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Messi wins World Cup 2014 Golden Ball
The Barcelona ace finished on the losing side in Sunday's tournament decider in Rio de Janeiro but was nonetheless recognised for his individual excellence in Brazil
14.07.2014 01:27:14
Neymar: Messi deserves to win the World Cup
The Brazil striker has thrown his support behind his Barcelona team-mate, backing him to triumph when Argentina meet Germany in Sunday's World Cup final at the Maracana
11.07.2014 10:09:15
Shootout hero Sergio Romero urges Argentina to enjoy the moment
The goalkeeper is earning comparisons to past greats after his heroics saw Alejandro Sabella's side make their first final or 24 years
10.07.2014 09:07:51
Mascherano was in fantastic form
The Barcelona midfielder was in fantastic form as Argentina held off Netherlands and reached the World Cup final after a tense penalty shoot-out
10.07.2014 08:48:18
Oranje overachieved in Brazil
Netherlands lost their World Cup semi-final against Argentina on penalties in Sao Paulo on Wednesday. But they overachieved in Brazil
10.07.2014 08:45:13
Van Gaal: I would have thrown Krul on again
The incoming Manchester United boss revealed he would have turned to the Newcastle goalkeeper again if he had a substitution left prior to the penalty shoot-out against Argentina
10.07.2014 08:41:32
Argentina have made history
The coach is happy that his side have reached the World Cup final for the first time in 24 years and has praised his players for their performance in the triumph over Netherlands
10.07.2014 08:40:02
Robben: More to Argentina than Messi
The 30-year-old has labelled the Barcelona man a huge player but rejected claims that the Albiceleste are overly reliant upon the four-time Ballon d'Or winner
08.07.2014 19:42:30
Lahm: I have not been at my best in Brazil
The versatile defender confessed that he is unhappy with his current form but refused to be drawn into the debate over where he should be positioned by coach Joachim Low
08.07.2014 19:41:53
Kluivert: Stopping Messi! What about Robben?
The Netherlands assistant coach believes his side's semi-final with Argentina will be a fantastic match, with both teams possessing stars who can decide a match
06.07.2014 19:09:37
Ronaldo: Brazil-Argentina final would be an amazing gift
The Selecao icon is hopeful the team can progress to the semi-finals although he admits it will be tough, and also believes his country will meet Germany if they do conquer France
04.07.2014 17:04:40
Here is querter final teams in the best World Cup
With the group stage of this summer's tournament now over, Goal takes a look at what each remaining country must do to reach the Maracana on July 13
02.07.2014 09:50:26
Neymar don't care about the Golden Boot
Brazil star Neymar says his only concern is realising his dream of winning the tournament with Brazil
01.07.2014 15:42:27
Messi: We can only win as a team, I am just part of this
Lionel Messi says team's hopes of World Cup glory are not dependent on him
01.07.2014 15:40:05
Fantastic first half of Algeria could not defeat
Algeria should be proud of memorable World Cup run. A creative Algeria surprised but could not defeat Germany
01.07.2014 11:22:13
My goal was lucky, insists Schurrle
The attacker came off the bench to score in extra-time to fire Germany into the last eight but admits that his strike, which went in off his heel, was fortunate
01.07.2014 11:13:28
Shaqiri The next great Number 10
'The Alpine Messi' looked revitalised playing from the middle against Honduras and another eye-catching display against Argentina should attract more admiring glances
01.07.2014 10:15:05
Keylor Navas The most wanted goalkeeper
Keylor Navas is the world's most wanted goalkeeper, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Atletico Madrid alerted by £6.5m clause
30.06.2014 11:12:16
Robben: I dived earlier, but that was a penalty!
Arjen Robben said that he dived earlier, but that was a penalty.
30.06.2014 10:16:10
Mertens: I was a little surprised about USA
The Belgium attacker admits he has been taken aback by the form of his side's Round of 16 opponents at the World Cup so far
30.06.2014 10:07:09
Navas praises 'history making' Costa Rica
With the Central American team scoring all of their penalties, the goalkeeper made the difference as he saved one to win it for his team but said it was all down to his team-mates
30.06.2014 10:03:37
We can beat Belgium, said Jurgen
The German coach believes his side are capable of achieving a significant upset and have the confidence to overcome the Red Devils on Tuesday
29.06.2014 16:56:25
Costa Rica's collective brilliance the secret to success
The Central Americans surprised everyone by finishing top of a group consisting of Italy, Uruguay and England. But how have they done it?
