Former Real Madrid and Tottenham attacker Rafael van der Vaart has announced his retirement from football with immediate effect.
Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has a deep admiration for former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.
Leroy Sane feels motivated by missing out on Germany’s World Cup squad and the criticism levelled at him by compatriot Toni Kroos.
After a disappointing World Cup in Russia, Gerard Pique has confirmed his international retirement after winning 102 caps for Spain.
Romelu Lukaku and his Manchester United teammates have cut short their holidays to be ready to face Leicester City on 10 August.
Mesut Ozil joins the likes of Eric Cantona, Paul Scholes and Lionel Messi in a list of players under the age of 30 to call it quits from international football.
Eden Hazard’s performances at the World Cup have reportedly reignited interest from Real Madrid, but Cesc Fabregas hopes he stays put.
Coach Neil Powell says the Blitzboks will have to overcome a psychological challenge when they start their Sevens World Cup campaign in San Francisco.
Fifa’s official award for the World Cup’s best player has often raised eyebrows – including a three-year run of jinxing a player who’d go on to have a final to forget.
From a decorated Spanish defender to a Polish playmaker, via several Germans, these players arrived at the World Cup with high expectations – and failed to deliver.