Sunday, July 13, 2014

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The Manchester United striker has hit back at criticism from the former Oranje player over his commitment to the national team and says now is no time for arguments

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The Selecao defender has admitted that his side's chastening defeat to Joachim Low's men affected their performance against Netherlands on Saturday

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The Oranje coach revealed he had found it difficult to lift his players after their semi-final exit to Argentina, but was pleased with the reaction of his squad on Saturday

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The midfielder believes his team will never recover from the trouncing at the hands of Joachim Low's men and admits the players were lost on the field against the Dutch

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The Netherlands star reveals that his coach would welcome him at Old Trafford but insists that he is happy at Bayern Munich and has no intention of leaving this summer

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The 30-year-old defender believes anything is possible with hard work and humility and says he hopes to help write a new chapter for football in his nation

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The Brazil skipper was left distraught after Netherlands beat his side 3-0 in the third place play-off on Saturday to cap a disappointing World Cup campaign

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The Albiceleste coach claimed his side will have to be at their very best to win Sunday's World Cup final and refused to reveal whether it will be his last game in charge

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The hosts failed to recover from their semi-final humiliation as Oranje took third place in the World Cup through goals from Robin van Persie, Daley Blind and Georginio Wijnaldum

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The three-time World Cup winner says he admires the Argentina captain and believes he is of a similar class to him, Diego Maradona and Alfredo Di Stefano

Saturday, July 12, 2014

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The Argentina player put in a great last ditch tackle to prevent Arjen Robben from eliminating his side but feels the praise he has received has been excessive

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The former England international acknowledged the strength of Germany's squad but believes the Argentina forward will be the only "star" on show at the Maracana

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The Bayern Munich star says the Europeans must stay calm to beat Argentina in Sunday's World Cup final and says midfielder Javier Mascherano is 'the leader of a pack of wolves'

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The former national team keeper believes that the Mannschaft’s allegedly superior big-game experience will see them home against the Albiceleste

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The Selecao are still in shock after their humiliating 7-1 defeat by Germany and have identified the Portuguese coach as the man to restore their lost pride

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The American feels that the Bayern Munich shot-stopper is the obvious choice for the Golden Glove for the key role he has played in his country's run to the final

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The Napoli forward insists that Alejandro Sabella's men are just as worthy participants in the biggest game in football as Brazil's conquerors

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The Barcelona ace is hoping that after successive quarter-final eliminations at the hands of the Mannschaft, fate will finally smile on the Albiceleste

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Netherlands face hosts Brazil to decide who finishes top of the pile outside of the final but our Sony Fan Ambassador muses about how uninspiring the fixture is