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Football stadium workers paid 88c/hour
Football stadium workers paid 88c/hour

Workers constructing Qatar's 40,000-seat Al-Wakrah Stadium for the 2022 Football World Cup are reportedly being paid just…

Michael Burgess: Ten reasons to love Germany

Germany used to be the team we all loved to hate - but that has all changed over the last few years. It wasn't much fun…

Alan Hansen: Walcott remark my only regret

When I made my decision to retire two years ago, I was happy with it then and I have absolutely no regrets now.

Concussion expert: World Cup sets bad example

World Cup organizers repeatedly failed to follow their own concussion protocol and then failed to take advantage of the…

Best bits from the World Cup
Best bits from the World Cup

After four weeks of thrilling World Cup action in Brazil, the party is now over (unless you're German). So we have rounded…

Germany's big home welcome
Germany's big home welcome

At a party 24 years in the making, hundreds of thousands of Germans showed their admiration and adoration for their World…

Football: Hard for Russia, Qatar to beat Brazil's carnival of football
Football: Hard for Russia, Qatar to beat Brazil's carnival of football

To Russia, with love. But the renewal of the people's vows with the World Cup will be severely tested by its money-driven…

Confederation salutes exiting Brazil coach
Confederation salutes exiting Brazil coach

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned after the team failed to win the World Cup.

FIFA World Cup

Football: Win fuels fire of German ambition
Football: Win fuels fire of German ambition

Winning the World Cup in Brazil has given Germany the "hunger" to triumph in more tournaments and create…

World Cup was Facebook's biggest ever event

This year's football World Cup generated the highest level of conversations over Facebook than any other event in the social…

Follow that: Tough task for Russia and Qatar

Brazil gave us a carnival of football but there is now a risk the World Cup could fall off a cliff for eight years, writes…

Is Russia World Cup-ready?

Brazil barely managed to get everything ready in time for the World Cup. Russia insists it won't have any such problems…

Blatter awards World Cup 9.25 mark
Blatter awards World Cup 9.25 mark

Brazil got 9.25 out of 10 from FIFA President Sepp Blatter for organising a World Cup that was "very…

Did Messi deserve player of the Cup?

Ouch. Argentine football great Maradona says awarding Lionel Messi the World Cup's golden ball was just a marketing ploy…

Will's big Messi day

Ten-year-old Kiwi Will Richardson's dream of meeting Argentine football star Lionel Messi came true yesterday in front of…

Punters splash $2m on final

Kiwis bet more than $2 million on the 2014 Fifa World Cup final, making it the TAB's third most popular sporting event in…

Celebrations turn ugly as police fire tear gas
Celebrations turn ugly as police fire tear gas

Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to restrain a group of vandals who disturbed a peaceful…

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