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
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The former midfielder says it is unacceptable that the Selecao's 7-1 semi-final defeat in the World Cup has been put down to mistakes and feels the country must start from scratch
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
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
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"
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
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
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
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
Pictures published earlier this week showed the Arsenal midfielder puffing on a cigarette in a swimming pool in Las Vegas and the new Roma signing believes he should stop
Many players went into the tournament in Brazil with a stellar reputation already, but for others it was the perfect opportunity to showcase why they are worth millions
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Joachim Low's side returned victorious to the capital after becoming the first European side to win the tournament in South America - see all the celebrations with Goal!
The coach believes his side can go on to enjoy further success on the international scene following their victory in Brazil, and says his team will not rest following their win
The former president of the Catalan club has questioned Fifa’s reasoning behind the player's suspension for biting, as he believes it will unfairly affect the Liga side
The Manchester United striker will miss the club's pre-season tour of United States, having been given time off after the tournament in Brazil, and admits that he is drained
The president of football's world governing body has supported the decision to hand the Uruguay international a lengthy suspension, but admitted he thought it harsh
According to the former coach, the South American side “don’t know how to fix their problems”, after they suffered a humiliating 7-1 defeat in the semi-final of the World Cup
A number of successful coaches kept faith in a back three at the 2014 World Cup, is this an indication of a new tactical direction in world football?
Goal's correspondents in Brazil pick the best games from the finals over the past month
Goal's correspondents in Brazil name who they believe to be the best player on show in the finals over the past month