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.
The governing body has confirmed that no retrospective action will be taken against the Netherlands international after he revealed he exaggerated contact against Mexico
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.
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.
James Rodriguez has stolen the advantage in the race for the World Cup Golden Boot after scoring his sixth of the tournament in the quarter-final against Brazil.
In the pressure cooker heat of Estadio Castelao, one man kept his cool. Coach Louis van Gaal could see the Netherlands were wilting, the life ebbing out of their World Cup in temperatures of 39C and in the face of Mexican resilience.
The Oranje beat Chile 2-0 on Monday to march into the World Cup last 16 as group winners and their boss believes they "more than deserved" their decisive victory
Luis Suarez admitted his two goals that leave England on the brink of World Cup elimination were sweet revenge for all the criticism he has got playing in the Premier League.