Sunday, 6 July 2014
The Manchester City stopper has been called into question after Gonzalo Higuain's strike sent Argentina through but is the 28-year-old really to blame for his country's exit?
Players from seven English top-flight sides were in action as both Argentina and Netherlands won through to the semi-finals, with the Belgian contingent going home
Saturday, 5 July 2014
The Tottenham defender has revealed that Belgium had the prolific forward in the back of their minds from the start, while Toby Alderweireld felt the Europeans were unlucky
The Belgium coach could not hide his frustration after his team exited the World Cup at the quarter-final stage against the South Americans
The defender was unimpressed with the South American side despite Lionel Messi & Co's victory over the Red Devils, which sent them crashing out of the tournament
The Albiceleste boss was delighted with his team's performance as they edged past Belgium 1-0 in Brasilia, courtesy of Gonzalo Higuain's first-half strike
The Red Devils entered the tournament as many expert's tournament outsiders but they could not make it past the quarter-finals
A solitary strike from Gonzalo Higuain was enough for La Albiceleste to book a place in their first World Cup semi-final since 1990, at the expense of Marc Wilmots' men
The Napoli striker struck a superb goal in the first half and that was enough to see off a disappointing Red Devils side
The Albiceleste legend has criticised the performances of his compatriots in the World Cup so far, believing that a host of stars have failed to deliver in Brazil
The Argentina great believes that the Albiceleste need to rely on the forward less and other players need to begin to contribute if they are to have a successful World Cup
A late penalty was not enough for Colombia to qualify for the semi-finals as they exited the competition at the hands of Brazil but can their leading scorer's tally be beaten?
Friday, 4 July 2014
The defender is optimistic about his side's chances in the quarter-finals, while Marc Wilmots has backed Eden Hazard in the wake of recent criticism
The Argentina coach has offered another glowing endorsement of his star man, while noting the threat posed by quarter-final opponents Belgium
These two sides boast some of the best players in the tournament but have so far yet to shine. Phil Kitromilides takes a look at some of the stars that need to up their game
The midfielder says his future will be decided after the World Cup and insists he does not have to prove anything with his performances for Belgium after a tough season at United
La Albiceleste and the Red Devils meet in Brasilia on Saturday with a place in the semi-finals up for grabs, with our tipster backing Argentina's star man to make the difference
Alejandro Sabella's side scraped through their last-16 clash against Switzerland and must improve to beat a Belgium team that also needed extra-time to reach the quarters
Are we blessed with a golden age of shot-stoppers? Have conditions in Brazil favoured the men between the posts or is it as simple as poor finishing and fortuitous keeping?
Thursday, 3 July 2014
The Chelsea winger insists ahead of their quarter-final clash that Marc Wilmots' men have the quality to upset the Albiceleste in what he says is the biggest game of his life