Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The host nation was humiliated as it slumped to a shocking 7-1 defeat to Germany in the World Cup semifinal Tuesday.
The 18-year-old will be hoping to emulate the achievements of France's World Cup star, after quitting Paris Saint-Germain for Turin. Goal profiles the highly-rated starlet.
Monday, July 7, 2014
The Selecao skipper said there is no way the challenge which left the 22-year-old with a broken back was accidental and backed Dante to shine in his absence against Germany
The Germany coach believes the World Cup host can cover for the loss of two key players and insists his side feels no fear heading into Tuesday's game.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
The Selecao captain is set to sit out Brazil's semifinal against Germany after picking up a costly booking, though the Chelsea star is expected to be fit.
Friday, July 4, 2014
The defender picked up a yellow card for a block on Colombia keeper David Ospina, ruling him out of the last four tie with Germany/
The defender understands the expectations on the Selecao players but says the team is focused on claiming the trophy for the fans.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The northern club has an enviable record of producing top-class footballers - some of whom are starring in Brazil.
Friday, June 27, 2014
The Brazil captain claims his young teammate is well on the way to matching the Argentina forward and says the 22-year-old is "growing into a crescendo" at the World Cup.
The devastating attacking trio are joined by some of the tournament's more surprising stars so far in our select XI from the opening phase of matches in Brazil
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The Brazil international admits he spoke with the French champion regarding a summer transfer, but insists he will remain with Chelsea.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder says the result at Arena Pernambuco would have been different had the match kicked off later than 1 p.m. local time
Friday, June 20, 2014
The Italy star has warned of the threat posed by the Central Americans' attack, while former goalkeeper Luis Conejo claims Keylor Navas will become one of the world's best.
Monday, June 16, 2014
The defender admits this summer's goal rush is forcing him to work even harder in training ahead of his side's game on Tuesday
Friday, June 13, 2014
The French champion officially announced the acquisition of the Brazilian center back, who arrives from Chelsea for a 50 million pound fee.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The Frenchman is primed to complete a medical ahead of his switch to San Siro, and he admits it was two former Rossoneri players who helped make up his mind.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The France international says Pippo Inzaghi's outfit has the ability to challenge at the top again following a difficult 2013-14 campaign
The 27-year-old claims he has agreed to leave Chelsea and play for the French champion for five seasons following this month's World Cup in Brazil.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
With the 2014 finals just around the corner, Goal is running a series looking at every major nation and arguing the case for each winning the cup. Here we assess Brazil.
Monday, June 9, 2014
The Brazil defender says the reigning champions remain the team to beat, despite his own countrymen being hotly tipped to succeed on home soil