World Cup 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

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The Selecao forward believes that clubs within the World Cup 2014 host nation need to look to European training methods if they want the national team to improve

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COMMENT: Germany's World Cup-winning captain has taken the logical decision to quit the national scene, leaving him free to impart his knowledge and experience at club level

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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La Roja's head coach announces that he has no intention of leaving his position despite his side's dismal World Cup showing, promising to stay at the helm for Euro 2016

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The German suffered concussion as they triumphed over Argentina, leading to his withdrawal in the first half, and official Nicola Rizzoli has explained the extent of the concern

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Germany defeated Argentina in the final at the Maracana and the Arsenal midfielder has used his rewards from the tournament to help the sick kids as a "thank you" to Brazil

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The defender believes his compatriot remains arguably the best in the world and is hopeful Argentina can win silverware in the near future

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The Atletico Madrid boss was full of praise for his national side's coach at the World Cup, but admitted he thought the Europeans were the most consistent team in the competition

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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The 65-year-old, who coached Switzerland at the tournament in Brazil, feels the German league's reputation was enhanced a great deal by its players performances in the summer

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Many players and plaudits have suggested that the World Cup winners will dominate for years to come, but the team captain is more realistic about their chances

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The former Milan midfielder is not impressed by the Portugal attacker's behaviour, while he was equally critical of Italy's slide into "an average football circus"

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The Three Lions failed to win a game in Brazil, losing to Italy and Uruguay and drawing with Costa Rica, and the former Croatia international has slammed Roy Hodgson's side

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COMMENT: The city which hosted six matches at the World Cup is the home of Brazilian football, thanks to a young man who decided to promote the sport back in the 19th century

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In this feature, two of Goal Nigeria's finest debate whether the Stoke City forward should continue his international career or call time on his Super Eagles contribution

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The Atletico Madrid coach, who won the title with his side last year, says he is not interested in taking over his country's national team - yet