Despite their victory over the Republic of Congo, Nigeria were unconvincing in Pointe-Noire - might the Big Boss therefore think about making some changes to his starting XI?
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
As Lionel Messi prepares to tangle with Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford with national pride on the line, we ask which continent would win a fantasy match-up
ANALYSIS: As the 2010 winners meet the current champions in a friendly on Tuesday, Goal takes a look at the part played by the Catalan coach in the success of both teams
Monday, November 17, 2014
Goal Nigeria round-up the outstanding issues in 2015 Cup of Nations qualification ahead of the final match day on Wednesday
The world's two finest footballers renew their rivalry as Portugal meet Argentina in a friendly on Tuesday and Goal asks which player has done more for his national team?
Sunday, November 16, 2014
COMMENT: The ugly scenes which interrupted the match at San Siro could deflect some of the attention away from the Azzurri's lacklustre display
A costly error from Gianluigi Buffon allowed for Ivan Perisic to net an important equaliser for travelling Croatia, who took a hard-earned point from Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
Chris Coleman's side maintained their unbeaten record in Euro 2016 qualifying as they picked up a battling point in Brussels
The winger scored La Roja's third goal in a comfortable victory on Saturday but faces an uncertain future at Barcelona following the signing of Luis Suarez
COMMENT: The Dutch have been in abysmal form since the 2014 World Cup and are paying the price for appointing the wrong coach
Saturday, November 15, 2014
COMMENT: The in-form midfielder was superb as La Roja beat Belarus on Saturday and set the European champions on their way with a stunning strike in Huelva
Goals from Isco, Sergio Busquets and Pedro ensured a straightforward three points for La Roja as they keep their qualification hopes on track against the Group C minnows
It was neither pretty nor comfortable, but Stephen Keshi's men got the job done and now have their fate in their own hands again.
Two goals from Danny Welbeck maintained England's 100 per cent record in Group E after Wayne Rooney's penalty cancelled out Jordan Henderson's own goal
COMMENT: The Italian has returned to his former club, but arrives for his second spell working under a new president with considerably tighter purse strings
The Three Lions captain is the last remnant of a gifted collection of players and must now skipper the side into a new era built on youthful exuberance
The young striker is impressing in Italy and has just earned a call-up to Spain's senior squad. So should Carlo Ancelotti have kept him at the Santiago Bernabeu?
Listen to our detailed analysis on each of the five members of the Class of 2014, who were inducted to our prestigious list this week
The Old Trafford and England captain is embracing his midfield role and, rash red card in September aside, has shown great desire to lead by example
COMMENT: The Real Madrid star was cheered with every touch in his country's 2-1 win over USA in Fulham, underlining his status as national icon