The South Korean World Cup squad and their Dutch manager Guus Hiddink have been awarded the country's highest sports honour - the Blue Dragon medal.
Brazil captain Cafu has confirmed that he will retire from international football after Sunday's World Cup final.
The FIFA Referees Committee has appointed Pierluigi Coliina to referee Sunday's World Cup final.
FIFA have included four Brazilians in their shortlist of ten players for the Golden Ball award for the World Cup's best player.
Jens Jeremies is set to replace suspended midfielder Michael Ballack for Sunday's World Cup final.
It's ironic that in a World Cup remembered for shocks and upsets, the two most successful teams in the history of the competition will contest the final.
Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn is confident of Germany winning the World Cup even though he admits that Brazil have got the better individual players.
Leeds United have confirmed that manager David O'Leary was sacked and did not resign as was reported earlier today.
Argentinian legend Diego Maradona plans to attend the World Cup final on Sunday, according to reports.
Portugal have named three coaches as interim replacements for Antonio Oliveira, who was sacked after Portugal crashed out of the World Cup.