29.06.2014 15:02:54
Colombia could end up Brazil’s nightmare opponents
They are playing under no pressure, with this already the furthest they have ever progressed at a World Cup. James Rodriguez, Jackson Martinez, Juan Cuadrado
29.06.2014 14:48:36
Are Barcelona really about to sell Alexis?
Alexis Sanchez shoots past Júlio César to equalise for Chile, but the Brazil keeper was to get his revenge in the shootout.
29.06.2014 14:39:40
Super Cesar sees Brazil through
The teams were deadlocked at 1-1 after extra time after Alexis Sanchez cancelled out David Luiz’s opener for Brazil.
28.06.2014 22:20:25
These guys have a different mentality
The former Roja striker is delighted with the performances his countrymen have delivered in the World Cup and feels they have never been better placed to succeed
28.06.2014 16:26:43
Maradona: Brazil must prove they are no one-man team
The Argentina great believes the rest of the Selecao must step up their performance levels and claims Scolari should start Fernandinho and Ramires against Chile
28.06.2014 16:23:42
Sneijder: Why can't Netherlands win the cup?
The attacking midfielder says the mood in the squad is great and feels they have to believe that they can go all the way in the tournament
28.06.2014 16:20:12
Suarez ban is excessive, said Chiellini
The Italy defender insists he holds no grudge over the biting incident this week and feels the player and his family will suffer from his four-month "alienation"
27.06.2014 16:36:19
Algeria World Cup dream come true
Feghouli’s Algeria qualification to the next round for the first time
27.06.2014 14:34:18
Persie: We have to minimise our errors
The Oranje star insists his side have to be alert at all times from now on in the World Cup as they look to build on their excellent group-stage performances
27.06.2014 14:17:35
James Rodriguez, the New Star on the World Stage
Aside from those who watch Ligue 1, James Rodriguez might have been a name but not a face before the World Cup.
27.06.2014 10:28:42
Muller ties with Messi and Neymar
The Germany striker's goal against USA and ties with Messi and Neymar.
27.06.2014 10:21:37
Group Stage Winners and Losers
2014 World Cup has been nothing short of excellent so far, bringing us 48 matches to date that have been mostly exciting, goal-laden and full of offensive football
27.06.2014 10:16:16
Ten-man Belgium maintain perfect record
The coach felt his team dealt well with the dismissal of Steven Defour to maintain their perfect record in Brazil to date
27.06.2014 10:04:20
Cristiano Ronaldo ends with one goal
Cristiano Ronaldo ends his 2014 World Cup with one goal
27.06.2014 10:00:10
Suarez suspended for nine matches
Luis Suarez suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football related activity.
26.06.2014 17:18:40
Sakho defends elbow on Minda
The Liverpool defender insists he did not mean to hurt the Ecuador midfielder during France's final group game
26.06.2014 17:10:22
Muntari and Boateng sent home for indiscipline
The two midfielders have been told to leave the Ghana squad in Brazil ahead of their final group game against Portugal
26.06.2014 15:08:53
Messi or Neymar! World Cup top scorers so far
Messi and Neymar with the top scorer of the World Cup. Two Barca stars scored 4 goals so far.
26.06.2014 12:19:01
If you make mistakes, it can be your end in knockout phase
The defender says his team cannot afford any mistakes in the World Cup knockout phase, while Javier Mascherano believes there is still plenty of room for improvement
26.06.2014 11:04:11
The amazing story of Jorge Claros
Jorge Claros is unhappy after Honduras's defeat to Ecuador but he knows that worse things happen than losing a football game
26.06.2014 10:51:55
Shaqiri: Little Switzerland can upset Argentina
Lionel Messi has been in sensational goal scoring form for the Albiceleste but the Bayern Munich attacker is looking forward to their meeting in Sao Paulo
26.06.2014 10:13:06
Mondragon's long quest ends with respect
The AC Milan midfielder feels sorry they have been unable to live up the high expectations, while Alberto Zaccheroni was disappointed too
25.06.2014 11:10:33
FIFA say bite probe is 'serious case'
FIFA has announced it will investigate the Luis Suarez alleged biting incident with Liverpool's Uruguayan striker likely to face a lengthy ban if found guilty.
