There will be no honeymoon period for new Brazil coach Tite, who has important World Cup qualifiers looming on the horizon.
We're into day 10 of Euro 2016, time for World Soccer editor Gavin Hamilton to deliver his verdict on the 24 teams.
Having taken maxium points from their opening two games, Italy are starting to resemble a real Italian team.
Rather than praise him for his substitutions, perhaps Roy Hodgson should be criticised for picking the wrong players in the first place.
After his team impressed in their opening game victory over Belgium, Antonio Conte's biggest job has been keeping his players feet on the ground.
Brian Glanville lambasts Uefa for their failure to spot the potential for trouble in Marseille.
Russia has form for trouble at European Championships.
Austria v Hungary is one of the great football derbies and also a lesson in the history of the 20th century.
For the Copa Centenario to be considered a success for Concacaf, Panama need to qualify for the knockout stages.
Arguably the tie of the group stages and an early insight into two of the possible contenders for the Euro 2016 crown.