WORLD CUP 2014

FIFA are “analysing” Juan Camilo Zuniga’s challenge on Neymar, which fractured the Brazilian’s vertebra.
Alessandro Matri is close to joining Genoa on loan with Sime Vrsaljko sold to Milan.
Leo Messi takes on Eden Hazard, but with Argentina and Belgium both on winning streaks, something has to give.
Chile’s Gary Medel confirmed he “is wanted in Italy and that is a good possibility” with Inter and Napoli linked.
Neymar saluted his Brazil teammates from a wheelchair, as there are calls for Juan Camilo Zuniga to receive a ban.
Newly-promoted Palermo have set their sights on Costa Rica’s Bryan Ruiz, who will be released by Fulham.
Juan Camilo Zuniga has received death threats and racist insults after ruling Neymar out of the World Cup.
Colombian World Cup regular Pablo Armero “is for sale,” confirmed his club Udinese.
Spanish media claim Alexis Sanchez has rejected Liverpool, so the race is between Juventus and Arsenal.
Miroslav Klose said Germany “want to return to the Maracanà” for the World Cup Final, but first need to get past Brazil.
Fiorentina have reportedly told Roma they must hand over Alessandro Florenzi if they want Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.
Roma right-back Douglas Maicon told Felipao Scolari he “was born ready” when picked for Brazil-Colombia.
Costa Rica Coach Jorge Luis Pinto warned officials to “watch out for Arjen Robben diving” in today’s quarter-final.
Belgium take on Argentina in the World Cup quarter-final today and Coach Marc Wilmots promised they “can write history.”
Louis Van Gaal admits the Netherlands have surprised their critics ahead of the quarter-final with Costa Rica.
Juan Camilo Zuniga insists he “didn’t mean to hurt” Neymar after ending the Brazilian’s World Cup with a fractured vertebra.
Brazil star Neymar has fractured a vertebra and is out for four to six weeks, ending his World Cup.
Luiz Felipe Scolari warned “it won’t be easy” for Neymar to recover for the Brazil-Germany semi-final.
Jose Pekerman was “proud” of Colombia’s performance against Brazil and James Rodriguez “the symbol of this World Cup.”
World Cup top scorer James Rodriguez reveals what David Luiz said after the final whistle of Brazil-Colombia.
Thiago Silva defended Brazil’s “emotional” approach to the World Cup, citing Ayrton Senna and Oscar Schmidt.
David Luiz praised Colombia for their tournament, but looks forward to Brazil’s “classic” semi-final with Germany.
Neymar has been taken to hospital for x-rays after he was stretchered off in tears during Brazil-Colombia.
Thiago Silva and David Luiz gave Brazil a thrilling 2-1 win over Colombia, setting up a semi-final with Germany.
Mats Hummels described his second goal of the World Cup, which sent Germany through against France.

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.