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FIFA World Cup 2014

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Germany's World Cup a win for tech

LIA TIMSON It’s a dream come true for a sponsor: not only does the team it has backed win soccer's biggest title, but it does so using the sponsor's own wares.

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Brazil carnival a tough World Cup to follow for cashed-up Russia and Qatar

Fireworks go off at the Maracana Stadium after the World Cup final ended.

Paul Hayward 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 Paul Hayward from Rio de Janeiro.

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World Cup ticket fugitive Ray Whelan surrenders to Brazil court

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Rio de Janeiro: A British World Cup ticketing executive accused of involvement with a scalping network blamed for fraud worth tens of millions of dollars has turned himself in after a manhunt.

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Lionel Messi's Golden Ball award raises eyebrows

Not his time: Lionel Messi.

Argentina forward Lionel Messi did not deserve to win the World Cup ''Golden Ball'' as the tournament's best player, according to a former great and the FIFA president.

The World Cup: separating the sheep from the Goetze

Fireworks go off at the Maracana Stadium after the World Cup final ended.

GREG BAUM Now that the after-glow is beginning to recede, the 2014 World Cup might be seen in its true light, a rosy enough hue, but with the tint removed.

Luiz Felipe Scolari resigns as Brazil manager: reports

Farewell: Luiz Felipe Scolari's reign is over, according to reports on Brazilian television.

DANIEL CHERNY Luiz Felipe Scolari's reign as manager of Brazil appears to have come to an end, with reports on Brazilian television indicating the 65-year-old had resigned following the team's fourth placing at the World Cup.

World Cup 2014: final breaks records on Facebook and Twitter

Lukas Podolski

Alexandra Back As is now par for the course when any big event is broadcast live across the world, social media buzzed to life during the final for the 2014 World Cup.

World Cup 2014: Germany wins fourth title

Germany's captain Philipp Lahm holds the trophy as the team celebrates winning its fourth World Cup.

Kevin Baxter When the final whistle sounded, Mario Goetze disappeared under a pile of German teammates in the middle of the field.

A team of all talents - a World Cup XI

James Rodriguez: Colombia's newest superstar lit up the tournament.

MICHAEL LYNCH Michael Lynch selects his team of the tournament from Brazil 2014.

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Why is Ashton Kutcher on the World Cup VVIP list?

Actor Ashton Kutcher takes a selfie before the match.

AMY MCNEILAGE FIFA's guest list to the World Cup final could be the invites to the most awkward dinner party ever.

World Cup winner unbelievable, says Mario Goetze

Mario Goetze: ended a tough 12 months with a World Cup winners medal.

World Cup final match-winner Mario Goetze says he felt "unbelievable" after scoring the extra-time goal that gave Germany a 1-0 win over Argentina.

Russian prankster Vitaly Zdorovetskiy streaks on to World Cup pitch

Prankster Vitaly Zdorovetskiy plants a kiss on the face of Benedikt Hoewedes.

AMY MCNEILAGE He’s of the world’s most prolific and ambitious pranksters. And today he set his sights on the ultimate stage- the World Cup final, watched by millions from every corner of the earth.

Five moments where the World Cup final was won

Key moment: Manuel Neuer clatters into Gonzalo Higuain.

Germany won the World Cup for the fourth time with a 1-0 win over Argentina thanks to Mario Goetze's extra time goal at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella rues missed chances in World Cup final

Gonzalo Higuain missed a great chance to put Argentina in the lead.

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella was left ruing his side's failure to take their chances after the 1-0 World Cup final defeat by Germany.

Germany worthy World Cup winners as Bundesliga and Joachim Loew prove their value

Bright future: Mario Goetze of Germany kisses the World Cup.

MICHAEL LYNCH That Germany deserved to win the  World Cup - albeit narrowly, with a sensational extra time winner - cannot really be argued against.

A Golden Ball but no golden finish: Lionel Messi goes home empty handed

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SEBASTIAN HASSETT If Diego Maradona’s coronation to the elite only occurred as he lifted the 1986 World Cup trophy, this was Lionel Messi’s chance to join him in the pantheon of perfection.

German fans in Melbourne celebrate World Cup victory as Argentine fans mourn loss

German fans celebrate World Cup win in Melbourne

Deborah Gough and Timna Jacks Jubilant Germans in Melbourne celebrated their team's World Cup victory with arms aloft as they sang "super Deutschland, ole, ole, ole" at the Hophaus restaurant and bar in Southgate precinct.

