Michael Ballack

Tonight marks Germany's 12th World Cup semi-final and their fourth in succession - a finals record. Brazil V Germany: World
Tony Pulis can call Luis Suarez an embarrassment for diving all he wants, but his Stoke City team finished dead last in the Premier League Fair Play table last year. It smacks of hypocrisy to complain about one rule being broken whilst lauding your players for "playing hard" beyond the rules.
A tearful Ballack contemplates Germany's semi-final defeat to Italy in 2006 Ballack made 46 appearances for Chelsea in 2008