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.
The coach believes that his side has plenty of opportunity to get better as the tournament goes on as the team prepares for a quarterfinal encounter with Germany.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
With the group stage of this summer's tournament now over, Goal takes a look at what each remaining country must do to reach the Maracana on July 13.
The Nigeria midfielder claims the referee saw the France striker elbow him in the first half and is angry that he failed to act on it.
Monday, June 30, 2014
The coach says the goalkeeper was to blame for the nation's World Cup exit and suggested some Super Eagles players are not giving their all on the pitch.
Didier Deschamps’ men were second-best for large parts of the game but eventually scraped through following the Juventus man’s header and a late Joseph Yobo own goal.