Brazil vs. Germany
Adrian Melville outlines key storylines to monitor following the first week of the World Cup, including whether Portugal can recover from its disastrous start and what the high number of penalties could foreshadow moving forward.
Real Madrid will be without Brazil playmaker Kaka for two weeks because of another knee injury.
Lionel Messi scored in injury time to give Argentina a 1-0 victory over Brazil on Wednesday night in an exhibition between South American rivals.
Kaka has rejected claims by the doctor who operated on his knee that the player put his career in jeopardy by playing at the World Cup in South Africa.
What's being said about Netherlands-Brazil
Doctors say Elano will not play in Brazil's quarterfinal match against the Netherlands on Friday because of a right ankle injury.
Brazilian midfielder Elano left practice early on Tuesday after apparently feeling pain in his right ankle and remains doubtful versus the Netherlands on Friday.
What's being said about Portugal-Brazil
Kaka was not a factor in Brazil's 2-1 win over North Korea on Tuesday, but all things considered, he was satisfied.
Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar is practicing for the first time since injuring his back in a warmup match more than a week ago.
Brazil will be without goalkeeper Julio Cesar when it faces Tanzania in its final warmup before the World Cup.
Brazil easily beat Zimbabwe 3-0 in a pre-World Cup exhibition Wednesday, despite an injury scare that forced first-choice goalkeeper Julio Cesar out of the game.
Kaka practiced normally Friday and looked injury-free in Brazil's first full training session in South Africa.
Are the stadiums ready for the World Cup? Paul Grant made the trip to South Africa to find out.
Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson has pulled out of the England squad to face Brazil on Saturday after picking up a slight injury in his club's Premier League draw against Birmingham City.