Sporting Preview RSS news feed Sporting Preview News RSS Feed en Audio: Former German International Says No Special Messi Treatment Former East German international and current Wigan manager Uwe Rosler has told talkSPORT that Germany will not give Lionel Messi special treatment in this evening's World Cup final. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:01:37 GMT World Cup Final: Germany v Argentina: You Don't Always Get What You Deserve Wow, what an amazing rollercoaster of a journey it's been! We've been spoilt rotten by a solid a month of riveting stuff from Brazil 2014, and we for one, have been on the edge of our seats throughout the majority of the games - bar the England matches, where we were predominantly slumped in sheer disappointment. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:41:13 GMT Stoke Chasing Unwanted Barcelona Man It's fair to say that with Mark Hughes around Stoke's footballing style has become a little more adventurous, although their steely reputation hasn't diminished a jot under the Welsh manager. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:40:34 GMT Arsenal Close To Deal For Madrid Man They've not quite signed off on Mathieu Debuchy yet, but Arsenal are thought to be getting close to a loan deal - with a view to buy next summer - for Atletico Madrid's 20-year-old right-back Javier Manquillo, who was on the verge of joining Marseille. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:40:03 GMT Liverpool Shopping At Swansea With Suarez Cash While much of the media attention is focused on who might be heading out the exit door at Anfield, Liverpool are stepping up their recruitment drive by reviving their interest in Swansea City's Ben Davies. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:39:37 GMT Holland's Excellent World Cup Has Manchester United Fans Excited Whether you believe David Moyes was bowled a googly in taking up the Manchester United reigns from Sir Alex Ferguson or, whether you feel the Scot simply crumbled like England's middle order - the omens look much rosier for the man taking up the Old Trafford hotseat. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:28:46 GMT Former Liverpool Star Features In Best Three World Cup Final Bets We've never been afraid of putting our neck on the chopping block, having predicted outlandish outcomes like Greece and Algeria to reach the second round but it's not that much of a stretch to say we are backing Die Mannschaft this evening. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:59:57 GMT Audio: Sanchez Made A Mistake Choosing Arsenal Over Liverpool Daily Mirror journalist Darren Lewis has told talkSPORT that Alexis Sanchez "might have made a mistake" in choosing to sign for Arsenal instead of Liverpool. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:52:50 GMT Are West Ham Signing The World Cup's Most Exciting Talent? The sad and unexpected death of Christian Benitez last summer left Ecuador searching for a striker to lead their line with a World Cup in Brazil fast approaching. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:36:24 GMT Germany v Argentina: The Stats That May Decide The World Cup Final It's the 64th - and most important - game in Brazil. But who'll be top dogs of World Football come Sunday night? Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:54:51 GMT Former Tottenham Centre-Back Wants Liverpool Move One way or another, Liverpool seem desperate to land themselves a centre-back this summer. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:31:05 GMT What Arsenal Fans Should Know About Alexis Sánchez Playing against either of these guys can be a nightmare, says our La Liga correspondent - but for very different reasons... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:16:59 GMT World Cup Final: Argentina v Germany: 90/1 For History To Repeat Itself Germany and Argentina have successfully made the four steps required to reach the 2014 World Cup final and are now just 90 minutes away from either claiming a famous win or suffering unbearable heartbreak. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 10:55:02 GMT World Cup Final: Germany v Argentina: Trends Favour Die Mannschaft A stroll down Germany v Argentina memory lane reveals that Germany usually deliver in the World Cup... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:47:44 GMT Argentina's World Cup Hopes Could Depend On Penalty Shoot-Out Argentina's semi-final victory on penalties over Holland may have been far from pretty, but the reality is that those backing South American success had best brace themselves for a repeat show in Sunday's showpiece final. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:08:54 GMT Audio: Sturridge Will Relish Being Main Man At Liverpool Liverpool Echo journalist James Pearce has told talkSPORT that Daniel Sturridge will relish being Liverpool's "main man" now that Luis Suarez has departured Anfield. