WORLD CUP 2014

Joel Campbell’s agent has admitted that there are ‘several teams’ interested in his client.
Jurgen Klinsmann said USA players “made the country proud” with their performance against Belgium.
Marc Wilmots assures Belgium “thoroughly deserved” their 2-1 victory over the USA in extra time.
Tim Howard performed heroics to force extra time, but Belgium eventually broke USA 2-1 and will face Argentina in the quarters.
It’s reported Raphael Varane spent the night in hospital for dehydration after France’s game with Nigeria.
Mario ‘Il Falco’ Ferri struck again with a pitch invasion during Belgium-USA and a message for shot Napoli fan Ciro Esposito.
Ottmar Hitzfeld retired after Switzerland’s last-gasp defeat to Argentina. “I am proud of my career.”
Blerim Dzemaili explained what happened when he hit the upright in the last moments of Switzerland’s defeat to Argentina.
Inter have officially bought the remaining 50 per cent of Algeria midfielder Saphir Taider from Bologna.
Stephan Lichtsteiner shouldered some of the blame for the goal that allowed Argentina to eliminate Switzerland.
Angel Di Maria believes Argentina “deserved to win” their heart-stopping extra time game with Switzerland.
Alejandro Sabella confessed Argentina were “lucky” to beat Switzerland in extra time for a World Cup quarter-final spot.
Belgium and USA have injuries to contend with as they face off in the last Round of 16 fixture.
Argentina were 120 seconds away from penalties when Angel Di Maria scored the winner and Switzerland also hit the woodwork.
Verona have officially signed Greek international Lazaros Christodoulopoulos from Bologna.
Mexico World Cup goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa “has not received any concrete offers,” warned his agent.
Alberto Zaccheroni quit the Japan job and confessed “retirement is an option” at this stage.
Giovanni Trapattoni warned Mario Balotelli “is potentially a champion, but not a real Champion.”
Carlos Carmona confirmed he has a deal with Sevilla, while Atalanta officially sign Nicolò Cherubin from Bologna.
The World Cup is over for Milan and Netherlands midfielder Nigel De Jong, who suffered a groin strain.
Lazio and Nigeria midfielder Ogenyi Onazi forgave Blaise Matuidi for a horror tackle, but there are mixed reports on a fracture.
Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain lines up once again in Argentina’s starting eleven to face Switzerland this afternoon.
Holland’s Arjen Robben admits the possible absence of Nigel De Jong from the Dutch line-up could be a big loss.
It is reported that Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli will today undergo surgery to cure an ankle problem.
Reports are that Ogenyi Onazi has fractured his tibia and fibula after a tackle from Blaise Matuidi during France’s win over Nigeria yesterday.

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.