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HindustanTimes Thu,24 Jul 2014

Football

Chelsea's Romeu signs contract extension

Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu signed a three-year contract extension with the Premier League club on Thursday.

Germany's Toni Kroos joins Real Madrid from Bayern Munich

Toni Kroos, whose contract with Bayern expired next season, sided with Spanish giants Real Madrid over touted moves to the likes of English Premier League clubs Manchester United or Chelsea.

German football association boss says players' 'gaucho' dance not disrespectful

The head of Germany's national soccer association said on Wednesday that German players celebrating their World Cup triumph did not intend to be disrespectful when they performed a dance that poked fun at their defeated opponent Argentina.

Van Gaal starts new era at United

Louis van Gaal started a new era at Manchester United on Wednesday as the Dutch manager arrived for his first day in charge of the fallen giants.

Barcelona accepts Suarez 'imperfections'

Barcelona will accept Luis Suarez with his "imperfections" and believes he will play a positive role despite his notorious World Cup bite, a top club official said on Wednesday.

Chelsea agree on deal to sign Filipe Luis to replace Cole

Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign Brazilian left back Filipe Luis from Spanish champions Atletico Madrid, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

Van Gaal arrives at Man United on wave of expectation

Louis van Gaal arrived for his new job at Manchester United on Wednesday on a wave of expectation following the World Cup in Brazil where his reputation was greatly enhanced.

From Brazil to Russia: How will the 2018 World Cup be?

Brazil barely managed to get everything ready in time. Russia insists it won't have any such problems in 2018, although the country faces other issues including racism and violence.

Jubilant crowds welcome home German World Cup heroes

Crowds began massing in central Berlin before dawn and thousands gathered on a viewing platform at Tegel airport. Philipp Lahm was the first player to emerge from the plane, clutching the golden trophy.

Scolari resigns as Brazil manager

Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned as Brazil manager after the hosts suffered two of their worst defeats in World Cup history, the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Monday.

Dream comes true for Goetze as united Germany conquers world

United they stand, right at the top of the football world. Germany won its 4th WC title, but its first since a country torn apart by political divisions at the end of World War II was finally glued back together. Goetze is the 'miracle boy': Loew | Full coverage

Messi will have to wait till 2018 to have a shot at joining the greats

Argentina's 1-0 defeat by Germany in Sunday's World Cup final prevented Lionel Messi, who was named Player of the Tournament, from cementing his place in the pantheon of the truly great.

Fifa president Blatter, Brazil's Rousseff jeered at final

Fifa President Sepp Blatter and Brazil President Dilma Rousseff were jeered and whistled by spectators before they presented the trophy at the World Cup final.

Report card — Germany and Argentina player ratings

A lone strike from Mario Goetze saw Germany win 1-0 against Argentina and win the World Cup title after 24 years. Here's the report card of the stars of both teams.

Goetze is the 'miracle boy' who can play in numerous positions: Loew

The German coach meanwhile basked in his team's historic win, the first by a European team in South America. It came after four consecutive near-misses in major tournaments stretching back to 2006. Full coverage
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