Forlan and Lugano target Italy
Diego Forlan and Diego Lugano claim Italy’s tactics are “perfect” for Uruguay and their forwards to take advantage.
Ibrahimovic: 'Brazil-Italy Final'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed his prediction for the 2014 World Cup. “Brazil will beat Italy in the Final.”
Parma are 'not a port of call'
Parma presented their new logo and pledged to get back into Europe, but warned “this club isn’t a port of call.”
Muslera: 'Attack with Italy tactics'
Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera believes they will “beat Italy with their own history: defend and counter.”
Costa Rica 'inspired by Juve'
Costa Rica Coach Jorge Luis Pinto revealed “Juventus inspired” his defensive set-up against Italy.
Del Piero: 'Just like in 2006...'
Alessandro Del Piero sees similarities with Italy’s predicament at the 2006 World Cup. “Marcello Lippi gave us great advice.”
Gargano: 'Uruguay counter Italy'
Parma midfielder Walter Gargano confirmed Uruguay will “focus on the counter-attack” against Italy.
Ranieri set for Greece job
Claudio Ranieri is reportedly on the verge of accepting a two-year contract as Coach of Greece.
Juventus snap up PSG talent Coman
Juventus have snapped up exciting Paris Saint-Germain teenager Kingsley Coman on a free transfer.
Cavani: 'Italy-Uruguay is a Final'
Edinson Cavani warned Italy “it’ll be like a Final” when facing Uruguay in the World Cup – and they have home advantage.
Maradona: 'Insigne key for Italy'
Diego Armando Maradona sees Lorenzo Insigne as the key for Italy’s World Cup showdown with Uruguay.
Ancelotti: 'Italy stronger than Uruguay'
Carlo Ancelotti trusts “Italy are stronger than Uruguay” and advised Cesare Prandelli on how to hurt them.
Benitez: 'A year on at Napoli'
Rafa Benitez sent a touching message to Napoli fans one year on from his arrival. “I have the very same focus.”
Lugano: 'Uruguay confident for Italy'
Uruguay captain Diego Lugano assured they are “concentrated and confident” for the showdown with Italy.
Prandelli: 'Italy were too slow'
Cesare Prandelli conceded that Italy were “too slow and took the wrong approach” in their defeat to Costa Rica.
Marchisio: 'More determined Italy'
Claudio Marchisio warned Italy “will need to be much more determined and gritty” against Uruguay.
De Rossi doubt for Uruguay
Daniele De Rossi anxiously awaits test results, as he is an injury doubt to face Uruguay on Tuesday.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Valencia brace revives Ecuador
Ecuador fought back from a goal down to beat Honduras 2-1 and go second in Group E thanks to an Enner Valencia brace.
Confusion on Costa Rica drug tests
FIFA explained why seven Costa Rica players had anti-doping tests after the Italy game rather than the usual two.
Hitzfeld: 'Dark day for Switzerland'
Ottmar Hitzfeld reassured Switzerland they can still progress in the World Cup despite “a dark day” against France.
Deschamps: 'France not favourites'
Didier Deschamps laughed off suggestions France are “favourites” to win the World Cup after hammering Switzerland 5-2.
France smash sorry Switzerland
France virtually booked their spot in the last 16 of the World Cup after a 5-2 demolition job on sorry Switzerland.
Honduras and Ecuador face off in a bid to keep their qualification hopes alive after France demolished Switzerland.
Pinto: 'Group of Death...'
Coach Jorge Luis Pinto said “Costa Rica were in the Group of Death, but it’s the others who are dead” after beating Italy.
Transfer blind auction results
The results of the blind auctions are confirmed, including Michelangelo Albertazzi, Paulo Vitor Barreto and Nicola Bellomo.
Thiago Motta: 'Heat only difference'
Thiago Motta claimed “the only difference” between Italy and Costa Rica was how accustomed they were to the heat.
Injury concerns for De Rossi
There are injury concerns over Daniele De Rossi, who was seen limping after the Costa Rica game.
Cerci: 'Uruguay like a Final'
Alessio Cerci said Italy “must face Uruguay as if it were a Final” after their 1-0 defeat to Costa Rica.
Bolanos: 'Now Balotelli knows us'
Christian Bolanos took a sideswipe at Mario Balotelli after Costa Rica beat Italy. “He’ll know our names now.”
Insigne: 'It could've been worse'
Lorenzo Insigne believes Italy “did well to avoid conceding another” after their 1-0 defeat to Costa Rica.
Ruiz: 'Costa Rica dream come true'
Bryan Ruiz said it is “a dream come true” for tiny Costa Rica to beat Italy and Uruguay in a World Cup.
Italy qualify if...
Italy can qualify for the World Cup knockouts, and even top the group, as long as they don’t lose to Uruguay.
Buffon: 'Defeat changes nothing'
Gigi Buffon insists the defeat to Costa Rica “changes nothing” for Italy’s final group match against Uruguay.
Cassano: 'Convinced Italy can do it'
Antonio Cassano is “convinced we can do it” after Italy’s 1-0 World Cup defeat to Costa Rica.
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