World Cup round-up: all the news from the first week of the greatest competition in football

Here is your round-up of the thrills of the first week in one of the most exciting World Cups for a long time. Continue reading “World Cup round-up: all the news from the first week of the greatest competition in football”


Brazil win World Cup opener

Neymar stepped up to the pressure his country had piled upon him with two goals as Brazil beat Croatia 3-1 in the World Cup opener Continue reading “Brazil win World Cup opener”

Transfer Round-up: Lambert gets dream move and Fabregas is back

The transfers are beginning to flow now after the domestic season came to an end. Here is our round-up of the biggest deals of the summer so far.

Cesc Fabregas, 12 June -Barcelona to Chelsea, £30 million (reported) the Barcelona midfielder was told he could leave by the Spanish giants a few weeks ago. Arsenal had first choice on him, after a clause in his contract stated that they had that choice. However, Arsene Wenger decided not to buy the Spaniard. Chelsea then stepped in to give Jose Mourinho a new midfielder.

Ciro Immobile, 3 June – Torino to Borussia Dortmund, £15.5 million (reported) A move from the continent now. Ciro Immobile, one of Serie A’s top scorers last season, will try and propel Italy to glory at the World Cup. He will be playing for German side Borussia Dortmund next season, as a replacement for Bayern Munich bound Robert Lewandowski.

Rickie Lambert, 2 June -Southampton to Liverpool, £4 million Liverpool fan Lambert showed that dreams can come true when he got his perfect move to boyhood club Liverpool. He will provide back-up to Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez.