Ahead of the Goal 50 announcement next week, we want to know who you think deserves to be named as the greatest defender in the world for the 2013-14 campaign.
World Cup 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The Real Madrid president had plenty of praise for the 23-year-old who he was unveiled in front of 40,000 fans at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The teenager is unlikely to be loaned out by the German giant and could stay with the first team, the manager says.
The 50-year-old's return to the national team was confirmed on Tuesday and he pledged to win back the public following this month's World Cup disappointment
The former Selecao trainer returns for his second spell in charge of the national team having previously spent four eventful years in the dugout.
The 50-year-old succeeds Luiz Felipe Scolari to return for his second stint with the Selecao after a largely successful four years in charge between 2006 and 2010.
One of the best tournaments in football's illustrious history is brought to life through a collection of sensational snaps from fans across Brazil.
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.
Monday, July 21, 2014
The winger has been linked with a host of top clubs on the back of an impressive World Cup, but he will not be joining the Bundesliga champions.
The Three Lions captain announced his retirement from international soccer Monday after 114 appearances over 14 years, calling time on a disappointing career.
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 clubmate's defense.
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.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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.
The Mexico manager says his eventual No. 2 wanted to know if someone else had made the decision, while the player feels his trust was breached by this revelation.
DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach says that the prestigious prize did not survive the team's celebrations unscathed.
Head injuries to Christoph Kramer, Javier Mascherano and Alvaro Pereira in Brazil highlighted the need for FIFA to re-examine how to deal with such incidents.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
The Costa Rica goalkeeper has received the backing of his compatriot, Luis Gabelo Conejo, ahead of his anticipated move to the Champions League holders from Levante
The 32-year-old praised the Germany captain for retiring from international football on his own terms.
The continent boasts four of world football's most prominent stars, and that quartet looks set to shine in a star-studded tournament next summer.
Friday, July 18, 2014
The 59-year-old says he will only continue in his role if he can give "100 percent" of his efforts and thanked Lionel Messi for his selfless performances at the World Cup.