Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014 final: Will Martin Demichelis be a warrior or a liability?

As the pressure grew four years ago ahead of Argentina’s World Cup quarter-final tie against Germany in Cape Town, Martin Demichelis appraised the performance of England’s defence, on the wrong end of a 4-1 defeat to the Germans in the previous round. “Look at the way John Terry played against Germany,” he said, “if I was Terry I wouldn’t be able to go back to my country.”

Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014 preview: Why Brazilians don’t love their neighbours Argentina any more

If you want to know what Brazil thinks of Argentina you only need to switch on the television here. One World Cup beer advert has Brazilians using a crane to lift a house full of partying Argentinian fans on to a ship to send them back home, and then threatening to fire a straggler home by cannon. In another slot, Romario buys a pair of Havaiana flip-flops

Brazil v Holland [Team Sheets]

Brazil: César – Maicon, Silva, Luiz, Maxwell – Gustavo, Paulinho – Ramires, Oscar, Willian – Jô. Holland: Cillessen; Kuyt, De Vrij, Vlaar, Martins Indi, Blind; Clasie, Wijnaldum, Sneijder; Robben, Van Persie.

FIVE steps to the perfect transfer window at Newcastle

After such a bitterly disappointing end to the season, Newcastle United have not surprisingly already made moves in the transfer market. Ayoze Perez, Jack Colback and Siem De Jong have all made the move to Tyneside, with Alan Pardew still reportedly looking at several more. However, replacements for the likes of Loic Remy and Yohan Cabaye are […]