Jackson Martinez bagged a brace as Colombia crushed Japan 4-1 and made history, setting up a Last 16 meeting with Uruguay.
Daniele De Rossi slammed Mario Balotelli. “We need real men, not Panini stickers or characters.”
Uruguay captain Diego Lugano incredibly blamed Giorgio Chiellini for the Luis Suarez bite. “His attitude is worst of all.”
Cesare Prandelli urged clubs to help Italian football improve, but also accused fans and media. “We were almost ashamed.”
Luis Suarez told Uruguay media about the bite on Giorgio Chiellini. “These things happen in the box.”
Roberto Mancini, Massimiliano Allegri, Luciano Spalletti and Alberto Zaccheroni are candidates for Italy Coach.
Uruguay Coach Oscar Washington Tabarez defended Luis Suarez’s bite on Giorgio Chiellini against “cheap morality.”
Cesare Prandelli explained his Italy resignation, noting Mario Balotelli was “part of the project” that failed.
Cesare Prandelli has resigned as Italy Coach. “The technical project failed and it’s only right I take responsibility.”
Either the Ivory Coast or Greece could still qualify for the Last 16, so go head-to-head this evening.
Colombia want to secure first place in Group C, but Alberto Zaccheroni’s Japan need points.
Luis Suarez said Uruguay “worked incredibly hard” to beat Italy and secure their World Cup progress.
Italy crashed out of the World Cup with a 1-0 defeat to Uruguay, but who takes the blame and which players kept their pride?
Gigi Buffon said this was “a very sad day for Italy as a nation. It’s a day of failure, there’s no point denying it.”
Giorgio Chiellini thinks FIFA won’t punish Luis Suarez for biting him, “as they need their stars to play in the World Cup.”
Cesare Prandelli said the referee “ruined the game,” criticised Mario Balotelli and confessed his Italy future is in doubt.
Uruguay knocked Italy out of the World Cup with controversy, as Claudio Marchisio was harshly sent off and Luis Suarez bit Giorgio Chiellini.
Costa Rica topped Group D with a goalless draw, as England went out with a point to their name.
Miroslav Klose’s agent said it was “the right decision” to remain at Lazio after setting a World Cup record.
Gigi Buffon sent a message to fans ahead of Italy’s crunch World Cup match with Uruguay. “Leave divisions aside.”
As expected, Mario Balotelli and Ciro Immobile start up front for Italy against Uruguay in what should be a 3-5-2- formation.
England have made nine changes to their team that faced Uruguay for their final World Cup match against Costa Rica.
Napoli’s Dries Mertens has pleaded with Pepe Reina to sign permanently for the Partenopei.
Uruguay defender Diego Godin says it would be disrespectful to say his team are over-reliant on Luis Suarez.
Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli promises his team will fight for every ball and put up a battle against Uruguay this afternoon.
Christian Maggio’s agent says his client will be remaining at Napoli, despite rumours he may move elsewhere.
Jose Mourinho believes Italy should take a pragmatic approach against Uruguay in today’s do or die World Cup clash.
Lazio President Claudio Lotito says he is committed to taking the club back to the top and wants fans to help him achieve it.
Kyle Lafferty is sorry to be leaving Palermo after the Sicilian club agreed to sell him to Norwich City.
Cagliari forward Mauricio Pinilla has confirmed he will be leaving Sardinia in order to move to a club outside Italy.
It is reported that Arsenal are willing to rival Liverpool and Juventus for the signing of Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez.
Former Italy World Cup winner Antonio Cabrini has called for the Azzurri to show positivity against Uruguay today.
Juventus have confirmed that they will open their summer preseason tour with a match in Indonesia against a select XI.
Udinese owner Gianpaolo Pozzo urges Luis Muriel to prove himself next season, and confirms some home games may be played away.
The Napoli fan shot before the club’s Coppa Italia Final victory over Fiorentina has reportedly seen his condition take a turn for the worse.