25.06.2014 10:50:39
Samaras: We played better than Cote d'Ivoire
The Greece striker admits his mind went blank as he swept home a last-gasp spot-kick to send his side into the World Cup knockout phase
25.06.2014 10:42:20
Coach Pinto: Costa Rica is ready for any opponent
Costa Rica coach Pinto is optimistic about his side's chances of making it to the quarter-finals and feels the match versus England was an even game
25.06.2014 10:40:08
Suarez facing new bite allegations
Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini went down clutching his shoulder after an altercation with the Liverpool striker, who has twice been banned for biting an opponent in the past
24.06.2014 22:36:47
Brazil likes first knockout games
Here is what Brazil did at knockout stage first games on big competitions
24.06.2014 18:08:37
Zannetti: This is the Messi's World Cup
The former Argentina international believes the Barcelona star has matured and could lead Alejandro Sabella's side to their first major trophy since Copa America 1993
24.06.2014 17:48:56
Hernandez not thinking about Van Gaal
Manchester United striker insists he is only concerned about beating the Dutch when the two sides clash in the last 16
24.06.2014 17:34:28
Neymar stealing the show
The biggest story of the World Cup so far has undoubtedly been Neymar's form
24.06.2014 13:26:50
Yaya Toure: City stopped me from seeing my dying brother
Yaya Toure has claimed that Manchester City prevented him from spending time with his brother Ibrahim, who died of cancer last week.
24.06.2014 12:59:49
Here is why it is time for Barça to sign Cuadrado
After two stellar showings in his debut World Cup, the Colombia winger has come on the radar of the biggest clubs in the world
24.06.2014 12:57:18
Owen: There is no better striker than Suarez
Luis Suarez's versatility, adaptability and prolific goal ratio make the Uruguayan better than any other striker in world football, according to former Liverpool forward Michael Owen.
24.06.2014 12:49:39
Messi looking to sink Super Eagles
The Barcelona star has scored two of the Albiceleste's three goals in the tournament and will look to beat Stephen Keshi's side who themselves are on the brink of qualification
24.06.2014 12:21:36
Kovac: Mexico showed how dangerous they can be
The Croatia boss had few complaints as his side bowed out of the World Cup following a 3-1 defeat to El Tri on Monday
24.06.2014 08:31:29
'We can only blame ourselves' - Finke
The Cameroon boss admits Brazil deserved to triumph but said defensive errors from his team ensured they contributed to their own downfall
24.06.2014 08:30:28
How did Costa Rica survive the Group of Death?
Many people wrote Costa Rica off when they were drawn with Italy, Uruguay and England but not.
23.06.2014 15:09:55
What could be day 12 of the 2014 World Cup
Day 12 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Monday marks the beginning of the end of the group stage
23.06.2014 11:25:49
Ronaldo is as tough as they come
If it wasn’t for Ronaldo’s heroics, Scandinavia would have had a representative in Brazil
23.06.2014 10:59:23
Cristiano Ronaldo: I never thought 'average' Portugal could win the World Cup
The Real Madrid forward spoke frankly to television cameras after his side's 2-2 draw with the United States on Sunday evening, admitting they have too many problems
23.06.2014 10:46:49
Ronaldo brings world of sport together
Portugal were rescued by their mercurial skipper while Belgium and Algeria celebrated wins that put them in pole position for Group H qualification
23.06.2014 10:00:33
Nani: Portugal grieving after draw
The winger, who scored the opener against USA, is gutted at how the Seleccao allowed Jurgen Klinsmann's men to get back into the game despite their own late equaliser
23.06.2014 09:54:40
Belgium beat Russia an 88th minute score with Origi
Eden Hazard set up Divock Origi to ensure that Marc Wilmots' men made it into the World Cup round of 16 with a group game to spare at the expense of Fabio Capello's men
22.06.2014 23:18:51
Ghana prove to be the World Cup's great entertainers again
The Black Stars have made a habit of producing exciting performances at football's biggest tournament in recent times and did so again on Saturday night
22.06.2014 12:32:39
Coach Keshi: Nigeria and Ghana successes great for Africa
The Super Eagles boss was delighted after his side beat Bosnia to move up to second spot in Group F and says he is already thinking about the final game against Argentina
22.06.2014 12:26:47
Les Bleus score five in rampant win to all
The former Argentina international believes that the Juventus duo are a class part, hailing the pair for their ability to make a difference in any game
21.06.2014 22:13:31
Last-gasp Messi strike rescues Argentina
Alejandro Sabella switched back to 4-3-3 against Iran, but the Albiceleste still needed inspiration from their star player. It was hardly the stuff of champions...
