Africa just weren't good enough

Africa just weren't good enough
African hopes of more teams at the next World Cup were dealt a huge blow by a largely dismal showing during the 2014 tournament in Brazil.

How Germany conquered the world

How Germany conquered the world

In late May, as the Germany football team gathered at their World Cup training camp in Italy, news broke that manager Joachim Loew had been stripped of his driver’s license for six months after a series of speeding tickets.

FIFA election will play a big part in deciding World Cup places

FIFA election will play a big part in deciding World Cup places
Off-field African dramas and awful Asian performances on the pitch did nothing for the two continents' hopes of more World Cups places as teams from the Americas pushed their claims with strong displays in Brazil.

Maradona criticises Messi award

Maradona criticises Messi award

Diego Maradona has criticised Fifa for awarding Argentina’s Lionel Messi the Golden Ball award for the World Cup’s best player.

Blatter gives Brazil 9.25

Blatter gives Brazil 9.25

FIFA president Sepp Blatter gave the World Cup in Brazil 9.25 marks out of 10 on Monday, the day after the tournament ended with Germany beating Argentina 1-0 after extra time in the final.

Scolari leaves Brazil post

Scolari leaves Brazil post
The Brazilian media say the local football confederation has decided to drop Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil head coach.

No longer the forgotten man

No longer the forgotten man
When Germany thrashed Brazil 7-1 with Miroslav Klose becoming the World Cup’s all-time leading goalscorer, Mario Goetze could probably have been forgiven for not leading the cheers from the sidelines.

Flops of Brazil

Flops of Brazil

We all love selecting our team of the tournament, but what about those who don't perform. The flops. Here's a team of disappointments from Brazil in a 4-3-3 formation.

Sabella praise for Argentina

Sabella praise for Argentina

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella heaped praise on his team after Sunday's 1-0 World Cup final defeat by Germany on Sunday, saying they gave their all but lacked cutting edge in front of goal during an even game.

Gotze rises to Löw challenge

Gotze rises to Löw challenge

Joachim Löw has revealed the extraordinary team-talk he delivered before extra-time of last night’s World Cup final when he specifically addressed Mario Götze and told him: “Show to the world that you are better than Lionel Messi.”

Germany plan long domination

Germany plan long domination

An eight-year journey concluded in the Maracana as Germany's transformation from efficient machine to attacking force was complete.

Messi takes Golden Ball

Messi takes Golden Ball
Lionel Messi won the Fifa Golden Ball as the best player of World Cup 2014.

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