Monday, July 14, 2014

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The Fifa president said this year's competition was better than the one four years ago, but reacted angrily to corruption claims and vowed to stamp out racism in football

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The coach's exit looks set to be announced on Monday, but the Brazil boss retains the support of the 32-year-old, who has praised him and his staff

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The Bayern boss feels Joachim Low's men are deserved winners, while Matthias Sammer revealed the entire nation is celebrating the triumph

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Brazil will mark the final time several household names appear in the competition and we've documented the biggest of those waving goodbye to the tournament once and for all

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COMMENT: Joachim Low's young squad can emulate Spain and dominate international football over the coming years following Sunday's World Cup triumph in Brazil

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EXCLUSIVE: The former Gemany midfielder believes the 24-year-old would be an ideal signing for the European champions - though he feels the transfer fee will likely be too high

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The midfielder praised his team-mates and coach after their extra-time defeat to Germany on Sunday but warned that they are unlikely to get a better chance to win a World Cup

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Pictures from the 2014 World Cup final where an extra-time winner from Mario Gotze crowned Germany world champions after an action-packed clash in Rio de Janeiro.

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A positive atmosphere quickly turned sour when a group of violent fans clashed with police in the Argentine capital following the loss at the hands of Germany

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The Barcelona forward lamented his side's loss to Germany on Sunday and claimed things may have been different had they held on for a few more minutes

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The veteran attacker had a feeling the former Borussia Dortmund man could fire Germany to glory and says he will make a decision about his international future soon

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Best Game, Best Goal and Biggest Flop are all recognised as Goal runs through the most iconic figures, moments and matches of an enthralling four weeks in Brazil

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The singer believes the World Cup Golden Boot winner was the standout star in a tournament in which her country showed they can compete with the very best

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The midfielder says Germany have taken a step up after missing out at the semi-final stage in the last two tournaments, but claims he knew they would come good

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The Germany coach hailed his side's World Cup triumph as the culmination of 10 years' work after they beat Argentina 1-0 in Sunday's final at the Maracana

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The 27-year-old was frustrated by his side's inability to finish their chances, while also pointing to the fact they had a day less to recover for the final

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The Germany goalkeeper was awarded the Golden Glove for his displays in the World Cup and the former USA shot stopper believes he's the best in the world in his position