Sunday, July 13, 2014

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The 30-year-old came under a lot of criticism for his performances throughout the World Cup and has confirmed his international career is over

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The 23-year-old was thrust into the limelight after being handed a shock start in the World Cup final following an injury to Sami Khedira

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Neither player will start because of their respective thigh problems, meaning Ezequiel Lavezzi will once again start alongside Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain up front

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Fifa have made it clear that the Uruguay international, who is currently banned from football for biting Giorgio Chiellini, cannot be presented to supporters at any venue

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The 34-year-old shot-stopper feels it is only right that he step aside now to allow the Selecao to find a worthy successor for the World Cup in Russia in 2018

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The striker is currently suspended for biting Giorgio Chiellini - his third such offence in four years - but the sports manufacturer will not be dropping the Uruguayan

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The new Blaugrana boss was enthused when told that the Catalans intended to acquire the Liverpool forward, describing the Uruguayan as "a fantastic player"

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The Napoli boss believes Argentina boast the tournament's most "explosive" forward line but says Germany have been the stronger side in Brazil

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The head of the Catalan club has pointed to the influence of the Argentina captain in leading his side to the final, as well as the Brazil No.10 prior to his injury

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The Ecuador striker, who impressed at the World Cup, has been targeted by Sam Allardyce and the club plan to sit down with the player's representatives in the coming days

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Die Mannschaft come into the tournament decider on the back of a stunning 7-1 win over Brazil but the Albiceleste legend has claimed that "the favourites never win"

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After a worldwide vote on a social media network, the iconic religious statue was lit up in black, yellow and red on the eve of the World Cup final at the Maracana

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The World Cup winner believes Alejandro Sabella's team need an exceptional showing from their leading man against Germany, and says the forward is at his peak

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The former Spain striker thinks Die Mannschaft must be considered the likely winners against Argentina on Sunday, believing their lack of dependence on individuals is key

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The Oranje defender enthused about the quality of the young players in the Dutch squad and admits he hopes the group can "stick together" in future

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EXCLUSIVE: The USA assistant believes the style and cohesion of the squad makes the team a formidable force and says there is little wonder to see interest in Toni Kroos

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The Premier League club had hoped to agree a deal with Real Madrid, but the emergence of the Ligue 1 side could see the Old Trafford outfit outmuscled in transfer talks

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The Selecao midfielder conceded that his team failed to meet expectations in the World Cup and now need to be strong enough to accept the harsh assessments they are due

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: The singer discusses her boyfriend's World Cup misery and her pride at Colombia's performances in Brazil