2014 FIFA World Cup: France vs Nigeria - As it happened...

Welcome to our live coverage of the Round of 16 game between France and Nigeria in Brasilia.

Mourinho aiming to knock Atletico off their "cloud"

The tepid 0-0 draw in the Vicente Calderon resembled a phoney war but Chelsea and Atletico Madrid will surely up the ante at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday when a place in the Champions League final is on the line.

`Flop` Torres tops Mourinho`s `five-strong list` of players to be dropped from Chelsea

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will reportedly get rid of under-fire flop Fernando Torres, who tops a five-strong list of stars that the club manager will sell this summer.

Yaya Toure named African Footballer of Year

Manchester City star Yaya Toure on Thursday won a third straight African Footballer of the year award.

Yaya Toure poised for CAF award hat-trick

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure will be the favourite to win a third straight Confederation of African Football (CAF) Footballer of the Year Award on Thursday.

Mourinho praises `fantastic` Terry after 600th game

Chelsea captain John Terry is far from finished and playing as well as ever after 600 matches for his club, manager Jose Mourinho said on Sunday.

Chelsea stars Mikel and Luiz wary of Galatasaray

The midfielder pointed to the threats of Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder as reason to be fearful, while the defender feels the second leg at Stamford Bridge will be key

Mourinho deflects praise for Chelsea form onto players

Jose Mourinho believes the credit for Chelsea`s transformation this season should go to the club`s players and not the manager.

Chelsea midfielder Mikel given three-game ban for part in Clattenburg row

The Football Association have announced that Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has been given a three-match ban and fined 60,000 pounds.

Chelsea accuses referee Clattenburg of making racial remarks during Man U defeat

Chelsea has filed an official complaint against match referee Mark Clattenburg for making racial remarks towards two of their players.

Chelsea condemn racist tweets directed at Mikel

Chelsea have confirmed that John Obi Mikel has closed his account on social networking website Twitter after receiving racial abuse following the 2-2 draw with Juventus on Wednesday evening.

Mikel`s kidnapped father is released

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel`s father was released by his kidnappers in Nigeria and police said five suspects had been arrested.

Mikel`s kidnapped father is released

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel`s father was released by his kidnappers in Nigeria and police said five suspects had been arrested.

Kidnappers ask Mikel`s family for ransom: Police

Kidnappers who abducted the father of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel contacted his family requesting a 20 million naira (USD 130,000) ransom for his release, Nigerian police said.

Kidnappers ask Mikel`s family for ransom: Police

Kidnappers who abducted the father of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel contacted his family requesting a 20 million naira (USD 130,000) ransom for his release, Nigerian police said.

Chelsea happy to win ugly, says midfielder Mikel

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel insists the free-scoring Premier League champions will be happy to win ugly against Stoke on Saturday.

Chelsea happy to win ugly, says midfielder Mikel

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel insists the free-scoring Premier League champions will be happy to win ugly against Stoke on Saturday.

Mikel, Robben are new injury curse victims

The curse of the pre-World Cup injury struck again on Saturday when Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel was ruled out of the finals with a severely bruised ankle and Dutch winger Arjen Robben hurt his hamstring.

Mikel, Robben are new injury curse victims

The curse of the pre-World Cup injury struck again on Saturday when Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel was ruled out of the finals with a severely bruised ankle and Dutch winger Arjen Robben hurt his hamstring.

Nigeria name Mikel in World Cup squad

Injured Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was named on Monday in Nigeria’s preliminary 30-man squad for the World Cup.