Algeria and Fabio Capello’s Russia go head-to-head for qualification, but it’s possible neither of them could go through.
Appiah defends Ghana discipline
Ghana Coach Kwesi Appiah defends his decision to ban Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari after World Cup elimination.
Riva: 'Prandelli couldn't have done more'
Italy legend Gigi Riva urged Cesare Prandelli to reconsider his resignation. “He couldn’t have done more with these players.”
Portugal's pointless victory
Cristiano Ronaldo gave Portugal a 2-1 victory over Ghana, but both teams go out due to superior USA goal difference.
Germany and USA go through
Thomas Muller sealed Germany’s victory over the USA, but both teams go through to World Cup Round of 16.
Uruguay appeal 'excessive' Suarez ban
Uruguay will appeal the “excessive” and “disproportionate” four-month Luis Suarez ban amid reports they’ll boycott the World Cup.
Palermo: 'Lafferty is out of control!'
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini said he’s selling Kyle Lafferty to Norwich because “he’s an out-of-control womaniser.”
Inter: 'M'Vila maybe, Jovetic no
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio says the club could still sign Yann M’Vila but ruled out moves for Mario Suarez or Stevan Jovetic.
Sevilla confirm Perotti to Genoa
Sevilla President Jose Castro says an agreement has been reached to sell winger Diego Perotti to Genoa.
Lotito: 'Lazio move up to Parolo'
Lazio President Claudio Lotito claims it is now up to Marco Parolo to decide whether or not he becomes a Biancocelesti player.
Pjanic can't wait for Roma return
Miralem Pjanic says he cannot wait to return to Roma and begin preparations for the new season.
Boateng: 'I didn't insult Appiah'
Kevin-Prince Boateng insists he did not insult Ghana Coach Kwesi Appiah after he was sent home from the Africans’ World Cup campaign.
Mihajlovic wants Mancini for Italy
Sampdoria boss Sinisa Mihajlovic backed old friend Roberto Mancini to become new Italy Coach.
Ambrosini to Watford?
Veteran midfielder Massimo Ambrosini could be set for a move to English Championship side Watford.
Four-month ban for Suarez bite
Uruguay’s Luis Suarez has been handed a four-month ban after being found guilty of biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.
Line-ups: Portugal – Ghana
Juventus left-back Kwadwo Asamoah starts for Ghana against Portugal, while Milan’s Michael Essien is on the bench.
Line-ups: Germany – USA
Germany and USA have released their starting line-ups for this afternoon’s World Cup Group G clash.
Oddo: Absurd to blame Balo
Former Milan and Italy defender Massimo Oddo says it is absurd to place the blame for the Azzurri’s World Cup failure solely on Mario Balotelli.
Immobile: Shame it ended this way
Ciro Immobile believes the experience of playing in a World Cup will stand him in good stead, but is sad at the way it ended.
Trap: Balotelli should be supported
Giovanni Trapattoni says scapegoating Mario Balotelli is not right, as he is a player who ‘should be supported’.
‘We can’t ignore Gilardino offers’
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi says the club ‘cannot ignore offers’ this summer for Alberto Gilardino and Sime Vrsaljko.
Watford re-sign Udinese’s Vydra
Watford have confirmed that they have re-signed Matej Vydra from Udinese on an initial season-long loan deal.
Ghana send home Boateng, Muntari
Ghana have sent home Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari from their World Cup training camp after a fight.
‘Balotelli must back it up with facts’
Former Juventus and Italy defender Antonello Cuccureddu says Mario Balotelli must show his worth on the pitch, not through words.
‘Candreva upset he didn’t play’
Antonio Candreva’s sister has revealed that the Lazio star is ‘sad and furious’ that Italy ‘went out and he did not play’.
‘Balotelli must prove he deserves Italy’
Demetrio Albertini says that Mario Balotelli must ‘demonstrate he deserves’ the Italy shirt, and urges the team to ‘restart with Andrea Pirlo’.
Italy return home from Brazil
Italy’s World Cup squad have landed at Malpensa Airport this morning after returning from their unsuccessful campaign in Brazil.
Pirlo: Available for new Coach
Andrea Pirlo has conceded that whilst he intends to retire from international duty, if Italy’s new Coach wants him, he will be available.
Poli: Inzaghi may be like Capello
Andrea Poli has hope that Pippo Inzaghi proves to be like Fabio Capello, as he admits to frustration felt under Clarence Seedorf.
Honduras Coach resigns
Honduras Coach Luis Fernando Suarez announced after yesterday’s World Cup elimination his intention to resign.
‘I have not seen any bite’
Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica has waded in on the Luis Suarez bite controversy: “I have not seen any bite.”
Italy to turn to youngsters
The Gazzetta dello Sport indicate that Italy’s next competitive squad will feature a whole host of new faces, including a number of Under-21 players.
Albertini eyes B teams?
Demetrio Albertini reportedly has in mind a reduced Serie A and the introduction of B teams to Italian football, if he becomes FIGC President.
Senatori convinced Prandelli to leave
Italy’s more experienced players were reportedly ‘decisive’ in Cesare Prandelli opting to resign as Coach.
Mazzarri decision in December?
Inter will reportedly outline details of a one-year extension for Walter Mazzarri shortly, but may not sign it until December.
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