friday as the Uruguay forward’s appeal was taking place at the

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Donovan announces retirement

Los Angeles Galaxy star forward Landon Donovan announced on Thursday that he will retire from professional football at the end of the Major League

Los Angeles Galaxy star forward Landon Donovan announced on Thursday that he will retire from professional football at the end of the Major League

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British ticket touting suspect released from Brazil prison

The British citizen arrested as part of a World Cup ticket touting investigation has been released from prison in Brazil. Ray Whelan – director of

The British citizen arrested as part of a World Cup ticket touting investigation has been released from prison in Brazil. Ray Whelan – director of

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Navas presented at real Madrid

Costa Rica’s World Cup hero Keylor Navas was officially presented at Real Madrid on Tuesday. The 27-year has signed a six-year contract with the

Costa Rica’s World Cup hero Keylor Navas was officially presented at Real Madrid on Tuesday. The 27-year has signed a six-year contract with the

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Brazilian artist remembers World Cup with massive mural

Copacabana has a new tourist attraction that is drawing in art lovers from far and wide. Football fan and painter Marcos Jambeiro has created a

Copacabana has a new tourist attraction that is drawing in art lovers from far and wide. Football fan and painter Marcos Jambeiro has created a

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Löw to stay on as Germany coach

World Cup-winning coach Joachim Löw confirmed on Wednesday that he will see out his contract with Germany which runs until the 2016 European

World Cup-winning coach Joachim Löw confirmed on Wednesday that he will see out his contract with Germany which runs until the 2016 European

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Rueda leaves Ecuador

Ecuador have sacked World Cup coach Reinaldo Rueda following the team’s failure to progress beyond the group stage in Brazil. The 57-year-old, who

Ecuador have sacked World Cup coach Reinaldo Rueda following the team’s failure to progress beyond the group stage in Brazil. The 57-year-old, who

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Rodriguez unveiled at Real Madrid

Real Madrid presented their newest signing on Tuesday in Colombia’s World Cup star James Rodriguez. The 23-year-old has signed a six-year contract

Real Madrid presented their newest signing on Tuesday in Colombia’s World Cup star James Rodriguez. The 23-year-old has signed a six-year contract

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World Cup winner Lahm retires from international football

Less than a week after steering his nation to World Cup glory Germany captain Philipp Lahm has retired from international football. The 30-year-old

Less than a week after steering his nation to World Cup glory Germany captain Philipp Lahm has retired from international football. The 30-year-old

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German football team celebrates World Cup victory

Germany’s World Cup winners shared their fourth title with hundreds of thousands of fans by parading the trophy through cheering throngs to celebrate

Germany’s World Cup winners shared their fourth title with hundreds of thousands of fans by parading the trophy through cheering throngs to celebrate

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Switching support during the FIFA world cup

Which country did you support after your team was eliminated from the FIFA World Cup ? A Facebook survey on support and rivalry during the FIFA World

Which country did you support after your team was eliminated from the FIFA World Cup ? A Facebook survey on support and rivalry during the FIFA World

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Berlin welcomes back World Cup champions

Hundreds of thousands of screaming German fans welcomed their triumphant national team home in Berlin on Tuesday, waving flags and wearing the

Hundreds of thousands of screaming German fans welcomed their triumphant national team home in Berlin on Tuesday, waving flags and wearing the

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Brazil and Scolari part company after World Cup rout

A week after Brazil’s humiliating demolition by Germany in the World Cup comes confirmation that coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is leaving. The

A week after Brazil’s humiliating demolition by Germany in the World Cup comes confirmation that coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is leaving. The

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Stats, fact, highs and lows of the 2014 World Cup

This edition of FIFA’s flagship event has seen plenty of records broken and some exploits that really lit up the stage of this Brazilian football

This edition of FIFA’s flagship event has seen plenty of records broken and some exploits that really lit up the stage of this Brazilian football

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Brazil: FIFA social unrest time out

Hard to say what ordinary Brazilians in difficult economic straits thought of FIFA President Joseph Blatter saying: “Where is all this social unrest

Hard to say what ordinary Brazilians in difficult economic straits thought of FIFA President Joseph Blatter saying: “Where is all this social unrest

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Germany fans celebrate World Cup victory

Jubilant German fans celebrated in Berlin on Sunday evening as Germany beat Argentina to win its fourth World Cup title. The fans cheered

Jubilant German fans celebrated in Berlin on Sunday evening as Germany beat Argentina to win its fourth World Cup title. The fans cheered

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World Cup 2014: From Brazil to Russia

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff handed over the reigns to the next World Cup to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday. The ceremony took

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff handed over the reigns to the next World Cup to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday. The ceremony took

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Argentines look on bright side of World Cup defeat

Argentinians watching the final in Buenos Aires were hoping for a repeat of 1986 when Diego Maradona inspired his team-mates to World Cup glory

Argentinians watching the final in Buenos Aires were hoping for a repeat of 1986 when Diego Maradona inspired his team-mates to World Cup glory

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German football fans are jubilant after World Cup win

Celebratory fireworks marked the end of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after Germany’s 1-0 win over Argentina. It is the country’s fourth World Cup

Celebratory fireworks marked the end of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after Germany’s 1-0 win over Argentina. It is the country’s fourth World Cup

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Germany win World Cup for fourth time

Germany celebrated their fourth World Cup title when they beat Argentina 1-0 after extra-time in the final at the iconic Maracana Stadium in

Germany celebrated their fourth World Cup title when they beat Argentina 1-0 after extra-time in the final at the iconic Maracana Stadium in

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Germany coach Joachim Löw looks to the future

Germany is reaping the rewards of its youth development programme after they were eliminated from Euro 2004 after the group stages, says coach

Germany is reaping the rewards of its youth development programme after they were eliminated from Euro 2004 after the group stages, says coach

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Brazil fans disappointed after Netherlands defeat

Brazil fans have been left disappointed yet again after watching their side lose 3-0 to the Netherlands in the World Cup third place play-off

Brazil fans have been left disappointed yet again after watching their side lose 3-0 to the Netherlands in the World Cup third place play-off

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World Cup: Netherlands beat Brazil to finish third

The Netherland’s ended their World Cup campaign on a winning note when they beat hosts Brazil 3-0 in the match for third place in Brasilia. Skipper

The Netherland’s ended their World Cup campaign on a winning note when they beat hosts Brazil 3-0 in the match for third place in Brasilia. Skipper