Brazilian police say they have identified a FIFA official who they believe could be at the center of a ticket-tout scandal worth $100 million. Eleven suspects have been arrested after their mobile phones were tapped as part of the investigation.
A Brazil fan went into cardiac arrest while supporting the host nation in a World Cup game against Chile. The man was reportedly watching the dramatic penalty shoot-out at a bar when the heart attack struck. He later passed away at a local hospital.
The German team has concluded the group stage of the World Cup at the top of Group G. But the country's authorities are aiming to calm down the football fever, handing out huge fines to loud fans and warning that flag face paint might cause cancer.
Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was blinded by a laser beam aimed directly at his eyes 10 seconds before Algeria scored the winning goal, said Russia’s coach Fabio Capello. Social media exploded with wild theories concerning the origin of the laser beam.
Uruguay’s football team has been left toothless in the World Cup after FIFA imposed a nine-match ban on striker Luis Suarez for taking a bite out of his Italian opponent. Uruguay will reportedly appeal the decision, which also comes with a large fine.
Uruguay’s striker Luis Suarez has made headlines by chomping on an Italian rival in a crucial FIFA World Cup match. RT recalls the history of Suarez’s misconduct and other top athletes, who don’t hesitate to use their teeth to achieve victory.
A minor scandal erupted during a World Cup match on Tuesday when Uruguay’s striker, Luis Suarez, appeared to take a bite out of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder. The incident immediately set off a torrent of memes on social media.