World Cup success eases Rio Olympics fears: mayor

The World Cup's success will help ease concerns over Rio de Janeiro's preparations for the 2016 Olympics, says the mayor of the city, promising that everything will be ready on time.Duration:01:03 Jul 12, 2014

FIFA suspends the Nigeria Football Federation

Following FIFA's suspention of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect over "government interference," AFPTV speaks with the former chairman of the Gombe State Football Association on what the next steps should be.Duration:00:51 Jul 12, 2014

World Cup: Germany prepare to wreck Messi dream

A Germany side chasing a place in history will attempt to wreck Lionel Messi's dream of a World Cup coronation with Argentina on Sunday as the month-long football carnival hits a climax at the Maracana Stadium. Duration:02:22 Jul 12, 2014

World Cup: Fighting disappointment, Brazil chases third place

After recovering from Wednesday's meltdown against Germany, Brazil is ready to vie for third place in Saturday's play-off with the Netherlands. Meanwhile, the Dutch are determined to end the World Cup on a high note. Duration: 01:56 Jul 12, 2014

English bet to back German World Cup win

British bookmakers are predicting record betting on the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina, with the tournament as a whole estimated to be the first ever to attract a billion pounds in bets. Duration: 01:07 Jul 12, 2014

New York expats hold World Cup of their own

Every year, football legend Pele's former club, the New York Cosmos, organize a local 'world cup' between 32 teams representing their home countries. This year's tournament coincides with the actual World Cup. Duration: 01:49 Jul 12, 2014

Tattoo art reaches fever pitch ahead of FIFA WC Finals

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): With the FIFA World Cup Finals finals just round the corner, getting inked is emerging as the new rage among enthusiastic young men and women in the Delhi &NCR region who are riding high on the spirit of the game. Soccer stars like David Beckham, Ronaldo and Neymar have been fan favourites not just for their football, but their body art too. Flaunting their love for the game, youngsters are getting tattoos depicting Brazuca, the official match ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and much more. Cashing on this, are tattoo artists who are offering huge discounts through various online deals available on various coupon sites like and others. Even after India is not a part of this greatest show on earth, getting inked in football colors and sharing them on selfies have become a way for Indian youngsters to be a part of the global football fan community. Jul 11, 2014