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:49:41 GMT Manchester United Plotting To Hijack Liverpool 'Little Devil' Move There's not too many World Cup stars who can compete with the column inches afforded to Real Sociedad and France flyer Antoine Griezmann so far this summer. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:38:02 GMT Brazil v Holland: The Best Three Bets With little left to play for, teams tend to go on the offensive in this glorified friendly... It's the game neither Brazil nor Holland will want to play, having suffered defeats to Germany and Argentina in their respective semi-finals - albeit in somewhat contrasting circumstances. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:30:25 GMT Arsenal Icon Urges Wenger To Sign Former Liverpool Favourite There's little doubt that Argentina's World Cup semi-final with Holland contained a mere speck of the entertainment that Germany and Brazil's clash did. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:22:23 GMT Manchester United Must Move For Brazilian The horrific exit Brazil made in the World Cup semi-final to Germany isn't going to be remembered fondly by fans of the South American giants. But if it helps Manchester United sign a new midfielder, not many Red Devils will mind. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:42:03 GMT World Cup Final: Germany v Argentina: Big Match Stats And Facts Germany are set to play in their eighth World Cup final; more than any other nation. They have won three titles. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:14:51 GMT Brazil v Holland: Hosts Can Recover Some National Pride After the record-breaking low of Belo Horizonte, Tobias Gourlay thinks Brazil can recover a sliver of national pride against a Dutch team that just wants to go home... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:14:31 GMT Manchester United And Chelsea In Scramble For Benfica Pair Premier League giants Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea are set for a summer scramble to land two teen sensations from Portuguese champions Benfica. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:21:27 GMT Sunderland Winning Race For World Cup Star Sunderland manager Gustavo Poyet has beaten rivals from Turkey in the pursuit of Nigerian World Cup star Michel Babatunde. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:20:48 GMT It's A Done Deal: Liverpool Agree Suarez Fee With Barcelona The 'love affair' between Luis Suarez and the Premier League has officially run its course, with Liverpool finally giving up on one of the world's best by accepting a bid, reported to be £75m, from Barcelona. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:37:43 GMT Paul Scholes Previews Holland v Argentina In his penultimate World Cup column for Paddy Power, Paul Scholes admits he's excited about what Louis van Gaal can bring to Old Trafford as he gives his prediction for tonight's second semi-final... Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:50:13 GMT Germany's Destruction Of Brazil Gives Paddy Power A Headache Germany put on one of the most outstanding displays of football to annihilate a woeful Brazil side 7-1 in the World Cup semi-final. It is Brazil's heaviest defeat in their history and the heaviest World Cup semi-final defeat of all time. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:11:23 GMT Argentina v Holland: RVP Could Miss Out With Illness Robin van Persie's participation in Holland's World Cup semi-final against Argentina was thrown into doubt with the news the Manchester United man missed training because of a stomach bug. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:28:23 GMT Argentina Star On Manchester United Shopping List The last time Manchester United were linked to a South American central midfielder who had impressed at a World Cup finals, Kleberson was winging his way from Brazil to Manchester in a move that Sir Alex Ferguson would live to regret. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:09:04 GMT Holland Ace Could Choose Between Liverpool And Tottenham Back in 1998 Holland star Dennis Bergkamp garnered global football acclaim for his once-in-a-lifetime goal for the Oranje against Argentina at the World Cup. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:08:38 GMT Germany Odds-On To Win World Cup After Obliterating Brazil Do not adjust your television sets was the message from BBC pundit Gary Lineker for viewers tuning in at half-time to find Germany 5-0 in front of hosts Brazil, in what became a surreal evening in Belo Horizonte which saw the hosts eliminated in crushing fashion 7-1. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:35:20 GMT Argentina v Holland: Dutch Running Out Of Gas Argentina have been effective rather than electric, but Tobias Gourlay believes they can overpower a Dutch side that looks to be running out of gas... Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:19:53 GMT Brazil Totally Humiliated By Germany As Records Tumble And A Nation Awakes In Shock Germany totally and utterly humiliated Brazil in Belo Horizonte in a game that defied belief. Four goals in six first half minutes sent the hosts crashing out of the World Cup in truly spectacular fashion. