Monday, July 21, 2014
A number of pundits did not feel that the Barcelona ace should have been voted the top player in Brazil this summer, but the Selecao starlet has jumped to his clubmate's defense.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Goal casts an eye over the transfer activity so far in the current window - who do you think has been the shrewdest bit of business?
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.
There are many worthy contenders for the accolade after a season in which the prizes were shared around, making this the closest race for the award yet.
Jose Mujica has hit out at the extent of the striker's ban from soccer activity and claims he needs "a helping hand."
The Serie A club's chief is hopeful he can persuade the Colombian he can ignore transfer overtures, though he accepts he might already have his heart set on a departure.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
The 21-year-old scored the only goal of the game in the second half of the low key preseason opener which fizzled rather than fired on all cylinders
Despite Ajax boss Frank de Boer's pleas that he stick around in Amsterdam for another season, the Dutch star's representative hinted a summer move to Camp Nou is possible
The ex-Barcelona forward thinks that the Ballon d'Or star is has more graft than gift and has tipped Luis Suarez to be a success at Camp Nou
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 Argentina international is among the final 10 nominees to win the prestigious individual award after previously scooping the World Cup Golden Ball.
The Reds lost talisman Luis Suarez to Barcelona but have recruited Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Lazar Markovic and Emre Can for a combined outlay of over 63 million euros.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The talismanic Uruguayan has swapped Anfield for Barcelona in a deal worth around 88 million euros, but the Reds boss believes his side will still be in the title reckoning
Andoni Zubizarreta acknowledged that his team has filed an offer for the Valencia player and insists that the club's priority now is to sign a defender
The results of this year's Goal 50 – our annual awards list which provides unrivaled insight into the game's greatest players - will be announced later in July.
A loan deal is expected to be confirmed in the coming days after Barcelona gave the 22-year-old permission to go to Portugal to negotiate a transfer.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The defender has announced his desire to honor his contract and stay with the Spanish side, but is awaiting talks with the club to decide his future.
Goal's correspondents in Brazil name who they believe to be the best player on show in the finals over the past month.
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.