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Germany, the now four-time world champions, the first European team to win it on South American soil, earned the honour of lifting the mo...


Germany, the now four-time world champions, the first European team to win it on South American soil, earned the honour of lifting the most recognised trophy in sports with a tooth-and-nail 1-0 victory in a final as terrifically entertaining as the tournament itself.
Argentines reacted with tears, cheers and violence after the dream of a third World Cup title slipped through their fingers, as clashes between hooligans and police ended a massive street party.

Mario Goetze’s sensational goal in the 113th minute Sunday had shattered a scoreless tie with Argentina, and now as extra time was nearing the end, the roar from Germany’s supporters at Maracanã stadium swelled to ear-popping levels.

Germany wished to hear only one sound: referee Nicola Rizzoli’s whistle.

And when the 1-0 victory before 74,738 spectators was certified, a celebration 24 years in the making erupted at midfield, on the sideline, in the crowd and in the VIP section with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Goetze’s goal capped not only a rigorous affair with Lionel Messi and the Argentines, but completed a month of excellence in Brazil. It also capped a 10-year mission, begun under current U.S. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann, to reinvigorate one of the world’s most successful soccer programs.

Bollywood King Khan is busy in promotions of Farah Khan’s forthcoming Hindi movie ‘Happy New Year’. After that King Khan will soon start...

Bollywood King Khan is busy in promotions of Farah Khan’s forthcoming Hindi movie ‘Happy New Year’. After that King Khan will soon start working for the Yash Raj film new film ‘Fan’. Though the names of many actresses have been floating around for the role of a leading lady, it is Ileana D’Cruz who has bagged the role opposite Shah Rukh Khan.
If this turns out to be true, then this will be the first time that Shah Rukh Khan will be paired with Ileana D’Cruz who made her debut in Bollywood movie with Anurag Basu’s 'Barfi’ from Vaani Kapoor of ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ fame to Parineeti Chopra, many names were being toss around. In fact, recently Vaani even mentioned that she is doing a Yash Raj film however, she refrained from exposing any more details.
Ileana D’Cruz shot to fame with her Bollywood debut ‘Barfi’ and later was seen romancing Shahid Kapoor and Varun Dhawan in ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’ and ‘Main Tera Hero’. Currently, the actress is busy covering up the Saif Ali Khan – Kalki Koechlin starrer ‘Happy Ending’, directed by the duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.
‘Fan’, to be directed by Maneesh Sharma and written by Habib Faisal, is slated to go on floor in October and the film is apparently based on the story of a fan who is on a mission to meet the one he has idolized for long.
Though Fan was slated to go on floor later this year, the film got pre-poned and Shah Rukh Khan who was supposed to complete Excel Entertainment’s (Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani) Raees, decided to wrap up this Maneesh Sharma directorial.
‘Fan’ is slated to release on August 14, 2015.

Actress-singer Priyanka Chopra has sung a lullaby in her forthcoming film 'Mary Kom', a biopic on the five-time World Champion box...

Actress-singer Priyanka Chopra has sung a lullaby in her forthcoming film 'Mary Kom', a biopic on the five-time World Champion boxer. 

"I have sung a lori (lullaby) in the film, which comes in the important part of the film. It's a very intimate conversation between the mother and child and yes, it was fun. It has a good tune," said Priyanka. She was speaking at the trailer launch of Mary Kom on Wednesday.
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Priyanka Chopra poses for a photograph during a promotional event for the forthcoming Hindi film 'Mary Kom' in Mumbai.

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Brazil's miserable World Cup campaign ended to a chorus of boos on Saturday as the hosts slumped to a 3-0 defeat against the Netherl...

Brazil's miserable World Cup campaign ended to a chorus of boos on Saturday as the hosts slumped to a 3-0 defeat against the Netherlands in the third place playoff match.

A penalty from Robin van Persie and a Daley Blind strike saw the Dutch take a 2-0 lead after only 17 minutes as Brazil endured more woe after their humiliating 7-1 semi-final rout by Germany.
Once again Brazil's defence was hopelessly exposed, with the first Dutch goal coming when van Persie sent Robben racing in behind them.

Thiago Silva tugged the Bayern Munich star over and although the foul began outside the penalty area, Algerian referee Djamel Haimoudi pointed to the spot.
Silva meanwhile was lucky to escape with only a yellow card.
Brazil's defence was scattered once more in the 17th minute.
Daryl Janmaat crossed from the right and David Luiz's poor headed clearance fell to Blind who finished for his first international goal.
Georginio Wijnaldum added a late third for the Dutch to trigger more jeers and catcalls for the hosts.

The defeat marks the first time since 1974 that Brazil have lost consecutive World Cup matches.

DESPITE a number of stars on each side, the game lacked flair, was devoid of clear-cut chances, and had nothing exciting until the penalty...