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:02:56 GMT One For All And All For One: Projected Brazilian Team To Face Germany Tonight The motto of the Musketeers, and remember that Scolari's Grêmio (the Brazilian team with which Scolari had his first success as a coach) is one of them, inspires the Brazilian team that will be on the pitch tonight in Mineirão under the cries of "I believe". A good part of Minas Gerais met last July. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:41:34 GMT Controversial Paddy Power Luis Suarez Campaign Revealed Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has revealed the details of a controversial marketing campaign it had agreed in principle with representatives of Uruguay and Liverpool footballer Luis Suarez. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:22:39 GMT Chelsea Could Hijack Manchester United Schweinsteiger Move Manchester United's hope of recruiting Bayern Munich stalwart Bastian Schweinsteiger this summer could hinge on whether Chelsea rekindle their interest in the Germany midfielder. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:39:40 GMT Brazil v Germany: Hosts Will Miss Top Pair We have to understand that officials are under as much pressure as players in a World Cup, particularly when the host nation are involved. But Brazil certainly seem to be enjoying a better rub of the green than their opponents and that surely isn't right. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:22:48 GMT Brazilian Must Push For Manchester United Move While Neymar will watch Brazil's crunch World Cup semi-final against Germany with tears in his eyes, one other Selecao superstar has been in pain throughout the tournament after failing to make the cut for Phil Scolari's squad: Lucas Moura. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:13:08 GMT Southampton Have No Choice But To Sell To Liverpool Again During and after last season's impressive eighth-placed finish, the dominoes have fallen all the way through the exit at St Mary's. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:05:27 GMT Manchester United Target Now Newcastle Bound Reports coming out of Italy that Holland right-back Daryl Janmaat is close to completing a move to Newcastle will disappoint Manchester United fans, who expected the Feyenoord man to bolster Old Trafford's defensive ranks this summer, although their new boss may know better. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:30:16 GMT Continental Advantage: European Team Could Win World Cup In South America For First Time In his last instalment in a series which aims to show the value of ratings to the armchair punter, Jack Houghton, a self-confessed know-nothing when it comes to the beautiful game, thinks Brazil are value to beat Germany, and that a "continent advantage" makes CONMEBOL the bet over UEFA... Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:22:05 GMT Why Louis Van Gaal Can Bring The Winning Way Back To Manchester United There's little time for ideology in international football. Training sessions come at a premium, with patience a virtue that doesn't quite stretch as far as the World Cup. Unless you're the Netherlands. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:03:43 GMT Audio: Liverpool Admit Defeat Over Barcelona Striker Merseyside-based journalist James Pearce has told talkSPORT that Liverpool have given up in the pursuit of Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez and the Chilean World Cup star is all set to move to Arsenal this summer. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:28:50 GMT Audio: Arsenal Very Confident Of Landing Barcelona Striker Leading journalist John Cross has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT that Arsenal are "very confident" of signing Barcelona's Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:16:37 GMT Brazil v Germany: Germans Can Spoil The Party Hosts Brazil are set to do battle with Germany in the World Cup semi-finals, and a yellow-clad nation expects, but Kevin Hatchard thinks the Europeans will wreck the party in Belo Horizonte... Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:55:03 GMT Brazil v Germany: David Luiz Features In Top Three Bets PSG defender's penchant for goals and the odd defensive error makes him pivotal... Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:33:45 GMT Here's Where The Money Is Going Ahead Of The World Cup Semi-Finals Find out where punters are putting their dosh as we head into the final week of the tournament... Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:29:36 GMT Argentina v Holland: Interesting OPTA Stats In a repeat of the 1978 World Cup final, Argentina and the Netherlands meet in the second of this tournament's semi-finals. Opta bring you the tail of the tape. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:45:37 GMT Brazil v Germany: Interesting OPTA Stats Two football super-powers clash horns as the World Cup hosts Brazil face perennial contenders Germany. Opta are on hand with the vital statistics. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:32:21 GMT Holland To Meet Argentina In Semi-Final After Van Gaal Master Stroke Means Dutch Finally Win A Shoot-Out Holland actually won a penalty shoot-out on Saturday night against Costa Rica to secure a place in the World Cup semi-finals. Sun, 06 Jul 2014 15:24:48 GMT Holland v Costa Rica: Underdogs Must Combat Manchester United Striker If asked to name the eight quarter-finalists at this year's World Cup, it's a fair assumption that Costa Rica wouldn't have been on many people's lists. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 13:18:38 GMT Argentina v Belgium: Chelsea Pair Not Wilmots' Only Match Winners Diego Maradona was the difference that last time that Argentina played Belgium in a World Cup and South American fans are speculating that the scene may well be set for Lionel Messi to be his team's match-winner in Brasilia. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 13:18:00 GMT Audio: Former Arsenal Star Says Wenger Needs To Change His Transfer Policy Former Arsenal star Perry Groves has told talkSPORT that Arsene Wenger must change the way he conducts his transfer business if The Gunners are to land their main targets this summer. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 13:03:28 GMT Audio: Saha Says Letting Pogba Go Was Manchester United's Biggest Mistake Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has told talkSPORT that his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson made one of his "biggest mistakes" in letting Paul Pogba leave Old Trafford. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 12:52:26 GMT Argentina v Belgium: Chelsea Man Can Provide Shock Result This most majestic of World Cups has reached the quarter-final point and for one of Argentina and Belgium the tantalising prospect of the semis awaits. We're predicting somewhat of a shock victory for the Europeans. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 12:20:27 GMT Holland v Costa Rica: Arsenal And Fulham Strikers Are The Dangermen Holland head into the last-eight of the World Cup with what is on paper the easiest of the four quarter finals to predict given Costa Rica's lowly status in world football. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 12:17:11 GMT Tottenham Set Their Sights On Everton Centre-Half When looking back at England's failed quest to successfully traverse World Cup 2014s Group D, many will point to Roy Hodgson's decision to leave Ashley Cole at home as his biggest single mistake, but a case can also be put forward regarding the omission of Everton's John Stones from the final 23. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:48:05 GMT Neymar No More As Broken Vertebrae Ends His World Cup: Hosts To Meet Germany In Semi-Final The news from Friday's World Cup quarter-final clashes that Neymar is out for the rest of the tournament is overshadowing the results. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:27:26 GMT Audio: Former Arsenal Star Says Sanchez Is Going To Liverpool Former Arsenal star Perry Groves has told the station that he thinks Alex Sanchez would be an excellent signing for Arsenal but also claims the striker is on his way to Liverpool. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:48:02 GMT Liverpool Must Learn From Tottenham £80m Blunder The Reds' title chances were already on the drift following Luis Suarez's four-month ban and it's likely the 15/2 currently on offer will swell further should the number seven head to Barcelona for £80m, as expected. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:36:26 GMT Manchester United Should Sign Argentinian, Not Carvalho Why settle for sparkling wine when there's champagne available? Manchester United have long been linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, but there's better on the market. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:31:48 GMT Cardiff Man To Team Up With Rio At QPR You can expect plenty of QPR transfers between now and the closing of the summer transfer window as the club look to solidify their footing in the Premier League following their promotion. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:27:29 GMT Brazil v Colombia: Neymar To Inspire Hosts Colombia have arguably been the standout team of the tournament so far, but Andrew Atherley believes home advantage will make the difference for Brazil despite the huge weight of expectation... Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:02:31 GMT France v Germany: Les Bleus A Good Bet To Go Through After a run of 12 winners from 15 tips on the tournament so far, James Eastham reckons France are the smart bet in the first quarter-final on Friday afternoon... Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:58:31 GMT The Stupid Punt: The Craziest Bets On The World Cup Quarter-Finals Germany to beat France 5-3, Joel Campbell to score in a 3-1 win for Costa Rica over Holland, and more ludicrous bets... Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:41:31 GMT Paddy Gets Behind Paddy By Moving Leeds To 17/1 For The Championship Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino hates the number 17 so much that he's gone a bit nuts and dropped the club's goalkeeper Paddy Kenny. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:39:46 GMT Audio: Newcastle Defender Close To Arsenal Move Julien Laurens, talkSPORT's French football expert, has claimed on the station that Arsenal are on the verge of signing Newcastle defender Mathieu Debuchy. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:34:05 GMT Audio: Former Manchester United Striker Says Van Gaal Needs Another Five Signings Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke believes his old side need another five new signings to regain their Premier League title. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:34:08 GMT Liverpool Target Features In Best Three Brazil v Colombia Bets Los Cafeteros star out to extend his run of scoring in every World Cup game for Colombia... Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:47:59 GMT Arsenal And Chelsea Target Features In Best Three France v Germany Bets Sociedad star unlucky not to score against Honduras and Nigeria and looks dangerous... Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:47:35 GMT Brazil v Colombia: Big Match Stats And Facts Brazil have reached the quarter-finals in each of their last six World Cups, but haven't gone further than this round since 2002. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:27:54 GMT France v Germany: Big Match Stats And Facts There have been 17 goals scored in the three previous World Cup meetings between France and Germany, an average 5.7 goals per game. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:27:35 GMT Video: Mike Tyson's Message Of Support For USA Team Ahead Of Belgium Clash World Cup fever has gripped the USA ahead of their Round Of 16 clash with Belgium tonight and legendary boxer Iron Mike Tyson is pumped up for the game and has a message for the team that will pump them up, too. You can see Mike's message in the video player at the bottom of this page. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:18:40 GMT Paul Scholes' No-Nonsense Tips For The World Cup Round Of 16 Part Three He called the France v Nigeria game bang on - now read what Paul Scholes has to say (with none of the traditional punditry waffle) about the final Round of 16 games in the World Cup... Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:22:27 GMT Three Realistic Manchester United Targets After Rio's Daft Pick 'Helpful' former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand showcased his keen scouting skills when asked on Twitter which centre-half new Red Devils chief Louis van Gaal should target this summer. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:08:35 GMT Arsenal Linked With Two World Cup Goalkeepers It's not the best time to be Arsenal number one Wojciech Szczesny, with the Gunners repeatedly linked to the two goalkeepers who have been making the news at World Cup 2014. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:02:05 GMT Vidal Prefers Old Trafford Move Over Chelsea Or Arsenal Manchester United's revolution under Louis van Gaal is already well underway and the Dutchman hasn't even set foot in his new office yet. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:41:06 GMT Benfica Winger Close To Liverpool Switch While disgraced striker Luis Suarez spends another summer finding new hobbies, Liverpool are wasting no time in pepping up their attacking options as Benfica's winger-come-forward Lazar Markovic apparently nears an Anfield switch. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:40:38 GMT Belgium v USA: Dempsey Goal On The Cards Belgium racked up three wins from three games in the group stage but are unlikely to have it all their own way against a USA side that edged out Ghana and Portugal to reach the second round. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:05:56 GMT Argentina v Switzerland: Another Messi Goal On The Cards Argentina head into this afternoon's second round clash with Switzerland keen to impress after three so-so showings against inferior opposition like Iran, Nigeria and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:41:59 GMT Paddy Power Has Luis Suarez Odds-On To Leave Liverpool Luis Suarez has come out on Twitter and made one of the worst public apologies we have seen since Tiger Woods hollowly apologised for his adultery scandal. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:22:23 GMT What Team Is This, Scolari? Chile won the match and Brazil qualified for the next phase but it is necessary to improve the halfback or they will not win the World Cup. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:20:19 GMT Paul Scholes' No-Nonsense Tips For The World Cup Round Of 16 Part Two After some nice predictions in the first set of Round of 16 games (including Brazil to win on penalties), the ex-England international gives his no-nonsense take on Monday's huge games in the World Cup... