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2014 top 10 Youtube ads in PH

Feb 04, 2015 - 9:40 AM

Find out which Youtube ads caught the attention and interest of netizens in 2014

Germany wins 2014 World Cup with Götze goal

Jul 14, 2014 - 3:49 AM

UPDATED Germany has now won four World Cups putting the European powerhouses just one behind Brazil s record tally of five

WORLD CHAMPIONS. German players lift the World Cup trophy after winning the FIFA World Cup 2014 final between Germany and Argentina at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13 July 2014.  Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Higuain fires Argentina into World Cup semis

Jul 06, 2014 - 7:07 AM

Gonzalo Higuain scored the only goal of the match and it was enough to send Argentina into the World Cup semifinals

LONE GOAL. Gonzalo Higuain (L) of Argentina scores the only goal during the FIFA World Cup 2014 quarter final match between Argentina and Belgium. Photo by Peter Powell/EPA

#WorldCup: Fans show spirit with dog jerseys, Brazil condoms

Jun 23, 2014 - 12:39 PM

World Cup fans are expressing their love of the game in wild ways wearing patriotic nail polish dog jerseys and Brazil inspired condoms

WIGGED OUT. A dog in Brazil shows his support for his country’s team with a jersey. Photo by Yashuyoshi Chiba/EPA

World Cup: 'Homophobic chants not serious,' says Mexico coach

Jun 21, 2014 - 1:44 AM

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera dismissed his side s fans chants of puto a gay slur during their win over Cameroon as not serious

Fans in Mexico City watch Mexico’s game versus Brazil via broadcast. Photo by Mario Guzman/EPA

HIGHLIGHTS: Italy vs Costa Rica #WorldCup

Jun 20, 2014 - 10:38 PM

Live blog of the Italy vs Costa Rica World Cup Group D match

Photo by Mast Irham/EPA

World Cup: Japan's coach unhappy with Greece draw

Jun 20, 2014 - 12:18 PM

Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni bemoaned his side s failure to punish 10 man Greece after a 0 0 draw which leaves the Asian giants struggling to reach the World Cup knockout rounds

DISAPPOINTING. Atsuto Uchida (C) of Japan and his teammates leave the pitch after a scoreless draw with a short-handed Greece. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/EPA

Facebook and Twitter launch World Cup hubs

Jun 12, 2014 - 12:22 AM

Never miss anything about the World Cup by following updates on Facebook and Twitter

Brazil races to finish World Cup opener arena

Jun 08, 2014 - 12:57 PM

The 61 600 capacity Arena Corinthians has come to symbolize Brazil s struggle to be ready on time for the World Cup

RACING TO FINISH. Workers secure scaffolding to add a row of seats inside the unfinished Arena Corinthians stadium, in Sao Paulo, Brazil days before the 2014 World Cup. Photo by Diego Azubel/EPA

USA beats Nigeria 2-1 in World Cup tune-up

Jun 08, 2014 - 12:38 PM

Team USA s win over Nigeria makes it a hat trick of wins after victories over Azerbaijan and Turkey in their Send Off Series prior to the World Cup

BACK ON TRACK. USA's Jozy Altidore broke his goalscoring drought in a friendly against Nigeria a week before the World Cup. File Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

No fear for Spain in Dutch World Cup rematch

Jun 08, 2014 - 12:11 PM

We don t have any fear But we do have respect

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS. Spain takes a team photo prior to their international friendly match against El Salvador in preparation for their title defense at the World Cup. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

Magical Messi leads Argentina anew

Mar 23, 2013 - 10:54 PM

Lionel Messi scored once and set up two goals as Argentina beat Venezuela 3 0 to remain in control of the South American World Cup qualifying race