Sunday, July 27, 2014
The France international has been impressed by the performances of the striker, who bagged three goals in two games over the weekend.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The 31-year-old'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
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.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
The Chelsea boss, who will be up against the Dutchman in the Premier League next season, believes the 62-year-old got more out of his Netherlands players than many expected.
Friday, July 11, 2014
The France duo and Netherlands rising star have been nominated for the prize following their performances at the World Cup.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
The Bleus boss is proud of how his team performed in Brazil but regrets that he was not able to steer France beyond the last eight.
The Bayern Munich star still needs some work if he is to be ready in time for the new season after missing the World Cup through injury.
Friday, July 4, 2014
The France coach refused to be too disappointed despite Les Bleus' 1-0 defeat at the hands of Germany.
The Real Madrid forward performed poorly as France was knocked out of the World Cup with a 1-0 quarterfinal defeat to Germany.
Mat Hummels' goal was all Germany needed to secure a berth in the World Cup semifinals once more.
The center back scored his second goal of the tournament to send Joachim Low's men into the last four.
Goal columnist Ives Galarcep and Sporting News writer Mike DeCourcy are in Brazil to provide updates throughout the tournament.
The 29-year-old is wary of the threat that Bleus striker Karim Benzema will pose but insists that Die Mannschaft are a better side now than previously.
The Selecao icon is hopeful the team can progress to the semifinals although he admits it will be tough, and also believes his country will meet Germany if it does conquer France.
The Chelsea midfielder insists that his compatriots know their strengths but recognizes the need for the team to improve against Les Bleus.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Seven players have been struck by flu-like symptoms, but the coach is confident that all will be available for selection against France in Friday's World Cup quarterfinal
The coach was in confident mood in his pre-match press conference ahead of Friday's World Cup quarterfinal clash at the Maracana
A European team is guaranteed to make the last four of the World Cup as Les Bleus take on Joachim Low's men at the Maracana on Friday.
The northern club has an enviable record of producing top-class footballers - some of whom are starring in Brazil.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The Germany boss insists that he has made up his mind over the Bayern Munich player's role and defended his tactical approach ahead of the quarterfinal against les Bleus.