There weren't too many bright sides to Italy's embarrassing draw with Luxembourg, but Marco Verratti and Claudio Marchisio played fairly well.
After the 2-2 draw with Ecuador in Miami, we consider what England manager Roy Hodgson might go with in the opening game with Italy.
Could we finally see the England midfield partnership of Liverpool's Steven Gerrard and Chelsea's Frank Lampard work this World Cup ?
Actions of Vitalii Sediuk – who tried to look up America Ferrara's skirt at Cannes – will make celebrities more wary and spoil it for fans, says Pitt after incident at Maleficent premiere
PSV Eindhoven winger Zakaria Bakkali's agent has hinted a move away from the Netherlands could be a strong possibility.
Manchester United's Antonio Valencia has apologised for his red card, but not to Liverpool's Raheem Sterling.
Guillem Balague has confirmed on Twitter that Chelsea are in talks for Cesc Fabregas of Barcelona.
Manchester United will be buying a player in top condition if they move for Bastian Schweinsteiger, he believes.
Arsenal midfielder picked up a start for England against Ecuador in Miami, but did he do enough to earn a starting place for the World Cup?
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be out of the World Cup with a knee injury and Jack Wilshere has been wishing him well.
Fiorentina are on the brink of signing Manchester United midfielder Anderson on loan and a deal could be done within the next few days.
Director Dominique Miceli says she was 'locked out by Moss machine' in preparing her unauthorised documentary 'Looking for Kate'
It is being reported in Italy that Napoli have agreed terms with Verona midfielder Jorginho despite interest from Liverpool and Chelsea.