The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is now just a year away as Brazilian legend Pele let us know in Rio during the week.
World Cup fever was rife in some parts of the world. Australia captain Lucas Neill was hoping the Aussie fans would fill Sydney's ANZ Stadium for Tuesday's crucial qualifier against Iraq which could send the Socceroos to Brazil 2014.
Good win 2-0 against Republic of Ireland. It was a pleasure to play at the Yankee Stadium. Going to Brazil to start the Confederations Cup. — Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) June 12, 2013
Away from international football, players were up to various things around the world. Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng was putting in the hard yards in the gym as well as getting some sightseeing done in LA.
Work hard play hard twitter.com/JB17Official/s— Jerome Boateng (@JB17Official) June 12, 2013
Despite being in retirement, ex-Everton skipper Phil Neville was working hard to maintain his elite fitness.
And here he is revelling in his coaching work with the England U21s at the Euro championships in Israel.
Aston Villa's Andi Weimann was excited about modelling the club's questionable away kit for the 2013/14 season.
— Andreas Weimann (@andiweimann) June 12, 2013
Toronto FC striker Robbie Earnshaw doesn't mind breakfast at dinner time
And once again, our favourite Twitter contributor Joey Barton finishes things off. He was gearing up for Champions League football for next season .only if you leave QPR though Joey!
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