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.
World Cup 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
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.
The 32-year-old won't be returning to Puebla but is looking forward to finding a new club at which he can continue his long career.
Germany's World Cup-winning captain has taken the logical decision to quit the national scene, leaving him free to impart his knowledge and experience at club level.
The Bayern Munich defender announced the shock news on Friday on the back of lifting the World Cup.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The German suffered a concussion during the triumph over Argentina, and official Nicola Rizzoli has explained the extent of the concern over the midfielder
Joachim Low's men have displaced Spain as the No. 1 team, while the USA has dropped two spots.
As the 2014 Goal 50 draws closer, we review some of the big award winners from around the globe over the past 12 months.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The United States' thrilling victory over Ghana in the team's World Cup opener was voted as the best moment in American sports this year.
The 36-year-old striker became the all-time top goalscorer at the World Cup after his goal against Brazil but isn't sure if he has played his final game for the national team
The former midfielder says it is unacceptable that the Selecao's 7-1 semifinal defeat in the World Cup has been put down to mistakes and feels the country must start from scratch
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
ESPN and Univison posted record numbers, though will be disappointed not to continue the momentum in 2018 after losing the World Cup contract to rivals.
The coach believes his side can go on to enjoy further success on the international scene following the victory in Brazil, and says his team will not rest following its win.