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

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.

Cristiano Ronaldo lifts 16 Toyota Prius cars to get his muscle-bound body

Cristiano Ronaldo is at the peak of physical fitness, something which was highlighted by his Champions League final celebration.

Neymar takes selfie with his girlfriend Gabriella Lenzi on his Superman phone

Neymar made a blistering start to his World Cup on Thursday night with a double against Croatia - but UK broadcaster ITV have been forced to apologise after their online service stopped as the 22-year-old scored his second goal from the penalty spot.

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.

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.

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.

World Cup fever mounts for Germany-Argentina clash

A global fever built up Sunday ahead of the World Cup final between Lionel Messi's Argentina and a formidable German team seeking a fourth title.

Messi awarded World Cup 2014 Golden Ball

The Barcelona ace finished on the losing side in Sunday's tournament decider in Rio de Janeiro but was nonetheless recognised for his individual excellence in Brazil

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.

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