With the release of the ball that will be used in Brazil next summer, we take a look through the evolution and varied responses its predecessors were met with
England will find out who they will face in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup in Friday's draw
Argentina forward looking forward to watching the pair in Brazil
Three Lions booed off after 1-0 defeat to Germany at Wembley
First choice combination of Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies are on the long-term injury list which gives the Cardiff Blues star a chance to shine on Saturday
Chelsea defender under pressure from Leighton Baines for left-back spot
The Northampton Saints player had already been ruled out of this weekend's clash with New Zealand
Wales centre Jonathan Davies was the latest to announce a move across the channel earlier this week but Faletau will remain in Wales until at least 2016
Argentina are exploring the four corners of the earth. Since late summer the Pumas have roamed the southern hemisphere, to South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Now it is time for the northern hemisphere, the air miles ticking ever upwards.
The Argentinian claims that his goals are only important if it means City collect all three points from each game
'When we are attacked it is down to ignorance,' says father of England winger, Andros
Rome’s Mayor and police chief and the Pope’s right-hand man have all refused to grant Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke a church funeral in the city where he participated in one of the worst massacres in German-occupied Italy.
O'Connor was refused onto a flight just hours after the Wallabies one-point victory over Argentina
South Africa's storming opening half-hour created the platform for a 28-8 victory over Australia in an ill-tempered Rugby Championship clash. Although the bonus-point the hosts craved eluded them, the victory ensured that the tournament goes to the final weekend.
A 4-1 win over Croatia at the weekend secured Britain's place in the World Group
England centre Brad Barritt will miss the autumn internationals after undergoing foot surgery, his club Saracens have announced.