Brazil star Neymar could not hold back the tears as he revealed he had come within a few inches of being paralysed.
Police in Rio de Janeiro have declared Ray Whelan, the English director of FIFA's ticket and hospitality partners MATCH, to be "a fugitive" after they attempted to re-arrest him as part of an investigation into ticket touting.
Javier Mascherano suffered a painful and highly embarrassing injury to keep Argentina's World Cup dreams alive.
Brazil's sports minister has called for an inquiry to find out the "root causes of the disaster" after the 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat by Germany.
Ron Vlaar insists he will not dwell on his costly penalty miss in Holland's World Cup semi-final defeat to Argentina.
Sergio Aguero thinks Argentina have proved a lot of people wrong by reaching the World Cup final.
Whatever the outcome of the World Cup final, it has been a tournament where the big names have largely failed to deliver – and Lionel Messi lifting the trophy won't change that one bit, says Les Roopanarine
The World Cup has given us thrills, goals, penalties, odd substitutions and some bore draws. It's also given us the chance to analyse games, players and moments like never before. Take a look at the 10 most incisive pieces of analysis of the tournament so far.