Spain national team midfielder Andres Iniesta has announced that he will retire from international football after seeing Spain crash out of the World Cup at the hands of Russia.

After more than 130 caps and three major titles, including the 2010 World Cup, the former Barcelona midfielder has hung up his boots.

Dear fans, continue to make predictions on knockout stages, include extra time score in your predictions as well, only after game penalties will not count towards the total score.

Napoli new head coach Carlo Ancelotti is interested in Real Madrid striker Carim Benzema.

According to AS, Ancelotti asked the Neapolitans' president Aurelio De Laurentis for three players: besides Benzema, it’s Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal and the German giant defender Jerome Boateng.

Argentina former player and head coach Diego Maradona continues believing in chances of the albiceleste in the current World Cup. Jorge Sampaoli’s squad wasn’t at the level which was expected by their fans.

Brazil national team midfielder Casemiro has expatiated in praise of his teammate Neymar comparing him with such players as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Casemiro is sure his compatriot is not inferior to the Portuguese and the Argentine.

Germany national team head coach Joachim Low believes there must be big changes in Germany after the nation's shock group-stage exit at the World Cup. The future of very Low is also right now uncertain.

The defending champions stunningly finished bottom of Group F after suffering a 2-0 loss to South Korea on Wednesday.

Spain national team goalkeeper Pepe Reina reckons there is no reason to substitute his colleague David de Gea by another goalie at the World Cup. De Gea committed a grave error in the mundial group stage first match with Portugal and La Roja couldn’t win.

Spain national team defender Jordi Alba has disclosed his thoughts to the upcoming match with Russia in 1/8 finals of the World Cup. Alba is sure it will be a rather difficult clash with a strong rival who, besides, are the host of the mundial.

Spain national team midfielder Andres Iniesta commented on the situation which has to do with the ex-head coach Julen Lopetegui. The latter was given a sack and substituted by Fernando Hierro. Spain football federation took such a decision after Lopetegui had come to agreement with Real Madrid about working at the helm of Los Blancos after the World Cup.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Fernandez Gabi will not play in La Liga next season. According to AS, the captain of the capital side has come to agreement with Qatar club Al Sadd, where Barcelona ex-player Xavi Hernandez is playing right now.