21.06.2014 22:03:00
England knocked out of World Cup after Italy lose
Italy's 1-0 defeat to Costa Rica on Friday confirmed the Three Lions' fate, having lost their opening two games of the tournament for the first time in history
20.06.2014 21:55:23
Second match syndrome at Italy
Costa Rica may seem favourable opposition, but Luca Persico warns of how second group stage games have recently proved problematic for Italy.
20.06.2014 18:26:18
Guardiola will travel to Brazil to see Messi
Bayern Munich coach Josep Guardiola will fly to Brazil to see Lionel Messi after Argentina's clash with Nigeria on 25th June
20.06.2014 13:52:11
Suarez staggers England with finesse and ferocity
Luis Suarez’s first goal on Thursday was a delicate touch of class, a deft header nodded in with precision and purpose and placement.
20.06.2014 12:28:37
What is on Twitter today!
Raphael Varane, Sergio Aguero, Daniel Alves, Ashley Cole, Daniel Sturridge, Ronaldinho, Mario Balotelli
20.06.2014 12:07:13
Mourinho: Spain team needed a shake-up before now
Jose Mourinho believes that the success obtained in recent years prevented fresh blood from being drafted into the Spain team
20.06.2014 11:11:56
Deschamps: Cabaye fit to face Switzerland
The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder picked up a groin problem in the 3-0 win over Honduras but has been given the green light to start at Arena Fonte Nova
20.06.2014 10:38:24
Ten-men Greece got 1 point
Alberto Zaccheroni's men played with a numerical advantage for most of the game following Kostas Katsouranis' dismissal but could failed to break the deadlock
20.06.2014 10:25:00
Gerrard: We had to play for 1-1
The Three Lions skipper says the refusal to play for a draw cost his side dearly as they went down to defeat against Uruguay
20.06.2014 10:08:55
Suarez rides high in return
He missed Uruguay's first match as he fought to gain fitness, but in just one game Luis Suarez loudly threw his name into the pool of contenders for the World Cup's top scorer
20.06.2014 10:03:39
Suárez: I dreamed about this and I'm enjoying the moment
Luis Suárez claimed he dreamt he'd score twice in the match against England which ended in a 2-1 win for Uruguay.
20.06.2014 09:57:47
Kobe wants Brazil Argentina final
Basketball player Kobe Bryant says he hopes Brazil and Argentina reach the final of this summer's World Cup
19.06.2014 18:16:02
Beto think that Portugal not be ashamed
Goalkeeper urges his team-mates not to be embarrassed by their poor performance against Germany as he believes the side will make it to the last 16
19.06.2014 17:14:56
Costa wants to stay with Spain
The forward dismissed reports suggesting the squad lack quality, while he is hoping that his World Cup performances have not dented his future chances in the national team
19.06.2014 17:13:25
Romero wants to be the answer to the confidence of Sabella.
