Neymar has urged his Brazil teammates to rescue some of their battered pride after their humiliating World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany by beating the Netherlands in today's third-place play-off in Brasilia
As the FIFA World Cup 2014 edition in Brazil comes to a close with Germany, Argentina facing off against each other on Sunday, we bring you some interesting trivia of the 2014 World Cup finalists
Javier Mascherano, who played a key role in Argentina's semi-final win over the Netherlands on Wednesday, said he endured immense pain in his attempt to prevent Arjen Robben from scoring in the closing stages of the game
The World Cup's top-scorer Miroslav Klose has threatened to abandon his strict fitness regime to become a "party animal" if Germany win Sunday's final against Argentina
Brazil football legend Romario, now a lawmaker, said that the sport's chiefs should serve prison time for the national team's humiliating 1-7 World Cup defeat to Germany
FIFA has rejected Luis Suarez's appeal against his lengthy ban for biting an opponent in a World Cup match
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has been selected to escort 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy to the field before the final match on July 13
Germany defender Mats Hummels shocked everyone when he revealed that he and his teammates made a half-time dressing room pact not to "humiliate" Brazil during their record-breaking World Cup semi-final clash on Tuesday
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella believes a well-rested Germany will have the advantage against the weary South Americans in Sunday's World Cup final.
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari defended his record on Wednesday as the football-mad nation struggled to absorb the World Cup debacle against Germany
Football fan Pope Francis "might" watch the World Cup final on Sunday between his native Argentina and Germany but is unlikely to do so alongside his German predecessor Benedict XVI contrary to media speculation, the Vatican said
After his heroics took Argentina into the World Cup final, we give you some interesting tidbits about the goalkeeper
Yolanthe Cabau was around to comfort her husband Wesley Sneijder after the Dutch star failed to convert the penalty during their semi-final clash against Argentina
Germany have a secret plan to shut Argentina superstar Lionel Messi out of Sunday's World Cup final at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana Stadium.
Marouane Fellaini, who had reportedly claimed he would cut his hair if Belgium won the World Cup in Brazil, has still followed through with his pledge despite the Red Devils quarter-final exit
Brazil star Neymar is prepared to set aside the historical rivalry between South America's two footballing heavyweights as he wants his Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi to win the World Cup
Argentine star Lionel Messi said the national team was just "one small step away" from becoming the champions of the 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup.
In a first for the football World Cup, foreign fans and participants to the next championships in 2018 in Russia will be able to visit the country without visas immediately before and during the competition, Russian President Vladimir Putin said
Argentina's national team will be accompanied by legend Diego Maradona as they prepare for Sunday's FIFA World Cup final against Germany at the Maracana stadium.
Brazilians might have thought that their World Cup nightmare couldn't possibly get any worse - and then bitter rivals Argentina reached the final in their own backyard