Fifa World Cup

  • Get the Brazuca rolling
    Jun 11, 2014 By Thomas Billinghurst | Features Writer, Gareth Kurt Warren | Features Writer and Riaz Naqvi | Staff Writer
    With the world’s eyes on Brazil ahead of tomorrow’s kick-off, GN Focus picks out teams we fancy as winners, surprise packages, lucky ones and shockers
  • Goal line technology comes to the World Cup
    Jun 11, 2014 By Jaydip Sengupta | Deputy Editor — Sports, Xpress
    After a string of historic on-pitch controversies, Fifa is rejigging the rules
  • Best seats in Fifa's house
    Jun 11, 2014 By Kelly Ann Crane | Special to GN Focus
    With the World Cup upon us, GN Focus brings you a starting 11, the new strikers in town, midfield veterans, a strong defensive back row and the reserves, as well as shisha bars you should visit
  • Nine things to do in Brazil
    Jun 11, 2014 By Adrienne Harebottle | Special to GN Focus
    Amid mounting Fifa World Cup hysteria, it may be hard to imagine doing anything other than watching football. But Brazil has a beautiful range of attractions to keep you enthused between games
  • The dream eleven
    Jun 11, 2014 By Gareth Kurt Warren | Features Writer, Thomas Billinghurst | Features Writer, and Riaz Naqvi | Staff Writer
    The GN Focus team indulges in some fantasy football fun to bring you the ultimate World Cup team
  • A new gold rush
    Jun 11, 2014 By Thomas Billinghurst | Features Writer
    Football fanatics seeking an entry to the world’s biggest sporting spectacle may have to buy tickets from semi-legitimate sources at inflated prices
  • Your sports schedule for the month
    Jun 08, 2014 Staff Report
    All eyes are on Brazil as the Fifa World Cup kicks off
  • Will Brazil be a winner?
    Apr 10, 2014 Thomas Billinghurst
    Features Writer Thomas Billinghurst breaks down the good and the bad in the build-up to the grandest of football extravaganzas this summer
  • Pitch-perfect World Cup TVs
    Apr 10, 2014 By Deepak Karambelkar | Special to GN Focus
    The must-have functions all football fans need to watch for Fifa's 2014 summer showpiece
  • Win a golden ticket to Rio
    Apr 09, 2014 By Iona Stanley | Special to GN Focus
    Official sponsors, affiliates, retailers and banks in the UAE are all offering chances to go to the World Cup Iona Stanley offers her top picks