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World Cup 2014: Officials admit 'cartel' of companies fixed stadium contract bids
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World Cup 2014: Officials admit 'cartel' of companies fixed stadium contract bids

A construction firm has admitted that a "cartel" of firms fixed bidding for contracts to do work on stadiums for the 2014 football World Cup, Brazilian authorities said Monday.

Lionel Messi deserves to end international career as champion, says Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza
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Lionel Messi deserves to end international career as champion, says Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza

Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza believes Lionel Messi deserves to retire from international football in style as a World Cup winner.

Homecoming: Mario Goetze rejoins Borussia Dortmund on 4-year contract from Bayern Munich
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Homecoming: Mario Goetze rejoins Borussia Dortmund on 4-year contract from Bayern Munich

Borussia Dortmund is bringing back forward Mario Goetze from Bayern Munich on a 4-year deal

Euro 2016: Germany boss Joachim Loew promises to 'behave' after apologising for 'Trousers-gate'
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Euro 2016: Germany boss Joachim Loew promises to 'behave' after apologising for 'Trousers-gate'

Joachim Loew is in the middle of a social media storm after being caught sniffing his armpits and crotch during Germany's Euro 2016 match against Ukraine.

Why 'Sweeper Keeper' Neuer deserves the Ballon d'Or ahead of Messi and Ronaldo
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Why 'Sweeper Keeper' Neuer deserves the Ballon d'Or ahead of Messi and Ronaldo

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are goal-scoring phenoms. There are quick, have amazing dribbling skills, are lethal in front on goal. They are also a marketing dream and they deserve a place on the Ballon d'Or shortlist.

ICC CEO David Richardson pleased with World Cup 2015 preparations
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ICC CEO David Richardson pleased with World Cup 2015 preparations

International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson Thursday expressed his satisfaction with preparations for World Cup 2015 after receiving detailed updates in Wellington and Melbourne this week.

Xavi retirement: Spain will miss tiki-taka maestro and architect of success
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Xavi retirement: Spain will miss tiki-taka maestro and architect of success

Xavi, who has won three Champions League crowns, seven La Liga titles and a host of other trophies with Barca, made his debut for Spain in a friendly against the Netherlands in November 2000.

Spain's Xavi retires from international football, says his time has ended
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Spain's Xavi retires from international football, says his time has ended

"It has been a marvelous time, a fantastic time for me, and I am proud of being here so many years and for all the victories," said Xavi.

The Fred penalty explained: Japanese ref finally talks about World Cup decisions
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The Fred penalty explained: Japanese ref finally talks about World Cup decisions

Explaining his decision to award a penalty for Fred's dramatic flop, he added: "If you look at how it happened, the forward was looking to shoot in one move. The defender put his hands on him. That was a mistake.

World Cup over, but some Argentines refuse to leave Brazil
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World Cup over, but some Argentines refuse to leave Brazil

Local media reports say tens of thousands of Argentine fans remain Brazil. They appear to be overwhelmingly young and male: Most are in their 20s, and less than a third of them are women.

Robben, Rodriguez and Cahill: Watch the best goals of World Cup 2014
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Robben, Rodriguez and Cahill: Watch the best goals of World Cup 2014

World Cup 2014 saw 171 goals, which is a joint-record in the tournament's history along with the 1998 edition held in France.

By the numbers: How Germany outplayed everyone at World Cup 2014
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By the numbers: How Germany outplayed everyone at World Cup 2014

Statistics show that when it came to the number of goals scored, goals per match, shots on target, distance covered by the players, and the passes completed in every match, the Germans were the best.

Photos: How Goetze helped Germany win their fourth World Cup title
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Photos: How Goetze helped Germany win their fourth World Cup title

Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title. Here are photos from the Germany vs Argentina football world cup final.

The 2014 World Cup showcased Brazil, good sides and bad
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The 2014 World Cup showcased Brazil, good sides and bad

The World Cup ends Sunday with a marquee match-up, Argentina against Germany, and host Brazil rushing to be ready for an even bigger logistical challenge: the 2016 Olympics.

How World Cup cash is paid to teams and players
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How World Cup cash is paid to teams and players

From its near $4.5 billion in revenue from broadcasters, sponsors, hospitality and licensing deals, FIFA distributes just over $400 million to the 32 national federations taking part in the tournament.

FIFA World Cup: Neymar to join Brazil for third place play-off
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FIFA World Cup: Neymar to join Brazil for third place play-off

Brazil's injured striker Neymar will attend Saturday's third place play-off when the battered World Cup hosts take on the Netherlands.

Did coach Van Gaal's substitution strategy cost Netherlands the game?
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Did coach Van Gaal's substitution strategy cost Netherlands the game?

On Wednesday, Van Gaal's substitutions may have ultimately cost the Netherlands the game, and a place in the World Cup final.

Germany 7-1 Brazil: FIFA lays claim to 2 Twitter records
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Germany 7-1 Brazil: FIFA lays claim to 2 Twitter records

FIFA says there were 35.6 million Twitter posts about the game on Tuesday, making it the most tweeted sports event.

Photos: The surgical destruction of Brazil by Germany in FIFA 2014
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Photos: The surgical destruction of Brazil by Germany in FIFA 2014

Brazil's World Cup dream crumbled in spectacular fashion on Tuesday in a record 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany. Here are the photos.