Sunday, July 27, 2014


Diego Forlan's return was not enough to end a winless run stretching back to May 3 as Marco Pezzaiuoli's side slipped to 15th in the J-League table

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014


The former Mexico and Espanyol head coach has been appointed as Alberto Zaccheroni's successor following the Italian's resignation after the World Cup

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


The Japanese giants were held by the relegation-threatened side as their attackers failed to break down the hosts' defence

Monday, July 21, 2014


The Golden Boot recipient at Brazil 2014 has picked up another accolade, this time for his sublime effort in his country's last-16 win over the Celeste

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014


There have been some notable patterns in the Goal 50 during its first half a dozen years of existence, but while some will continue in 2014 there are others which could be bucked

Friday, July 18, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014


The Japan international hopes to use his country's disappointing exit from the World Cup as motivation as he fights to earn a place in the Red Devils first team

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


The Japan striker says his inability to help his country in its unsuccessful campaign at the tournament led to his decision to go to Europe to play his football

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014


The former AC Milan striker was left irked by the Italy coach's decision not to inform him personally of his World Cup snub, but says he bears no grudges

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014


The 24-year-old turned down the opportunity to join Serie A side Fiorentina in January but has now decided to link up with the Swiss champions

Sunday, July 6, 2014


The peculiar story of the minnows' collapse at the hands of Portugal in the 1966 World Cup features in the latest of our series chronicling the extraordinary power of belief