England under-20 coach Peter Taylor is confident his side can 'go a long way' in this year's World Cup after drawing Chile, Iraq and the yet unidentified African champions.
Santi Cazorla has dismissed suggestions that reigning World and European champions Spain are in decline after they were held to a 1-1 draw against Finland on Friday.
Defender Vincent Kompany could play in Belgium's World Cup-qualifying double-header against Marcedonia despite the concerns of his club, Manchester City.
World Cup 2014 hosts Brazil remain in 18th place in the latest FIFA World Rankings, their worst ever position, as a lack of competitive matches continues to prevent the five-time world champions from climbing.
AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has praised Barcelona as the "strongest side in the world" after his side were knocked out of the Champions League with a 4-0 defeat to the Catalan giants.
Former French international Robert Pires believes Andres Iniesta is Barcelona's best player, putting him ahead of Lionel Messi.
Luis Suarez has insisted his Liverpool future is not tied to Champions League qualification.
Manchester City have climbed five places in Deloitte's list of the richest clubs in the world, with the Premier League champions rising to seventh in the table.
World and European champions Spain remain top of the pile in an unchanged top ten in FIFA's latest world rankings.
Spain have finished top of the FIFA World Ranking for the fifth year in succession.
Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez admitted his side deserved to lose the Club World Cup final to Corinthians, claiming that the Copa Libertadores champions showed a greater desire to lift the trophy.
Branislav Ivanovic has admitted he will be on a mission to avenge his absence from last season's Champions League final when Chelsea take on Corinthians in the Club World Cup decider on Sunday.
FIFA has confirmed that the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow will be used to stage the 2018 World Cup final.
Rafa Benitez urged Chelsea to keep improving after they booked their place in the final of the Club World Cup with a 3-1 win over Monterrey in Yokohama.
Jeonbuk Motors, Urawa Red Diamonds and Guangzhou Evergrande were paired together in the standout group of the 2013 AFC Champions League draw.