Police disperse protesters with tear gas before World Cup final

Police set off a smoke grenade during clashes with anti-World Cup protesters.

Police in Rio de Janeiro used tear gas to disperse a small group of protesters who tried to push past a blockade before the World Cup final on Sunday, a spokeswoman said.

Fred says he's finished with Brazil team after World Cup abuse

World Cup abuse: The maligned Brazilian Fred.

Brazil player Fred, who was whistled at and jeered by home fans during the World Cup, has had enough of the national team.

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World Cup party kicks off ahead of Germany and Argentina showdown

Argentine fans show their colours in Rio ahead of the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium.

Julian Linden From Buenos Aires to the Brandenburg Gate, millions of people are gearing up for the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina in Brazil.

Spirits dampened, Brazil shows waning support for fourth-placed team

Seth Kugel and Lucy Jordan The yellow-clad fans arrived at the Estadio Nacional later, more quietly and with far less face paint than usual. And no wonder, as they were attending the World Cup's third-place game, a match that newspapers around the world had called "a meaningless exercise,""a pointless sideshow" and "the final insult."

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The Netherlands exceed expectations under talismanic Louis Van Gaal

Louis Van Gaal: the Dutch coach is not afraid to change tactics.

The Netherlands far exceeded expectation in finishing third at the World Cup in Brazil, tearing up not only up the formbook but their own rules on how best to play the game as their coach provided a talismanic touch.

Ten things to take from the World Cup in Brazil 2014

James Rodriguez: Colombia's newest superstar lit up the tournament.

MICHAEL LYNCH First of all, it is the people and the host community that make the tournament.

Brazil's collapse ranks as my most incredulous moment during a career of going to World Cups

The beginning of the end: An unmarked Thomas Mueller scores Germany's first goal in the 11th minute of the semi-final against Brazil. Eighteen minutes later, the score was 5-0.

MICHAEL LYNCH Nine cities, 49 days, 10 live matches (and most others watched on television) and 75,000 words of copy.

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer the real star of the World Cup final

Germany's main man: keeper Manuel Neuer.

Jeremy Wilson Forget Mueller and Kroos, the real star of Germany's World Cup is found in goal, says Jeremy Wilson.

Germany are out to write World Cup history, says Joachim Loew

Ready to rewrite history: Joachim Loew.

Jason Burt in Rio de Janeiro Germany will "write history" if they become the first European nation to win the World Cup in South America, coach Joachim Loew has declared.

Thanks for the memories: an open letter to Neymar

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HENRY WINTER As the host nation reels from its brutal World Cup exit, I have a message of hope for its one true star.

'Jaded' Lionel Messi has disappointed at World Cup, says Gary Lineker

Former England forward Gary Lineker says Lionel Messi might be too exhausted to perform at the World Cup.

Argentina's Lionel Messi has looked "jaded" and "staccato" in a disappointing World Cup overall despite some magical moments, former England striker Gary Lineker said on Saturday.

Argentina much more than just Lionel Messi, says Germany's Joachim Loew

More to Argentina than just Messi, says Germany coach Joachim Loew.

Argentina have a great asset in four-times world player of the year Lionel Messi but they are far more than just a one-man show, Germany coach Joachim Loew warned ahead of the World Cup final on Sunday.

World Cup flops of the tournament

Portugal's forward and captain Cristiano Ronaldo

This is the World Cup flop XI. A team of the players who had a nightmare tournament in Brazil.

Italian surprise pick to referee

Referee Nicola Rizzoli.

Rio de Janiero Italian Nicola Rizzoli has been selected to referee the World Cup final, FIFA's referee chief Massimo Busacca confirmed.

Messi: a flip or a flop?

Shooting star: Lionel Messi holds the key in attack for Argentina.

MICHAEL LYNCH Will it be the team with the tournament’s best player, or the best team in the tournament?

World Cup final: Germany and Argentina have plenty of history

World Cup history: West Germany beat Argentina in the final in 1990.

MICHAEL LYNCH Argentina and Germany have got plenty of previous - which is hardly surprising, as both are members of football's first world.

