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(...)

Belgium’s coach Marc Wilmots consoles  Toby Alderweireld  after defeat to Argentina in Brasilia.  Photograph: Dylan Martinez / Reuters

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots labelled Argentina as “ordinary” and criticised their spoiling tactics after his side went out of the World Cup after a 1-0(...)

 Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona during the FIFA World Cup 2014 group F preliminary round match between Argentina and Iran. Photograph: Ballesteros/Epa

Diego Maradona has criticised the “Fifa mafia” following the decision by the game’s global governing body to impose a four-month ban on Luis Suarez f(...)

Yaya Touré: “I simply said it was nice to be a player who is quite coveted, and it would be an honour to play for PSG”. Photograph:  Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Yaya Touré has defended his stance regarding his Manchester City future, stating his recent comments over a move to Paris Saint-Germain were taken “ou(...)

Mauricio Pochettino would consider an approach from Tottenham Hotspur to become their manager after the sacking of Tim Sherwood (above) yesterday, but(...)

 Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Iturraspe (left) has been included in extended 30-man Spanish squad for World Cup in Brazil. Photograph:  Vincent West/Reuters

Uncapped Dani Carvajal and Ander Iturraspe were named in Spain’s provisional World Cup squad today.Coach Vicente del Bosque opted for plenty of youth (...)

Chelsea’s Brazilian players Willian, David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar have all been named in Felipe Scolari’s 23-man squad for the World Cup. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

All four of Chelsea’s Brazilian players have been named in coach Felipe Scolari 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup in the South American nation.(...)

Lukas Podolski (left) celebrates with Theo Walcott after scoring Arsenal’s third goal during the Premier League match against West Ham United at Upton Park. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images.

Arsenal are back on track. There was a period early in the second half, after Carlton Cole had put West Ham United in front and the home team suddenly(...)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants his side to forget about who they could face in the last 16 of the Champions League and focus on staying top of the  Premier League at Manchester City. Photograph: Stephen Pond/PA Wire

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants his side to forget about who they could face in the last 16 of the Champions League and focus on staying top of t(...)

Lukas Podolskia and Mesut Özil (right) of Arsenal warm up during Arsenal  training  at London Colney. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Arsenal will soon see the best of club-record signing Mesut Özil, according to manager Arsene Wenger. The €50 million deadline-day arrival from Real (...)