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Brazil-Germany: Celebs predict to FIFA.com

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 9:29am
Mega-stars from music, modelling and golf, two FIFA World Cup-winning captains and a series of personalities from the sport chat to FIFA.com about who will win Brazil-Germany.

Past lessons spur Mascherano to make history

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:30am
With his country on the threshold of a first FIFA World Cup Final for more than two decades, Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano is drawing strength from past experiences in preparation for the Netherlands.

Prandelli: Italy role was a privilege

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:23am
As he prepares to officially become Galatasaray coach, Cesare Prandelli has reflected on the "privilege" of leading Italy for four years and delivered a message of thanks for the support he received.

Van Persie bids to end knockout-phase hoodoo

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:30pm
Heading into the Netherlands' Brazil 2014 semi-final against Argentina on Wednesday, Robin van Persie is still waiting for his first goal in a knockout match at a major international tournament.

History hangs heavy as Dutch, Argentina clash

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:30pm
Lionel Messi's Argentina and Arjen Robben's Netherlands will carry competing motivations into Wednesday's tantalising FIFA World Cup semi-final showdown in Sao Paulo.

Referee designation for match 62

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:45pm

Cüneyt Çakir from Turkey will referee the second semi-final between the Netherlands and Argentina. 

FIFA statement on Operation Jules Rimet

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:40pm
FIFA has taken note that Ray Whelan, Director of the Accommodation office of MATCH Services, was taken in at the Copacabana Palace today by the police for questioning.

Yokohama revenge not an issue for Boateng

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:14pm
Defender Jerome Boateng says Germany will not be hunting revenge against Brazil for their defeat in the 2002 FIFA World Cup Final during Tuesday's semi-final.

Blatter, Ronaldo and Pique welcome kids at the Football for Hope Festival

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:09pm

The Football For Hope Festival 2014 kicked off today with a ceremony that saw FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter joined by Brazilian legend Ronaldo as the 32 teams from social organisations around the world were welcomed to Caju in Rio de Janeiro for a unique intercultural exchange and a football tournament.

Scolari: We're playing for Neymar

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 5:36pm

Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is convinced Brazil can beat Germany and make it through to a dream FIFA World Cup final despite Neymar's absence.

2002 rematch to decide first finalists

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 5:05pm
The first semi-final of Brazil 2014 brings together two sides who contested the Final 12 years ago, with hosts Brazil attempting to overcome a Germany side growing in confidence without the services of Neymar and Thiago Silva.

Amarildo: Neymar loss will give Brazil something new

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 5:03pm
At Chile 1962, Brazil lost star man Pele and went on to win the Trophy. His deputy in that tournament, Amarildo, along with Mario Zagallo, speak to FIFA.com about the loss of O Rei and how A Seleção can cope without Neymar.

Argentina-Netherlands: a classic FIFA World Cup rivalry

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:41pm

Argentina and the Netherlands are set to do battle in the semi-finals of Brazil 2014 in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, and to prepare for the occasion we have put together video highlights from their previous five encounters at the FIFA World Cup.

Navas ties Messi at the summit

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:34pm
Keylor Navas picked up his fourth Budweiser Man of the Match Award to go joint-top alongside Lionel Messi as defensive players continued to excel.

Penalty tips and strategies

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:07pm

Penalties have come to the fore ever since substitute Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul knocked out Costa Rica. FIFA.com speaks with players, goalkeepers and coaches about their own recipes for spot-kick success. 

Blatter: This is stadium number 13

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:58pm

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter spoke exclusively to FIFA.com at the opening of the Football For Hope Festival in Caju, Rio de Janeiro where he spoke of his admiration for those taking part and the legacy of the FIFA World Cup.

Disciplinary update on matters relating to Brazil-Colombia match

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:05pm
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has issued at statement on whether action will be taken over the injury to Brazil forward Neymar.

Hamann: Germany are better prepared than ever

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 9:06am
Germany legend Dietmar Hamann talks with FIFA.com on their impending semi-final with Brazil, the side's only other FIFA World Cup meeting in 2002 and how he thinks the hosts will cope without Neymar.

Referees for the final four matches announced

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 9:03am
The remaining referees teams who will be used for the final four games of the tournament have been announced, with 15 of the 25 teams available to be chosen for the matches.

Kia surprises Crown Trace dreamers

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:45am

Nicholas Griffith is harnessing the power of football to make a difference in his community. FIFA.com interviewed the Power of Football contest winner.