World Cup final: Lionel Messi must overcome a champion side

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MICHAEL LYNCH Will it be the team with the tournament's best player, or the best team in the tournament?

Argentina v Germany: World watches as individual brilliance takes on quality team

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CRAIG FOSTER The conditions are favourable for Germany to win their fourth World Cup, to join Italy as second only to Brazil, and complete the transformation to a new style of play and a new future.

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Luiz Felipe Scolari semi-final tactics astonished Brazil players

Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari: expected to be sacked.

Jason Burt in Rio de Janeiro Luiz Felipe Scolari's future as Brazil coach looks over as more detail has emerged about how he appeared to shockingly lose the plot ahead of the disastrous World Cup semi-final against Germany.

What Brazil must do to rebuild from World Cup mess

Brazilian nightmare: David Luiz is consoled by teammate Thiago Silva.

Jeremy Wilson From the merciful final whistle in Belo Horizonte to the unnecessary cruelty of the third-place play-off, the country of Brazil has had just 93 hours to recover from a sporting trauma like no other. The emotional scars must still be raw but the debate about where it all went wrong is already raging. The government even waded in on Thursday, with sports minister Aldo Rebelo ordering a national inquiry into "the root causes of the disaster".

Pablo Zabaleta targets Argentina victory to compound Brazil misery

Cult hero: Pablo Zabaleta.

Jason Burt in Rio de Janeiro They have crossed the border in their tens of thousands, they have camped out on the beaches, their ramshackle vehicles have lined the Avenida Atlantica along Copacabana - and they have even sold their possessions to reach Rio de Janeiro just to be close to the World Cup final.

Magical Lionel Messi faces his World Cup day of destiny

Date with destiny: Lionel Messi.

HENRY WINTER Lionel Messi is fighting history as well as trying to make it. World Cup finals have become desperately tight affairs: the last six, stretching from Italia '90 to South Africa 2010, have produced only nine goals whereas the previous six, dating from Wembley '66 to the Azteca in '86, wallowed in 27 goals. Defences have become parsimonious. If Messi helps Argentina to become world champions, the 27-year-old rightly deserves to be hailed alongside Pele and Diego Maradona as the three greats of the game.

Golden Ball: 10 nominated for best player of the World Cup award

Top scorer: James Rodriguez.

Four Germans, three Argentines, and one player each from Brazil, Colombia and the Netherlands were short-listed for the "Golden Ball" award to the World Cup's best player.

Barcelona agree $121m deal to buy Luis Suarez

New Barcelona signing: Luis Suarez leaves Liverpool with a

Barcelona, who already have Lionel Messi and Neymar up front, will boast an even more fearsome strike force next season after agreeing to buy disgraced Uruguayan Luis Suarez from Liverpool.

Manuel Neuer sweeps all before him for indomitable Germany

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They like their goalkeepers in Germany and that is good news for Manuel Neuer, the athletic and imposing last line of defence whose string of outstanding performances have helped Die National Mannschaft to their first World Cup final in 12 years.

Louis van Gaal wants to sign off with Netherlands World Cup record

Louis van Gaal: looking to keep his unbeaten run in tact.

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has changed his tune on the importance of the third-place playoff and wants to sign off with a win to become the first Dutch coach to go unbeaten in normal and extra time at a World Cup.

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella to step down after World Cup final

Stepping down: Argentina's coach Alejandro Sabella.

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is to step down after Sunday's (Monday AEST) World Cup final against Germany regardless of the result, his agent told Argentine radio on Friday.

World Cup teaches us new use for shaving foam

Illustration: Matt Golding

Leaping Larry The fate of the planet - insofar as it pertains to soccer -; will be decided at a slightly inconvenient hour on Monday morning.

Mascherano is Argentina's new warrior-in-chief

Man of the moment: Javier Mascherano, left, battles with the Netherlands' Jan Huntelaar in the World Cup semifinal.

HENRY WINTER Javier Mascherano's sliding block on Dutchman Arjen Robben helped Argentina into the World Cup finals and now he wants to finish the job.

Fluent Germany on brink of history

Argentina's coach Alejandro Sabella says his players have crossed a point of no return.

Paul Hayward Only superficially has football hurtled back to 1986 and 1990 when Argentina and (West) Germany last played each other in World Cup finals. The punkish Diego Maradona is history. Mechanical German football is dead. There is no reason to fear a chess match this weekend.