Romero values the coach’s support and believes his management skills have helped him prepare for the World Cup
19.06.2014 17:09:10
Xavi Alonso: We lost our hungering
The Spain midfielder admitted that the defending champions lost their desire
19.06.2014 11:02:26
Praising Kovac's tactics from Mandzukic
The burly striker paid tribute to his coach after hitting a double as Croatia picked up their first win of the World Cup
19.06.2014 11:01:09
Gerrard tells he will not contact with Suarez
The midfielder insists he will not contact his Liverpool team-mate directly before the Three Lions' crucial Group D clash on Thursday
19.06.2014 08:51:09
Spain must recover and dominate Chile, says Fabregas
The new Chelsea signing believes there is no need for a revolution following la Roja's thrashing at the hands of the Dutch and says he is confident they can bounce back
18.06.2014 17:16:40
Chile all set for dream clash with Spain
The Juventus star says he has recovered from his minor knee surgery last month and can't wait to take on the reigning world champions on Wednesday
18.06.2014 16:33:15
Maradona says Pepe is foolish and unprofessional
The 1986 World Cup winner launched a scathing attack on the defender and says his actions ruined his side's hopes of getting anything from the game against Germany
18.06.2014 16:00:02
Van Persie's grandfather joins in on #Persieing trend
The swan-dive header from the Oranje striker has become an internet sensation, with people across the world replicating it - even the striker's 93-year-old relative
18.06.2014 15:58:14
Ochoa: Brazil match was the best match of my life
Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa says Brazil match was the best match of my life that i have played
18.06.2014 14:57:08
Raul: Spain must beat Chile
After their 5-1 demolition at the hands of Netherlands, the former Real Madrid star feels La Roja must aim to reverse their poor goal difference against the South Americans
18.06.2014 11:38:12
Hong Myung-Bo has South Korea on the right track
A late slip allowed Kerzhakov to snaffle an equaliser for the Russians but there are bright signs for the Asian side in Group H
18.06.2014 11:17:57
The unsung heroes behind Robben and Van Persie's demolition of Spain
Netherlands battering the reigning world champions in their opening fixture and, while the star names grabbed the headlines, the lesser lights set the platform for the victory
18.06.2014 11:09:39
No final decision has been made on Xavi's future
The midfielder's agent met club president Josep Maria Bartomeu and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta on Tuesday, but no final decision has been made on his future
18.06.2014 11:00:07
No beefs with Guillermo Ochoa
Guillermo Ochoa has come through adversity but is finally reaping the rewards for his loyalty and skill
18.06.2014 10:58:05
Rooney asked to train with substitutes
England boss Roy Hodgson is set to give the Manchester United striker an opportunity to play in his preferred role on Thursday following criticism of his performance against Italy
18.06.2014 10:33:04
Capello: We can accept Akinfeev's mistake
Russia coach has praised his team for reacting quickly to the setback they suffered in their 1-1 draw with Korea Republic
18.06.2014 10:27:45
Alexander Kerzhakov support Igor Akinfeev for mistake
The Russia forward rescued a point for Fabio Capello's side in their first game but urged people to avoid dwelling on his teammate's goalkeeping blunder
18.06.2014 10:09:33
Fellaini and Mertens inspires Belgium to comeback win
Sofiane Feghouli scored the opener from the spot, but Marc Wilmots' men turned up their game in the second-half to defeat the African nation
17.06.2014 22:13:51
Brazil is very ordinary without Neymar, says Hoddle
Glenn Hoddle feels that the World Cup hosts were very lucky to beat Croatia in the opening game and argues that there is too much pressure on their key man
17.06.2014 18:16:15
Vicente Del Bosque: I know my starting eleven
Changes could be afoot as Spain look to bounce back from their shock defeat to Netherlands in their World Cup opener
17.06.2014 17:51:26
Appiah says: The early goal was a disaster in USA match
Ghana were denied a valuable point by John Brooks' late header on Monday night, leaving their coach deflated by his team's loss of focus
17.06.2014 12:52:06
Cabaye: I understand Gerrard
The midfielder has backed the England captain's complaints over the central American nation's physical approach
16.06.2014 18:12:56
Yong: We are ready for Russian power
The defender says his side are well prepared for the superior strength of Fabio Capello's men and is hopeful the conditions will not be difficult in Cuiaba
