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Friday, 27 June 2014

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The Bilbao-born playmaker is a natural heir to Paul Scholes, blending defensive bite with craft and invention on the ball, and is the perfect midfielder for Louis van Gaal

Thursday, 26 June 2014

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COMMENT: The Black Stars came close to reaching the round of 16 against Portugal but will have to wait four more years for another chance after a campaign ruined by cash disputes

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The Liverpool star was handed a four-month global suspension from all football activity by Fifa after being found guilty of biting Giorgio Chiellini and he can have no complaints

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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After a strong start to the competition, Didier Deschamps' swashbuckling side should not be overlooked as potential winners with a favourable last-16 draw

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The two Argentina strikers have struggled so far at the World Cup but will need to find form as their side face tougher tests in the rest of the competition

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La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona could be having second thoughts about moving for the Uruguay striker after his apparent bite on Italy centre-back Giorgio Chiellini

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Following a worst ever group stage which failed to include a single win, Goal takes a look at those who will benefit and suffer from the Three Lions' time in Brazil

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The Three Lions crashed out of the World Cup without winning a game and must now start planning for the future, with Roy Hodgson requited to drop some big names

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

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The controversial Liverpool striker's World Cup dream appears to be in tatters after he was caught appearing to bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's Group D clash

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COMMENT: After two stellar showings in his debut World Cup, the Colombia winger has come on the radar of the biggest clubs despite Fiorentina now owning his full playing rights

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COMMENT: Despite his temperament being called into question it is the veteran of the World Cup who has driven his team into the last 16 again - and hopefully, beyond

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COMMENT: The Asian champions have come up woefully short so far in the World Cup leaving many questions to answer, not least their stress-free qualification campaign

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COMMENT: The England coach will make nine changes for Tuesday's dead rubber against Costa Rica - but Ross Barkley has a chance to shine as Three Lions look towards Euro 2016

Monday, 23 June 2014

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The 26-year-old midfielder is happy that he passed up an opportunity to head to the United States as a teenager after earning an unlikely spot in El Tri's starting line-up

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The Indomitable Lions have given a poor account of themselves in their opening two games and not even a win over Brazil in Monday's final group match can redeem them

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Louis van Gaal and Jorge Sampaoli pit their sides against each other on Monday knowing that defeat would leave them facing the prospect of taking on the Selecao on home turf

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The Belgium striker disappointed for a second time in Brazil and his performances thus far are doing little to convince Jose Mourinho he can lead the line at Stamford Bridge

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The Three Lions captain says that he feels "broken" as he considers his international future following the team's early elimination from the World Cup in Brazil