ARTICLES RELATING TO SWC 2014

Brazil drama over for Luiz

2014-08-07 18:00

Brazil defender David Luiz has insisted he was over his SWC heartbreak as he was unveiled as a new Paris Saint-Germain player.

Renard new Ivory Coast coach

2014-07-31 17:12

Former Zambia coach Herve Renard has been appointed Ivory Coast coach, succeeding compatriot Sabri Lamouchi.

Sabella to quit Argentina?

2014-07-29 22:00

Alejandro Sabella, who steered Argentina to the SWC final, has decided to quit as coach, Argentine has media reported.

Neymar's brain 'on auto-pilot'

2014-07-25 10:00

Brazilian superstar Neymar's brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 percent the level of amateur players.

England's SWC exit hit UK pubs

2014-07-24 12:00

England's dismal SWC campaign in Brazil was doubly disappointing for Britain's pub operators, prompting soccer fans to stay at home.

Dunga back in Brazil hot seat

2014-07-22 17:30

The Brazilian Football Confederation have appointed Dunga as Brazil's national coach, replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Germany damaged the SWC trophy

2014-07-22 10:21

The Soccer World Cup winners celebrated their triumph so hard that they ended up damaging the trophy they fought so hard to win.

Rodriguez volley voted SWC's best

2014-07-21 13:49

Colombian James Rodriguez's stunning volley at Brazil 2014 has been voted as the Goal of the Tournament.

Quieroz agrees new Iran deal

2014-07-20 12:28

The Iranian Football Federation has agreed to extend Carlos Queiroz's contract until the end of the 2018 World Cup.

Dunga favourite to coach Brazil

2014-07-19 07:03

Former SWC winning captain Dunga is the favourite on a short list of candidates to coach Brazil's national soccer team.

Del Bosque wants to keep job

2014-07-17 21:00

Vicente del Bosque has confirmed his intention to stay on as coach of Spain, despite their disappointing SWC performance.

Germany top of FIFA rankings

2014-07-17 10:53

Germany's run to the SWC title has seen them return to the top of FIFA's world rankings for the first time in around 20 years.

Pope gets signed SWC jersey

2014-07-17 07:39

Soccer World Cup runners-up Argentina have sent their compatriot Pope Francis, a die-hard football fan, a jersey signed by the team.

Thieves steal beer during SWC

2014-07-16 14:40

German police are hunting for thieves who made off with 10 truckloads of beer while the country was distracted by SWC fever.

Brazil in cull of backroom staff

2014-07-16 08:14

Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned from his position as Brazil coach, but he wasn't the only one to see the door.

Germany cap memorable SWC

2014-07-15 10:51

After five weeks and 64 matches, the 2014 Soccer World Cup climaxed with Germany wearing the crown, writes Eric Tinkler.

8 accused of illegal betting

2014-07-15 10:24

The FBI arrested eight people who have been accused of running illegal World Cup betting in their Las Vegas hotel suites.

Brazil declares SWC 'victory'

2014-07-15 10:15

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has declared as a victory the giant nation's staging of the Soccer World Cup.

Blatter: Brazil 2014 better than SA 2010

2014-07-15 10:00
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter has lavished praise on Brazil's SWC, rating it higher than the 2010 edition in SA.

Argentina's gutsy team home

2014-07-15 07:51

A crestfallen Lionel Messi kept a low profile as thousands welcomed the Argentina squad home after a SWC final defeat to Germany.

Stamps printed before final

2014-07-14 20:00

Germany will this week issue a SWC victory postage stamp, five million of which were printed before the final was even held.

Brazil pips SA in fan stakes

2014-07-14 17:30

The 2014 Soccer World Cup has proved more popular than the previous edition in South Africa in terms of fan attendance.

Final sets social media record

2014-07-14 16:02

Germany's nail-biting victory over Argentina in the SWC final entered the record books on social media giants Twitter and Facebook.

Khedira joins exclusive club

2014-07-14 14:32

Sami Khedira became only the 10th player to win the SWC and the European Cup or Champions League in the same year.

