Tuesday, July 15, 2014
All of the major nations will have to make changes between now and the next World Cup, and Goal looks at how they could line up in Russia.
Monday, July 14, 2014
The Argentina captain has come under criticism after his side failed to win the World Cup final, but the Chelsea boss insists he is still one of the best ever.
The 27-year-old has been criticized for a below-par display in the World Cup final but says he and his teammates proved their worth during the tournament.
The FIFA president has also expressed his sympathy for Luis Suarez following the Uruguayan's four-month ban for biting.
Supposedly the side's strength, the Albiceleste attack disappointed again Sunday as key misses by their strikers saw a wonderful chance slip by at Brazil 2014.
The Argentina legend says FIFA made the wrong decision by handing the award to the Barcelona star.
A positive atmosphere quickly turned sour when a group of violent fans clashed with police in the Argentine capital following the loss to Germany.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
The Germany coach hailed his side's World Cup triumph as the culmination of 10 years' work after it beat Argentina 1-0 in Sunday's final at the Maracana.
The 27-year-old was frustrated by his side's inability to finish chances, while also pointing to the fact it had a day less to recover for the final.
The Bayern Munich star became Germany's hero by scoring the winner and he struggled to contain his delight after the final
Germany's World Cup final victory vs. Argentina capped a memorable World Cup that helped provide both a boost and a level to aspire to for American soccer.
The Albiceleste coach spoke of his pride in the Argentina players but refused to be drawn on his future following the defeat to Germany in Sunday's World Cup final at the Maracana
The Germany boss has been heavily criticized over the last two years but every decision he made during the World Cup has been vindicated.
The Barcelona forward was brilliant against the lesser lights in this World Cup, but failed to inspire his side to victory like Maradona did when it mattered most.
The Barcelona star was distraught after Argentina lost the World Cup final to Germany in Rio and says the horror of losing the game will haunt the players forever
The Barcelona ace finished on the losing side in Sunday's tournament decider in Rio de Janeiro but was nonetheless recognized for his individual excellence in Brazil.
The trophy couldn't find it's new owner during normal time, but a fantastic finish gave Germany the World Cup in the Maracana, as substitutes Schurrle and Gotze combined lethally.
The Monaco attacking midfielder scored six goals in Brazil, one more than Germany's Thomas Muller, who won the trophy in South Africa four years ago.
Mario Gotze's goal in the second half of extra time was enough to separate the two teams and give Joachim Low's men the world crown.
Neither player will start because of their respective thigh problems, meaning Ezequiel Lavezzi again gets the nod alongside Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain up front.