Azzurri ratings: Italy 0-1 Costa Rica
Costa Rica pulled off an historic win in Recife, as Sam Lewis analyses the slow and sluggish Italy.
France and Switzerland go head-to-head for leadership of Group E and qualification, but Paul Pogba is dropped.
Prandelli: 'A deserved defeat'
Cesare Prandelli confessed to “a deserved defeat” against an “aggressive” Costa Rica, as Italy face a showdown with Uruguay.
Italy capitulate to Costa Rica
Italy suffered a World Cup shock when beaten 1-0 by Costa Rica, who qualify for the knockout stages.
Udinese buy Armero from Napoli
Udinese have bought Colombia international Pablo Armero outright from Napoli.
Atalanta buy out Cigarini
Atalanta now own Luca Cigarini outright after buying him from Napoli, but Michele Canini goes to a blind auction.
Cuadrado-Roma meeting denied
Fiorentina released an official statement denying reports Roma are in negotiations for Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.
Juventus buy Isla and Pasquato
Juventus have officially bought Chile international Mauricio Isla and midfielder Cristian Pasquato from Udinese.
Keylor Navas fuels Napoli talk
Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas “would be honoured and very happy” with an offer from Napoli.
Verre to Roma, Nico Lopez to Udinese
Roma have bought Valerio Verre from Udinese and sold striker Nico Lopez to the Friulani.
Report: Zaza and Berardi deals
According to reports, Juventus have sold Simone Zaza to Sassuolo with an option and renew Domenico Berardi’s co-ownership.
Julio Cesar: 'Neymar better than Balo'
Julio Cesar insists his Brazil teammate Neymar “is a better player than Mario Balotelli and more mature.”
Sampdoria to play West Ham
Sampdoria have announced they will play a friendly against West Ham at Upton Park on August 9.
Line-ups: Italy-Costa Rica
Gigi Buffon, Thiago Motta and Ignazio Abate step into the Italy side to face Group D leaders Costa Rica.
Inter and Bologna extend Taider deal
Bologna have announced that they and Inter have agreed to renew their co-ownership of Saphir Taider for another season.
Pettinari returns to Roma
Crotone have announced they have allowed Roma to take sole ownership of Stefano Pettinari’s sporting rights.
Palermo to sell Lafferty?
It is reported that Palermo are considering selling striker Kyle Lafferty in order to finance a deal for Jasmin Kurtic.
Official: Parma buy out Biabiany
Parma have confirmed they have bought out Sampdoria’s share of forward Jonathan Biabiany this afternoon.
Garritano co-ownership renewed
Inter and Cesena have extended their co-ownership of Luca Garritano for another season, it has been announced.
Orlando City confirm Kaka talks
Orlando City have released a brief statement confirming they are in advanced discussions with Milan’s Ricky Kaka.
Allegri on Pirlo departure
Former Milan Coach Max Allegri says Andrea Pirlo’s departure from San Siro in 2011 was a decision made by both the player and club.
Report: Barzagli to start for Azzurri
Sky Sport Italia report that Andrea Barzagli has shaken off injury concerns and will start for Italy against Costa Rica today.
Toure brothers mourn sibling death
Kolo and Yaya Toure, both on World Cup duty with Ivory Coast, are in mourning following the death of their younger brother.
‘English duo after Isla’
It is reported that Liverpool and Arsenal are tracking the progress of Juventus wing-back Mauricio Isla.
Report: Eto’o considering Roma
Samuel Eto’o is reportedly considering a move to Roma but a stumbling block could be his wage demands.
Gomez: I’m a new signing
Mario Gomez says he will effectively be like a new signing for Fiorentina when the Viola begin the new season.
Report: Lazio make Astori offer
It is reported that Lazio have tabled an offer of €5.5m for Cagliari defender Davide Astori.
Milan re-sign Saponara
Milan have confirmed that they have picked up Ricky Saponara from Parma, resolving his co-ownership status.
‘Cagliari will be very different’
Francesco Marroccu is back at Cagliari as sporting director and says things will be ‘very different’ under Tommaso Giulini.
Giulini: I’ll do better than Cellino!
Tommaso Giulini has ‘pledged to do better than Massimo Cellino’, as he is presented as Cagliari’s new owner.
Conti renews with Cagliari
Cagliari’s Tommaso Giulini has confirmed that captain Daniele Conti has signed on for another season.
Parma take Biabiany ownership
Parma are reported as having reached agreement with Sampdoria to take full ownership of Jonathan Biabiany.
Viola confirm Babacar, Bernardeschi
Fiorentina have confirmed that they once more own 100 per cent shares in Khouma Babacar and Federico Bernardeschi.
‘Now the impossible, keep Cuadrado’
Andrea Della Valle has praised the ‘great sign’ Fiorentina have given in signing Juan Cuadrado and says they will ‘do the impossible’ and keep him.
Foschi outlines Cesena plans
Cesena’s Rino Foschi says fans won’t be deluded to expect ‘big purchases’, but names from Juventus, Milan and Atalanta may arrive.
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