Sterling and Antonio Valencia were sent-off during the 2-2 draw between England and Ecuador. Continue reading World Cup 2014: Will Raheem Sterling be suspended for England’s opening World Cup fixture against Italy?
As a child, Barcelona’s Dani Alves rose at 5am to pick melons, while Bayern Munich’s Dante sold his game console to pursue his career. This summer they will wear the famous yellow shirt at the World Cup. Continue reading Rocky road to Brazil: Poverty – the creator of superstars
Midfielder Lars Bender has been ruled out of Germany’s World Cup squad with a thigh injury picked up in training. Continue reading World Cup 2014: Injured Lars Bender out of Germany squad
LA Galaxy striker Landon Donovan has been cut from the United States squad for the World Cup.
The ex-Everton player, who has won 156 caps and scored 57 goals, was one of seven players axed as Jurgen Klinsmann named his final 23-man squad. Continue reading World Cup 2014: Landon Donovan dropped from US squad
Spain are justifiably most people’s favourites to lift the World Cup in Rio as Vicente del Bosque’s reigning champions continue to occupy top spot in the Fifa world rankings ahead of Germany, Portugal and hosts Brazil. Continue reading World Cup 2014 countries: Fifa world rankings
While football fans across the country might fear the right foot of Andrea Pirlo or the goalscoring talents of Luis Suarez could put paid to England’s chances of World Cup glory this summer, according to climate researchers at The University of Reading it is a more unforeseen and unpredictable foe that could scupper their World Cup campaign.