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Departing Rodriguez soaks up adulation

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 10:22am
While Colombia head for home from the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, they leave with plaudits from onlookers, particularly their goal-scoring star James Rodriguez.

Benzema: We gave everything we had

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 10:12am
France striker Karim Benzema believes ​Les Bleus​ gave everything in their FIFA World Cup quarter-final defeat by Germany, but lamented a lack of attempts in the first half of the clash at the Maracana.

Pele on Neymar and hope of 1962 repeat

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 9:47am
Brazilian legend Pele has offered his own words of support to injured Neymar and drawn a comparison with the 1962 FIFA World Cup, when A Seleção ​survived his absence to win the tournament.

Cafu: Follow the numbers

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 7:49am
As the competition enters its final stages, Cafu handed out fresh advice to those dreaming of winning this year’s Castrol's FIFA World Cup Predictor Challenge: don’t miss this chance to improve your strategy.

Messi's special message to injured Neymar

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 4:46am
Lionel Messi sent a special message to Barcelona team-mate and Brazil star Neymar after the forward was ruled out of the remainder of the FIFA World Cup with a fractured vertebra.

Hosts switch focus to Neymar-less semi

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 4:25am
There was a wide range of emotions for FIFA World Cup hosts Brazil as the squad and nation equally celebrated progress to a semi-final with Germany and began to consider how to tackle it without injured talisman Neymar.

The spiky-haired prodigy who carried a nation’s hopes

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 9:36pm
Things were shaping up nicely for Brazil's chosen one at the FIFA World Cup until a back injury against Colombia ended his tournament, and left more question marks over the hosts' chances.  

Neymar ruled out of World Cup

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 9:33pm

Brazil's leading goalscorer won't play any further part in the tournament after injuring his back late in the quarter-final win against Colombia. 

Guimaraes: Costa Rica deserve to be here

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 9:28pm
The father of Tico midfielder Celso Borges and a veteran of three FIFA World Cups as a player and coach, Alexandre Guimaraes spoke to FIFA.com about the progress the Costa Rican game is making.

Only the start for ambitious Colombia

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 9:01pm
Colombia’s elimination from Brazil 2014 on Friday caused sadness in the Cafetero camp but did not stop Juan Quintero and David Ospina from vowing they will come back even stronger.

Sabella wary of Belgium's golden boys

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 8:02pm

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has warned his team about the dangers posed by the latest 'Golden Generation' of Belgian players, when the teams meet in the FIFA World Cup™ quarter-finals at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia. 

Unlikely heroes send giants through

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 7:39pm
There were tears, a tumble and the ending of a long sequence as defensive players propelled Germany and Brazil into the FIFA World Cup semi-finals.

Landreau bids farewell, lauds Neuer

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 7:31pm
FIFA.com heard from Mickael Landreau as he prepared to head into retirement, with the France reserve keeper full of praise for the man who keeps goal for Les Bleus' conquerors.

'Move Think Learn: Soccer in Focus' expected to reach 130,000

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 7:05pm
Starting this summer, Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) and the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 will be helping teachers educate students about physical literacy through soccer.

Praise pours in for ‘sensational’ Hummels

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 6:56pm
After his match-winning performance in front of goal and in defence sent Germany into their fourth consecutive FIFA World Cup semi-final, coach and team-mates alike told FIFA.com why Mats Hummels is so key for them.

Neymar out of World Cup

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 6:55pm
After suffering a heavy challenge during Brazil's 2-1 quarter-final victory over Colombia on Friday, team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar confirmed Neymar will miss the rest of the FIFA World Cup as a result of a fractured third vertebrae.

Young contenders heading home

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 6:16pm
Four young talents vying for the Hyundai Young Player Award have seen their last action at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, with Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane, Juan Quintero and Eder Balanta all bowing out.

Hosts beat Colombia, set up Germany semi

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 5:55pm
Goals from Thiago Silva and David Luiz, the latter a brilliant free-kick, have taken Brazil through to the last four - and a Belo Horizonte showdown with Germany - with a 2-1 victory over Colombia.

Favourites look to pull rank

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 5:32pm
The quest for semi-final spots concludes at Brazil 2014 with a pair of tournament favourites looking to pull rank in their respective ties against a dark horse and the competition's surprise package.

FIFA expresses concern over situation affecting Nigeria Football Federation

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 3:31pm
FIFA has today sent a letter to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) expressing its great concern over different actions taken by Nigerian public authorities that affect the NFF.