WORLD CUP 2014

Lazio striker and World Cup winner Miroslav Klose announced “I’ve decided to retire in 2015.”
German international Christoph Kramer confirmed he is “talking to Napoli. It’s a very interesting offer with a great Coach.”
Pavel Nedved assures Juventus “want to keep Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba,” but sided with Luis Suarez over Giorgio Chiellini.
World Cup Final referee Nicola Rizzoli welcomes the ‘vanishing spray’ to Serie A, but has an issue with goal-line technology.
Mario Gomez is raring to go after an injury-ravaged season and says top three is “not only a dream” for Fiorentina.
Napoli are closing in on Bayer Leverkusen’s €12m-rated German international midfielder Christoph Kramer.
Fabio Capello said some youth team Coaches in Italy “should be locked up” and are to blame for the World Cup debacle.
Adoption of ‘vanishing spray’ for referees during Serie A and B games is confirmed for this season.
Former Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina is pleased Vicente Del Bosque has chosen to remain as Spain Coach.
Nicola Rizzoli has lifted the lid on a confused Christoph Kramer and explained how he found out he’d be officiating the 2014 World Cup Final.
Italy’s poor World Cup showing at Brazil ’14 has seen them drop five places in the FIFA World Rankings to 14th.
Antonio Conte announced his departure from Juventus in a video message and hinted at the Italy job.
Zenit defender Domenico Criscito admits he is “very flattered by Milan’s interest” and could return to Italy.
“It’s very difficult for Juan Cuadrado to turn down life-changing offers,” confessed Fiorentina director Vincenzo Guerini.
The Gazzetta dello Sport report that Milan under Pippo Inzaghi could attempt to resemble in playing style World Cup winners Germany.
The Brazilian Football Confederation has confirmed that it has received and accepted Brazil Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari’s resignation.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he was not responsible for the decision to give Lionel Messi the World Cup Golden Ball award.
Stefan De Vrij says he is flattered by interest being shown in him by the likes of Lazio.
Milan’s Cristian Zapata says his performances at the World Cup have silenced his critics and shown he is an excellent player.
Jose Mourinho has come to the defence of Lionel Messi, insisting you don’t have to win the World Cup to be a great.
Juventus’ Fernando Llorente says the fact Coach Antonio Conte has only a year left on his contract will have no influence on the Old Lady.
Italy are set to drop to 14th in the newest edition of the FIFA World Rankings, which will be published on Thursday.
Diego Maradona says he does not agree with FIFA’s decision to award Lionel Messi the World Cup Golden Ball.
Mario Gomez is hurt to have not been part of Germany’s World Cup winning squad but now wants to return to full form and fitness with Fiorentina.
Gonzalo Higuian has revealed that he has never felt more proud to be an Argentine, despite last night’s defeat.

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.