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When Brazil hosted the World Cup in 2014 the country dreamt of glory, but the beloved national team was thrashed and the tournament left a legacy of unfinished works.
Four years after the 2014 Soccer World Cup Brazil's massive corruption probes have cleared only two of the 12 stadiums used for the finals.
Dilma Rousseff has called for all Soccer World Cups and football activities to be investigated.
The construction of a light rail line in Cuiaba that was to have been ready for last year's World Cup has been stalled.
Football's world governing body FIFA has set up a $100 million 2014 World Cup Legacy Fund for hosts, Brazil.
Bayern Munich's $1.7 million share tops FIFA cash payouts to clubs for release of players to Soccer World Cup.
The boot that won the 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil has been sold at an auction for a staggering €2 million.
Memories of Germany's 2014 Soccer World Cup triumph will be rekindled when 'Die Mannschaft' hits cinemas.
FIFA officials were ordered to hand back luxury watches offered as 'gifts' by the Brazilian Football Confederation.
Brazil defender David Luiz has insisted he was over his SWC heartbreak as he was unveiled as a new Paris Saint-Germain player.
FIFA's ethics committee have banned a Caribbean football chief for two years over a ticket scam at the 2014 World Cup.
Dilma Rousseff insists there is no reason Brazil's hosting of the 2014 SWC should be probed as part of the FIFA scandal.
That is the current fate of the most expensive venue Brazil built for last year's SWC.
A new stadium in Cuiaba is being closed for "emergency repairs" just seven months after it held four World Cup matches.
Joachim Low has voted for Manuel Neuer and would be disappointed if he doesn't win the Ballon d'Or award on Monday .
Attendance figures for soccer games in Brazil have been boosted since the SWC, but a few stadiums could become 'white elephants'.
World Cup winner Manuel Neuer was shortlisted for the goalkeeping position in the 2014 FIFA World Team of the Year.
The GFA says it is now able to pay back the money it borrowed from the government to avoid a player strike at the SWC.
Less than two months after the worst defeat in their history, Brazil are set to embark on a new path against Colombia.
While admitting that he would "never say never", Philipp Lahm has ruled out any return to the German national team.
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