WORLD CUP 2014

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.
Shkodran Mustafi’s World Cup with Germany looks to be over, having suffered a hamstring injury on Monday evening.
Cagliari forward Mauricio Pinilla has ensured he will never forget his near-miss for Chile against Brazil at the World Cup.
Cameroon Football Federation officials will investigate claims against seven of their players of match-fixing at the 2014 World Cup.
Germany Coach Joachim Low paid tribute to his side’s willpower after they beat Algeria to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.
Algeria’s Faouzi Ghoulam admits Germany deserved to beat his team in the titanic World Cup Round of 16 match between the countries.
Extra-time goals by Andre Schurrle and Mesut Ozil were enough for Germany to beat Algeria in an enthralling World Cup Round of 16 match.
France Coach Didier Deschamps has played down talk of his team winning the World Cup following their progression to the quarter-finals.
Paul Pogba has described his 79th minute goal for France against Nigeria as one of the best moments of his life.
Nigeria Coach Stephen Keshi has no regrets about his side’s World Cup campaign after their Round of 16 elimination.
Sampdoria’s Shkodran Mustafi starts for Germany tonight in their World Cup Round of 16 clash with Algeria.
Luis Suarez has released an apology for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini, which the Juventus defender has accepted.
Ricky Kaka says he has always had a great relationship with Milan Coach Pippo Inzaghi and wishes him luck for the new season.
Late strikes by Paul Pogba and a Joseph Yobo own goal gave France a 2-0 win over Nigeria and sent them through to the World Cup quarter-finals.
Argentina’s assistant believes Gonzalo Higuain is more likely to remain at Napoli than move elsewhere.
Jose Mourinho believes Italy should look to persuade Cesare Prandelli to return as national team boss.
Juventus’ Paul Pogba will start in midfield as France to take on Nigeria for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.
Belgium winger Dries Mertens has admitted that he has been ‘surprised’ by the quality shown by America in Brazil.

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.