World Cup 2014

Monday 21 July 2014

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A number of pundits did not feel that the Barcelona ace should have been voted the top player in Brazil this summer but the Selecao starlet has jumped to his club-mate's defence

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The Three Lions captain announced his retirement from international football on Monday after 114 appearances over 14 years, calling time on an unfulfilling career

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The retired centre-half says that while nobody can condone the Uruguay international's actions, the fact that the forward has apologised should be taken into consideration

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The 34-year-old Liverpool midfielder has decided to call it quits on the international stage, over 14 years after making his debut for his country back in May 2000

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The Golden Boot recipient at Brazil 2014 has picked up another accolade, this time for his sublime effort in his country's last-16 win over the Celeste

Sunday 20 July 2014

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The defender ended the forward's World Cup with a bad challenge, incurring the wrath of supporters who have threatened the player via phone and email

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DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach has admitted that the cup given to them this summer by Fifa did not survive the team's victory celebrations unscathed

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The Bayern Munich centre-half has paid tribute to the coach following their World Cup triumph and says he has his sights firmly set on winning Euro 2016

Saturday 19 July 2014

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The Brazilian Football Confederation has confirmed a press conference will be held later this week to confirm the Selecao's next head coach following their World Cup humiliation

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The 59-year-old says he will only continue in his role if he can give "100 per cent" of his efforts and thanked Lionel Messi for his selfless performances at the World Cup

Friday 18 July 2014

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The forward has thanked fans for their support following their World Cup final loss to Germany and has set his sights on future international challenges

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The former Germany captain believes the World Cup winner has made the correct decision to quit international football and has backed Bastian Schweinsteiger to take the armband

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The Selecao forward believes that clubs within the World Cup 2014 host nation need to look to European training methods if they want the national team to improve

Thursday 17 July 2014

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La Roja head coach announces that he has no intention of leaving his position despite his side's dismal World Cup showing, promising to stay at the helm for Euro 2016

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The German suffered concussion as they triumphed over Argentina, leading to his withdrawal in the first half, and official Nicola Rizzoli has explained the extent of the concern

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Germany defeated Argentina in the final at the Maracana and the Arsenal midfielder has used his winnings from the tournament to help 23 sick kids as a "thank you" to Brazil

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The defender believes his compatriot remains the best player in the world and is hopeful defeated World Cup finalists Argentina can win silverware in the near future

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Roy Hodgson's side failed to win a single match at World Cup 2014 and have subsequently tumbled down the Fifa world rankings to their lowest position since 1996

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The 36-year-old striker became the all-time top goalscorer at the World Cup after his goal against Brazil but isn't sure if he has played his final game for the national team