DESPITE a number of stars on each side, the game lacked flair, was devoid of clear-cut chances, and had nothing exciting until the penalty shootout.Shootouts always are exciting. This one was too. Semi-finals are usually close. This one was too.

So close that Argentina, having the likes of Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero, and the Netherlands, having Arjen Robben, Robin Van Persie and Wesley Sneijder, combined for just eight shots on target during 120 minutes.

A day after Germany annihilated hosts Brazil 7-1 in the first semi-final, the Albiceleste and the Dutch played the antidote here at the Arena Corinthians on Wednesday to what the other two semi-finalists did at Belo Horizonte’s Estadio Mineirao.

Argentina, though, advanced to a final against Germany on Sunday after Sergio Romero’s pulled off two stunning saves in the shootout for a 4-2 win on penalties after a goalless draw at the end of extra-time.

Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, and Brazil’s Day Goes Dark Germany won the first semifinal of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in a m...

Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, and Brazil’s Day Goes Dark

Germany won the first semifinal of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in a match that was a resounding defeat for Brazil with a score of 7-1.

Brazil's defence in Tuesday's match proved to be like a wall of sand, and the team showed a disappointing performance overall in the absence of striker Neymar and captain Thiago Silva.

Losing the match by such a big margin was completely unexpected and a huge blow for fans all over the world.

By the time the match ended, many in the stadium could be seen weeping.

 The fireworks began at dawn. All around this city, loud pops and bangs rang out as men and women and children, so many dressed in yellow, set off flares and beeped car horns. It was supposed to be a magical day. The Brazilian national soccer team, playing at home, was one game away from a World Cup final.

Argentina beat Belgium to reach first semi since 1990 Gonzalo Higuain's superb early strike secured a nervy 1-0 win for Argentina ...

Argentina beat Belgium to reach first semi since 1990

Gonzalo Higuain's superb early strike secured a nervy 1-0 win for Argentina against Belgium and sent the South Americans through to the last four of the World Cup for the first time in 24 years on Saturday.

Higuain buried a shot into the corner of the net in the eighth minute at the national stadium to set up a semi-final clash against 2010 runners-up the Netherlands or surprise package Costa Rica, who play later on Saturday.

The 26-year-old Higuain reacted brilliantly when an Angel Di Maria pass was deflected towards him off Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen. He swivelled and struck the ball first time as Argentina ended a run of being eliminated in the last eight at the two most recent editions of soccer's global showpiece.

Belgium, whose best World Cup run was in 1986 when they were knocked out by Diego Maradona's Argentina in the semi-finals, had a couple of chances but otherwise offered little in attack despite sustained late pressure that set nerves among the thousands of Argentines thronging the giant arena jangling.

“It's a great joy for this squad, for the technical staff, for the people, for my family. We all crossed the Rubicon!,” said Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella.

“It was the best in terms of the balance and play,” he added of his side's quarter-final performance against the Belgians.

he Netherlands advanced to a World Cup semi-final with Argentina by beating Costa Rica 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday with substitute goalk...

he Netherlands advanced to a World Cup semi-final with Argentina by beating Costa Rica 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday with substitute goalkeeper Tim Krul saving two of the penalties after the match finished 0-0 following extra time.

Costa Rica, with the excellent Keylor Navas in goal, had held out for 120 minutes against a dominant Dutch team who hit the woodwork three times - twice late in normal time and again in the frenetic extra time period.

With extra time almost up, Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal sent Krul on for Jasper Cillessen as the Dutch sought to improve on their record of one victory in five previous shootouts in major tournaments.

In the end only penalties could separate the two sides and three-time runners-up the Netherlands will play Argentina in Sao Paulo on Wednesday.

Mats Hummels headed the winner as Germany beat old rivals France 1-0 to advance to the World Cup semi-finals for a record fourth straight ...

Mats Hummels headed the winner as Germany beat old rivals France 1-0 to advance to the World Cup semi-finals for a record fourth straight time on Friday.

Borussia Dortmund defender Hummels rose to head home Toni Kroos's free-kick on 13 minutes to settle a cagey encounter at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.

Joachim Loew's side will now play the winner of Friday's second quarter-final between Brazil or Colombia in next Tuesday's semi-final in Belo Horizonte.

France had entered the match quietly confident of avenging semi-final defeats against Germany in 1982 and 1986.

The quarter-final drama continues Saturday when the Netherlands play Costa Rica and Belgium take on Argentina.
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A sensational David Luiz free kick took Brazil into the World Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 victory over Colombia but the tournament hosts sa...

A sensational David Luiz free kick took Brazil into the World Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 victory over Colombia but the tournament hosts saw star striker Neymar carried off in agony.

Brazil's captain Thiago Silva will also be suspended for Tuesday's semi-final against Germany after he followed up his first World Cup goal with his second yellow card of the tournament.

Brazil are in the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 12 years and coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is one step nearer his vow to win the cup for a sixth time.

But Scolari buried his head in his hands when he saw Silva booked and faces an anxious wait for news of Neymar who was reportedly taken to hospital for tests.

Neymar was stretchered off with a back injury after being clattered by Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zuniga. Globo television said the Brazilian star was taken away in an ambulance.

Colombia's James Rodriguez extended his lead as the tournament's top scorer with his sixth goal in five games from the penalty spot after Julio Cesar brought down Carlos Bacca.

But Colombia now leave and Brazil move on to only their second World Cup meeting with Germany in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. The Germans beat France 1-0 earlier in the day.

“I think that in the analysis of the match, the early goal for Brazil made a big difference because we are not used to conceding goals like this and that drained us of confidence a bit,” lamented Colombia boss Jose Pekerman.

“Going ahead so early calmed them down and that was very important.“

However, Pekerman was full of praise for the way in which Colombia had captivated the world in their first appearance at the finals since 1998.

Much-fancied Belgium needed extra time to crack heroic United States goalkeeper Tim Howard in a thrilling 2-1 extra-time victory on Tuesda...

Much-fancied Belgium needed extra time to crack heroic United States goalkeeper Tim Howard in a thrilling 2-1 extra-time victory on Tuesday that set up a World Cup quarter-final clash with Argentina.

The Belgians had dominated the first 90 minutes but a barrage of efforts were thwarted by an inspired Howard, whose resistance was finally broken in the 93rd minute when midfielder Kevin De Bruyne buried an angled shot from seven metres.

In a pulsating extra time, substitute striker Romelu Lukaku powered home a second in the 105th minute after a clever De Bruyne pass, before Julian Green’s neat volley ensured a tense finish in which Clint Dempsey almost sneaked an equalizer.

The win sealed Belgium’s first World Cup quarter-final appearance since 1986 and they will next play Argentina on Saturday.

Angel Di Maria scored in the 118th minute Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland in extra time and a spot in the World Cup q...

Angel Di Maria scored in the 118th minute Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland in extra time and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

With a penalty shootout looming, Lionel Messi made a surging run toward the Swiss area and laid the ball off to Di Maria on the right, and the winger sent a left-foot shot past diving goalkeeper Diego Benaglio.
Blerim Dzemaili nearly equalised right before the end but his header hit the post, and the rebound bounced off his knee and wide of the goal.

Argentina will play the winner of Belgium and the United States.
It was a dramatic ending to what had been a tight match, with Argentina struggling to break through Switzerland's disciplined defense.

Though Argentina dominated possession from the start, it was Switzerland that had the best chances in the slow-paced first half.

Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil struck in extra time to earn Germany a 2-1 win over Algeria in a pulsating last 16 clash in Porto Alegre on...

Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil struck in extra time to earn Germany a 2-1 win over Algeria in a pulsating last 16 clash in Porto Alegre on Monday and a quarter-final date with France.

Chelsea forward Schuerrle broke the deadlock in the 92nd minute, with Arsenal's Ozil adding a second in the 120th minute.

Abdelmoumene Djabou struck in the first minute of stoppage time to give Algeria a consolation goal.

This was Algeria's first ever appearance in the knockout stages and they covered themelves with glory, taking the game to the three-time champions.

France ended Nigeria's hopes of a first World Cup quarter-final appearance when they scored two late goals to beat the Super Eagles 2-...

France ended Nigeria's hopes of a first World Cup quarter-final appearance when they scored two late goals to beat the Super Eagles 2-0 in a rough and physical second-round match on Monday.

Midfielder Paul Pogba put France ahead in the 79th minute, heading in at the far post after Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama flapped at Mathieu Valbuena's corner following a sustained spell of French pressure.
The win was sealed when Joseph Yobo turned a low cross into his own goal in stoppage time and France will play Germany or Algeria in the last eight.
It was a controversial victory, however, as the game had swung France's way after Nigeria's influential midfielder Ogenyi Onazi was injured and carried off following a late tackle from Blaise Matuidi, who was lucky to escape with only a yellow card.

“I am very proud of everything we did from the start,” France coach Didier Deschamps said in a television interview.

France's midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring the first goal during a Round of 16 football match between France and Nigeria at Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Keylor Navas produced one of the best goalkeeping displays at the World Cup as Costa Rica reached the quarter-finals for the first time by...

Keylor Navas produced one of the best goalkeeping displays at the World Cup as Costa Rica reached the quarter-finals for the first time by beating Greece 5-3 on penalties on Sunday having played almost an hour with 10 men.

After the Ticos had conceded a stoppage time equaliser and extra time had finished in a 1-1 draw, it was left to Navas to make the defining contribution with a superb one-handed stop to keep out Theofanis Gekas's fourth spot-kick.