Is this Leo Messi's last chance to join greats?

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Alan Hansen Is this Leo's last chance to join Maradona and Pele in legends' lounge?

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Neymar's message to Messi: Beat the Germans

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Brazilian superstar Neymar said on Thursday he wants Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi to lead Argentina to victory in the World Cup final against Germany.

Scolari looks for consolation, Van Gaal looks for way home

Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says Brazil should be proud they made the semi-finals.

Michael Lynch in Rio de Janeiro Is there a more pointless game in football than the third place play off between the two beaten semi finalists in the World Cup?

I'm happy not to be in wheelchair: Neymar cries as he recalls Zuniga challenge

Neymar breaks down during a media conference on Thursday.

Pedro Fonseca An emotional Neymar cried as he recalled the challenge that ended his World Cup on Thursday and said he felt blessed not to have ended up in a wheelchair.

Breathtaking skill v big moments: My most memorable goals of the World Cup

Tim Cahill scored a stunner against the Netherlands, but was there a better goal during the World Cup?

MICHAEL LYNCH The goals might have dried up as the World Cup entered its sudden death phase - there were several matches that needed extra time and penalties to determine a winner with goals being hard to come by as defences tightened up.

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Brazil police chasing ticket executive in World Cup probe of $95 million ticket scam

Ray Whelan

Police in Rio de Janeiro were searching on Thursday for the chief executive of a Swiss hospitality company implicated by a World Cup ticket scalping investigation.

Uruguayan star Luis Suarez loses appeal against biting ban

Luis Suarez

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez has lost his appeal against a nine-match ban from competitive internationals and a four-month suspension from all soccer activities for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match, FIFA said on Thursday.

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The best player on the biggest stage, Lionel Messi eyes his Maradona moment

Lionel Messi: Argentina's main man.

Paul Hayward Twenty-four years after Argentina last reached a World Cup semi-final, its genius was beset by domestic turmoil. On the big day he was accusing his ex-girlfriend of running off with watches and diamond earrings. An international arrest warrant was being sought.

National stereotypes just prejudice in disguise

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MALCOLM KNOX The wheels started wobbling on this World Cup when the nuts and rivets of national stereotyping came loose. What unifies a global event more than our sage assessment of Germans as machine-like, Brazilians as bonito, Argentines as cynical, French as unpredictable, Africans as flamboyant and athletic, and Italians as terminally street smart?

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Germany have World Cup final edge, says Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella

Shattered: Argentina's defender Marcos Rojo reacts after the second half of extra time.

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella believes a well-rested Germany will have the advantage against the weary South Americans in Sunday's (Monday AEST) World Cup final.

Lionel Messi has the stage to secure his place among the World Cup greats

Lionel Messi: missing a World Cup win.

Lionel Messi can secure his place among the game's greats with a World Cup triumph after Argentina defeated the Netherlands on penalties to reach the final.

Brazil's World Cup golden boys reduced to broken men

Toni Kroos: ran Germany's midfield.

Paul Hayward in Belo Horizonte German humiliation leaves a nation's greatest asset - its players - demoted to over-priced factory produce

Louis Van Gaal rues Sergio Romero World Cup heroics

Sergio Romero: brought to European football by Louis Van Gaal.

MICHAEL LYNCH Netherlands boss Louis Van Gaal found some black humour in a disappointing situation when he said he had taught Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero all he knew about saving penalties - just minutes after the Albicelestes shot-stopper had saved two spot kicks in the shootout to send Argentina, not the Netherlands, through to the World Cup final.

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France3201.8337
Switzerland3210.6676
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Argentina33001.0009
Nigeria3111.5004
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Germany3201.8337
United States3111.5004
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Who do you think will win the World Cup final?

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Germany by the odd goal

29%

Germany by a few goals

28%

Germany on penalties

2%

Argentina by the odd goal

25%

Argentina by a few goals

7%

Argentina on penalties

9%

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Who do you think should win the Golden Ball as the World Cup's best player?

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Lionel Messi

22%

Angel di Maria

1%

Javier Mascherano

1%

Mats Hummels

1%

Thomas Mueller

15%

Philipp Lahm

1%

Toni Kroos

3%

James Rodriguez

35%

Arjen Robben

12%

Neymar

9%

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