After providing the spark Germany needed late on against Algeria in their last-16 encounter, Andre Schurrle will be looking to continue making an impact for his country when they face France in the quarter-finals.
France goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris hailed his German counterpart Manuel Neuer as the best in the business ahead of the sides' clash in the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals.
Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen is back in contention to feature against Argentina in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final after returning to full training.
He may be the youngest player in a Costa Rican side making history in Brazil but Joel Campbell is playing like an old pro and FIFA.com caught up with the No9 and his veteran team-mates to learn more about this young Tico who is learning his trade on the job.
On 4 and 5 July the football community will celebrate the 13th annual Anti-Discrimination Day, and former Trinidad-and-Tobago captain Dwight Yorke spoke with FIFA.com about eradicating discrimination through football.
France coach Didier Deschamps insisted that his team have no reason to fear Germany as the sides prepare to clash in the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals.
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