Ottmar Hitzfeld concedes “it was incredible” for Switzerland to beat Ecuador with the last kick of the game.
Italy chief medic Professor Enrico Castellacci is concerned about conditions against Costa Rica and Uruguay.
Italy’s medical staff confirm they were “pretty worried” about Gigi Buffon, but now confident he and Mattia De Sciglio will soon be fit.
Juventus starlet Paul Pogba is the one to watch as France begin their World Cup campaign against Honduras.
Ex-Fiorentina striker Haris Seferovic scored with practically the last kick as Switzerland fought back to beat Ecuador 2-1.
Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic can’t wait for Bosnia’s World Cup debut against Argentina. “We made our nation smile again.”
Italy beat England 2-1, but Azzurri legend Sandro Mazzola insists “they have to change system or players.”
Roma are prepared to sell Adem Ljajic plus cash for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Brazil could be without striker Hulk against Mexico, as he pulled up with an injury during training.
There are concerns for Italy’s World Cup game against Uruguay on June 24, as the city of Natal has been struck by floods.
Switzerland begin their World Cup campaign against Ecuador with Stephan Lichtsteiner, Valon Behrami and Gokhan Inler.
Italy set some extraordinary records in last night’s game against England, including the best passing accuracy in 48 years.
Massimo Moratti thinks Andrea Ranocchia should’ve been at the World Cup and felt bad for Roy Hodgson.
Rafa Benitez said Napoli don’t need a goalkeeper, right-back or centre-back. “We have Rafael, Camilo Zuniga and Kalidou Koulibaly.”
As expected, Hachim Mastour signed his first professional contract with Milan on his 16th birthday.
“If a few months ago you’d told me I would be starting a World Cup match against England, I’d have laughed,” said Matteo Darmian.
Napoli are reportedly continuing their efforts to sign Pepe Reina permanently from Liverpool.
Mattia De Sciglio feels he’ll be ready to face Costa Rica, but Gigi Buffon reportedly won’t return until Uruguay.
Alberto Zaccheroni complained that his Japan “can play better than that” after their capitulation to the Ivory Coast.
Ivory Coast manager Sabri Lamouchi explained why he dropped Didier Drogba in the 2-1 win over Japan.
Andrea Pirlo was proud to be “the captain of a courageous Italy that wanted to impose its style on England.”
Lazio star Antonio Candreva wants to “play the Champions League,” as Juventus, Napoli and PSG are interested.
Sinisa Mihajlovic is “very happy and satisfied” to continue as Coach of Sampdoria after meeting the new owner.
Daniele De Rossi warned Mario Balotelli “he’d score triple the goals if he made the right movements.”
Salvatore Sirigu reveals Gigi Buffon “reassured” him before his World Cup debut against England.
Roy Hodgson found it “tough to accept that we have lost” against Italy and has faith England can still qualify.
Cesare Prandelli said Italy put in “an epic performance” to beat England, but warned Mario Balotelli “can do much more.”
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Roma striker Gervinho completed a remarkable Ivory Coast comeback to beat Japan 2-1 despite a Keisuke Honda stunner.
Giorgio Chiellini reveals Italy had “prepared a completely different approach and line-up” against England.
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Claudio Marchisio “had hallucinations” due to the heat in Manaus, but still scored in Italy’s 2-1 win over England.
Mario Balotelli described the “unique emotion” of scoring in a World Cup to beat England 2-1.
Daniele De Rossi was impressed by Italy’s World Cup debutants and revealed the strain of facing England in Manaus.
England captain Steven Gerrard concedes Italy “found an extra gear” in their 2-1 World Cup victory.