Superstar tells team-mates to win World Cup for him, amid claims he will make shock comeback
Many people's tip for the tournament look ordinary against well-organised Switzerland
World Cup whispers: Cameroon fix fears, US soccer backlash, Germany's weird free kick
Nigeria coach says Messi is from another planet as Argentina make it three out of three
The weird, wonderful, funny and downright bizarre episodes from Brazil's joyful World Cup
Goals galore and shock results have got the fans purring, but what's different this time?
Lionel Messi leads a fearsome strikeforce, but there are glaring weaknesses elsewhere on the pitch
In 2010 the awful Jabulani stole the show for all the wrong reasons. Will the Brazuca do the same?
After agreeing a new contract, can Argentine win La Liga and add the World Cup to his CV?
United may be without a manager, but they are not without ambition in the transfer market
Lacklustre defeat to Atletico Madrid does not bode well for Barca coach Gerardo Martino
Penalties, goals, conspiracy theories and even 'weddings and funerals' at the Bernabeu
Etihad boss claims Swedish referee was rectifying previous mistakes he made against Barcelona
Neither player picked the other in their top three, as Portuguese pips Argentine to award
Real Madrid superstar is expected to end his rival's reign as the world's best footballer tonight
Amazing hat-trick earns Portugal a place in Brazil and should see Ronaldo crowned the greatest
Real Madrid furious over 'light-hearted' Oxford Union comments about Messi and Ronaldo
No Englishmen feature on the 23-man shortlist for Fifa's footballer of the year award
Pope Francis was granted a rare, private audience with a footballing god in the Vatican this week