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 mydala.com 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

Rio braces for Argentina's football fan frenzy

Rio de Janeiro braced Thursday for up to 100,000 Argentine fans arriving by car, bus and motorhome for the World Cup final against Germany at the iconic Maracana Stadium. Duration: 00:53 Jul 11, 2014