Football

"Dynamic piece of art" unveiled as Women's World Cup 2015 official poster

By Zjan Shirinian

The official poster for Canada 2015 has been described as a dynamic piece of art ©FIFA/Canada 2015A "dynamic piece of art" has been unveiled as the official poster for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015.

Argentina rub salt in Brazilian wounds by setting up World Cup Final with Germany

By Nick Butler

Argentina fans celebrating after their team defeated The Netherlands on penalties ©AFP/Getty ImagesArgentina set up a repeat of the 1986 and 1990 FIFA World Cup Finals' against Germany after requiring a penalty shoot-out to beat The Netherlands following a forgettable 0-0 draw in São Paulo tonight.

Brazil humiliated in FIFA World Cup semi-final as Germany thump them 7-1

By Zjan Shirinian

Andre Schuerrle celebrates scoring his team's seventh goal, which completed a thrashing of Brazil ©Getty ImagesBrazil were humiliated in front of a stunned home crowd as Germany thumped them 7-1 to reach the final of the FIFA World Cup.

Battle of the Brands pits Adidas against Nike in both World Cup semi-finals

By David Owen

Adidas and Nike go head-to-head in both World Cup semi-finals ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesAnd so, with just four of the 64 matches remaining, Brazil 2014 has come down, as one always suspected it might, to a duel between the two biggest brands and the two confederations whose top teams have monopolised the World Cup trophy for 84 years.

Match Hospitality chief executive arrested in World Cup ticket scam investigation

By Nick Butler

Match Hospitality chief executive Ray Whelan has been arrested in Rio ©TwitterMatch Hospitality chief executive Ray Whelan has been arrested by Brazilian police as their investigation into ticketing scams during the FIFA World Cup intensifies.

Son of FIFA senior vice-president implicated in World Cup ticketing scam

By Nick Butler

The ticket in Humberto Maria Grondona's name was published on Twitter by an Argentinian journalist ©TwitterHumberto Grondona, son of FIFA senior vice-president Julio Grondona, has been asked to explain his actions by football's world governing body after a ticket in his name ended up in the hands of a ticket scam gang.

Belo Horizonte Fan Fest closed after fatal overpass collapse but "no threat" to World Cup semi-final

By Gary Anderson

The Fan Fest in Belo Horizonte for today's matches at the FIFA World Cup has been closed out of respect for the two people killed by the collapse of an overpass yesterday ©AFP/Getty ImagesFIFA World Cup organisers have closed the Fan Fest due to take place in Belo Horizonte for today's two quarter-final matches following the death of two people when an overpass collapsed in the Brazilian city yesterday.

FIFA official behind illegal sales of World Cup tickets, Brazilian police claim

By Paul Osborne

A FIFA official is thought to be behind the illegal sale of thousands of World Cup tickets in Brazil ©Getty ImagesAn official from football's world governing body FIFA is behind the illegal sales of thousands of tickets for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, it has been claimed. 

Costa Rican World Cup windfall to stretch from Norway to Ohio

By David Owen

Costa Rica's World Cup run will see clubs from Norway to Ohio financially boosted ©FIFA via Getty ImagesClubs as diverse as Aalesunds FK, Columbus Crew and Deportivo Saprissa are set to receive bigger-than-expected World Cup windfalls, as a consequence of Costa Rica's improbable run to the quarter-finals of Brazil 2014.
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