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.
Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza believes Lionel Messi deserves to retire from international football in style as a World Cup winner.
Borussia Dortmund is bringing back forward Mario Goetze from Bayern Munich on a 4-year deal
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.
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.
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, 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.
"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.
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.
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.
World Cup 2014 saw 171 goals, which is a joint-record in the tournament's history along with the 1998 edition held in France.
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.
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 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.
Brazil's injured striker Neymar will attend Saturday's third place play-off when the battered World Cup hosts take on the Netherlands.
On Wednesday, Van Gaal's substitutions may have ultimately cost the Netherlands the game, and a place in the World Cup final.
FIFA says there were 35.6 million Twitter posts about the game on Tuesday, making it the most tweeted sports event.
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.