Maradona: I’ll roll out the red carpet for Messi if he surpasses me on...

The Argentina great insists he would be glad to see the Barcelona forward take up his mantle if he emulates his 1986 World Cup win, urging him to put his tiredness to one side.

Germany under ‘no pressure’ – Schweinsteiger

Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger said on Saturday that his side will be under "no pressure" when they tackle Argentina in Sunday's World Cup final at the Maracana.

Neuer, Navas and Romero nominated for Golden Glove

The two goalkeepers set to face off in the World Cup final have joined the Costa Rica hero on the shortlist, with Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa and USA's Tim Howard missing out

Rizzoli to referee World Cup final

The Italian, who was criticised by Belgium coach Marc Wilmots for favouring Argentina earlier in the competition, will take charge of the Albiceleste's clash with Germany.

Messi, Neymar and James among FIFA Golden Ball nominees

The Barcelona stars have been named among a shortlist dominated by Argentina and Germany, who will contest Sunday's World Cup final at the Maracana.

Tearful Neymar backs ‘friend’ Messi as Argentina, Germany prepare

Tearful Brazil star Neymar says he is prepared to set aside the historical rivalry between South America's two footballing heavyweights as he wants four-time world footballer of the year Lionel Messi to win the World Cup when Argentina meets Germany in Sunday's final.

World Cup 2014: Brazil’s Neymar makes wheelchair claim

Brazil star Neymar broke down in tears as he claimed the challenge that ended his World Cup could have left him paralysed.

Messi has the stage to secure his place among the greats

Lionel Messi can secure his place among the game’s greats with a World Cup triumph after Argentina defeated the Netherlands on penalties on Wednesday to reach the final.

Luis Suarez’s appeal against bite ban rejected by Fifa

Fifa has rejected Uruguay and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez's appeal against a four-month ban from all football-related activities for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

Neymar to join Brazil for third place play-off

Brazil's injured striker Neymar will attend Saturday's third place play-off when the battered World Cup hosts take on the Netherlands.

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