After the World Cup draw in Brazil, the eight groups of four teams each are as follows
Bookies have slashed Lionel Messi's odds on winning Ballon d'Or for 5th straight year; results were leaked to Spanish news agency. (Mirror)
Lionel Messi will win the 2014 Ballon D'or award (multiple reports)
Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey will face no action from the Football Association after appearing to motion to headbutt Newcastle defender Mathieu Debuchy.
The incident occurred shortly before Shelvey scored the home side's third goal in their 3-0 win over the Magpies at the Liberty Stadium.
Speaking following Wednesday's game, when asked if he had headbutted Debuchy, Shelvey told BT Sport:
– Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey
That's what you think. Nowadays you can't do anything.
I was trying to move to get out of the way. That's life at the end of the day.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers suggests Luis Suarez should be considered alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world's best player after watching him destroy Norwich.
Having watched Suarez notch one of the all-time great Premier League hat-tricks, followed by a wonderful fourth, Rodgers said:
“He deserves mention with Messi and Ronaldo,” Rodgers said. “For a few years they have been out on their own, but Luis is still only 26 and still making improvements to his game.
“I’ve not seen many performances like that. It was sheer brilliance and a joy to watch.