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The World Cup brings 32 nations together to compete in the "beautiful game," and each country's fans are just as boisterous as the last.
The Catalan giants, who are without the talents of their mercurial striker Lionel Messi, had fallen to consecutive defeats to Ajax, in the Champions League, and to Athletic Bilbao in La Liga .
Group G containing Germany, Portugal, Ghana and USA is displayed on the big screen on stage behind the draw assistants, Fernanda Lima and FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke during the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil.
Paris- Edinson Cavani has suggested that Luis Suarez is better than Gareth Bale by claiming his fellow Uruguayan would justifiably command a world-record transfer fee if he leaves Liverpool.
If you showed pictures of professional athletes to people around the world, you would be hard-pressed to find a face more recognizable than Cristiano Ronaldo's.
We've selected the prime stars, the performances everyone should be taking in, in an attempt to build excitement and anticipation ahead of the showpiece event.
Celebrities Fernanda Lima and Rodrigo Hilbert will host Friday's World Cup draw, having been brought in to replace the original choice of actors Lazaro Ramos and Camila Pitanga -- which was an unpopular decision with many Brazilians.
Borussia Monchengladbach 's 21-year-old German international goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is the rumoured successor to Barcelona's departing No.
Midfielders Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez have added their names to Barcelona's list of key injured players, ruling them out of Friday's Copa del Rey opener at third-tier Cartagena.
The Argentinian striker has been attracting plenty of attention after his impressive start to the season but Barcelona vice-president Josep Bartomeu confirms they have no plans to make a move Spanish champions Barcelona have rubbished claims that Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is top of the wanted list after speculation linked the Catalan ... (more)
The Reds skipper thinks the Uruguayan is approaching the level of the La Liga stars after watching him score four against Norwich City Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has said teammate Luis Suarez can catch up with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after the Uruguayan scored four in their 5-1 win against Norwich City on Wednesday.
Barcelona have an ideal opportunity to lift their sagging morale and return to winning ways when they face lower league side Cartagena away in the King's Cup, according to defender Gerard Pique.
Votes are being cast, odds are fluctuating and the hype is growing ahead of the announcement of who will be crowned the winner of the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or - football's premier award marking the world's greatest player over the past year.
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Lionel MESSI and Diego SIMEONE both won awards. Lionel MESSI and Diego SIMEONE picked up la liga awards.