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  • World Cup 2014: ArgentinaGermany final breaks social media records July 15, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: The hardfought thrilling World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set new Twitter and Facebook records as the encounter was trending on all social media platforms. The final set a new Twitter record of 618,725 tweets per minute discussing the match, according to a data. Facebook also said the...
  • World Cup 2014: This sadness will last for life, says Mascherano July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano said that the sadness caused by losing the World Cup final will last forever. "This sadness will be forever. It was our chance to win the title," Mascherano said after his team lost the World Cup final 01 to Germany in extra time, reports...
  • World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi blames strikers for 'Final' defeat July 14, 2014

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi has blamed his side's loss in the World Cup final to the poor finishing of the strikers, who missed at least two clear chances to score. Germany beat the Argentines 10 with a goal in the extra time by Mario Goetze, but Argentina strikers Gonzalo Higuain and...
  • Beautiful game blossoms at FIFA World Cup 2014 carnival July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Wonderful goals, gripping drama, shock results, new heroes, old villains: the World Cup played out like the gripping blockbuster tournament its organisers always dreamed it would be. Long before the curtain came down on the monthlong footballing carnival with Germany's victory on Sunday, many had already decided it...
  • World Cup 2014: Mix of tears, cheers and violence in Argentina July 14, 2014

    Buenos Aires: Argentines reacted with tears, cheers and violence after the dream of a third World Cup title slipped through their fingers on Sunday, as clashes between hooligans and police ended a massive street party. Tens of thousands of people flocked to the Obelisk in Buenos Aires, the iconic monument where...
  • Brazil play host to the best football World Cup soap opera July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: From the villain who bites opponents, to the star left with a fractured spine and a brokenhearted host nation, the Brazil World Cup was the best for soap opera. There is even big money thrown in as Brazilian police chase an ontherun World Cup ticket executive. Past...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany's strength in depth delivers ultimate prize July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: Germany's impressive strength in depth proved the decisive factor in their 10 extratime World Cup final victory over Argentina on Sunday as Lionel Messi failed to deliver the golden touch for the South Americans. It was a substitute, Mario Goetze, who struck the decisive blow for Germany after...
  • World Cup 2014: Argentina 'lacked efficiency' in front of goal July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella heaped praise on his team after Sunday's 10 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. "They played a fantastic World Cup. There's nothing to blame them...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany's World Cup triumph was 10 years in the making, says Loew July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: Germany's World Cup victory on Sunday was not just down to 50 days of good preparation for the tournament but was the culmination of a meticulouslyplanned longterm project, coach Joachim Loew said. Loew, who took over from Juergen Klinsmann in 2006 after their thirdplace finish at the World...
  • World Cup 2014: Germans revel in first World Cup win in 24 years July 14, 2014

    Berlin: Jubilant Germans celebrated in the streets on Sunday night, lighting fireworks, embracing strangers, honking car horns and revelling in their first World Cup win in 24 years. Roars of delight soared from Berlin's massive fan zone, stretching 1.3 kilometres from the Brandenburg Gate, where 300,000 fans had braved torrential downpours...
  • World Cup 2014: Argentina not afraid of Germany, says Martin Demichelis July 13, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis feels that Argentina are respectful but won't fear Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final. "Germany have gained respect as a team, but we do not fear it, we're eager for Sunday," Demichelis said. Demichelis added that Germany have a "very smart coach"...
  • World Cup 2014: Argentina prays for Lionel Messi goals July 13, 2014

    Buenos Aires: Everyone in Rosario has a tale to tell about Lionel Messi, the Argentinian city's most famous son who rivals Pope Francis as a national icon. Messi's link to the city has made the people of the port city doubly nervous about Sunday's World Cup final when their country...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany vs Argentina, we are ready to make history, says Loew July 13, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Joachim Loew says Germany is ready to write history by winning Sunday's final to become the first European side to win the World Cup in the Americas. The Germans take on Argentina in the World Cup final at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana Stadium with Loew hoping...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany's history boys prepare to wreck Lionel Messi's dream July 13, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: A Germany side chasing a place in history will attempt to wreck Lionel Messi's dream of a World Cup coronation with Argentina on Sunday as the monthlong football carnival hits a climax at the Maracana Stadium. The 64th game of one of the best World Cups of...
  • World Cup 2014: Rio braces for Argentina's World Cup fan frenzy July 12, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Rio de Janeiro braced Thursday for up to 100,000 Argentine fans arriving by car, bus and motorhome for the World Cup final against Germany at the iconic Maracana Stadium. Argentina had already sent the biggest contingent of fans to Brazil during the monthlong tournament, flooding cities to follow...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany have the edge in the final, says Argentina coach July 10, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella believes a wellrested Germany will have the advantage against the weary South Americans in Sunday's World Cup final. Sabella's players advanced to the Maracana showpiece in a gruelling extratime and penalty shootout battle with the Netherlands that the Argentina coach described as like a "war." The...
  • Wrestler Sushil Kumar aiming for gold in Rio October 13, 2012

    Nagpur: After improving his 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze to silver in London, Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar has set his target on gold in the next Games in Rio de Janerio. Interacting with the 65th batch of trainee officers of Indian Revenue Service (IRS) at the National Academy of Direct Taxes...
  • Usain Bolt aims high for 2016 Rio Olympics October 9, 2012

    London: Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has set his sights on defending his three titles at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro rather than switching to another event, the six-times gold medallist said on Monday. The 26-year-old Jamaican said his coach would like him to take up the 400...
  • Bolt keen on Rio, 400 and long jump eyed August 23, 2012

    Usain Bolt is a definite starter for another Olympic Games in four years' time, opening up the possibility of more sprint records or an attempt at other events, the sixtime gold medallist said on Wednesday. Speculation has been rife since the London Games that the Olympic 100 and 200 metres champion...
  • Castro battling for life: Chavez June 17, 2007

    Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said that Fidel Castro is ''battling for his life'' and that he spoke with the ailing Cuban leader for nearly half an hour several days ago. Chavez, a close ally and admirer of Castro, compared the Cuban leader's attempt to recover from...