New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry insists his move to Major League Soccer is about winning titles with his new club, rather than winding down in the final years of his career.
Dirk Kuyt pointed the finger of blame for Netherlands' World Cup final defeat squarely at referee Howard Webb, after the English official booked eight Dutch players and sent off John Heitinga.
The grandson of Nelson Mandela has claimed FIFA have put "extreme pressure" on the former South African president to attend the World Cup final.
Fabio Cannavaro admits it will be "emotional" to watch Spain or the Netherlands take over Italy's world champion mantle, but insists the uncrowned sides are deserved World Cup finalists.
Andres Iniesta dedicated his winning goal in the World Cup final to former Espanyol defender Dani Jarque, who died after suffering a heart attack in August 2009.
Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez is determined to enjoy the World Cup final, and admitted he is relishing the prospect of playing against "a great" Netherlands team "playing great football".
Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer claims his side did not show enough attacking intent in their 1-0 World Cup semi-final defeat to Spain on Wednesday.
Ghana legend Abedi Pele has backed the Black Stars to beat Uruguay in Friday's World Cup quarter-final and ride the wave of continental support all the way to the final in Soccer City on July 11.
Chairman of the Ghana management committee Fred Pappoe says no special financial package have been prepared for the team ahead of their World Cup quarter-final against Uruguay on Friday.
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan dedicated his winning goal in the Black Star's 2-1 extra-time win over the USA to book a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup to the whole of Africa.
Mexico coach Javier Aguirre is determined to prove wrong those who predict his side are "dead and gone" even before kick-off in their World Cup second round encounter with Argentina.
USA coach Bob Bradley says he expects to beat England in the Group C opener on Saturday.
It has been confirmed that former South African leader Nelson Mandela will attend the opening ceremony of the World Cup finals on Friday.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela will reportedly attend both the opening and final matches of the World Cup.
Ghana captain Stephen Appiah says that he is confident that he will be at the 2010 World Cup finals to lead his country to success.