Rio's fan fest erupts into cheers as Argentina books a place in the World Cup semi-finals

Rio de Janeiro, July 6 (ANI): A wave of blue and white descended on the Copacabana Fan Fest as Argentina fans celebrated getting into the semi-finals of the World Cup in Brazil. Fans chanted songs and cheered after Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain upstaged talismanic team mate Lionel Messi with a superb goal to clinch a nervy 1-0 win over Belgium that put them in the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 24 years. Jul 6, 2014

Dutch fans relieved after nail-biter World Cup quarter-final v/s Costa Rica

Amsterdam, July 6 (ANI): Dutch supporters celebrated after a nervous match against Costa Rica which they won on penalties. A viewing of the match for 1200 people was organized at a former school in Amsterdam under the glass roof and flags of all World Cup participating countries. The city did not give permission for public viewing on a large scale because of the late timing of the match, so fans have mostly spread throughout the city's bars to watch their team. Jul 6, 2014

Injured Neymar says World Cup dream 'not over'

Brazil football star Neymar says that his dream of playing in the World Cup final has taken a serious blow after a Colombian defender fractured his vertebrae. Duration: 01:29 Jul 6, 2014

Evaluation committee says Indian hockey team needs development at grassroots level

New Delhi, July 06 (ANI): A panel formed to look into India's debacle in the Hockey World Cup met the team to discuss reasons that led to its dismal performance. The director of the committee, Roelant Oltmans, shed a positive light on the team and said India has shown 100 percent improvement in their game. Coach of Indian men's hockey team, Terry Walsh, said the main reason presented to them over the debacle was that India's development process was slower than the rest of the world. Former captain of Indian hockey team and a member of the evaluation committee, Ajitpal Singh, said the development needs to begin from grassroots level for better performance of the players. Jul 6, 2014

Neymar cried a lot, says Brazil team doctor

Brazilian team doctor Jose Luiz Runco calls for World Cup referees to do more to protect players as he confirmed details of Neymar's fractured vertebrae and stalled football career. Duration: 01:24 Jul 6, 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014 Results: Krul the Saviour as Netherlands Edge Costa Rica in Nerve-Jangling Penalty Shootout

Louis Van Gaal is a manager who likes to take chances, throw in a surprise from nowhere to upset the opposition without worrying about the consequences if it goes wrong. The Netherlands coach, seeing the quarterfinal against Costa Rica going into penalties, replaced his No.1 goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, the man who had played every single minute of Holland's World Cup until then, with Tim Krul right at the end of extra time, and what a masterstroke it proved to be. Jul 6, 2014