FIFA President Sepp Blatter has told England's 2018 bid team that it would be "easy" for them to host the World Cup, but warned that Russia is a strong opponent.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Ilker Casillas has revealed he is being tracked by both Manchester City and Manchester United.
Denmark goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen is expecting a difficult game against Japan on Thursday, in a match that will determine - in all probability - who will finish second to Netherlands in Group E.
Nigeria have tightened security around the national side ahead of Tuesday's crucial World Cup tie against South Korea after midfielder Sani Kaita was the target of death threats.
Nigeria midfielder Sani Kaita has received death threats following his red card in the Super Eagles' 2-1 defeat to Greece on Friday.
Mexico goalkeeper Oscar Perez believes his side will face a tough test against France when the sides meet on Thursday.
Spain midfielder Xavi claims that England represent the biggest threat to his side at this summer's World Cup - not the likes of Brazil, Argentina, or current champions Italy.
Cameroon captain Samuel Eto'o has hit back at criticism from the country's striking legend Roger Milla, adding that his participation in the World Cup could now be in doubt.
Paraguay coach Gerardo Martino has admitted that he is dreading facing world champions Italy, after his side were defeated by Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday night.
Burnley insist Brian Laws' position as manager is "not under threat" after reports suggested the Clarets were considering replacing him for the new season.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has warned Japan coach Takeshi Okada that World Cup opponents Cameroon will look to make the most of their height advantage.
Fans travelling to the World Cup face the threat of an airborne disease that has already killed 15 people.
Steven Gerrard has revealed that the threat of Liverpool failing to qualify for the Champions League is spurring the talismanic captain on to stage a grandstand finish to the season.
Gianfranco Zola believes David Ngog can be a threat to his West Ham side at Anfield on Monday night.
Carlo Ancelotti admits Manchester United are likely to be a bigger threat in the Premier League after their European exit.
Bayern Munich coach Louis Van Gaal has singled out Dimitar Berbatov as the main threat to his team's chances progressing into the last four of Champions League on Wednesday night.