Neymar breaks down in tears as he reveals how he came within inches of being paralysed by Juan Zuniga in Brazil’s World Cup win over Colombia

Brazil star Neymar could not hold back the tears as he revealed he had come within a few inches of being paralysed. Neymar, giving his first press conference after being hospitalised with a fractured vertebrae in Brazil’s World Cup quarter-final win over Colombia, also said he disagreed with his agent for calling coach Luiz Felipe Scolari ‘a repulsive and conceited old jerk’.

Mike Ingham, the voice of football commentary on BBC radio for over two decades, will step down after World Cup final between Germany and Argentina

Mike Ingham, the voice of football for a generation of radio listeners, will step down after the World Cup final, marking the end of an era for BBC sport. Ingham has been chief football correspondent for more than 20 years, bringing his unique blend of effortless eloquence and good sense to the Beeb’s football coverage.