Mario Balotelli’s agent has hit out at the state of Italian football and says it is ‘shameful to only blame’ his client.
Today's front-page headlines from Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Marc Wilmots assured Belgium are “on track” for their Round of 16 meeting with USA, despite a red card.
Algeria made history by reaching the Last 16 of the World Cup and Coach Vahid Halilhodzic is “very, very proud.”
South Korea Coach Hong Myung-Bo “will decider later on” whether he’ll quit after an early World Cup exit.
Fabio Capello blamed the referee for Russia’s World Cup exit. “I don’t know why all the officials are against us.”
The World Cup Round of 16 schedule is now complete with Brazil-Chile, France-Nigeria and Colombia-Uruguay among highlights.
Despite playing the entire second half with 10 men, Belgium still beat South Korea 1-0 and will face USA in the Last 16.
Algeria shocked Russia with a 1-1 draw, sending them through to the Round of 16 for the first time ever against Germany.
Ciro Immobile admits “we all could’ve done more” at the World Cup and must “follow the advice” of team elders.
Fiorentina patron Andrea Della Valle confirmed their “first objective” is to keep Colombia star Juan Cuadrado.
Jurgen Klinsmann said the USA proved their critics wrong by qualifiying for the Round of 16 and won’t stop now.
Portugal Coach Paulo Bento tried to take the heat off Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe after World Cup elimination.
Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t hide his frustration after Portugal went out of the World Cup. “We fell short.”
Germany boss Joachim Low complimented USA Coach Jurgen Klinsmann after both sides progressed to the Last 16.
There are reports Mario Balotelli “apologised” to Cesare Prandelli for his behaviour on the flight home.
Belgium have already qualified for the Round of 16 and give Manchester United prodigy Adnan Januzaj his first start.
Algeria and Fabio Capello’s Russia go head-to-head for qualification, but it’s possible neither of them could go through.
Ghana Coach Kwesi Appiah defends his decision to ban Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari after World Cup elimination.
Italy legend Gigi Riva urged Cesare Prandelli to reconsider his resignation. “He couldn’t have done more with these players.”
Cristiano Ronaldo gave Portugal a 2-1 victory over Ghana, but both teams go out due to superior USA goal difference.
Thomas Muller sealed Germany’s victory over the USA, but both teams go through to World Cup Round of 16.
Uruguay will appeal the “excessive” and “disproportionate” four-month Luis Suarez ban amid reports they’ll boycott the World Cup.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini said he’s selling Kyle Lafferty to Norwich because “he’s an out-of-control womaniser.”
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio says the club could still sign Yann M’Vila but ruled out moves for Mario Suarez or Stevan Jovetic.
Sevilla President Jose Castro says an agreement has been reached to sell winger Diego Perotti to Genoa.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito claims it is now up to Marco Parolo to decide whether or not he becomes a Biancocelesti player.
Miralem Pjanic says he cannot wait to return to Roma and begin preparations for the new season.
Kevin-Prince Boateng insists he did not insult Ghana Coach Kwesi Appiah after he was sent home from the Africans’ World Cup campaign.
Sampdoria boss Sinisa Mihajlovic backed old friend Roberto Mancini to become new Italy Coach.
Veteran midfielder Massimo Ambrosini could be set for a move to English Championship side Watford.
Uruguay’s Luis Suarez has been handed a four-month ban after being found guilty of biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.
Juventus left-back Kwadwo Asamoah starts for Ghana against Portugal, while Milan’s Michael Essien is on the bench.
Germany and USA have released their starting line-ups for this afternoon’s World Cup Group G clash.
Former Milan and Italy defender Massimo Oddo says it is absurd to place the blame for the Azzurri’s World Cup failure solely on Mario Balotelli.