As England played out a 2-2 draw in their penultimate warm up game, the abundance of attacking flair at Roy Hodgson's disposal was again on show, leaning on Everton's Ross Barkley in particular.
Soon-to-be Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic has won the Young Player of the Year award in Croatia, despite missing out on a spot at the World Cup.
Lucas Piazon has won the 2014 Toulon Tournament with Brazil and is overjoyed to have ended the season on a high.
With less than two weeks left until the 2014 World Cup finals start, we look at the impact that five of the best youngsters could have in Brazil.
Brazil and Spain are the two heavyweights expected to go head-to-head for World Cup honours this summer, but who will come out on top?
The Spanish forward thinks England suffer from not exporting talent.
Injuries, failure to qualify and omissions mean that some of the best players will miss this summer's tournament.
Atletico Madrid have had a fantastic season so why have Luiz Felipe Scolari ignored the form and quality of their Brazilian contingent?
Despite being among the favourites, could the South American giants struggle in their home tournament?
We look at the top 11 players who have been left out of their respective teams and whose international careers are pretty much over.
On the face of it, Formula One and the World Cup share very little in common.
An analysis of the birth dates of all 736 footballers at the World Cup reveals that a surprisingly large number of teammates share the same birthday, and that seven were born on Valentines' Day
The UK broadcaster revealed it will be testing in-house streams of three World Cup matches in Ultra High-Definition (UHD).