WORLD CUP 2014

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.
Alberto Zaccheroni said it’s “not up to me to put myself forward” for the Italy job after he resigned in Japan.
Inter have announced they have completed a deal to buy out Bologna’s share of midfielder Saphir Taider.
Argentina Coach Alejandro Sabella has praised the impact of Rodrigo Palacio following victory over Switzerland.
Paolo Maldini has insisted that rumours he will take over at the FIGC are false, and has backed Roberto Mancini for the Italy job.
Jose Mourinho has called for referees to be allowed to use technology, citing Arjen Robben’s contentious penalty at the weekend.
James Roriguez’s agent has once again reiterated that several clubs are interested in the Colombia playmaker, including Napoli.
Fiorentina have targeted four World Cup stars as potential replacements for Juan Cuadrado, it has been claimed.

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.