SWC final player ratings

2014-07-14 14:04

Player ratings from Germany's 1-0 win over Argentina in the Soccer World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro.

 

Lahm rules out Germany return

2014-08-07 17:30

While admitting that he would "never say never", Philipp Lahm has ruled out any return to the German national team.

Hazard - SWC criticism was fair

2014-07-30 15:11

Belgium forward Eden Hazard has said criticism of his SWC performances was justified and is determined to shine at the Euro 2016.

Japanese SWC ref hits back

2014-07-25 11:23

The Japanese referee whose decisions in the opening match of the SWC triggered a storm of controversy has hit back at critics.

Keshi in talks for extension

2014-07-24 20:12

The Nigeria Football Federation have announced that they are set to begin talks with Stephen Keshi over a new contract.

Madiba inspired Dunga return

2014-07-22 19:29

New Brazil coach Dunga has cited Nelson Mandela as an inspiration on taking the reins of the national side for a second time.

Loew made honorary citizen

2014-07-22 13:54

Germany's Soccer World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew is to be made an honorary citizen of his hometown of Schoenau im Schwarzwald.

Brazil to name Dunga as coach

2014-07-21 18:11

Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post.

We tried, says Neymar

2014-07-21 09:03

Brazil starlet Neymar says his team strove hard for SWC glory, but other countries have moved ahead of them and they must catch up.

Messi gets Golden Ball backing

2014-07-19 11:01

Former Liverpool boss, Gerard Houllier, has defended FIFA’s decision to name Lionel Messi the best player at the SWC.

Ozil donates SWC bonus

2014-07-18 12:35

German Soccer World Cup star Mesut Ozil is donating his SWC winnings to pay for 23 sick children to have surgery.

Ref: Kramer was disoriented

2014-07-17 15:22

The referee in charge of the Soccer World Cup final has revealed that Germany's Kramer was disoriented after blow to head

SWC winner Kroos joins Real

2014-07-17 10:02

Germany Soccer World Cup winner Toni Kroos has agreed a deal to join Real Madrid from Bayern Munich on a six-year deal.

Real move on for Navas

2014-07-16 21:00

Real Madrid have agreed a deal for Levante goalkeeper Keylor Navas following his outstanding SWC display with Costa Rica.

Podolski goes 'selfie' crazy!

2014-07-16 12:31

Lukas Podolski hasn't stopped celebrating with his team-mates, the trophy and his medal since Germany won the 2014 SWC.

German team arrives home

2014-07-15 11:34

The victorious German national soccer team has touched down on home soil and greeted by a crowd of thousands in Berlin.

Ticketing exec turns himself in

2014-07-15 10:26

A British World Cup ticketing executive accused of involvement with a scalping network blamed for fraud has turned himself in.

Germany welcome home heroes

2014-07-15 10:20

Tens of thousands of jubilant Germany fans massed at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate awaiting the arrival of their SWC heroes.

Messi award surprises Sepp

2014-07-15 10:07

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has admitted that he was not expecting Lionel Messi to win the Golden Ball award at the World Cup.

Scolari departure confirmed

2014-07-15 09:12

The Confederation of Brazilian Football has confirmed that head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned from his role.

Maradona: Messi not the best

2014-07-14 21:00

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has said compatriot Lionel Messi did not deserve to be named best player of the SWC.

Heroes' welcome for Argentina

2014-07-14 20:00

Thousands of people greeted Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentina team when the squad flew home to Buenos Aires.

SWC heroes - and villains...

2014-07-14 16:02

Like any good drama or pantomime the Soccer World Cup threw up its fair share of heroes and villains during the tournament.

Soccer World Cup quiz!

2014-07-14 15:04

Think you're smarter than your friends? Prove it by tackling Sport24's almost impossible yet highly addictive Soccer World Cup quiz!

United team up with adidas

2014-07-14 14:15

Manchester United has secured the most lucrative kit deal in football, announcing a £750 million deal with adidas.

Past Golden Ball winners

2014-07-14 14:04

Recent recipients of the SWC Player of the Tournament after Argentina's Lionel Messi picked up the 2014 Golden Ball award.

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