WORLD CUP 2014

Luis Suarez was banned three times for biting players, but a surprise report claims he was investigated eight times.
Bayern Munich are reportedly raising their offer for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal to €40m.
Uruguay captain Diego Lugano maintains the Luis Suarez ban was “barbaric” and “a breach of human rights.”
Mario Balotelli “is still the best Italian player out there” and Cesare Prandelli “made him a scapegoat,” according to Mino Raiola.
Argentina international defender Jose Maria Basanta confirmed he’s in “negotiations” for a move to Fiorentina.
Greece Coach Fernando Santos assured his men will “attack as much as possible” against fellow surprises Costa Rica.
Napoli look set to sell Chile international Edu Vargas and bring in Michu from Swansea City.
Holland have won all their World Cup games so far, but Louis Van Gaal fears the heat will benefit Mexico today.
Mexico have a tough test against the Netherlands today, but Coach Miguel Herrera warned El Tri deserve respect.
Costa Rica shocked Italy and Coach Jorge Luis Pinto wants them to “think big” against Greece to reach the quarter-final.
Oscar Washington Tabarez is “very proud” of his Uruguay players despite their World Cup exit to Colombia.
Colombia “deserve” to play their historic World Cup quarter-final against Brazil, said Coach Jose Pekerman.
Edinson Cavani said Uruguay “go home with our heads held high” after defeat to Colombia and defended Luis Suarez.
Juan Cuadrado said having many players in Serie A has “helped Colombia become stronger” after they beat Uruguay.
Luiz Felipe Scolari said Brazil are “three steps from Heaven” after a hard-fought win over Chile put them in the quarter-finals.
A sensational James Rodriguez brace saw Colombia sweep Uruguay aside 2-0, setting up their first quarter-final with Brazil.
Coach Jorge Sampaoli said his players still “entered the history of Chilean football” after pushing Brazil to penalties.
Parma have officially signed Afriyie Acquah on a permanent basis from Hoffenheim after his loan spell.
Arturo Vidal said Chile “fought for a dream” and are hurt to go out of the World Cup to Brazil on penalties.
Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar was “crying in desperation four years ago, but now I cry tears of joy” after a shoot-out win over Chile.
Juan Cuadrado’s Colombia take on Edinson Cavani’s Uruguay in a World Cup match with a lot of Serie A representation.
Brazil only managed to get the better of Chile in a penalty shoot-out after a dramatic 1-1 draw in Belo Horizonte.
Faustino Asprilla praised Fiorentina talent Juan Cuadrado as Colombia prepare to face Uruguay.
Sergio Romero may be starring for Argentina in the World Cup, but Sampdoria and Monaco want rid of him.
Fabio Cannavaro would be “honoured” by the offer of becoming Italy Coach, but his agent said there’s “little concrete” at the moment.

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.