Friday 11 July 2014

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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

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Following the £31.8 million acquisition of Alexis Sanchez, Goal takes a look at the manager's biggest deals since joining in 1996.

Thursday 10 July 2014

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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

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With the World Cup kicking off with Brazil and Croatia on Thursday night, take a look at where you can watch all of the games in India...

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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

Wednesday 9 July 2014

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The Selecao were humiliated by the Germans and although the manner of the defeat might come as a surprise there was always going to be just one winner...

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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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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

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COMMENT: Germany are receiving all the plaudits after their 7-1 thumping of hosts Brazil in Belo Horizonte. But the truth is that Brazil inflicted this humiliation on themselves

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The Selecao were split apart embarrassingly by Joachim Low's men, on home turf no less, as a Neymar-less XI lost 7-1 in their World Cup semi-final

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After the Selecao suffered a chastening capitulation in their semi-final with Germany, Goal takes a look back at teams that have seen similar embarrassment on the World Cup stage

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COMMENT: The Brazil boss must take responsibility for what is probably the most embarrassing defeat in the nation's entire history, eclipsing even the Maracanazo

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Belo Horizonte played host to the Selecao's biggest World Cup defeat as Joachim Low's side put the hosts to the sword in emphatic fashion

Tuesday 8 July 2014