Pazzini: Seedorf? There were problems
Giampaolo Pazzini admits Clarence Seedorf had ‘problems with various people’ at Milan, but is motivated to be working with Pippo Inzaghi.
‘Italy’s intensity most important’
Roberto Mussi admits that Italy changing formation ‘is not a good sign’, and advises the Azzurri’s focus against Uruguay should be on intensity.
‘Facing Italy a gift from heaven’
Oscar Tabarez is motivated to face Italy this afternoon but warns that he and his Uruguay: “know what we have to do and how to do it.”
Mrs Immobile: Ciro is ready
Jessica Immobile says her husband Ciro is ready to face Uruguay and eager to show what he can do for Italy.
Maldini doubts Italy approach
Cesare Maldini casts doubt on Cesare Prandelli’s tactics for Uruguay: “I do not believe a three-man defence could stop Suarez and Cavani.”
Abete out if Italy fail?
Speculation is that Giancarlo Abete’s future as Italian Football Federation President depends on Italy’s World Cup progress.
Fiorentina make Eto’o offer, but…
Fiorentina are apparently interested in Samuel Eto’o and are believed by the Gazzetta dello Sport to have already made an initial offer.
Italy 3-5-2 against Suarez, Cavani
Cesare Prandelli is expected to field Italy in a 3-5-2 against Uruguay today, but there are slight variations on who may partner Mario Balotelli.
Lazio, Cagliari talk Astori
Claudio Lotito and Tommaso Giulini have reportedly discussed Lazio’s interest in Cagliari defender Davide Astori.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Kovac congratulates Mexico
Croatia Coach Niko Kovac has congratulated Mexico after the North Americans beat and eliminated his side from the World Cup.
Herrera: One of happiest days
Mexico Coach Miguel Herrera described his team’s 3-1 win over Croatia as one of the happiest days of his life.
Scolari wouldn’t have faced Chile
Brazil Coach Luis Felipe Scolari admits he would rather his team not be facing Chile in the World Cup Last 16.
Finke: Brazil deserved win
Cameroon Coach Volker Finke accepts Brazil deserved to beat his team tonight and is disappointed with how the Africans’ World Cup has gone.
Van Gaal explains tactical switch
Holland Coach Louis Van Gaal says a change in tactics was critical in enabling his side to beat Chile earlier today.
Mexico seal Last 16 place
Mexico produced an excellent second half display to see off the challenge of Croatia and advance to the World Cup Last 16.
Brazil win to top Group A
Two goals by Neymar and one each by Fred and Fernandinho gave Brazil victory over Cameroon and clinched top spot in Group A.
‘Abroad or nothing for Ambrosini’
Massimo Ambrosini’s agent says his client will either move abroad this summer or retire from football for good.
Postecoglou sees Aussie positives
Australia Coach Ange Postecoglou sees positives from his team’s World Cup campaign, which ended with a 3-0 defeat to Spain today.
Line-ups: Croatia - Mexico
Croatia and Mexico have announced their line-ups for the do or die World Cup clash between the sides.
Line-ups: Brazil - Cameroon
Brazil make one change from the side that drew with Mexico last week for tonight’s World Cup match with Cameroon.
Spain ‘leave with dignity’
Spain Coach Vicente Del Bosque is pleased his team are leaving the World Cup in ‘the most dignified way possible.’
Sampaoli looking forward
Chile Coach Jorge Sampaoli praised his players’ efforts following their 2-0 World Cup defeat to Holland.
Zoff confident of progression
Italy goalkeeping icon Dino Zoff is confident the Azzurri will get the result they need against Uruguay tomorrow.
Holland beat Chile to win Group B
Second half goals by Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay earned Netherlands a 2-0 World Cup Group B win over Chile.
Spain sign off with win
Goals by David Villa, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata gave Spain victory over Australia in both teams final World Cup match.
Prandelli: My biggest game
Cesare Prandelli says his Italy team’s World Cup match with Uruguay tomorrow is the biggest of his professional career.
Prandelli ‘would have taken situation’
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli insists he would have taken the Azzurri’s current World Cup situation when the draw was first made.
Prandelli praise for Immobile
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli has today praised Ciro Immobile, saying the forward can become the complete player.
‘Cavani, Suarez two of the best’
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli believes Uruguay front pair Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez are one of the best partnerships in the World Cup.
Pirlo 'hasn't thought' about defeat
Andrea Pirlo has insisted he has not thought about Italy leaving the World Cup at the group stage.
Llorente: I'm staying at Juve
Fernando Llorente has claimed that he will be staying at Juventus, despite links of a move away.
Vicente del Bosque has rung the changes as Spain face Australia in their World Cup dead-rubber this afternoon.
Arturo Vidal does not play for Chile as they prepare to face Netherlands this afternoon.
Henderson: We've let people down
Jordan Henderson has admitted that the England players feel as though they’ve ‘let people down’.
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