Oscar Ramirez: 'I do not know what else Costa Rica could have done against Brazil'Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez stands by the defensive tactics employed by his team during Friday's 2-0 defeat to Brazil at the World Cup.
Philippe Coutinho: 'Brazil had tough time against Costa Rica in World Cup clash'Philippe Coutinho admits that Brazil endured a "tough" match against Costa Rica in Friday's World Cup Group E meeting at the Krestovsky Stadium.
Tite: 'Neymar needs time to find top form at World Cup'Brazil coach Tite admits that Neymar needs more time in order to play to his full potential in the remainder of the World Cup.
Result: Brazil late show eliminates Costa RicaStoppage-time goals from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar rescue Brazil a 2-0 win over Costa Rica in World Cup Group E - a result which eliminates the Central Americans.
Live Commentary: Brazil 2-0 Costa Rica - as it happenedRelive how Brazil pulled a stoppage-time win out of the bag to knock Costa Rica out of World Cup Group E, with Sports Mole's live updates from Russia.
Vladimir Petkovic: 'Switzerland settled at World Cup'Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic says that his side have settled into the World Cup in Russia after their 1-1 draw with Brazil.
Team News: One change for Brazil against Costa RicaBrazil defender Danilo makes way for Fagner as Tite makes one change for his side's Group E clash with Costa Rica.
Philippe Coutinho: 'Every World Cup game is difficult'Brazil midfielder Coutinho insists that his side will treat every game "like a final" ahead of their second Group E tie with Costa Rica.
Jun 20, 11:23
Barcelona director Eric Abidal: 'Replacing Andres Iniesta is impossible'Eric Abidal concedes that Barcelona will not be able to fill the hole left behind by Andres Iniesta following the midfielder's recent departure.
Jun 19, 17:25
Brazil seeking answers over lack of VAR use in Switzerland matchThe Brazilian Football Confederation contacts FIFA to seek answers as to why video technology was not used for key decisions in the Selecao's 1-1 draw with Switzerland.
Jun 19, 16:45
Vladimir Petkovic: 'Switzerland off to a great start'Switzerland boss Vladimir Petkovic expresses his delight after his side claimed a point against Brazil in their World Cup opener on Sunday.
Jun 18, 10:58
Tite blasts 'sloppy' BrazilBrazil manager Tite admits that his side wasted a number of chances in their 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Sunday.
Jun 18, 10:48
Result: Switzerland hold Brazil in Group ESwitzerland come from a goal behind to draw 1-1 with tournament favourites Brazil in their opening match at the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 17, 20:55
Live Commentary: Brazil 1-1 Switzerland - as it happenedRelive Sports Mole's live commentary of the 2018 World Cup clash between Brazil and Switzerland, which finished 1-1.
Jun 17, 18:00
Cafu: 'Neymar key for Brazil'Two-time World Cup winner Cafu tips Neymar to star for Brazil at this summer's tournament in Russia.
Jun 16, 20:25
Preview: Brazil vs. Switzerland - prediction, team news, lineupsSports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of the World Cup Group E match between Brazil and Switzerland.
Jun 15, 10:43
Paulinho: 'Philippe Coutinho is amazing'Brazil midfielder Paulinho hails fellow countryman Philippe Coutinho as "amazing" and said that he is excited to play alongside his club teammate.
Jun 14, 12:31
Roberto Carlos hails "intelligent" Roberto FirminoBrazil legend Roberto Carlos talks up the qualities of Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino ahead of the start of this summer's World Cup.
Jun 11, 10:30
Result: Brazil ace Neymar nets in friendly win on first start in three monthsBrazil ease to a 3-0 win over Austria in Vienna in their final pre-World Cup friendly, with Neymar netting on his first start in more than three months.
Jun 10, 16:59
Result: Neymar returns from injury to help Brazil to victory over CroatiaNeymar comes off the bench to score on his first appearance since February as Brazil beat Croatia 2-0 in a World Cup warm-up match at Anfield.
Jun 3, 16:55
Philippe Coutinho tips Mohamed Salah, Neymar to shine at World CupPhilippe Coutinho believes that fellow Brazil star Neymar and former Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah of Egypt will shine at this summer's World Cup in Russia.
