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Germany top of FIFA rankings after World Cup win
ZURICH (AP) — Germany climbed to the top of the FIFA rankings on Thursday after winning the World Cup for the first time in 24 years, while several European rivals paid the price for their dismal performances in Brazil.
Germany midfielder Toni Kroos joins Real Madrid
MUNICH (AP) — Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich on a six-year contract.
Brazil police suspend 4 officers in Rio de Janeiro
SAO PAULO (AP) — Four police officers have been suspended after being caught on video as they beat journalists during an anti-World Cup protest, the Rio de Janeiro police department said Wednesday.
Germany players criticized over 'gaucho' dance
BERLIN (AP) — The German Football Federation is defending Germany's World Cup-winning players after they performed a routine that poked fun at defeated opponent Argentina.
From Brazil to Russia: A look at 2018 World Cup
MOSCOW (AP) — Brazil barely managed to get everything ready in time for the World Cup. Russia insists it won't have any such problems in 2018, although the country faces other pressing issues — including racism and violence.
Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party
BERLIN (AP) — At a party 24 years in the making, hundreds of thousands of Germans showed their admiration and adoration for their World Cup winners in a parade to the Brandenburg Gate on Tuesday.
Brazil rethinks future after World Cup failure
SAO PAULO (AP) — The World Cup held potential disaster for Brazil — the country, not the team.
Scolari out as Brazil coach after WCup failure
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned after the team failed to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Monday.
Blatter awards Brazil 9.25 mark for special WCup
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil got 9.25 out of 10 from FIFA President Sepp Blatter for organizing a World Cup that was "very special" because of high quality football.
What worries? Brazil World Cup scores high
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's World Cup organizers can say it now: "Esta tudo bem" — it's all OK. What was everyone so worried about?