World Cup 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

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COMMENT: Head injuries to Christoph Kramer, Javier Mascherano and Alvaro Pereira in Brazil highlighted the need for football to re-examine how to deal with such incidents

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The Bayern Munich centre-half has paid tribute to the coach following their World Cup triumph and says he has his sights firmly set on winning Euro 2016

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COMMENT: 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

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The former midfielder believes the number of foreign players in Premier League academies has been damaging to the development of the Three Lions national team

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The South American nation's head of state, Jose Mujica, has hit out at the extent of the striker's ban from footballing activity and claims he needs "a helping hand"

Saturday, July 19, 2014

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The Bayern Munich chief believes the Bundesliga as a whole will benefit from Germany's World Cup triumph - though he admits foreign sides could be more tempted to sign their stars

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The club's CEO has hit out at the lack of "solidarity" in German football, criticising rivals for not allowing players adequate time to recover after the World Cup

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Goal's weekly column examines the impending outgoings at the Santiago Bernabeu and discusses the future of Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal after the exit of Juventus boss Antonio Conte

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The Costa Rica goalkeeper says no agreement has been reached for him to sign for the Champions League winners, despite the fact they have reportedly met his €10 million release fee

Friday, July 18, 2014

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The 59-year-old says he will only continue in his role if he can give "100 per cent" of his efforts and thanked Lionel Messi for his selfless performances at the World Cup

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The 30-year-old announced his international retirement on Friday, leaving a gaping hole in the world champions' back line. Goal examines the options to replace him

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The former Argentina international will be answering your questions on Brazil 2014 for the final time tonight at 21:00CET - send him your questions using #AskMilito

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The forward has thanked fans for their support following their World Cup final loss to Germany and has set his sights on future international challenges

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The Selecao forward believes that clubs within the World Cup 2014 host nation need to look to European training methods if they want the national team to improve

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COMMENT: Germany's World Cup-winning captain has taken the logical decision to quit the national scene, leaving him free to impart his knowledge and experience at club level

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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La Roja's head coach announces that he has no intention of leaving his position despite his side's dismal World Cup showing, promising to stay at the helm for Euro 2016

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The German suffered concussion as they triumphed over Argentina, leading to his withdrawal in the first half, and official Nicola Rizzoli has explained the extent of the concern