WORLD CUP 2014

Andres Iniesta have spoken on the double disappointments of La Liga and the World Cup in 2014, and Lionel Messi’s future at Barcelona.
Angel Di Maria has claimed Real Madrid asked him not to play in the World Cup final and says he would have ignored it if he was passed fit.
Vicente Del Bosque has admitted Spain’s World Cup ‘was a disaster’ but insists the spirit in the camp was always positive.
Spain Coach Vicente Del Bosque has said he has no regrets about the World Cup and had no intention of resigning.
The shirt that Juan Zuniga wore whilst ending Neymar’s World Cup is up for sale, and could fetch an eye-watering price.
FIFA have upheld Luis Suarez’s ban from ‘all football related activity’ after his bite on Giorgio Chiellini.
Giorgio Chiellini has again come to the defence of Luis Suarez, asking for the Barcelona forward’s biting ban to be revised.
Costa Rica’s goalkeeping coach at the World Cup has claimed Jorge Pinto wanted to drop Keylor Navas as they didn’t get along.
Diego Maradona believes that Lionel Messi performed better when he was Coach of the Argentina national team.
Pep Guardiola believes Vicente Del Bosque is the right man to be Spain Coach but says it’s time for a new generation of players.
RFEF President Angel Maria Villar has explained the decision to keep Vicente Del Bosque as Spain Coach despite the World Cup debacle.
Referee Carlos Velasco Carballo has reflected on his experience of officiating at the World Cup, describing it as ‘unforgettable’.
Lionel Messi was a worthy winner of the World Cup Golden Ball, according to Barcelona teammate Sergi Roberto.
Colombia’s Juan Zuniga has to be accompanied by security after the injury he inflicted on Neymar left the defender fearing for his life.
Uruguay President Jose Mujica has slammed FIFA for their treatment on Luis Suarez, claiming the striker needs help not a ban.
Barcelona forward Neymar believes the Brazil national team can learn from World Cup winners Germany and former champions Spain.
Gerard Houllier, a member of the FIFA technical committee, has explained the decision to name Lionel Messi as the World Cup’s best player.
Former Spain midfielder Marcos Senna believes Real Madrid and Barcelona have made good signings in Toni Kroos and Luis Suarez.
Germany’s World Cup winning captain Philipp Lahm has retired from international football, according to reports in Germany.
Spain have fallen to eighth in the FIFA rankings following their early exit from the World Cup, with winners Germany moving to top spot.
Barcelona and Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano has defended Lionel Messi from criticism of his World Cup performances.
Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned as Brazil Coach after their embarrassing World Cup campaign.
Argentina legend Mario Kempes believes that Lionel Messi didn’t do enough to win the World Cup Golden Ball.
The damages of concussion to footballers are being ignored, according to the players’ union Fifpro.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has admitted that he was ‘surprised’ by Lionel Messi’s Golden Ball award at the World Cup.

WORLD CUP 2014 BLOGS

The Germany playmaker has shone at the World Cup and rumour has him joining Real Madrid. Henry Chard looks at how he will fit in at the Bernabeu.

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