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.
Italy go into lockdown
Italy welcomed almost 4,000 fans to their training session yesterday, but today it was all locked down.
Rodriguez for Uruguay-Italy
Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez has been assigned to Italy’s make or break match with Uruguay.
Lulic: 'Useful experience'
Lazio’s Senad Lulic hopes “this experience will prove useful” after Bosnia were eliminated from the World Cup.
Napoli increase Ayew interest
Napoli had already been in talks for Andre Ayew and their interest only increased after World Cup goals for Ghana.
Deschamps 'did not punish Pogba'
France Coach Didier Deschamps assures he “did not punish” Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.
Genoa confirm new buys
Genoa “will complete the transfers next week” for Diego Perotti and Gonzalo Bueno, confirmed President Enrico Preziosi.
Caceres: 'I know Italy secrets'
Martin Caceres said he’ll give away “useful information” on his Juventus teammates for Italy-Uruguay.
Palermo approach for Kone
Palermo are reportedly in talks with Bologna for Greece international Panagiotis Kone.
Graziani: 'Prandelli losing his grip'
World Cup winner Ciccio Graziani believes Cesare Prandelli is “making far too many mistakes.”
Man Utd track Milan's De Jong
Manchester United have been linked with an offer for Milan and Holland midfielder Nigel De Jong.
Keshi: 'Nigeria made Africa happy'
Nigeria Coach Stephen Keshi celebrated both his team’s victory and Ghana's draw. “Everybody is happy in West Africa.”
Susic: 'Not the first mistake...'
Bosnia are out of the World Cup, but Coach Safet Susic took a philosophical approach to refereeing errors.
Italy plan revolution with Uruguay
There are increasing calls for Italy to adopt a 3-5-2 formation against Uruguay with Ciro Immobile coming in.
Klose: 'New record next game'
Miroslav Klose is hoping to set a new World Cup record “in the next game” after matching Ronaldo’s total.
Perisic confirms Napoli talks
Croatia international Ivan Perisic is “in regular contact with Napoli,” confirmed the Wolfsburg man’s agent.
Zeman slams Italy tactics
Zdenek Zeman criticised Italy’s approach against Costa Rica and warned “you need to move more than your opponents.”
Capello: 'High World Cup level'
Russia Coach Fabio Capello feels Italy prove “the high level of this World Cup,” but got into a row with a journalist.
Arsenal or Napoli for Balotelli?
There are reports Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will meet with Mario Balotelli’s agent, but Napoli are also interested.
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Nigeria end Bosnia dream
Nigeria knocked Bosnia out of the World Cup with a 1-0 win, but Edin Dzeko had a goal incorrectly disallowed.
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