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Algerian team return to hero's welcome

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 1:47pm

Algeria's FIFA World Cup team returned home to a hero's welcome after their historic progress to the knockout stages was ended by Germany in extra time.

Neymar: We are here to run to the end

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:54pm

Brazil forward Neymar has insisted that he is happy for Brazil to win ugly as long as it gets them past Colombia in Friday's FIFA World Cup quarter-final in Fortaleza.

solecra claims the round’s summit, tight at the top

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:58am
A 5-4-1 formation and the inspired decision to make James Rodriguez captain ensured solecra amassed the most points in the recent round of McDonald’s World Cup Fantasy.

Faith and football on Mount Corcovado

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:43am
FIFA speaks to Father Omar Pouso, a priest who blesses the faithful from an enviable location: the base of Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue.

Pekerman plotting Brazil's downfall

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:30am

Colombia's Argentinian head coach Jose Pekerman has the chance to banish the ghosts of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and repay his own country by knocking out hosts Brazil on Friday. 

David Luiz leads defenders' fightback

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:04am
Defenders return to the reckoning in the latest Castrol Index ranking, with David Luiz - one of Brazil's heroes against Chile - edging ahead of James Rodriguez to claim top spot.

Giant dolls take Recife by storm

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 9:44am
The giant dolls that have been a central feature of carnival in the city of Olinda in Pernambuco state for nearly 100 years are playing their part at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Remembering Andres Escobar, 20 years on

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:55am
Andres Escobar dedicated his life to football, only for events on the pitch to result in his tragic murder in 1994. His siblings Jose and Maria Ester talked to FIFA.com in Brazil on the 20th anniversary of his death. 

Robben: We are on a mission

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 5:58am
FIFA hears from Arjen Robben, one of the Netherlands' stars so far at Brazil 2014 about the Mexico match, Louis van Gaal and the upcoming quarter-final clash with Costa Rica. 

Belgium welcome attack-minded foes

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 5:00am

It was only after their hard-fought victory over a resilient United States side on Tuesday that Belgium's players admitted that their group-stage displays had left a lot to be desired.

USA look to bright future despite lost opportunity

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 1:30am
In the short term USA may look upon their epic Round of 16 defeat against Belgium as a lost opportunity, but coach Jurgen Klinsmann and midfielder Jermaine Jones tell  FIFA they are optimistic about the future.

Messi: Progress all that mattered

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:38pm
Lionel Messi played down fears about Argentina's Brazil 2014 campaign after they needed a dramatic extra-time winner to see off Switzerland

Klinsmann: We show too much respect

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 9:40pm
Jurgen Klinsmann has called on his USA side to toughen their mental approach as he begins to plot the long road towards the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

World Cup run boosts MLS

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:42pm
There may have been broken hearts and shattered dreams across the United States on Tuesday, but MLS promoters say unprecedented enthusiasm for the national team is evidence that Major League Soccer has come of age.

Emotional Hitzfeld bows out

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:38pm
FIFA.com looks at the tear-jerking farewell of Otto Hitzfeld, and hears from his assistant and players about his personality and coaching class.

World Cup favourites stumble on

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:23pm
FIFA.com reflects on 240 minutes of thrills, spills, and yet more goalkeeping heroics and extra-time goals after Argentina and Belgium completed the quarter-final line-up with victories over Switzerland and USA respectively.

Young guns excel on night to remember

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:51pm
Romelu Lukaku and Julian Green both scored, while Divock Origi and DeAndre Yedlin put in superb performances as Belgium beat USA in a thriller.

Grand Finalists soak in unforgettable first day

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:45pm

From the sands of the Copacabana to the rooftop of the Hotel Pestana, the Grand Finalists had an unforgettable start in Rio de Janeiro, culminating in the group stage draw.


Dashing Di Maria steps up a level

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:42pm
Argentina match-winner Angel Di Maria was the subject of tributes from team-mate Javier Mascherano and adversary Josip Drmic after La Albiceleste's 1-0 win over Switzerland.

Belgium edge USA in thriller

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 6:35pm
After a goalless but enrapturing 90 minutes, Belgium emerged 2-1 winners over USA to book a quarter-final tie against Argentina.