Thursday, 10 July 2014

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The Chelsea boss was disappointed to see the Brazil great lose his achievement and says the former Real Madrid star is the best player of the past two decades

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The goalkeeper admitted his side felt "tense" ahead of their World Cup semi-final, before stunning the host nation with a 7-1 thrashing on Tuesday night

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The 24-year-old has been the hero for Joachim Low's side during the World Cup and has the chance to win his second Golden Boot if he scores in the final against Argentina on Sunday

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The Dortmund defender is suffering from a minor knee problem and may miss Germany's date with Argentina in the showpiece at the Maracana on Sunday

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

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The Fiorentina forward missed out on inclusion in Joachim Low's squad after an injury-hit season in Serie A but that did not stop him from enjoying the 7-1 rout of the Selecao

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The Argentina icon has slammed the Selecao for failing to turn up for Tuesday's shocking 7-1 semi-final loss in Belo Horizonte, picking Dante and David Luiz out for special scorn

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The Spain international suffered medial ligament damage back in March and the German champions have no intention of rushing his rehabilitation ahead of the 2014-15 season

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The prolific Poland international believes that he has a better chance of both improving as a player and winning trophies at the Allianz Arena after departing Signal Iduna Park

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COMMENT: Humiliation at the hands of Germany in the World Cup semi-final could finally produce the sort of sea-change that Brazilian football so desperately needs

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The host national capitulated in emphatic style as Germany ran out 7-1 winners in Tuesday's semi-final - but who or what do you think was key in the record-breaking defeat?

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The Germany international has been criticised for his performances since the record-breaking move from Real Madrid, with below-par displays continuing into the World Cup

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The Manchester City midfielder was fully aware of the impact of the Selecao's humiliating 7-1 defeat, while Maicon wants his team-mates to move on as soon as possible

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The 65-year-old took responsibility for his side's shock semi-final collapse at the hands of Germany, which he described as a defeat of "catastrophic proportions"

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The Germany defender insists there will be no wild celebrations after their destruction of Brazil and has called on his team-mates to focus quickly on the final

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The 24-year-old produced a midfield masterclass as Germany humiliated tournament hosts Brazil to book their first final appearance since 2002 in emphatic and record-breaking syle

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The Germany boss insists his side are focused on the final after their 7-1 win, claiming that the margin of victory did not reflect the actual difference between the sides

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To say it was a mixed night for the English top-flight's finest would be an understatement, with Fernandinho and Willian enduring shockers and Andre Schurrle on fire for Germany

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

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Belo Horizonte played host to the Selecao's biggest World Cup defeat as Joachim Low's side put the hosts to the sword in emphatic fashion

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The veteran striker broke Ronaldo's record for finals goals as Thomas Muller, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos and Andre Schurrle combined to decimate Luiz Felipe Scolari's side

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The 36-year-old has written a new piece of football history after surpassing the Brazil legend's tally of 15 World Cup goals