Friday 20 June 2014

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Secretary general Jorge Perez admits they never envisaged the dismal World Cup campaign they have endured but is adamant the current coach is the best man for the job

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Kolo and Yaya Toure's younger brother, Ibrahim, passed away on Thursday in Manchester aged 28, according to a statement from the Ivorian Football Association

Thursday 12 June 2014

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The Group A underdogs face each other in their first match, both aware that a victory in Arena das Dunas is a must to have a real chance of progressing in the tournament

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The Juventus midfielder is struggling with a knee injury and could miss the entire group stage but the South Americans should still comfortably see off the Group B minnows

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The Roja boss has a predictable wealth of talent to choose from but faces a dilemma over whether to play a false nine or trust that Diego Costa has fully recovered

Wednesday 11 June 2014

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Luiz Felipe Scolari's side will look to the put the troubles in the lead up to the big kick off behind them by recording an emphatic win in Sao Paulo

Tuesday 10 June 2014

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Asamoah Gyan kept up his remarkable scoring record against Hong Myung-Bo's side as Kwesi Appiah's men gave themselves a huge morale boost ahead of the World Cup

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The Portuguese coach came close to replacing Steve McClaren after the Three Lions missed out on Euro 2008 but was convinced international management wasn't for him

Sunday 08 June 2014

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Didier Deschamps' men proved that they still have plenty left in their attacking arsenal - despite losing their ace attacker to a back injury

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Ehsan Haji Safi and Reza Ghoochannejad were on target as the Asian side ensured that they will go into their clash with Nigeria with renewed confidence

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The Liverpool skipper felt that the Central American outfit should have had more than just Brayan Beckeles sent off after a physical face-off in Miami

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The much-maligned Sunderland striker hit a goal in either half as Stephen Keshi's men were punished for a tame display in Florida despite Victor Moses' late penalty

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The Arsenal winger suffered knee medial ligament damage against Ecuador but the Three Lions' coach confirmed that he will be ready to take his place on the plane to Brazil

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Roy Hodgson's side couldn't find a way through the Central American outfit's defence despite full-back Brayan Beckeles' sending-off in the second half

Saturday 07 June 2014

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Two goals in the second half from the experienced striker sealed a win for Vicente del Bosque's men after Cesc Fabregas had earlier missed a penalty

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The Napoli man buried Nacer Chadli's pass against the 10-man visitors after the game had been suspended due to torrential hail in the first half

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Referee Ricardo Salazar ordered the players from the pitch and chose to call for a 30-minute break in a bid to let the dark clouds pass over the Sun Life Stadium.

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The Barcelona ace finished a brilliant team move after the Inter man's early strike to ensure Alejandro Sabella's men head to Brazil with a victory

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Referee Viktor Kassai had to take the players off the pitch during the first half in Brussels as hailstones the size of golf balls covered the ground