Spain coach Vicente del Bosque predicted Diego Costa would be a key performer for Spain in coming years after the Brazil-born forward ended his long wait for an international goal on Sunday.
Diego Costa ended his long international scoring drought with the third goal in an uninspiring 4-0 win for Spain away to minnows Luxembourg in Euro 2016 qualifying Group C on Sunday.
Coach Vicente del Bosque denied Spain were caught in a downward spiral after the holders slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat in Slovakia in Euro 2016 Group C qualifying on Thursday.
Palestine advanced to the second round of the Asian Games football Sunday, despite defeat to Singapore, and vowed to use their rise in the sport to spread some happiness at home.
Monaco celebrated their return to the Champions League for the first time in a decade as they edged Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 in a hard-fought Group C encounter at the Stade Louis II on Tuesday.
Alberto Zaccheroni stepped down as Japan coach on Wednesday after taking full responsibility for the Asian champions` group stage exit at the World Cup.
Veteran striker Didier Drogba makes his first start of the World Cup Tuesday as Ivory Coast try to reach the knock-out stages against Greece.
Jackson Martinez scored twice as Colombia beat Japan 4-1 to end World Cup Group C with three straight wins and send the Asian champions packing from the tournament with just a single point.
Greece take on Ivory Coast in a Group C game between at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza. Yaya Toure, who recently lost his brother may start as a holding midfielder in this match.
Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda slammed the team`s lack of creative spark following Thursday`s 0-0 World Cup draw with Greece, which left them on the brink of elimination.
Colombia qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time in 24 years after Japan and 10-man Greece played out a dire 0-0 draw in Natal on Thursday.
Colombia maintained South America`s strong start to the World Cup on Thursday, downing the Ivory Coast 2-1 to stay on course for a place in the last 16.
After losing their Group C openers, Japan and Greece will be looking to rediscover the qualities which got them to Brazil as they bid to keep their campaigns alive at the Dunas arena on Thursday.
Japan`s Maya Yoshida said Tuesday it was crucial for the Blue Samurai to score first in their do-or-die match against Greece as they go in search of a win to stay in the World Cup.
Japan talisman Keisuke Honda said Monday the side must try to dominate possession if they are to keep their World Cup hopes alive after a defeat in their Group C opener.
Live coverage from the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group C match between Ivory Coast and Japan being played at Arena Pernambuco, Recife.
Ivory Coast scored two goals in two minutes to beat Asian giants Japan 2-1 in their World Cup Group C battle on Saturday.
On Day 3 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Colombia ran out comfortable winners against Greece.
Colombia marked their return to the World Cup after a 16-year absence with an attacking display that earned a 3-0 victory over Greece on Saturday, and the early initiative in what looks to be a really tight Group C.
Day in Pics: 28th November
Showbiz World - November 28, 2014