Criticism of the defender's jersey alteration in the 2-0 win over Albania has prompted him to confirm his international retirement after the Russia tournament.

The Bayern Munich star provided for his country once more during the victory over Scotland and must be considered Joachim Low's top attacking option.The dust has settled on Germany's big night in Rio and Joachim Low's rebuilding job is well under way.

The Greece international, who was also wanted by Arsenal, had his heart set on a move to the Stadio Olimpico and is unperturbed by the prospect of replacing Mehdi Benatia.

The Serie A outfit struggled without their enigmatic striker in their first competitive match under their new coach.

The attacking midfielder was one of the revelations of the tournament, scoring six goals in five appearances to guide the Colombians to the quarter-final and scooping up the Golden Boot in the process.

The veteran striker broke Ronaldo's record for finals goals as Thomas Muller, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos and Andre Schurrle combined to decimate Luiz Felipe Scolari's side.

The Real Madrid and Portugal superstar is currently 31 but he hopes to continue playing at an elite level for another decade, such is his commitment to the sport.

Wilfried Bony's second-half equaliser looked set to send the Africans into the knockout phase but the striker's spot-kick in the dying seconds booked a clash with Costa Rica.

The Real Madrid star was pictured with girlfriend Irina Shayk in a racy series of pictures taken by photographer Mario Testino.

Leona Lewis will sing at the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Hull City at Wembley on Saturday.

Diego Simeone's men might have reached the final last season, but they were dealt a rude European awakening as they fell to a surprise defeat at the Karaiskakis Stadium.

The Portuguese forward has no desire to leave the Spanish capital any time soon following Champions League and European Championship glory in 2016.