Ashley Cole has joined Roma on a free transfer. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole has completed his free transfer move to Roma.The 33-year-old left back, a free agent following his rel(...)

Injured Brazilian national soccer team player Neymar waits to be airlifted home from Brazil’s training camp inTeresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro. Marcelo Regua/Reuters

Brazilian coach Felipão did not bother mincing his words when he described Neymar’s enforced absence from the rest of the World Cup as a “catastrop(...)

   Neymar   sustained a back injury following a challenge from Colombia’s Juan Camilo Zuniga  during the World Cup quarter-final match at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

“It’s as if someone had died. And in a certain way that is what’s happened. Unfortunately Neymar is dead for this World Cup, ” lamented José Trajano o(...)

Romelu Lukaku may have heralded a return to form with his extra-time goal against the United States in the Round of 16 game. Photograph:   Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

Brasilia’s famed sense of order is likely to be swept away today as Argentina’s vast army of supporters descend on the capital. About 100,000 of them(...)

 Jerome Boateng and Per Mertesacker  celebrate their team’s second goal in extra time during the  World Cup. Photograph:   Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Per Mertesacker has hit out at critics bemoaning Germany’s performance in their win over Algeria and believes qualifying for the World Cup quarter-fi(...)

Frank Lampard  acknowledges the England fans after their 0-0 draw with Costa Rica. Photo: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

It was one of those days when the photographers look to get someone walking out under an exit sign; the manager is usually the most obvious target but(...)

Luis Suarez of Uruguay  during the  Group D match against Italy  at Estadio das Dunas on June 24th, 2014 in Natal. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

Italy 0 Uruguay 1Uruguay knocked Italy out of the World Cup but the only thing people were talking about at Natal’s Estadio das Dunas tonight was Luis(...)

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his  second goal against England   at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Francois Xavier Marit /  Reuters 1:42

Uruguay 2 England 1It’s more than half a century since England, having made it to a World Cup, went home after just three matches but Roy Hodgson and (...)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has admitted he would consider managing England in future after previously turning down the advances of the Football Associ(...)

Eamon Dunphy apologised for swearing live on air during the World Cup analysis on RTÉ. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Soccer pundit Eamon Dunphy has apologised for his expletive-laden outburst on RTÉ Television last night, but said it could have been worse. His use of(...)