WORLD CUP 2014

Ex-Algeria and Trabzonspor Coach Vahid Halilhodzic confessed he “regrets declining” an offer from Milan.
Luis Suarez had to “accept what you’ve done is wrong and apologise” after biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.
Giorgio Chiellini looked back at infamous incidents with Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Zinedine Zidane.
Mario Balotelli blasted Cesare Prandelli for not being a “real” man, but does “understand” why Antonio Conte dropped him.
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba said his “aim is to become the best player in the world” after a FIFA award.
Ciro Immobile admits no-one was expecting the climate Italy faced at the World Cup, as he labels Antonio Conte a ‘hammer’.
Leonardo Bonucci warned Mario Balotelli “must learn to be part of a group” if the Liverpool striker wants an Italy recall.
Daniele De Rossi saw “the right reaction” from Italy, but denied criticising Mario Balotelli and Cesare Prandelli.
Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has promised his World Cup bite on Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini was his last.
Alessandro Diamanti has no regrets about leaving Italy to sign for Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.
Luis Suarez feels his bite on Giorgio Chiellini “needs to be forgotten about” after he was allowed to train with Barcelona.
Inter playmaker Hernanes says he is hungry to achieve great things with the Nerazzurri this season.
Zdenek Zeman has refused to blame any individuals for Italy’s World Cup embarrassment.
Miroslav Klose has confirmed his retirement from international football, ending a 13-year spell with Germany.
The agent of Diego Lugano has confirmed his client will be joining Genoa either tonight or tomorrow morning.
Chile manager Jorge Sampaoli claims Manchester United want Arturo Vidal, but “have doubts on his knee.”
Fiorentina star Giuseppe Rossi admits it was “frustrating” to be left out of the World Cup by Cesare Prandelli.
Colombia international striker Victor Ibarbo assured he wants to “respect the contract” with Cagliari.
Greek international Lazaros Christodoulopoulos believes Verona is his “big career opportunity.”
Sampdoria said they’ll sell World Cup winning defender Shkodran Mustafi “if someone offers €15m.”
Fabio Capello has reiterated that he will stay as Coach of the Russian national team until the 2018 World Cup.
Lucas Biglia’s agent announces the Lazio and Argentina midfielder received “many requests, including Real Madrid.”
Giorgio Chiellini has assured fans that despite Antonio Conte’s departure Juventus will continue to strive for success.
Colombia captain Mario Yepes is close to joining Sampdoria after his spell at Atalanta.
Sampdoria have reportedly sold Argentina’s World Cup goalkeeper Sergio Romero to Benfica for €0.8m.

WORLD CUP 2014 BLOGS

Richard Thomas says Cesare Prandelli’s arrival at Galatasaray provides the former Italy boss with an ideal opportunity to prove himself a winner.