WORLD CUP 2014

Miroslav Klose told Germany “it’s our time to win” the World Cup ahead of Sunday’s Final with Argentina.
FIFA have opted to uphold the four-month worldwide ban handed to Luis Suarez for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.
Holland’s Arjen Robben believes Argentina have no chance of defeating Germany in Sunday’s World Cup final.
Lazio sporting director Igli Tare says Keita Balde Diao has signed a contract extension and still expects Stefan De Vrij to join the club.
Wesley Sneijder was heart-broken after seeing a penalty saved against Argentina. “I hate shoot-outs so much.”
Louis Van Gaal praised the Netherlands for “a marvellous tournament. Nobody imagined we’d come this far.”
Sergio Romero was Argentina’s penalty hero against the Netherlands. “Tonight we celebrate, from tomorrow we’ll think about Germany.”
Alejandro Sabella is confident Argentina can beat Germany and “win the World Cup” after getting past Holland on penalties.
Arjen Robben insists Holland were “amazing” to reach the World Cup semi-final after their defeat to Argentina on penalties.
Argentina will face Germany in the World Cup Final after beating the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties.
Brazil Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari infuriated fans by insisting the 7-1 defeat to Germany was “not all bad.”
Nigel De Jong is a surprise starter in tonight’s World Cup semi-final between the Netherlands and Leo Messi’s Argentina.
FIFA have formally suspended the Nigeria Football Federation “on account of government interference.”
Neymar’s agent called Brazil Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari “arrogant, repulsive, conceited and ridiculous.”
Germany’s Thomas Muller has expressed his sympathy for Brazil, saying they did not deserve to be humiliated in their own World Cup.
Fiorentina forward Mario Gomez has described Germany’s performance in their 7-1 victory over Brazil as perfect.
Mike Tyson has empathised with Luis Suarez following the Uruguayan forward’s bite on Giorgio Chiellini.
Wesley Sneijder insists his international teammate Nigel De Jong is happy at Milan and wants to stay at the club.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito has congratulated Miroslav Klose on his World Cup goalscoring record and described him as indestructible.
Roma and Milan legend Cafu has bemoaned Brazil’s humiliation at the hands of Germany on Tuesday evening.
Lionel Messi has insisted that Argentina are a great side even without his presence in the team.
Alejandro Sabella insists Argentina “have already won” regardless of their World Cup semi-final result with Holland.
Toni Kroos reveals Germany pounced when they noticed Brazil “were a bit hesitant” and took advantage.
Germany Coach Joachim Low sympathised with Brazil, remembering how he felt when losing to Italy in 2006.
Thomas Muller was astounded by the “totally crazy” 7-1 victory over Brazil that put Germany in the World Cup Final.

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.