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Tantrums, trickery and tragedies of World Cups past

Tantrums, trickery and tragedies at the FIFA World Cup games over the years.

Tributes flow after soccer player's death

2017-06-07 07:38

Coaches, players and fans of Beijing Enterprises Football Club paid tribute to Cheick Tiote, the player from Cote d'Ivoire who died suddenly on Monday.

Fans injured in Brazil football brawl

2016-05-09 10:20

At least two people were injured - one seriously - after an all-in-brawl between rival football fans who invaded the pitch during a match in Brazil on Sunday.

Two killed in street revels in Chile after soccer win

2015-07-06 09:04

Two people were killed and several others injured in Santiago when a car slammed into street revelers celebrating host Chile's triumph in the Copa America soccer tournament, local radio Bio-Bio reported on Sunday.

Team barred from competition after fan attack on rival players

2015-05-18 07:30

Argentina's Boca Juniors soccer team will play no further role in this season's Copa Libertadores, South America's premier continental club competition, as a result of the attack on River Plate players on Thursday.

South African judge begins verdict in Pistorius murder trial

2014-09-11 16:37

South African Judge Thokozile Masipa began reading her verdict in the 6-month murder trial of Paralympic and Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Thursday, in a detailed ruling expected to conclude the following day.

Woman suffers miscarriage staying up to watch World Cup

2014-06-18 19:35

A 26-year-old Chinese woman loses her unborn baby after staying up for four consecutive nights to watch World Cup matches broadcast from Brazil.

Restless football fans die watching World Cup

2014-06-17 13:54

At least three Chinese fans have reportedly died after staying up to watch the on-going World Cup.

Argentine shot in Brazil bar fight during World Cup

2014-06-26 10:51

An Argentine fan in Brazil for the World Cup was shot in the leg during a bar fight over rival soccer clubs, security officials said on Wednesday, heightening concerns about possible violence if Argentina meets Brazil in the tournament's final match.

Brazil cops shoot live rounds during Cup protests

2014-06-16 16:04

A police officer can be seen on an Associated Press video firing what appeared to be a live pistol round at anti-World Cup protesters Sunday near Rio de Janeiro's Maracana soccer stadium.

Argentina invasion is on in Rio, whether host nation likes it or no

2014-06-16 11:50

By the time the dilapidated RV hauled away, by the time everyone came down from the trees, by the time the horns and drums were lugged off the beach.

Neighbor of Pistorius testifies at murder trial

2014-05-07 07:13

The former neighbor of Oscar Pistorius testified at the athlete's murder trial on Tuesday, giving evidence on the night he shot his girlfriend dead, saying he heard a man crying loudly and that he called the security of the housing estate for help.

Fan killed at Brazil game

2014-05-05 08:22

Just 40 days before the country hosts the World Cup, the ugly side of Brazilian soccer was on view on Saturday after a fan died when he was struck by a toilet bowl thrown following a match in the host city of Recife.

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