Category Archives: FIFA World Cup

FIFA lifts Nigerian Football Federation suspension

By MIKE GRAMAJO FIFA has decided to lift the Nigerian Football Federation’s international ban, it announced Friday. The suspension was lifted because “statutory order has been reinstated at the NFF and the legitimate bodies reinstalled,” FIFA said in a statement. Nigeria’s … Continue reading »

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SBI 2014 World Cup Diary: Entry 6

Photo by Steven Limentani/ISIphotos.com By FRANCO PANIZO BRASILIA, Brazil — All good things must come to an end. Unfortunately. No, I didn’t make it all the way though until the end of the World Cup like Ives but I did … Continue reading »

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SBI’s 2014 World Cup Best XI

There were plenty of strong showings at the recently-concluded 2014 World Cup, and SBI has identified its Best XI first team, second team and third team. Continue reading »

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World Cup final breaks USA TV ratings records

More than 26.5 million people in the USA watched the World Cup final, making it the most-watched World Cup final in American history. Continue reading »

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World Cup final smashes social media records

The World Cup broke records across Twitter and Facebook, making it the biggest sporting event ever both in number of people discussing it and number of interactions about it. Continue reading »

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Messi, Neuer, Rodriguez headline 2014 World Cup awards

By DAN KARELL Lionel Messi may not have won the ultimate prize on Sunday afternoon but he’s not going home without some silverware of his own. Following Germany’s 1-0 victory in the World Cup final, the Argentine star was awarded … Continue reading »

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SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Mario Götze

Mario Götze scored the lone goal of the FIFA World Cup Final, earning him the SBI World Cup Man of the Match award. Continue reading »

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Germany ousts Argentina in extra time for fourth World Cup title

A Mario Götze wonder strike in the second period of extra time gave Germany a 1-0 victory over Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final Continue reading »

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