International Football

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Goal teams up with Gatorade for a new series examining the component parts of the unreal journey from talented hopeful to elite player. First up is the family

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The 36-year-old has called for measured changes rather than an overhaul after Vicente del Bosque's men were dethroned as world champions in Brazil

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The 34-year-old, who has called time on his international career, insists the current manager was the correct appointment as the country look to recover from a disastrous World Cup

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The decision to hand the Argentina star the prize following the World Cup final defeat to Germany was greeted with widespread surprise - but not by one of his club team-mates

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The Reds captain announced his retirement from England duty on Monday and his former club-mate believes the Anfield outfit will benefit from the midfielder's decision

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Blood testing remains the most effective way to catch potential drug cheats but many governing bodies, including in Spain, Netherlands and Brazil failed to carry one out in 2013

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A number of pundits did not feel that the Barcelona ace should have been voted the top player in Brazil this summer but the Selecao starlet has jumped to his club-mate's defence

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The Three Lions captain announced his retirement from international football on Monday after 114 appearances over 14 years, calling time on an unfulfilling career

Monday, July 21, 2014

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The veteran midfielder voiced his frustration over a disappointing World Cup campaign, but is excited by the new signings at Anfield following a busy summer of transfer activity

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The retired centre-half says that while nobody can condone the Uruguay international's actions, the fact that the forward has apologised should be taken into consideration

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The 34-year-old Liverpool midfielder has decided to call it quits on the international stage, over 14 years after making his debut for his country back in May 2000

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The Golden Boot recipient at Brazil 2014 has picked up another accolade, this time for his sublime effort in his country's last-16 win over the Celeste

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The defender ended the forward's World Cup with a bad challenge, incurring the wrath of supporters who have threatened the player via phone and email

Sunday, July 20, 2014

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DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach has admitted that the cup given to them this summer by Fifa did not survive the team's victory celebrations unscathed

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The new Nerazzurri full-back believes his transfer from Roma can give him the platform to break into the Selecao side and is eager for domestic and European success with the club

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The Bayern Munich centre-half has paid tribute to the coach following their World Cup triumph and says he has his sights firmly set on winning Euro 2016

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The South American nation's head of state, Jose Mujica, has hit out at the extent of the striker's ban from footballing activity and claims he needs "a helping hand"

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The Bayern Munich chief believes the Bundesliga as a whole will benefit from Germany's World Cup triumph - though he admits foreign sides could be more tempted to sign their stars