WORLD CUP 2014

Javier Mascherano felt “immense pain” at losing the World Cup to Germany. “This was our chance.”
Mario Gotze’s sensational chest and volley in extra time gave Germany their fourth World Cup, beating Argentina 1-0.
Napoli are linked with Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Christoph Kramer, who starts tonight’s World Cup Final for Germany.
Martin Demichelis claims Brazilians “threw fireworks at 4am” to keep Argentina awake ahead of the World Cup Final with Germany.
Much-criticised Brazil striker Fred announced his retirement from international football after a dismal World Cup.
Leo Messi, Javier Mascherano, Thomas Muller and Miroslav Klose start the World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina, but Angel Di Maria does not.
There are conflicting reports over whether Angel Di Maria will start tonight’s Germany-Argentina World Cup Final.
Mauro German Camoranesi has a dim view of Italy’s current squad, noting “there are only two great players.”
Gonzalo Rodriguez spoke of his joy after officially renewing his contract with Fiorentina.
The Sunday Telegraph claims Juventus plan a £20m bid for Tottenham midfielder Paulinho if Arturo Vidal leaves.
Napoli are pushing Liverpool for Lucas Leiva on loan, but rejected Chelsea offers for Algerian Faouzi Ghoulam.
Napoli boss Rafa Benitez insists “there are no favourites” in the World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina.
Jose Maria Basanta prepares for the World Cup Final against Germany tonight and feels Argentina have been “touched by magic.”
Philipp Lahm said Germany are “one step away from letting our dream come true” in the World Cup Final against Argentina.
Vincenzo Montella admits Fiorentina’s chances of keeping Juan Cuadrado depend on “his aspirations and clubs who can pay.”
Italian sources claim Patrice Evra already put pen to paper for Juventus and will salute Manchester United.
Louis Van Gaal quits the Netherlands with third place in the World Cup. “This is the best group I’ve ever worked with.”
Luiz Felipe Scolari will not resign after Brazil’s humiliating World Cup campaign. “The Federation will decide.”
Arjen Robben still felt regrets with a bronze medal for the Netherlands and was furious with the referee.
Thiago Silva insists Brazil “did not deserve to end like this” after another heavy World Cup defeat to Holland.
Lionel Messi prepares Argentina for the World Cup Final, “the most important match of our lives for our country.”
Giorginio Wijnaldum ended his and Holland’s World Cup on a high, securing a 3-0 victory over Brazil.
Oscar and the Brazil team had a “horrible feeling” after their 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands.
Louis Van Gaal left the Netherlands with third place, as Brazil paid for another nightmare start in this 3-0 result.
Argentina Coach Alejandro Sabella confirmed he’ll leave after the World Cup Final and wants “the performance of a lifetime” to beat Germany.

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.