Neymar has admitted that five-time World Cup winners Brazil have fallen into the slipstream of the leading nations.
FIFA has lifted a ban imposed on the Nigeria Football Federation due to government interference.
The World Cup was an undoubted success for FIFA on the field. But how did the organisation fare off the pitch this summer?
Now the FIFA World Cup has ended, the focus for Brazil is to prepare for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
The Confederation of Brazilian Football has confirmed that Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned as Brazil head coach.
Sepp Blatter and Diego Maradona do not believe Lionel Messi deserved to be named as the best player at the World Cup.
Our friends at Opta pick out some of the best stats from a memorable World Cup in Brazil.
Chief football reporter Nick Collins talks about England's woes, whether or not Steven Gerrard will remain England captain, and names his World Cup XI.
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A look at the statistics to see which players and teams have stood out during the 2014 World Cup.
Gary Cotterill spells out 'Copa Do Mundo' with what has been regarded as one of the best World Cups of all time.
The CBF has decided not to renew the contract of national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, according to media reports.
Pele says that, despite the initial protests, it's been a memorable tournament.
Brazil striker Fred has announced his retirement from international football following a disappointing World Cup.
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Arjen Robben hailed a ‘great end’ to the World Cup for Netherlands after they beat Brazil 3-0 to claim third place.
Luiz Felipe Scolari insisted that his future would be decided by the Brazilian FA after Brazil's loss to Netherlands.
Goals from Robin van Persie, Daley Blind and Georginio Wijnaldum saw Netherlands beat Brazil 3-0 to finish third.
Wyclef Jean, who will perform at Sunday's World Cup closing ceremony, says he desperately hopes FIFA will continue to invest large sums of money into Brazil following the tournament.
The British man at the centre of the World Cup ticketing probe is not on the run, according to his lawyer.