Who is the best keeper at the World Cup?

This tournament has witnessed some outstanding work between the sticks with the likes of Guillermo Ochoa, Keylor Navas and Tim Howard stealing just as many headlines as playmakers such as Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez and Neymar - but who has been the best keeper on show in Brazil? Former USA No.1 Brad Friedel shared his thoughts on Baker & Kelly Not in Rio

On the subject of great goalies

The United States may have exited the World Cup in the last 16 but try telling keeper Tim Howard. The in-form goalie hit the headlines with an eye-catching display against Belgium including 16 saves and he has now extended that rich vein of form with another outstanding block on his arrival home.

Team-mates rally around Neymar

Brazil continues to reel from the impact of Neymar's tournament-ending back injury and while he may be gone he is far from forgotten with his squad mates signalling their support for him during their latest recovery session.


'I will be a champion'

A clearly distraught Neymar is trying not wallow in his misfortune and has thrown his support behind his team while insisting that he will be back. Watch his emotional statement to supporters.

This is not a nuclear meltdown

This cool graphic may look like a screen shot from a remake of War Games, but it is in fact a map detailing the Twitter heat generated by Holland's dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Costa Rica on Saturday night.

Luiz love-in

Not content with lighting up the World Cup with the best free-kick we've seen, Brazil's David Luiz made sure we would be talking about him by demanding the Fortaleza crowd acknowledged the contribution rival James Rodriguez made the the game - and the World Cup - on the final whistle.


Colombia win the hearts of a nation

Colombia may have come up just short in their quarter-final showdown with hosts Brazil but they are clearly still winners in the eyes of their own fans who turned out in their tens of thousands on their return to the country.




The King's speech

Yet further evidence that the sport's profile in the United States continues to rocket with NBA star LeBron James - arguably the most famous sportsman in a sports-mad country - taking to Twitter to inform his 13.4m followers of his respect for Neymar.



Just when you thought it couldn't get worse for England...

There's England's Frank Lampard on a beach somewhere trying to forget about England's World Cup misery and his name is suddenly back in the headlines.

Fresh from his penalty shoot-out heroics for Holland against Costa Rica, goalkeeper Tim Krul insisted it is the not the first time his trash-talking has paid dividends in such a situation.

"I told the players that I knew where they were going to shoot to make them a bit nervous," Krul revealed after the game. "It happened before when I played against Frank Lampard: I told him that I knew and I saved it. I just tried that again. I’m so happy it worked today."