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Gulf Cable lift Al-Roudhan futsal trophy

KUWAIT: The futsal team of the Gulf Cable and Electrical Industries Co. was crowned champion of the Late Abdullah Al-Roudhan Indoor Soccer Tournament after beating the Lily White Co 3-1…

Lahm calls time on international career

BERLIN: Germany captain Philipp Lahm yesterday ended his international career just five days after leading his country to a World Cup triumph in Brazil. Tributes immediately poured in for the…

Germany throws giant party for heroes

BERLIN: Hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans massed at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate Tuesday to cheer the World Cup winners and new national heroes bringing home football’s top prize for the…

Germany’s strength in depth delivered the ultimate prize

RIO DE JANEIRO:  Germany’s impressive strength in depth proved the decisive factor in their 1-0 extra-time World Cup final victory over Argentina on Sunday as Lionel Messi failed to deliver…

Maradona: Messi didn’t deserve the Golden Ball

BUENOS AIRES: Argentine football legend Diego Maradona said compatriot Lionel Messi did not deserve to be named best player of the World Cup, arguing it should have gone to Colombia’s…

Scolari fired after World Cup failure

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil’s football confederation will not renew the contract of national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, local media reported yesterday, after the five-time World Cup winners were mauled by…

Stars of politics, sport, music at World Cup final

Vladimir Putin chatted with Angela Merkel, and David Beckham hugged Pele at the World Cup final on Sunday. Tom Brady looked on from the VIP seats when his wife Gisele…

German Invasion – First European team to win World Cup in South America

RIO DE JANEIRO: Mario Goetze scored a superb extra-time winner as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to become the first European team to win a World Cup held in South America…

Barcelona buy World Cup biter Suarez

BARCELONA: Liverpool have agreed to sell disgraced Uruguay striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona with great reluctance after trying all they could to keep him, manager Brendan Rodgers said yesterday. Suarez…

Messi to secure his place among the soccer greats

SAO PAULO: Lionel Messi can secure his place among the game’s greats with a World Cup triumph after Argentina defeated the Netherlands on penalties on Wednesday to reach the final.…

Two popes ‘face off in World Cup final’

VATICAN CITY: Football-mad Pope Francis “might” watch the World Cup final on Sunday between his native Argentina and Germany but is unlikely to do so alongside his German predecessor Benedict…

Chronology of a Brazilian nightmare

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, July 08, 2014 (AFP) – Brazil’s World Cup dream  crumbled in spectacular fashion on Tuesday in a record 7-1 semi-final defeat.  Here is is a blow-by-blow account…

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