Friday 11 July 2014
Football briefly made way for basketball to grab the sporting headlines as the NBA got its story of the summer, with a lot of Premier league stars showing an interest
With the Uruguay international on his way to Camp Nou, what will coach Luis Enrique's starting XI be next season?
With the Uruguayan finally securing his £70 million move to Barcelona, Goal looks back at a career littered with impressive feats and ugly controversies.
The two players will both grace the Premier League after leaving Barcelona, with voters in our poll expecting the Chile international to have the biggest impact this season
The singer-songwriter sat down with Goal to discuss Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, new signing Alexis Sanchez and the temperaments of Luis Suarez and Mario Balotelli
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
The Germany international is set to complete his transfer from the Allianz Arena to the Santiago Bernabeu. But are the Champions League winners getting the real deal?
Thursday 10 July 2014
The Chile international slots in at No.2 on our countdown of the 10 biggest purchases by the French manager in north London after his £31.8 million move from Barcelona
The Reds have an extra £70 million burning a hole in their pockets after selling the striker to Barcelona, and their investment in domestic players and foreign talent is wise
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
Join Dave O'Grady for Goal's weekly League of Ireland podcast, featuring Sligo Rovers goalkeeper Gary Rogers
ANALYSIS: The Blaugrana are poised to assemble the most talented all-South American front three since Brazil lined up with Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho - but will it work?
With the World Cup fixtures known well in advance of the tournament, league organisers could have adapted game times to avoid clashes
COMMENT: Netherlands lost their World Cup semi-final against Argentina on penalties in Sao Paulo on Wednesday - but they overachieved in Brazil
The Dutchman will start life at Old Trafford next week and will have just days to further mull over transfer targets and squad composition ahead of their tour of the United States
It was a cruel night for the Aston Villa man as he was man of the match in open play but his saved penalty set the shootout's tone, while the striker went out with a whimper
Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano was in fantastic form as the Albiceleste held off Netherlands and booked a showdown with Germany after a tense penalty shootout
Wednesday 9 July 2014
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
Argentina have not won the World Cup since their legendary No.10 propelled them to victory 28 years ago but, in the Barcelona star, La Albiceleste finally have a talisman again
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