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Argentina fans wear masks of former Argentine soccer players Diego Maradona and Sebastian Veron (L) during their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match against Nigeria at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 25, 2014.

Diego Maradona: Lionel Messi Does Not Deserve Golden Ball

Just a day removed from bowing to Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Messi gains another staunch critic of his selection as the best player of the tournament or the recipient of the Golden Ball. This comes no less from fellow Argentine and football legend Diego Maradona.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by Vincent Paul Hidalgo

The official mascot of the FIFA 2014 World Cup, Fuleco the Armadillo, is seen on a float of Leandro de Itaquera samba school during the first night of the Special Group of the annual Carnival parade in Sao Paulo's Sambadrome February 28, 2014. REUTER

2014 FIFA World Cup Awards

The 2014 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup fever is over.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by Rachelle Corpuz

Rihanna Grants Smacks to Germany Players, Breaks Etiquette in Kissing World Cup Trophy [VIDEO]

Singer-actress Rihanna is at the center of controversy after she was photographed kissing and touching the World Cup trophy, a major no-no in FIFA guidelines.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by Vincent Paul Hidalgo

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Liverpool FC Transfer News: Bayern Munich will 'Not Sell' Reds-Linked Playmaker, Insists Club Official

Bayern Munich playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri will don the same uniform come the 2014/15 season in spite of links with Liverpool, as club sport director Matthias Sammer insists that Die Roten will "not sell" the 22-year-old.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by Mark Wayne Eubank

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World Cup News: German Legend Still Wants to Represent National Side Amid Age

Germany forward Miroslav Klose still wants to serve his national side amid the fact that father time is catching up on him.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by Mark Wayne Eubank

raphael varane

Chelsea FC Transfer News: Blues in the Hunt for Real Madrid Defender

Chelsea are reported to be closely monitoring Raphael Varane's situation at Real Madrid, as the young centre-back has been known to to have been unhappy with the lack of first-team opportunities under the reign Carlo Ancelloti.

Monday, July 14, 2014 by Mark Wayne Eubank

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Liverpool FC Transfer News: Reds to Replace Barcelona-Bound Striker with Chelsea Hitman

Liverpool are keen on replacing outgoing striker Luis Suarez with Chelsea promising hitman Romelu Lukaku.

Monday, July 14, 2014 by Mark Wayne Eubank

Singer Shakira holds her son Milan during the 2014 World Cup closing ceremony at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro

Shakira Brings Her Son Milan on Stage During the Finale Performance of 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony [Watch Video]

Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira brought her son Milan on stage during the finale performance of the 20-minute show at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony in Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Monday, July 14, 2014 by Ma Evelyn Castino Quilas

Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after the whistle after extra time in the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.

Lionel Messi Wins the Golden Ball, Longs for the World Cup Victory Instead

Lionel Messi even after failing to bring home the coveted World Cup has been selected as the recipient of the Golden Ball after being adjudged the best player of the tournament.

Monday, July 14, 2014 by Vincent Paul Hidalgo

Singer Shakira holds her son Milan during the 2014 World Cup closing ceremony at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro

Shakira's Hot Look at World Cup 2014 Closure Ceremony: Singer Gives Steamy Performance with Twerking Dance Moves [PHOTOS/VIDEO]

If the commencing ceremony of 2014 World Cup was dominated by Latin beauty Jennifer Lopez and rapper Pittbull, the closing ceremony had none other than Colombian singer Shakira grooving to the tunes of La La La (Brazil 2014) song alongside Brazilian percussionist and singer Carlinhos Brown.

Monday, July 14, 2014 by nidhi tewari

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