16.06.2014 17:46:38
Marquez: We must stop Neymar
The Barcelona forward scored twice in the opening match of the World Cup and the former Blaugrana defender has pointed to the attacking threat Brazil possess
16.06.2014 17:37:02
Rooney: I don’t expect to start for England
The Manchester United striker says he works hard to try and get into Roy Hodgson's starting line-up and that he will always respect his manager's team selection
16.06.2014 17:09:52
World Cup can bring Ozil back to life
The 25-year-old's performances have been criticised over the last year but a return to the stage where he made his name could be the perfect chance to revive his form
16.06.2014 10:04:17
Messi: My goal was a relief
The forward scored what proved to be the decisive goal in La Albiceleste's 2-1 victory over Bosnia & Herzegovina, with Alejandro Sabella changing his tactics at half-time
16.06.2014 09:48:38
Man-marking Messi is impossible
The former Paris Saint-Germain striker thought about tailoring his tactics to meet the challenge of the Argentina striker - but decided it was unfair on his players
16.06.2014 09:46:24
Sabella: We used Messi better in second half
The Barcelona superstar was virtually anonymous in the first 45 minutes but turned on the style after the break, capping an improved performance with a superb goal
16.06.2014 09:40:36
Suarez baffled by goal-line technology
Honduras' Colombian coach was not impressed by Fifa's system in his side's World Cup defeat to France
16.06.2014 09:33:33
Messi's got his groove back
COMMENT: Just as the critics were finding their voices, the Barcelona superstar reminded everyone of his brilliance
16.06.2014 09:31:24
Italy made the perfect start: England 1-2 Italy
Claudio Marchisio and Mario Balotelli sandwiched a Daniel Sturridge strike to give Cesare Prandelli's men all three points from their opener against Roy Hodgson's charges
15.06.2014 10:35:53
Belgium are ready for Algeria, says Wilmots
The 45-year-old says his side have analysed the videos of their first opponents' last ten matches and insists nothing will surprise them when they meet the Africans
15.06.2014 10:33:45
We are not out of it yet, Gerrard says
Gerrard were beaten 2-1 by Italy, the Three Lions skipper feels that they showed enough enterprise to progress from Group D
15.06.2014 10:32:36
Ramos: The end for Spain? That's crazy
The Real Madrid defender says it is ridiculous to write off his nation on the back of their shock defeat on Friday
14.06.2014 23:09:19
Deschamps hopes to see the best of Benzema
The 45-year-old is eager for the former Lyon star to finally prove his worth for Les Bleus and is anticipating a difficult match in his side's opening match of the tournament
14.06.2014 23:07:12
Franck Ribery refused injections from doctor
Ribery winger has hit out at claims he is scared of needles and questioned the treatment offered by the national side
14.06.2014 23:03:57
Van Persie hails 'unreal' win over Spain
The ManU man struck twice against the world champions as his side ran riot in their group opener
14.06.2014 15:57:46
Netherlands obliterate world champions 1-5
Two goals apiece for the attacking duo and a tap-in from Stefan de Vrij left del Bosque's men totally torn apart in the first game of their title defence
14.06.2014 00:22:59
Hierro: Messi won't end up in hospital
The former Spain defender does not think the Argentina star will become the latest in a long list of casualties for some of the world's finest players this summer
13.06.2014 23:56:03
Romario hopes the protests are put on pause
The World Cup has finally kicked off and the Selecao legend - who has taken up politics with his playing career behind him - hopes the protests are put on pause
13.06.2014 18:08:45
Mattia De Sciglio ruled out of England clash
The AC Milan left-back pulled up in training on Thursday, with scans revealing a calf strain, as Andrea Barzagli expressed concern over the Azzurri's defensive lapses
13.06.2014 14:23:33
Arjen Robben: 2010 final will haunt me for the rest of my life
The Bayern Munich star missed a golden opportunity which could have secured a first world title for his side but he insists it is irrelevant heading into Friday's game
13.06.2014 14:18:48
Spain coach Del Bosque: Our team is not an old one, but a mature one
With seven players in the team over 30, questions have been raised over the general age of the world champions but the coach insists it won't be a problem
13.06.2014 14:16:56
Van Gaal: Netherlands will go the distance in World Cup
