Lionel Messi's failure to win the World Cup with Argentina does not affect his status as an all-time great, according to coach Alejandro Sabella
German coach Joachim Loew says its 1-0 victory over Argentina in the World Cup final is the fruit of a decade of investment in the country's youth development
Colombian pop star Shakira, who performed at this year's FIFA World Cup closing ceremony, said the tournament changed her life as she met her husband on the 2010 closer.
Brazilians bitter about their teams disastrous World Cup celebrated Argentinas defeat to Germany in the final by dancing and launching fireworks, relieved that their arch-rivals failed to triumph on their soil
Argentina captain Lionel Messi was named the Golden Ball winner while Colombian sensation James Rodriguez won the Golden Boot award for the 2014 FIFA World Cup here Sunday
Argentina were left heart-broken as Mario Goetze scored in extra-time to make Germany the first European team to win a World Cup in South America
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, in the presence of world football organisation FIFA supremo Sepp Blatter, handed over the World Cup to her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as Russia are set to host the next edition in 2018.
As the 2014 World Cup ends, mid-day looks at some lesser known players who announced their arrival at the global stage over the last month in Brazil
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Pop star Shakira and legendary guitarist Carlos Santana sizzle at FIFA World Cup closing ceremony on June 13 in Rio de Janeiro
Brazil striker Fred on Sunday announced his retirement from international football
Relishing soccer's summit clash with community feasts, Kolkatans set off fireworks and took out processions to celebrate Germany winning the World Cup early on Monday.
Brazil lost its face, its pride one more time in the space of four days after the Netherlands embarrassed the hosts 3-0 in the third-place play-off match of the FIFA World Cup at the Estadio Nacional
mid-day's guide to the beauties who’ll be around to support their men in tonight's World Cup final...
FIFA releases list of nominees for various awards that are up for grabs tonight
Germany are red-hot favourites to win the World Cup today, according to British bookmakers, with punters piling money on them to conquer Argentina in the final
Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger said on Saturday that his side will be under "no pressure" when they tackle Argentina in Sunday's World Cup final at the Maracana
Centre-back Mertesacker warns Germany that they will lose vs Argentina in the final today if they don’t repeat their semis show
As the two titans of World Football collide at the Maracana in the 2014 World Cup final, we present a handy guide to the clash.
These men can turn tonight's FIFA World Cup final on its head at the legendary Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here's our special preview on what you need to know about tonight's finale