That allowed Michael Umana to fire high into the top corner and send the Central Americans into a last eight meeting with Netherlands and spark raucous celebrations.

Navas had already made two stunning saves, the latter in the final minute of stoppage time, as Costa Rica held on bravely having had Oscar Duarte sent off after 66 minutes.

Mexico, on the brink of its greatest achievement at a World Cup outside its own country, broke down in the final three minutes of regulati...

Mexico, on the brink of its greatest achievement at a World Cup outside its own country, broke down in the final three minutes of regulation, and again in stoppage time, falling to a crushing 2-1 defeat to the Netherlands in the Round of 16.

The Mexicans dominated the match for much of the first half and the beginning of the second, taking the lead in the 48th minute on Giovani dos Santos’s blistering left-footed strike.

The Netherlands pushed forward in the second half, looking for an equalizer, but Guillermo Ochoa displayed some more outstanding goalkeeping, especially when he deflected a point-blank volley off the goal line to preserve the lead.

But with the quarterfinals tantalizingly close, it was all ripped away from Mexico, starting with Wesley Sneijder’s tying goal in the 88th minute. Sneijder stepped up to hammer home a shot from the top of the penalty area after a Dutch corner kick was knocked back to him.

Then, in the 94th minute of a grueling game in scorching conditions, Arjen Robben dribbled artfully near the Mexico goal and was tripped in the penalty area by Rafael Márquez. Klaas jan Huntelaar buried the penalty kick to give the Netherlands the lead and, a minute later, hand Mexico its sixth straight elimination in the Round of 16.

The Netherlands advances to face Greece or Costa Rica in the quarterfinals on Saturday. (New York Times)

FIFA has got last 8 teams for quarter finals of 2014 FIFA World Cup. What a fantastic tournament we are enjoying & thanks to host nati...

FIFA has got last 8 teams for quarter finals of 2014 FIFA World Cup. What a fantastic tournament we are enjoying & thanks to host nation Brazil which showed tireless efforts to make this competition best of the best. Wait for top 8 teams for quarter final is over. Best 8 national football teams along with host nation are scheduled for next round which is beginning from 4th of July. Have a look on fixtures bracket, match dates & teams qualified for quarter final of this world cup.

All winners of their respective groups got ticket of quarter final round. This means top teams from each group will play next round of this tournament. Brazil, Colombia, Netherlands, Costa Rica, France Germany, Argentina, Belgium have successfully qualified for last 8 round of this campaign.

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 2014 World Cup Quarter-finals Schedule Date Matchup Time (ET) TV Prediction July 4 France vs. Germany 12:00 p.m. ESPN 2 FRA 3-2 DEU July 4 Brazil vs. Colombia 4:00 p.m. ESPN COL 2-1 BRA July 5 Argentina vs. Belgium 12:00 p.m. ESPN 2 ARG 2-2 BEL (ARG 5-3 penalties) July 5 Netherlands vs. Costa Rica 4:00 p.m. ESPN NED 3-1 CRC FIFA.com

James Rodriguez scored a contender for goal of the tournament and put the finishing touch to a sweet, flowing attacking raid as Colombia b...

James Rodriguez scored a contender for goal of the tournament and put the finishing touch to a sweet, flowing attacking raid as Colombia beat a toothless Uruguay 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time on Saturday.

Colombia will now play hosts Brazil in the last eight in Fortaleza on July 4 and on the comparative display of the two sides on Saturday when Brazil squeezed past Chile on penalties in their last-16 match, Colombia should fancy their chances.

While banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez might have been the talk of the match beforehand, 22-year-old Rodriguez was the name on everyone's lips at the Maracana at the end after scoring a truly stunning opening goal after 28 minutes and becoming the tournament's top scorer after 50 minutes with his fifth goal in four games.

While his first was down to individual brilliance, his second rounded off a beautifully-worked team effort. Without Suarez, banned by FIFA for biting, Uruguay had no way back.

Colombia's midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates his goal with Colombia's defender Cristian Zapata, during the Round of 16 football match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Heart break for Chile as the crashed out of the world cup on penalties after Brazil keeper Julio Cesar saved three of their penalties, bef...

Heart break for Chile as the crashed out of the world cup on penalties after Brazil keeper Julio Cesar saved three of their penalties, before the game finished 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time where a goal from Luis and Sanchez canceled each other out.

Brazil had to do it hard way after playing out a 1-1 draw for the 120 minutes of normal and extra time, the game was decided on penalties and it was home side who kept their compuser and slotted home 3 of their 5 penalties while Chile missed 3 of their 5 to lose on penalties. But it was a superb game, end to end stuff and could have gone either way. Brazil will be relieved after their win as they wait for either Colombia or Uruguay to make it next round.