Jun 3, 11:58
Dietmar Hamann: 'I cannot see Mohamed Salah pining for Real Madrid, Barcelona move'Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann believes Mohamed Salah is unlikely to follow in the footsteps of Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho in pining for a move to Spain.
Jun 2, 19:17
Josep Maria Bartomeu hints at Barcelona stay for Ousmane DembeleBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu hints that winger Ousmane Dembele will remain at Camp Nou for next season.
Jun 2, 15:11
Liverpool 'want Nabil Fekir before World Cup'Liverpool are reportedly still hopeful of pushing through a move for Lyon forward Nabil Fekir before this summer's World Cup in Russia.
May 29, 09:16
Nabil Fekir deal 'unlikely before World Cup'Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas insists that he has not given up hope of keeping Nabil Fekir at the club this summer despite speculation linking him with Liverpool.
May 28, 20:15
Nabil Fekir: 'I am not close to Liverpool move'Lyon forward Nabil Fekir reveals that he is "not close" to joining Liverpool and confirms that "several clubs" are interested in his signature.
May 27, 13:37
Liverpool 'had £130m Marco Asensio bid rejected'Liverpool reportedly failed with a bid in the region of £130m for Real Madrid playmaker Marco Asensio.
May 26, 12:16
Philippe Coutinho to receive Champions League medalLiverpool decide to give Philippe Coutinho a Champions League medal, despite the playmaker having joined Barcelona during the January transfer window.
May 25, 15:01
Liverpool owner John W Henry questions Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho exitsLiverpool owner John W Henry questions why Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez opted to leave the Merseyside giants for Barcelona.
May 25, 14:33
Result: Barcelona beat Real Sociedad on Andres Iniesta's farewellPhilippe Coutinho scores the only goal of the game as Barcelona beat Real Sociedad 1-0 in Andres Iniesta's farewell appearance for the Spanish champions.
May 20, 21:42
Live Commentary: Barcelona 1-0 Real Sociedad - as it happenedRelive Barcelona's 1-0 win over Real Sociedad as Philippe Coutinho scores the only goal of the game and Andres Iniesta makes his final appearance for the club.
May 20, 19:40
Liverpool 'retain interest in West Ham United midfielder Manuel Lanzini'Liverpool reportedly retain an interest in signing West Ham United midfielder Manuel Lanzini, who may open talks over a new deal with the Hammers this summer.
May 15, 11:02
Philippe Coutinho: Barcelona are feeling "so bad"Midfielder Philippe Coutinho admits that Barcelona are "feeling so bad" after their hopes of an unbeaten La Liga campaign were ended by a 5-4 defeat at Levante.
May 14, 10:23
Result: Barcelona lose nine-goal thriller at LevanteBarcelona's hopes of finishing the 2017-18 La Liga campaign unbeaten end courtesy of an incredible 5-4 loss at Levante.
May 13, 21:36
Result: Barcelona brush Villarreal aside to close in on unbeaten La Liga campaignBarcelona thrash Villarreal 5-1 at the Camp Nou to close in on an historic unbeaten La Liga campaign.
May 9, 20:52
Live Commentary: Barcelona 5-1 Villarreal - as it happenedRelive Barcelona's emphatic 5-1 victory over Villarreal at Camp Nou with Sports Mole's live text coverage.
May 9, 18:00
Team News: BBC start El Clasico for Real MadridKarim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale all start for Real Madrid in Sunday's El Clasico with Barcelona at Camp Nou.
May 6, 18:41
Preview: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid - prediction, team news, lineupsSports Mole previews the La Liga action as Barcelona welcome rivals Real Madrid as the sides meet in El Clasico at the Camp Nou.
May 4, 18:51
Combined XI: Barcelona vs. Real MadridAhead of the final El Clasico showdown of the season, Sports Mole selects the strongest combined XI using players from both sides of the divide.
May 4, 10:55
Mark Lawrenson: 'Nobody mentions Philippe Coutinho anymore at Liverpool'Mark Lawrenson believes that, with Liverpool's forward trident and the club's journey to the Champions League final, Philippe Coutinho has been forgotten at Anfield.
May 3, 20:06
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