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July 12, 2014

Brazil 0-3 Netherlands: Dutch heap more misery on Selecao in battle for third
23:12 GMT

Goals from Robin van Persie, Daley Blind and Georginio Wijnaldum were enough to give Oranje the win over the tournament hosts

Eliaquim Mangala
14:40 GMT

The 23-year-old was seen entering The Bridgewater Hospital in Manchester's Moss Side to undergo routine medical tests ahead of completing a £31.8 million move

Meet the 10 World Cup footballers shortlisted for 2014 Golden Ball award
14:33 GMT

The shortlist for the 2014 Golden Ball, the prize awarded to the best player at the World Cup, has been announced by FIFA.

Nicola Rizzoli
14:28 GMT

FIFA officials have revealed that Italy's Nicola Rizzoli would referee the 2014 World Cup finale between Germany and Argentina on Sunday.

World Cup 2014: Brazil v Netherlands Preview and Projected Lineups
13:06 GMT

The World Cup third place match is almost one of no importance, but with Brazil being the host nation it will certainly be one with a lot of national pride attached to it after they were humiliated by Germany in the semi-finals.

July 11, 2014

Miroslav Klose
21:03 GMT

German striker Miroslav Klose has reportedly insisted that if his side loses against Argentina in the World Cup final then his becoming the World Cup's all-time leading scorer would mean nothing.

Lionel Messi
20:58 GMT

Germany has reportedly revealed that they have a secret plan to defend Argentine ace Lionel Messi's attack on Sunday's World Cup final at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium.

Al Ahly right-back Fathi set for Arsenal trial
15:15 GMT

Arsene Wenger continues his search for full-back cover despite closing in on the £8 million signing of Mathieu Debuchy, with the Egypt international flying in to be assessed

Luis Suarez
14:49 GMT

The clubs revealed on Friday that they have reached an agreement over the sale of the Uruguayan striker who will land in Catalonia next week to finalise the deal

July 10, 2014

Official: Arsenal sign Alexis Sanchez
22:43 GMT

The former Udinese playmaker will join up with his new team-mates in late July following a post-World Cup holiday, with his debut set for the Emirates Trophy in early August

Atletico Madrid sign Mario Mandzukic
14:30 GMT

The reigning Liga champions have officially announced their capture of the Croatia international from Bayern Munich

Man City will not sell Toure despite midfielder's latest claims to quit club
13:53 GMT

Despite Yaya Toure's lastest claims that he would do everything to quit Manchester City, the club will not sell the midfielder.

Robert Lewandowski: Essential or not?
13:41 GMT

Bayern Munich were such a joy to watch last season, there is no question about that. The German giants dropped points on only 5 occasions over the complete duration of the season.

Argentina have made history - Sabella
03:33 GMT

The coach is happy that his side have reached the World Cup final for the first time in 24 years and has praised his players for their performance in the triumph over Netherlands

July 9, 2014

Netherlands 0-0 Argentina AET (Pens 2-4 ): Romero the hero as South Americans go through
00:11 GMT

After 120 goalless minutes, the Albiceleste won in a shootout to book their place in the final against Germany