Serie A to vote on TV rights
The Lega Serie A will meet from today to decide on the allocation of television rights for 2015-18, as uncertainty remains between the broadcasters.
Song banned for three games
Cameroon midfielder Alex Song has been banned for three games for his red card picked up against Croatia.
Italy finalise Uruguay preparations
Italy will this afternoon train at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, ahead of tomorrow’s make or break clash with Uruguay.
Recoba: The game of death
Alvaro Recoba admits Italy and Uruguay face ‘the worst game that could have happened to both’, as he advises on how closely to mark Andrea Pirlo.
Barca in for Suarez, but…
Barcelona are reported as now pushing for Liverpool and Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, but interest in Gonzalo Higuain remains.
Lafferty set for Norwich
Kyle Lafferty is seen as set to complete move to Norwich City this week, after Palermo opted against signing him outright.
Inter bid for Brozovic, but…
Inter reportedly tabled an initial bid for Croatia international Marcelo Brozovic, but have had it turned down.
Behrami and M’Vila at Inter?
Walter Mazzarri is believed to be pushing Inter to sign Valon Behrami as well as Yann M’Vila this summer.
Basta to complete Lazio deal
Dusan Basta is in Rome today undergoing medical tests ahead of completing a transfer from Udinese to Lazio.
Agent: Iturbe may stay at Verona
Juan Manuel Iturbe’s agent has reflected that it would not be an issue for the player to stay at Verona this summer.
Seedorf ready to fight Milan
The Gazzetta dello Sport report that Clarence Seedorf remains determined to recoup at least €10m in compensation from Milan.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Bento: 'Portugal almost out'
Portugal avoided World Cup elimination at the 95th minute, but Coach Paulo Bento concedes “our chances aren’t good.”
Klinsmann: 'USA were so close'
Jurgen Klinsmann admits USA were “just that close” to the last 16, but after Portugal’s equaliser “have to do it the tough way.”
Portugal snatched a stoppage-time equaliser for 2-2 after USA had fought back to lead in a Manaus thriller.
Halilhodzic: 'Heroic Algeria'
Algeria Coach Vahid Halilhodzic praised a “heroic performance” to beat South Korea 4-2 and revealed his tactical masterstroke.
Hong: 'Korea strategy wrong'
South Korea Coach Hong Myung-Bo admits there was “an error in strategy” for their 4-2 defeat to Algeria.
Moggi blasts 'born loser' Hodgson
Luciano Moggi launched a scathing attack on Italy’s World Cup squad, noting they only beat “born losers” England.
Four-star Algeria sink Korea
Algeria got their first World Cup victory since 1982 in a thrilling 4-2 win over South Korea, making history for African teams.
Cristiano Ronaldo has shaken off an injury to start in Portugal’s decisive head-to-head with surprising USA.
Sinkhole and floods for Italy-Uruguay
Problems are growing in Natal ahead of Italy-Uruguay with a sinkhole and now a flooded media centre.
Baresi: 'Italy can progress'
Italy legend Franco Baresi trusts the Azzurri will qualify in the World Cup. “We give our best under pressure.”
Wilmots: 'Mission Accomplished'
Belgium manager Marc Wilmots was able to declare ‘Mission Accomplished’ after a “very tactical” match against Russia.
Capello: 'Russia better than Belgium'
Fabio Capello was frustrated after Russia’s late defeat to Belgium. “We played better, but they scored.”
Belgium scrape qualification
Belgium left it very late once again, snatching a 1-0 victory over Fabio Capello’s Russia with Divock Origi that puts them in the Last 16.
Line-ups: South Korea-Algeria
It’s a must-win game for both South Korea and Algeria, who were left with regrets from the first outings.
Sinkhole opens near Natal stadium
There are concerns around Italy’s World Cup game with Uruguay, as a sinkhole opened up near the stadium in Natal.
Italy test Immobile-Balotelli
Italy tested a 3-5-2 system today with Ciro Immobile partnering Mario Balotelli for the clash with Uruguay.
Gonzalez: 'Uruguay must improve'
Lazio midfielder Alvaro Gonzalez tells Uruguay they “will need a better performance than against England” to beat Italy.
Roma fly out for Ucan
Roma are reportedly flying out to conclude a transfer for Turkish starlet Salih Ucan.
Buffon astounded by recovery
The Italy captain had feared missing the entire World Cup, admits Gigi Buffon. “I never dreamed I’d recover so quickly.”
Buffon: 'Azzurri are chameleons'
Gianluigi Buffon is pleased with a possible switch to a three-man defence against Uruguay. “We are chameleons.”
Buffon: 'Exit would be a failure'
Gigi Buffon said Italy are “worried to the right degree” against Uruguay and raise their game in difficulty, but “elimination would be a failure.”
Dark Horses Belgium take on Fabio Capello’s error-prone Russia after both sides struggled in their opening games.
Berlusconi: 'Balotelli not irreplaceable'
Milan joint-CEO Barbara Berlusconi warned “Mario Balotelli is not irreplaceable,” Kaka could leave and Juan Iturbe talks.
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