Brazilians blame coach for spectacular defeat at World Cup: survey

Brazilian fans blamed former head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari for the 7-1 defeat in the semifinal of the FIFA World Cup, which took place in the country and ended on July 13, according to a poll released on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-7-24 11:14:01

Lahm quits national team

Germany captain Philipp Lahm stunned his homeland on Friday by quitting international soccer at the age of 30, five days after leading his side to World Cup victory.
Source: Reuters | 2014-7-18 23:23:01

Costa Rica revelation of Brazil World Cup: FIFA

Costa Rica's national team was the revelation of the 2014 Brazil World Cup, according to event organizer and world football governing body FIFA, Federation International of Football Association.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-7-17 10:43:50

China 'true in word, resolute in deed' on cooperation with Russia: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping said in Fortaleza Monday that China is "true in word and resolute in deed" on the China-Russia cooperation, calling on the two sides to implement their consensus "without any reservation".
Source: Xinhua | 2014-7-15 15:00:42

Post-World Cup violence was planned: Argentine official

Violent outbursts following Argentina's 1-0 loss to Germany in Sunday's 2014 Brazil World Cup final were "planned", a top security official said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-7-15 11:21:38

Colombia's James Rodriguez celebrates Golden Boot

Colombian forward James Rodriguez celebrated late Sunday winning the Golden Boot, awarded to the top goal scorer of a World Cup.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-7-15 11:20:39

Blatter gives Brazil World Cup 9.25 rating

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has rated Brazil's organization of the World Cup as 9.25 out of 10. Speaking during a World Cup media debriefing in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, Blatter revealed the body had used social media to gauge the tournament's success.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-7-15 11:16:07

No serious knee damage for Blind

Dutch international Daley Blind sustained a ligament sprain in his left knee during the third-place World Cup match against Brazil on Saturday, his club Ajax stated on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-7-15 11:09:15

More to come from world champions Die Mannschaft: Joachim Loew

Germany coach Joachim Loew believes Die Mannschaft's historic World Cup win at Brazil 2014 will be the stepping stone to achieving further future honors.
Source: AFP | 2014-7-14 21:08:01

World Cup a success?

In case you were in any doubt, the best World Cup ever has just come to an end. That's the result of a poll carried out by BBC Sport, in any case. The media have largely been in agreement with those voters and have been swept up in the excitement.
Source: Global Times | 2014-7-14 21:03:04

Final curtain

The sun shone on Rio as day broke on the World Cup final. After a couple of days where the weather was as underwhelming as the Brazilian team in the third-place playoff, it seemed like a sign that we'd get the climax that this tournament deserved.
Source: Global Times | 2014-7-14 21:03:03

Goalkeepers shine brightest at returning attack-minded World Cup

Despite being a tournament labeled as the return of attack-minded soccer after the caution shown in South Africa four years ago, Brazil 2014 has been a platform for the world's best goalkeepers to shine.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2014-7-14 20:38:01

Messi squanders chance in Brazil

Argentina captain Lionel Messi ended the World Cup final with a golden trophy in his hands, but it was not the one he wanted.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2014-7-14 20:38:01

Beijing seizes 9.6 million dollars on illegal World Cup betting

Beijing police have seized around $9.6 million on illegal soccer betting during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-7-14 16:01:35

Germany triumph fruit of 10-year plan: Loew

Joachim Loew says Germany's 1-0 victory over Argentina in the World Cup final is the fruit of a decade of investment in the country's youth development.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-7-14 10:53:17

German cohesion the recipe for World Cup glory

It was an unforgettable finale to an unforgettable World Cup.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-7-14 9:03:47

German media cheers Germany's World Cup victory

German media on Sunday cheered following Germany's victory over Argentina in the World Cup final held in Brazil.
Source: Xinhua | 2014-7-14 9:03:06

Rousseff asks Brazilian team to use lessons learned

A letter written by Brazil's President Dilma Roussef was released on Sunday, suggesting the national soccer team to "take advantage of the lessons learned in the tournament to improve more our football, both inside and outside the stadiums."
Source: Xinhua | 2014-7-14 9:01:35