Alternatively you could get the featured image with a custom function
featured_image_details($post->ID) to return:
Published on 1st July, 2014
2014 Fifa World Cup
Nigel De Jong and Ciro Immobile
The 2014 World Cup is already heading towards the semi finals, and portraits of The Netherlands midfield enforcer Nigel De Jong are seen here alongside Italy’s prolific Bundesliga striker Ciro Immobile.