Posts Tagged FIFA World Cup

Rosberg changes World Cup helmet on FIFA complaint

World Cup leader and Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany holds a helmet during a press conference in Hockenheim, Germany, Thursday, July 17, 2014. The German Grand Prix will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Formula One leader Nico Rosberg ditched plans to put an image of the World Cup trophy on his helmet for the upcoming German Grand Prix following a complaint from FIFA.

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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.

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Referee: Kramer was disoriented after blow to head

Germany's Christoph Kramer gets hit in the face by Argentina's Ezequiel Garay shoulder (2) while pinned between Garay and Marcos Rojo during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

ROME (AP) — Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer was disoriented and confused after taking a heavy blow to the head early in the World Cup final, according to the match’s referee.

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Germany midfielder Toni Kroos joins Real Madrid

Germany's Toni Kroos (18) rises above Argentina's Lionel Messi (10) to head the ball during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

MUNICH (AP) — Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich on a six-year contract.

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Clint Dempsey among MLS All-Star list

Seattle Sounders' Clint Dempsey, left, signs autographs following an MLS soccer match between the Sounders and the Portland Timbers, Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Seattle. Dempsey, playing in his first Sounders match since returning from the U.S. Men's National Team at the World Cup in Brazil, had a goal as the Sounders beat the Timbers 2-0. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin of the Seattle Sounders are among a group of eight players from the U.S. World Cup team voted to the MLS All-Star game.

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