WORLD CUP 2014

It’s reported Cesare Prandelli cancelled Galatasaray’s friendly with Roma because he’s afraid of Italian fans.
Giuseppe Rossi is raring to go with Fiorentina and Italy in this new season. “I can’t wait to get started.”
Paul Pogba’s agent laughed off reports of a move to Chelsea as “just fantasy football. He’s perfect at Juventus.”
Louis Van Gaal feels the Netherlands can “write history” against Brazil tonight, but protested FIFA favouring the hosts.
Luiz Felipe Scolari insists Brazil must “honour the shirt” in tonight’s third place play-off against Holland.
Paul Pogba, Sergio Romero and Neymar are among the nominees for FIFA’s World Cup awards.
Argentina Coach Alejandro Sabella’s agent says his client will resign from his post after Sunday’s World Cup final, whatever the result.
Italian Nicola Rizzoli has been handed the task of refereeing Sunday’s World Cup final between Germany and Argentina.
Thomas Muller can’t wait for Sunday’s World Cup final against Argentina at the ‘sacred’ Maracana.
Shkodran Mustafi believes that Italy has made him ‘a complete defender’ and was shocked to be in the Germany World Cup squad.
Neymar cried during his Press conference, revealing “if I’d been struck 2cm lower, I’d be in a wheelchair.”
Max Allegri said “many Coaches are capable” of taking the Italy job and “there’s no point discussing it now.”
Miroslav Klose told Germany “it’s our time to win” the World Cup ahead of Sunday’s Final with Argentina.
FIFA have opted to uphold the four-month worldwide ban handed to Luis Suarez for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.
Holland’s Arjen Robben believes Argentina have no chance of defeating Germany in Sunday’s World Cup final.
Lazio sporting director Igli Tare says Keita Balde Diao has signed a contract extension and still expects Stefan De Vrij to join the club.
Wesley Sneijder was heart-broken after seeing a penalty saved against Argentina. “I hate shoot-outs so much.”
Louis Van Gaal praised the Netherlands for “a marvellous tournament. Nobody imagined we’d come this far.”
Sergio Romero was Argentina’s penalty hero against the Netherlands. “Tonight we celebrate, from tomorrow we’ll think about Germany.”
Alejandro Sabella is confident Argentina can beat Germany and “win the World Cup” after getting past Holland on penalties.
Arjen Robben insists Holland were “amazing” to reach the World Cup semi-final after their defeat to Argentina on penalties.
Argentina will face Germany in the World Cup Final after beating the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties.
Brazil Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari infuriated fans by insisting the 7-1 defeat to Germany was “not all bad.”
Nigel De Jong is a surprise starter in tonight’s World Cup semi-final between the Netherlands and Leo Messi’s Argentina.
FIFA have formally suspended the Nigeria Football Federation “on account of government interference.”

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.