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
Monday 7 July 2014
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Red Devils entered the tournament as many expert's tournament outsiders but they could not make it past the quarter-finals
Listen to Goal's League of Ireland podcast where our host Dave O'Grady is this week joined by recent Cork City signing John O'Flynn
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
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?
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
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?
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
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