Friday, July 11, 2014

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For better or worse, there is no-one quite like the Uruguayan and Barcelona's gain is Liverpool and English football's loss as the striker completes an €88 million move to Camp Nou

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COMMENT: Gunners fans arrived in their hundreds to check out the excitement as word spread of the incredible light show and in-shop surprises in London on Thursday night

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ANALYSIS: The Gunners announced the capture of the Chilean on Thursday and will hope that he can transform a front line that was too often blunt and one-paced last season

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The Germany international is set to complete his transfer from the Allianz Arena to the Santiago Bernabeu. But are Madrid getting the real deal?

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The Manchester City defender has been superb for his country during their run to Sunday's World Cup final against Germany at the Maracana

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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With a great show in Brazil, the Desert Foxes have powered Africa's northernmost nations back to the summit of the continental table. Goal assesses this development

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Some of the biggest names in football have donned the iconic jersey over the years, and now the Dutch coach will be looking to find the next star capable of handling the pressure

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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 Dutchman will start life at Old Trafford next week and will have just days to further mull over transfer targets and squad composition before flying to the United States

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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COMMENT: Netherlands lost their World Cup semi-final against Argentina on penalties in Sao Paulo on Wednesday - but they overachieved in Brazil

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COMMENT: The Barcelona midfielder was in fantastic form as Argentina held off Netherlands and reached the World Cup final after a tense penalty shoot-out

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After a gruelling, cagey 120 minutes of football Alejandro Sabella's men booked their spot in the World Cup final against Germany with Sergio Romero providing the heroics in goal

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The flamboyant centre-back had made a major contribution to Brazil's march to the World Cup semi-finals, but all his good work came crashing down in 90 disastrous minutes

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COMMENT: The Oranje have surprised many by reaching the World Cup semi-finals, with Louis van Gaal's decision to trust talented youngsters helping to confound critics

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The Real Madrid midfielder is out of the World Cup semi-final against Netherlands on Wednesday - and now Argentina need a complete re-think to get the best out of their star man

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Joachim Low's men were swift and merciless as they swept aside Brazil in their World Cup semi-final for a much-deserved place in the showpiece on Sunday