Features

Saturday, July 12, 2014

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Goal's weekly column looks at how Brendan Rodgers can go about suitably replacing the Uruguayan and the ongoing rivalry between the Reds and Arsenal.

Friday, July 11, 2014

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The Blaugrana are poised to assemble the most talented all-South American front three since Brazil lined up with Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho - but will it work?

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The Gunners announced the capture of the Chilean on Thursday and will hope that he can transform a front line that was too often blunt and one-paced last season.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Mexico's top flight has long enjoyed superiority over its northern neighbor, but it must adapt to maintain its continental dominance.

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Keylor Navas, Rafa Marquez and Clint Dempsey headline the best XI from Brazil after the region enjoyed a standout World Cup.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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The Netherlands may have lost its World Cup semifinal against Argentina on penalties in Sao Paulo Wednesday, but the nation still overachieved in Brazil.

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The Barcelona midfielder was in fantastic form as Argentina held off the Netherlands and reached the World Cup final after a tense penalty shootout.

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After more than 20 years away from the highest heights of the World Cup, Argentina is back among the world's best, and now stands one step away from a third World Cup title.

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The flamboyant center back had made a major contribution to Brazil's march to the World Cup semifinals, but all his good work came crashing down in 90 disastrous minutes.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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Germany is receiving all of the plaudits after its 7-1 thumping of host Brazil in Belo Horizonte, but the truth is that Brazil inflicted this humiliation on itself.

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The Brazil boss must take responsibility for what is probably the most embarrassing defeat in the nation's entire history, eclipsing even the Maracanazo.

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The 18-year-old will be hoping to emulate the achievements of France's World Cup star, after quitting Paris Saint-Germain for Turin. Goal profiles the highly-rated starlet.

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Once admired for a style which wowed the world, Brazil's current side is not vintage - even though it could go on to win the World Cup once again

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The fullback's departure was a blow but the Newcastle star's experience, defensive qualities, aerial ability and winning mentality mark him out as a worthy successor.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014

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The Netherlands boss has had to change his plans following an injury to his "head of incidental pressing" — a player that his new club does not currently possess.