Wednesday 30 July 2014

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The Atletico Madrid insists the Argentina captain was one of the stars of the tournament, and also makes a surprise selection at centre-half

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The 19-year-old made observers sit up and take notice of his performances in Ligue 1 last season, and he was the best man to replace Christian Benteke at the World Cup

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The Italian has been impressed by the way in which the Portuguese has become a more effective player, while the Atletico Madrid boss has alsohailed the Belgian's improvement

Tuesday 29 July 2014

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The former Argentina international gives his thoughts on his compatriot's 2014-15 campaign, the ex-Spain star discusses the Brazil ace - and much more

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COMMENT: The Portugal international may not be the greatest of all time, but has there ever been a player with such a perfect blend of technique and physique?

Monday 28 July 2014

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The new Selecao head coach concedes the team may have been too emotional at the World Cup and has vowed to instil more mental strength in the side

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The appointment of Dunga has been swiftly followed by a complete overhaul of the technical staff, with Mauro Silva and Taffarel among 13 new arrivals to the technical team

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The Dortmund man has admitted that it was not easy not to be involved in Brazil and is keen to fill Philipp Lahm's void in the team

Sunday 27 July 2014

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Nick Clegg believes Fifa should strip the country of its right to host the 2018 tournament due to the escalating conflict in Ukraine

Saturday 26 July 2014

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The 30-year-old says he knew it was the right time to hang up his international boots, way before the World Cup this summer, while revealing his previous struggles at left-back

Friday 25 July 2014

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The nation's FA has been sanctioned by the world football governing body for politicising their team ahead of the World Cup in controversial fashion

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The PSG coach admitted that his players were disappointed over their failure to win the tournament in Brazil, but called on them to re-focus their efforts on the 2014-15 campaign

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Joachim Low secured himself a place in history by leading Germany to glory in Rio, but Luiz Felipe Scolari's campaign will be remembered for all the wrong reasons

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The iconic No.10 has called for the Albiceleste boss to be sacked and replaced by Cesar Luis Menotti for failing to get the best out of the Barcelona attacker

Thursday 24 July 2014

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Only a tiny fraction of doping controls in 2013 came in the form of blood tests and the World Anti-Doping Authority has called on football to do more