WORLD CUP 2014

Fabio Cannavaro would be “honoured” by the offer of becoming Italy Coach, but his agent said there’s “little concrete” at the moment.
Chile and Juventus wing-back Mauricio Isla warned “Brazil mustn’t think they’ve won before playing” today.
Lorenzo Insigne’s agent admits he was “disappointed” by the lack of World Cup playing time, but rejects Arsenal “as long as Napoli want him.”
Luis Suarez apparently told FIFA’s Disciplinary Commission he “lost my balance and hit my face” against Giorgio Chiellini.
Belgium have lost right-back Anthony Vanden Borre for the rest of the World Cup with a broken ankle.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter encouraged the introduction of “video challenges” during games after goal-line technology.
It’s rumoured Fiorentina have a deal for Argentina international defender Jose Maria Basanta from Monterrey.
Roma are reportedly tracking Algeria international midfielder Yacine Brahimi, who lit up the World Cup.
It’s reported Antonio Cassano turned on Gigi Buffon and the Italy ‘senators’ after their World Cup exit.
President of Uruguay Jose Mujica defended Luis Suarez, claiming “Italians provoke and this time they went too far.”
English newspapers maintain Chelsea are prepared to pay £60m (€75m) for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.
Gigi Buffon slammed those calling for a generational shift. “You have to judge people on what they are doing, not what they could potentially do.”
Tuttosport claims Mario Balotelli could be bought from Milan by a financial institution and loaned to Juventus.
Chile and Cagliari striker Mauricio Pinilla assures they are “not remotely afraid of Brazil” ahead of today’s World Cup clash.
Colombia have been one of the World Cup surprises, but Coach Jose Pekerman has “admiration and respect” for Uruguay.
Chile are the underdogs against World Cup hosts Brazil today, but Coach Jorge Sampaoli assures they’ll attack.
Brazil face Arturo Vidal’s Chile today and Luiz Felipe Scolari admits the World Cup hosts are “uncomfortable and anxious.”
Uruguay Coach Oscar Washington Tabarez quit his FIFA post in protest at Luis Suarez’s ban ahead of the tie with Colombia.
Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain insists he knows nothing of speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona.
Ciro Immobile’s father has accused Italy of going about their World Cup preparations in the wrong way.
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke says Luis Suarez should find treatment to make sure he doesn’t bite again
The President of the Russian Football Federation insists Coach Fabio Capello will be remaining in his post.
Lorenzo Insigne’s agent has revealed his client is still hurting from Italy’s early World Cup exit.
Sport Mediaset report this afternoon that Roberto Mancini is the favourite to succeed Cesare Prandelli as Italian national team Coach.
Mattia Perin has insisted that he will stay at Genoa, despite constant links of a move away.

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.