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:43:09 GMT Audio: Van Gaal Can Deliver Premier League Title In His First Season At Manchester United Raymond Verheijen has told talkSPORT that with Louis van Gaal in charge Manchester United can regain their Premier League title next season. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:19:05 GMT QPR And Sunderland To Battle For Greece World Cup Star Premier League duo Sunderland and QPR will commence battle over the signing of a World Cup star now that Greece have been dumped out of the tournament. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:06:27 GMT Arsenal Man Features In Best Germany v Algeria Bets Joachim Low's side are tipped to score early and often against the plucky Fennec Foxes... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:58:54 GMT The Best Three Bets For France v Nigeria If France were off most punters' World Cup radar before the tournament, then the beepers are well and truly going off now. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:58:31 GMT Klinsmann Tells USA To Change Their Flights As They Are Going All The Way The USMNT manager has urged his players to avoid booking any flights home just yet... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:47:25 GMT Holland To Meet Costa Rica In Quarter-Finals After Robben Admits Diving Holland made it to the World Cup quarter-finals after throwing everything they had at Mexico in the last twenty minutes of their clash in Fortaleza. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:31:21 GMT Audio: Former Liverpool Star Says Suarez's Anfield Career Is Over Former Liverpool star Dietmar Hamann has told talkSPORT that Luis Suarez's time at Anfield is over following his latest indiscretion. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:49:36 GMT Real Madrid Preparing Bid For Liverpool Star Cristiano Ronaldo's end to the season wasn't perhaps quite as triumphant as he would have liked. Having sealed the Champions League trophy with Real Madrid, injury then scuppered the Ballon d'Or winners' World Cup campaign, despite his appearance in all three group games. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:35:36 GMT World Cup 2014: Brazil Irritated By Hints Of Favouritism The defender Thiago Silva and coach Luiz Felipe Scolari could not even respond when a Chilean journalist asked at a news conference on Friday, at Mineirão, about the risk of the home team being favoured by refereeing in Saturday's round of 16 clash between Brazil and Chile. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:18:04 GMT Ten Reasons The World Cup In Brazil Is Unforgettable If goals are what the fans like, there is nothing to complain about in this Cup. The average is 2.9 per game, the largest since 1958, in Sweden. And the goals are not only numerous. They are also beautiful. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:16:41 GMT Audio: Manchester United On The Verge Of Signing Arsenal Captain Warren Haughton, talkSPORT's top transfer expert has told the station that the deal to take Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen to Manchester United is on the verge of being completed. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 14:36:18 GMT Holland Can Handle Mexican Heat The Dutch have been forced into an oven in Fortaleza, but Tobias Gourlay believes they can handle the pressure and move forward to the quarter-finals... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 14:22:32 GMT Moscow Man Could Be Everton's Ideal Barry Replacement Gareth Barry was a very successful acquisition for Roberto Martinez at Everton, returning somewhere close to the form that saw him play 53 times for his country. However, the relationship was only ever temporary. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 14:17:07 GMT Balotelli To Force Arsenal Move Next Week The Daily Mail are reporting that after a disappointing World Cup, AC Milan and former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has "made it clear" he wants to sign for Arsenal. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:40:32 GMT Chelsea In For Former Manchester United Midfielder There may be a World Cup in full flow, but back in Blighty it's fast becoming a summer of big money moves (and wet festivals) as the Premier League's elite clubs set about preparing for another ding-dong battle in 2014/15. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:15:07 GMT Holland v Mexico: Goals Feature Heavily In Three Best Bets The second day of the World Cup's knockout stage gets underway with Group B winners Holland taking on Mexico, the runners up in Group A. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:09:41 GMT Colombia See Off Uruguay And Reach The World Cup Quarter-Finals James Rodriquez took a seat at the highest table of football royalty with the wonder-goal that guided Colombia to a quarter-final with Brazil. Adam Shearwood looks at how Betfair customers have reacted to his side's impressive victory over Uruguay, and hails the game's newest hero... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:55:10 GMT