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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.

Vertonghen: We can stop Messi

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 3:18pm
With the daunting prospect of Argentina's attacking line to face in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil quarter-final, Belgium's Jan Vertonghen feels they can stop the likes of Lionel Messi finding their flow.

Ruiz: We want more

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 3:11pm
FIFA.com talks to captain Bryan Ruiz about Costa Rica's incredible run, a last-eight date with a familiar Dutch side, and his desire to keep the Tico dream alive here in Brazil.

Van Gaal: We're not a great side

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 3:07pm
With Costa Rica their quarter-final opponents, Louis van Gaal has admitted the Netherlands are not a great side, though believes they are capable of winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Brazil-Colombia: What the celebs say...

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 2:27pm
The likes of musician Wyclef, DJ Tiesto, former footballers Gary Lineker and Youri Djorkaeff and current ones Joey Barton and Aaron Ramsey, among others, give FIFA.com their predictions on Brazil-Colombia.

Hummels heads Germany past France and into semis

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 1:55pm
Germany edged France to book a FIFA World Cup semi-final against Brazil or Colombia, with Mats Hummels heading home the only goal early on.

Wilmots: Belgium should seize this chance

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 1:08pm
Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has insisted his side can write history when they face Argentina in the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals and that Les Diables Rouges cannot be fixated on the threat posed by Lionel Messi.

Messi awaits his Belgian nemesis

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:20pm
Lionel Messi has failed to score against Thibaut Courtois in their last seven meetings. FIFA.com takes a closer look at a fascinating sub-plot to Saturday’s quarter-final between Belgium and Argentina.

Sabella: The team make Messi

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:26am
After his side have been criticised as over-reliant on Lionel Messi, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has said it is the work of the team that has allowed their star to shine.

Blatter shocked by Bieniewicz's death

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 9:39am
The FIFA President has written to Sunil Gulati, president of US Soccer, to express his shock and sadness at the death of amateur referee John Bieniewicz following an on-pitch assault.

Friendship and thrills in Caju

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 9:22am
A total of 192 youngsters from 27 nations and seven continents were thrilled as the Football for Hope Festival got underway in Caju. FIFA.com recaps as incalculable fun was had and countless friends were made.

Argentina hold no fear for bold Belgium

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 6:21am

With Belgium facing Argentina in a FIFA World Cup™ quarter-final on Saturday, we consider the past meetings between the sides and what they can expect in Brasillia this time around.

Messi to lead Argentina in Belgium test

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 8:16pm
Argentina will once again turn to Lionel Messi for inspiration when they tackle star-studded Belgium in Brasilia on Saturday in a FIFA World Cup quarter-final.

Costa Rica fairytale faces Dutch reckoning

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 8:16pm
The irresistible fairytale of Costa Rica faces a day of reckoning against Louis van Gaal's Dutch side on Saturday in Brazil2014's most unlikely quarter-final.

Statement by Thierry Weil, FIFA’s Marketing Director and responsible for Ticketing at FIFA

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 7:55pm
With regard to “Operation Jules Rimet”, FIFA is fully supporting the local authorities in their investigations into ticket scalping and any illegal sale of FIFA World Cup tickets.

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