Croatia's Nico Kovač vows that his team will "fight all the way" when they open the 2014 FIFA World Cup against hosts Brazil and sets the bar high, saying that they are "playing to qualify" at the tournament.
Deschamps seeks success with new French generation
France coach Didier Deschamps says that his side "need to prove themselves" as they go into this summer's FIFA World Cup with a new generation of players, eight years on from their last final appearance in 2006.
Russia hope for World Cup legacy
UEFA Training Ground finds out how the Russian Football Union are hoping the 2018 FIFA World Cup will leave a legacy long after the tournament in five years' time.
UEFA EURO 2008 thriller recalled
UEFA.com remembers a five-goal thriller between Germany and Portugal at UEFA EURO 2008.
Referees prepare for Brazil
UEFA.com speaks to some of the European referees who will be involved at the 2014 FIFA World Cup this summer in Brazil, finding out why it is "the greatest honour" for them to be involved.
Del Bosque aims to confirm Spain 'optimism'
Vicente Del Bosque travels to Brazil confident of defending the FIFA World Cup which his team won memorably in South Africa four years ago, revealing that after that success the side go to the tournament "a lot more optimistic for what is ahead".
Defeat spurs Portugal's Paulo Bento on
"It was a very even semi-final," recalled coach Paulo Bento who hopes the last-four loss to Spain at UEFA EURO 2012 can spur Portugal to go a step or two further at the FIFA World Cup.