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Monday 7 July 2014

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The Hoops' attacking duo were thorns in the side of Liam Buckley's champions as they combined to give Trevor Croly's side a vital victory

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A number of players have enjoyed a boost in profile after impressing in Brazil, but which of these 10 would you most want to see strutting their stuff in England?

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With the Barcelona star's World Cup now over, another man in Brazil's ranks must help the host nation be more than the sum of their parts - with Willian set to take up the mantle

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From Manchester United touring the USA to West Ham in Australia, Goal is on hand to provide you a full rundown of every Premier League club's pre-season matches

Sunday 6 July 2014

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With Arsene Wenger closing in on the Chile star, nearly half of those who voted have backed him to fit in at the Emirates Stadium while just 18.8% feel Liverpool are better suited

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COMMENT: The era of the striker being relied upon to provide the majority of goals has seemingly passed, with the World Cup providing the latest example of an increasing trend

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The former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international has returned to the club following over half a decade in England and revealed the influence of the Leesiders boss

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The 27-year-old added to his burgeoning reputation with another highly impressive performance for Costa Rica in a penalty shootout defeat to Netherlands in Salvador on Saturday

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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?

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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

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The Netherlands boss's change of plans after an injury to his "head of incidental pressing" highlights the importance of a role fulfilled by no current player at Old Trafford

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Tim Krul replaced Jasper Cillessen just over 60 seconds before the end of extra time and saved two penalties as Netherlands ended Costa Rica's remarkable run

Saturday 5 July 2014

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The Red Devils entered the tournament as many expert's tournament outsiders but they could not make it past the quarter-finals

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They may have a 100 per cent record so far but Marc Wilmots's Rode Duivels have yet to play to their strengths at this World Cup and will need to improve against Argentina

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With the Liverpool striker set to join Barcelona, is Chelsea's Belgian winger capable of taking up the mantle to become the poster-boy of England's top division?

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The former defender discusses what it means to don the colours of the UK’s biggest football club as they prepare to embark on a new era with shirt sponsor Chevrolet

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Jorge Luis Pinto's side have provided one of the heartwarming tales of this World Cup but can they rouse themselves again to trouble Netherlands and reach the last four?

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The South Americans have failed to reach the last four of a World Cup since the days of Diego Maradona and now need their current superstar to step up once again

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Goal's weekly column looks at how the Barcelona forward can revitalise the north Londoners' immediate fortunes while Liverpool will be searching for a Luis Suarez replacement