This summer's tournament in Brazil is off to a stunning start and Goal takes a look at whether 10 of the world-class names present have lived up to their top billing.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
GoalControl's newly implemented technology correctly awarded a goal to France but caused confusion in the stadium and around the world by analyzing two incidents.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
The former Lyon man has not always shown his best for his country but he was far too good for a Honduras side hindered by its own ill discipline
The Real Madrid striker scored twice and forced an own goal from the goalkeeper as Didier Deschamps' men breezed past the 10 men of the Central Americans.
Ahead of France's World Cup opener against Honduras on Sunday, the forward has lamented the loss of the Ballon d'Or nominee.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
The Bayern Munich star's omission from the squad has led to a tactical rethink for coach Didier Deschamps, as the central American side look to cause a significant upset.
The Bayern Munich winger has hit out at claims he is scared of needles and questioned the treatment offered by the national side.
Friday, June 13, 2014
The French champion officially announced the acquisition of the Brazilian center back, who arrives from Chelsea for a 50 million pound fee.
The 31-year-old France international right back completes his long-awaited free transfer to the Premier League champion after saying goodbye to Arsenal on Thursday.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Goal pundits from around the world ranked all teams in Brazil 2014 from 1 to 32. Here is their view of the participants
The Arsenal striker isn't sweating over winning a starting berth in Brazil and says he is more than prepared for a physical battle against Honduras on Sunday.
The Frenchman is primed to complete a medical ahead of his switch to San Siro, and he admits it was two former Rossoneri players who helped make up his mind.
A number of top players from around the globe will be looking to show what they can do over the next month and Goal ranks the best new faces
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The France international says Pippo Inzaghi's outfit has the ability to challenge at the top again following a difficult 2013-14 campaign
The 27-year-old claims he has agreed to leave Chelsea and play for the French champion for five seasons following this month's World Cup in Brazil.
The midfielder won the Premier League with Manchester City this season but was not selected for the national side.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Chivas USA winger believes Los Catrachos need to strike early to have a chance to advance.
Monday, June 9, 2014
The Blancos assistant says he has no plans to leave the Spanish giants at present, after being linked with moves to Bordeaux and Monaco in 2013-14
Les Bleus demolished the Reggae Boyz 8-0 Sunday and the Juventus midfielder and his teammates used the Jamaican athlete's iconic pose in celebration.
The France manager believes the manner of his team's victory in Lille was the perfect way to prepare for the World Cup.