Rest Of Europe

Friday 4 July 2014

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The Borussia Monchengladbach forward endured a torrid loan spell at St James' Park last season but could yet complete a permanent switch to play alongside his sibling

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The Selecao icon is hopeful the team can progress to the semi-finals although he admits it will be tough, and also believes his country will meet Germany if they do conquer France

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The 29-year-old is wary of the threat that Bleus striker Karim Benzema will pose but insists that Die Mannschaft are a better side now than previously

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The 22-year-old insists that his team-mates need to be wary of the whole Cafeteros side on Friday and described the pressure on the Selecao as "inhuman"

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Alejandro Sabella's side scraped through their last-16 clash against Switzerland and must improve to beat a Belgium team that also needed extra-time to reach the last-eight

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The Serie A club are keen on retaining the Chile international ahead of the new league season after a strong showing with his national side at the World Cup in Brazil

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The AC Milan legend has praised his former team-mate, saying he is the best stopper in the world, but thinks Brazil have room for improvement

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Oranje have a selection dilemma as they consider a replacement for the injured midfielder while the Central Americans have slight concerns over their star keeper and Rory Miller

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The Aston Villa centre-half is not making the mistake of underestimating a side that topped a group containing three former world champions in Italy, Uruguay and England

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The Bayern Munich No.1 concedes that Joachim Low's men have proven inconsistent in Brazil and is wary of a "dangerous" France side in the quarter-finals

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Nikolai Tolstikh has voiced his support for the Italian coach, who is under contract until 2018, despite the country's first-round elimination in Brazil

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Although neither club is yet to announce the deal, the striker took to social media to reveal it is official after reports that a €6 million fee had been agreed

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The talented midfielder will spend the 2014-15 season with the Portuguese giants to gain more first-team experience

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The ex-Red Devils forward believes Sir Alex Ferguson made an error in allowing the France international to leave for Juventus and admitted he reminds him of Patrick Vieira

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Seven players have been struck by flu-like symptoms, but the coach is confident that all will be available for selection against France in Friday's World Cup quarter-final

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The coach joins on a one-year deal after considerable success with Portuguese club Rio Ave, with a return to the Champions League football his goal

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The AC Milan midfielder says the squad lacked harmony under the Dutchman and has backed Filippo Inzaghi as the right man to return the club to former glories

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The Serie A champions have paid €5 million for the midfielder for his remaining 50 per cent stake and will allow the experienced defender to move in the other direction

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After resigning as Italy boss immediately after his team crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage, the 56-year-old could take over in Istanbul as early as Monday