WORLD CUP 2014

Germany are the first World Cup semi-finalists in Brazil after a Mats Hummels header proved enough to beat France 1-0.
Argentina take on Belgium in the World Cup quarter-final, but Alejandro Sabella warns “we haven’t reached top gear yet.”
Fiorentina and Colombia star Juan Cuadrado is a target for many clubs, but Roma are leading the pack.
Serie B have officially requested use of ‘vanishing spray’ for their referees this season and Serie A could soon follow.
Gervinho blasted Ivory Coast Coach Sabri Lamouchi, praising Roma’s Rudi Garcia in comparison.
Juventus’ Paul Pogba again lines up for France for their World Cup quarter-final against Germany this afternoon.
Juventus and France’s Paul Pogba says he is driven by a hunger to one day become a complete player.
Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba classes Andrea Pirlo and Paul Scholes as the two main idols of his career so far.
Former Brazil striker Ronaldo has reflected on Italy’s short World Cup campaign and says Mario Balotelli isn’t the only one to blame.
France Coach Didier Deschamps says his team do not fear Germany ahead of the World Cup quarter-final between the nations.
Riccardo Montolivo has wished Ricky Kaka luck at Orlando City and believes Mario Balotelli needs to take on responsibility.
It has been announced that former Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli will take over as Galatasaray boss next Monday.
The President of the Russian Football Federation says Coach Fabio Capello will remain in his post despite a poor World Cup.
Ogenyi Onazi could be back to full fitness in six weeks, according to reports in the Italian Press this afternoon.
Brazil legend Pele has claimed that Luis Suarez’s four month ban from all football is a fair one.
Arrigo Sacchi has claimed that Italy only perform on the international stage when their backs are to the wall.
Fabio Capello sees Italy’s World Cup exit as down to a lack of running, as he reflects on how European Coaches have been surprised this summer.
The director of Italy’s World Cup camp revealed Mario Balotelli was detached and Antonio Cassano “out of control.”
Fabio Capello was called a “thief” and urged to appear before Parliament after Russia’s early World Cup exit.
Milan midfielder Michael Essien released a statement on Ghana’s controversial World Cup campaign.
The referees have been assigned for World Cup quarter-finals Brazil-Colombia and France-Germany.
Colombia international Pablo Armero said he’s ready for Milan, Inter or Juventus, as “Rafa Benitez never liked me.”
Inter bought Saphir Taider outright, but are trying to sell him to Rubin Kazan in exchange for Yann M’Vila.
President of the Referees’ Association Marcello Nicchi backs the use of vanishing spray and video replays.
Antonio Cabrini “won’t rule out” the possibility of becoming Italy Coach with his 1982 World Cup teammate Marco Tardelli.

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.