The incoming Manchester United manager says his squad are determined to enjoy their time in Brazil and has promised they will survive for the full five weeks of the tournament
13.06.2014 12:35:31
Ronaldo failed to complete Portugal training
The 29-year-old could face a fight to be fit for his nation's World Cup opener on Monday after leaving the session prematurely
13.06.2014 10:35:57
Croatia defender Dejan Lovren slams referee after lose opener
The Croatia defender was less than impressed by the performance of the Japanese official and suggested the hosts should be handed the trophy now
13.06.2014 10:13:09
Scolari dismisses Kovac referee criticism
The Brazil head coach rejects suggestions his side received any favourable decisions in Thursday's World Cup opener, as claimed by his Croatia counterpart
13.06.2014 10:09:50
Neymar's brace, Hazard, Boateng and Balotelli tweets
The good and the great of the footballing world took to Twitter to experience the excitement, thrills, controversy and goals of the World Cup opening game between Brazil & Croatia
13.06.2014 09:58:53
Kovac slams 'shameful' refereeing
The Croatia boss was furious at the performance of referee Yuichi Nishimura, despairing at some the decisions that the official made in favour of Brazil in the 3-1 defeat
13.06.2014 09:51:49
Ancelotti: Italy must invoke la decima unity in Brazil
The Italian trainer believes the Azzurri must show the sort of unity that led Real Madrid to their 10th Champions League crown if they are to navigate a tricky World Cup group
12.06.2014 18:03:43
Cafu: Bastian impresses me most
The former Brazil full-back is in awe of how the Bayern Munich midfielder controls the tempo of Germany's play and has hailed Philipp Lahm's versatility
12.06.2014 18:03:10
Koke: I'm learning from Xavi and Iniesta
The 22-year-old is determined to help Spain retain their World Cup crown this summer and is picking up some tips from the experienced duo
12.06.2014 18:02:12
Sergio Ramos saved us again, Khedira says
Los Blancos looked set to succumb to Diego Godin's 38th-minute strike but their prolific defender popped up with a last-minute equaliser that set them on their way to victory
25.05.2014 20:59:00
Suarez may struggle to shine in Brazil, says Hodgson
The Uruguay striker enjoyed a stunning season at club level, scoring 31 goals for Liverpool, but the England boss feels he may find it difficult at the World Cup
18.05.2014 12:33:22
Zidane: Ronaldo is a genius
The France legend has hailed the forward's continued success with the Spanish giants and tipped him to star for Portugal in Brazil next month
18.05.2014 12:30:53
Germany boss Joachim Low: Portugal dependent on Ronaldo
The coach praised the Real Madrid man but suggested that Germany's opponents at the World Cup rely heavily on the forward
15.05.2014 10:07:43
Brazil want Barcelona to beat Atletico, suggests Scolari
The 65-year-old's comments come after the Brazilian FA hit back at reports they had asked Neymar to be rested on Saturday
15.05.2014 10:06:46
El Shaarawy targets World Cup spot after AC Milan comeback
The young attacker at last made his comeback in Sunday's defeat versus Atalanta and admits he has found life difficult during his time on the treatment table
11.05.2014 22:14:00
Sturridge plays down foot injury
The Liverpool striker insists the pain "is not too bad" and that he is "raring to go" ahead of the visit of Joachim Low's side to Wembley
17.11.2013 18:05:24
Deschamps: We must force Ukraine to crack
The Bleus boss feels that Mykhaylo Fomenko's men could fold if Franck Ribery and Co. put them under sufficient pressure at the Stade de France on Tuesday night
17.11.2013 18:01:29
Buffon: Balotelli is not treated unfairly
The Italy international does not believe the striker is subject to prejudice from referees and warns that the Azzurri will be up for the fight in Brazil next summer
17.11.2013 18:00:42
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Sweden deserve Brazil berth more than Portugal
The Paris Saint-Germain forward feels it would only be fair if Erik Hamren's side seal a spot at next summer's tournament in Brazil at the Seleccao's expense
12.11.2013 15:40:44
Rodgers: Gerrard could quit England after Brazil
The Reds manager said the midfielder may retire from international football to help extend his time at Anfield, but indicated the 33-year-old is yet to make any concrete decision
08.11.2013 12:42:50
Ribery: Disaster for World Cup, if France failed to qualify
The winger has insisted that it would be a huge blow if les Bleus were unable to beat Ukraine later this month in a play-off for Brazil 2014
01.11.2013 15:48:43