Europe

Saturday, July 12, 2014

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The Albiceleste were carried through the group stage by their captain, but Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain, Javier Mascherano and Sergio Romero have all since played their part

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The two teams face each other in a World Cup final for the third time at the Maracana on Sunday, with the Barcelona star on the brink of joining the pantheon of all-time greats

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Joachim Low's men may have struggled against allegedly inferior opposition but they comfortably saw off Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. before later humiliating the host nation

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The Colombia icon believes that his compatriot is more than ready for the challenge of playing for Real Madrid, and dubbed him a worthwhile investment for any club

Friday, July 11, 2014

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The former AC Milan striker was left irked by the Italy coach's decision not to inform him personally of his World Cup snub, but says he bears no grudges

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After only two appearances in seven years for the senior Blaugrana side, the 24-year-old goalkeeper has opted to continue his career with the Andalusian outfit

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The former Atletico Madrid and Juventus midfielder will now ply his trade in Istanbul after agreeing a three-year deal on a free transfer

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The Selecao boss refused to look back after a record-breaking defeat to Germany and pledged to restore some pride in the third-place playoff on Saturday

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The Italian giants remain optimistic they can tempt the Manchester City striker to move to San Siro, while they are also keeping an eye on Cardiff's Gary Medel

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The two goalkeepers set to face off in the World Cup final have joined the Costa Rica hero on the shortlist, with Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa missing out

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The Italian, who was criticised by Belgium coach Marc Wilmots for favouring Argentina earlier in the competition, will take charge of the Albiceleste's clash with Germany

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The 33-year-old says the team spirit in the Oranje squad during the World Cup is the best he has ever experienced with the national team

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The Oranje coach wants his side to return from the World Cup undefeated as they prepare for Saturday's third-place play-off against hosts Brazil in Brasilia