WORLD CUP 2014

Former Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli says he and his family have been receiving threatening letters from angry Azzurri fans following the team’s early World Cup exit.
Brazil Coach Luis Felipe Scolari says his team owe it to injured star Neymar to win the World Cup.
Germany Coach Joachim Low has called for his players to be protected in their World Cup semi-final against Brazil.
Napoli have released a statement expressing regret for Neymar’s injury, but also support for their under-fire full-back Juan Camilo Zuniga.
Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli is in contention to referee the World Cup final after being retained in Brazil by FIFA.
Gokhan Inler and Lorenzo Insigne have been asked to forgo some of their summer holidays in order to be fully fit for Napoli’s Champions League play-off.
Roberto Mancini is the definite favourite to take over the Italian national team, it has been claimed this afternoon.
Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez will officate Tuesday’s World Cup Brazil-Germany semi-final.
Fiorentina are being linked with a bid for Manchester United and Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini.
Vahid Halilhodzic is no longer the Coach of Algeria and is likely to take over at Trabzonspor.
Stefano Tacconi claims he should’ve followed Tim Krul’s example and come off the bench for Italy’s 1990 World Cup shoot-out.
The Codacons has filed a law suit against Luis Suarez for “assault” when biting Giorgio Chiellini.
Fabio Cannavaro criticsed Louis Van Gaal’s “disrespectful” decision to change goalkeeper for Holland’s shoot-out.
Brazil have formally lodged an appeal to have Thiago Silva’s yellow card and suspension overturned.
Roma have reportedly beaten Genoa to a deal for USA right-back DeAndre Yedlin, who’ll remain at Seattle Sounders on loan.
L’Equipe claim Juventus starlet Paul Pogba sparked a bidding war between Manchester City, Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Brazil media officer Rodrigo Paiva received a three-game ban and fine for attacking Chile striker Mauricio Pinilla.
Amid reports Neymar was 2cm away from paralysis, Felipe Scolari reveals the Brazilian “couldn’t feel his legs.”
World Cup winner Mauro German Camoranesi blasted Mario Balotelli and suggested a new face for Italy.
Arjen Robben hit back at his critics after a tough quarter-final with Costa Rica. “I was rugby tackled from all sides.”
Louis Van Gaal explained the Tim Krul substitution for a shoot-out, including the fact he hadn’t told Jasper Cillessen.
Costa Rica leave the World Cup unbeaten and “with our heads held high,” said Coach Jorge Luis Pinto.
Dutch super-sub penalty shoot-out goalkeeper Tim Krul revealed he’d been “working on it for seven weeks.”
Tim Krul was introduced just for the penalty shoot-out and was decisive as the Netherlands ended Costa Rica’s World Cup dream.
There are reports Angel Di Maria’s World Cup is over after he limped off during Argentina’s win over Belgium.

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.