The business end of the World Cup is fast approaching now the knock out games have started and we’ve already seen plenty of drama involving tournament hosts Brazil who scraped through on a penalty shoot-out.
The transfer rumour mill continues to work overtime with deals reportedly happening up and down the Premier League as managers look to improve their sides ahead of next season.
We’ve cast our eyes back to this day last year to see which stories were grabbing the headlines.
‘Moyes’ first day at United’
David Moyes moved into his Old Trafford office for the first official day of his job as Manchester United manager.
The Scot sat back and was pictured behind his desk in an image which has since been mocked by supporters of the club’s main rivals.
Moyes never made it to the end of the season and was replaced by Ryan Giggs before Louis van Gaal was appointed permanent manager.
‘Arsenal sign French youngster’
Arsenal announced a deal for Yaya Sanogo of Auxerre in a move which raised a few eyebrows with Arsenal fans.
Arsene Wenger was under pressure to make an attacking signing last summer and opted for the Frenchman who had been with Auxerre since 14-years-old.
He featured sporadically last season as a deputy to the likes of Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski.
Roman Abramovich celebrated ten years as the owner of Chelsea.
The Russian helped the club transform itself both on and off the pitch with plenty of silverware and some big name signings.
At this point last year, he’d spent £713 million on new players, which guided Chelsea to both domestic and European silverware.
He’s dispelled myths and early criticism that he was only in at the club for the short term and that the Blues would struggle when he left.