French fans celebrate in Rio's Fan Fest as team book quarter final place

Rio De Janeiro, July 1 (ANI): The FIFA fan fest in Rio de Janeiro was rocked by waves of red, white and blue tricolor flags as Les Bleus took the French soccer team into the quarter finals of the 2014 World Cup. For 55 minutes Nigeria were comfortably keeping France at bay, but then Blaise Matuidi planted his studs on Ogenyi Onazi and their World Cup ambitions were as damaged as the midfielder's ankle. Jul 1, 2014

Germany fans finally get to celebrate in Rio

Rio de Janeiro, July 1 (ANI): It was a tense time for Germany fans in the FIFA Fan Fest on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach. Far from it being a picnic on the beach while die Mannschaft sailed easily into the quarter-finals, it looked at times as if the German fans might be leaving with their heads in their hands. Germany had only their superior fitness and world-class goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to thank for scraping past Algeria 2-1 in extra time to move into the World Cup quarter-finals after doing almost everything wrong over 90 minutes. Jul 1, 2014

Luis Suarez Ban: Uruguayan Apologises for Biting Chiellini

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has publically apologised to Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, following the "bite incident," which resulted in his nine-match international suspension as well as a four-month ban from all football-related activities by FiFA. Jul 1, 2014