Andrea Pirlo has conceded that whilst he intends to retire from international duty, if Italy’s new Coach wants him, he will be available.
Andrea Poli has hope that Pippo Inzaghi proves to be like Fabio Capello, as he admits to frustration felt under Clarence Seedorf.
Honduras Coach Luis Fernando Suarez announced after yesterday’s World Cup elimination his intention to resign.
Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica has waded in on the Luis Suarez bite controversy: “I have not seen any bite.”
The Gazzetta dello Sport indicate that Italy’s next competitive squad will feature a whole host of new faces, including a number of Under-21 players.
Demetrio Albertini reportedly has in mind a reduced Serie A and the introduction of B teams to Italian football, if he becomes FIGC President.
Italy’s more experienced players were reportedly ‘decisive’ in Cesare Prandelli opting to resign as Coach.
Inter will reportedly outline details of a one-year extension for Walter Mazzarri shortly, but may not sign it until December.
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Ottmar Hitzfeld hailed Switzerland and hat-trick hero Xherdan Shaqiri, “now we’ll get prepared for Argentina.”
Ecuador Coach Reinaldo Rueda called for video evidence to be used against Mamadou Sakho for his elbow.
Luis Fernando Suarez was “sorry to the people of Honduras I couldn’t get a victory” in the World Cup.
Didier Deschamps was pleased with France’s 0-0 against Ecuador and turned his focus to the knockout with Nigeria.
Italy are flying back from Brazil tonight with Mario Balotelli sporting a new hairstyle and visibly distant from his teammates.
Mauro Camoranesi finds Mario Balotelli “over-rated and infuriating. I don’t know what his problem is.”
France failed to beat 10-man Ecuador after Antonio Valencia’s red card in an eventful game that somehow ended goalless.
Xherdan Shaqiri scored Switzerland’s first World Cup hat-trick in 60 years to beat Honduras 3-0 and reach the Last 16.
Fabio Cannavaro confessed he “couldn’t say no” if called to replace Cesare Prandelli as Italy Coach.
Uruguay are mounting a determined defence of Luis Suarez, claiming there’s an international conspiracy to get him banned.
Bosnia Coach Safet Susic hinted he’d be walking away after an historic World Cup victory. “We go home with heads held high.”
FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini confirmed he’ll try to talk Cesare Prandelli out of his resignation.
Alberto Zaccheroni has resigned as Coach of Japan, making him a candidate to replace Cesare Prandelli for Italy.
Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella hailed Lionel Messi and Ezequiel Lavezzi after Sergio Aguero’s injury scare.
Nigeria Coach Stephen Keshi was full of praise and encouragement for Leo Messi. “He’s from Jupiter!”
Carlos Queiroz announced he is leaving the Iran bench after World Cup elimination, but only because the FA won’t offer a new deal.
Switzerland have a very good chance of qualifying as they take on Honduras, but need a favour from France.
France aim to keep their 100 per cent record, but face an Ecuador side that wants to beat Switzerland to qualification.
Lionel Messi joins Neymar as World Cup top scorer on four goals and won’t disguise Argentina’s ambition.
Leo Messi and Ahmed Musa scored braces as Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in a pulsating match, but both teams qualify.
Miralem Pjanic scored one and set up another as Bosnia beat Iran 3-1 for their first World Cup victory, but both teams go home.
There are reports circulating that Mario Balotelli was substituted following a row with Cesare Prandelli in Natal.
Italia ’90 World Cup hero Salvatore Schillaci blamed Cesare Prandelli for 2014 failure. “Mario Balotelli is not a champion.”
As expected, Udinese have announced the arrival of striker Cyril Thereau from Chievo.
Roberto Mancini is the favourite to replace Cesare Prandelli, but it’s reported he’ll turn down the Italy bench.
The Uruguayan Federation claims bite marks from Luis Suarez on Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder were ‘photoshopped.’