Euphoric Brazil hails return of champs
Dressed head-to-toe in the green and yellow of the national flag, fans jostled to get a glimpse of the champions as the beaming players emerged from a chartered plane.
South Korea salutes team
South Korea which bagged fourth place at the Cup feted its team with a parade and medals to the squad and coaches. Dutch coach Guus Hiddink was presented with honorary citizenship.
Camacho steps down as Spain coach
Jose Camacho who took over as coach in 1998 quit after 4 years in charge. Spain were knocked out by co-hosts South Korea in the quarter-finals of the Cup.
Ref Bujsaim slams FIFA bias for final
'We thought the referee in the final wouldn't be from Europe since Germany is a European country, but FIFA nominated an Italian for the job,' said World Cup referee Ali Bujsaim from United Arab Emirates.
Turkey honours soccer team
Turkish players who claimed third place at the Cup received a heroes welcome on their arrival. Their plane was escorted by an F-16 fighter jet. Also, commemorative coins are to be minted in their honour.
Brazil 'lucky' to win, says Maradona
The Argentine football legend dismissed Brazil as a "mediocre" team who were lucky to win the World Cup.
Carnival erupts in Brazil
'I don't think we'll be going to work tomorrow after so much partying,' said Claudi Mary Sampaio, 27, on the streets of Porto Seguro, the birthplace of Brazil. Elsewhere, the wild celebrations resulted in three fatal shootings.
Brazilian game in chaos despite win
Commentators in Brazil fear the historic Cup win will strengthen the positions of directors in the Brazilian Football Confederation blamed for the shambolic state of affairs.
German dailies nail Kahn for defeat
Kahn came in for scathing criticism for his fatal mistake which resulted in the first goal. "One mistake is a mistake too many," read the headline in Munich's Sueddeutsche Zeitung.
Cup co-hosts bask in the limelight
Japan and South Korea on Monday applauded their success in co-hosting Asia's first World Cup.
From the sidelines
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