The world's best player will have to put in a stellar performance to stop Germany beating Argentina in the Fifa World Cup 2014 final in Brazil.
Algeria and Nigeria headed home on Tuesday after another five-prong African World Cup challenge came to a disappointing end in Brazil.
Luis Suarez has told Fifa that he "lost his balance" and "fell on top of his opponent". Uruguay is appealing his lengthy ban.
Austria and West Germany colluded to edge Algeria out of the 1982 World Cup and Monday is the first time they will have played each other since then.
Luis Suarez's third apparent biting incident on the field brings to mind other memorable moments on World Cup pitches.
Uruguay's Luis Suarez could face a lengthy ban if an investigation by Fifa proves allegations he bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini are true.
Colombia's James Rodriguez won the Golden Boot at the 2014 Fifa World Cup, but who were the other top scorers and which clubs do they play for?
Germany's draw with Ghana has exposed the team's lack of a charismatic player who will take charge.
Nigeria get their first win at the World Cup finals since 1998, while bundling out Bosnia.
A stunning from Lionel Messi spared Argentina's blushes as they qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup with a hard fought 1-0 win over Iran.
Youngsters from a slum in Sao Paulo have thrown down a World Cup gauntlet: they have challenged the winners to play a match against them.
Wayne Rooney on Saturday apologised to England fans for the country's disastrous exit from the World Cup after two defeats.
Costa Rica reached the second round of the World Cup as Bryan Ruiz's header saw them to a 1-0 win over Italy which also knocked out England.
Africa has lost one of its five representative countries in the World Cup, while the champions were humiliated by a shock defeat by Chile.
Brazil's failure to score against Mexico in their second Group A match has dredged up long-standing concerns about a lack of mobility in the team.
This group of grandmothers speaks the language of football, with dignity and a spirit that transcends the beautiful game.
Twenty-one people have been killed and 27 injured after an explosion ripped through a centre showing a World Cup soccer match in north Nigeria.
Tuesday night's Fifa World Cup matches produced more drama after Mexico held Brazil to a 0-all draw, and South Korea keeping Russia at 1-1.
Another World Cup, another whirlwind of sexist soccer remarks. But it's the 21st century and female footie fans really do exist.